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by doggy
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 19:40
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: Smart plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Smart plugs

Yes, you'll save yourself trouble using a smart EVSE that has timers, WiFi and other features.

Just cutting the power rather than the EVSE or the car initiating a proper turn off might give you a hefty repair bill.

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 16:44
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: Smart plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Smart plugs

I use several around the house but they are definitely only good for 10amps (2400W max). In my case, rather than doing that, I use my OpenEVSE because it is WiFi enabled and I can control it from any computer in the house and my Smartphone. I doubt you will easily find a 3kW smart switch. In any cas...
by doggy
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 18:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

So at the VERY minimum, you should be able to download the 1015 map.

The 64.90 is for that copy of the map. No updates!

Good luck with arguments about laws...

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 16:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

I have found further information confirming the R-Link and Tom-Tom maps use the same numbering schemes (at least for my old version of R-Link). It could be different for the latest Zoes sold in Australia (which may have been fabricated in 2019?) So the currently available map dated February 2020 (wh...
by doggy
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 15:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

Okay, a bit more info. I have found that version 1000 Tom Toms were issued in about April 2018, so in fact quite new when I bought my Zoe. But rather out of date now. Normally, the updates are yearly (for Renault). I hope this continues even with Zoe discontinued here. After all, they will be doing ...
by doggy
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 14:45
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

I just did some checking and my Australia map is only version 1000 and shown as "purchased" in July of 2018 (which is when I received the vehicle). I cannot find out when it was published, but likely prior to July 2018. So it is quite old. As the car is about August 2017 construction, this might be ...
by doggy
Sat, 09 Jan 2021, 13:57
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

Hi, that's interesting about the 90 days. So, do you have Tom Tom live services (POIs, traffic conditions, speed and red light cameras) but NOT map updates? I think things have changed a bit since our 2017 vehicles (purchased in 2018). My licences are all still valid for some time yet. I THINK they ...
by doggy
Thu, 07 Jan 2021, 13:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: R-Link - What Does It Do - If Anything?

Hi Dave, the latest R-Link update (which includes the Aus map) should be dated July 2019. Sorry but I do not have the version number handy (down about 70 steps to the garage). There was one in about May 2019 which updated the map and also fixed a GPS rollover problem. Then the update in July. As of ...
by doggy
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 10:09
Forum: Renault
Topic: Gagging on the air freshener
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Gagging on the air freshener

Hi Lou, I would think so provided the mechanic was a good one- particularly with electronics, sensors and the like. As well as CanZE, I obtained a Russian OBD tool which pretty much emulates the Renault tool that Renault uses for servicing. You can look at DTCs, clear DTC, test components and change...
by doggy
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 16:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Armrests
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Zoe Armrests

I have a Renault one (which is good) but no experience of after-market ones.

Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 16:38
Forum: Renault
Topic: Esperance Zoe.
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Esperance Zoe.

Hi Boris, Definitely insist that it is fixed under warranty. Given the problem was well documented and publicised by Chris on his long test drive, it is clear that there is a long term issue which needs fixing, is still there and has not been fixed. I've done the same sort of trip/charging that did ...
by doggy
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 16:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: Gagging on the air freshener
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Gagging on the air freshener

Hi Lou, That's terrible about the smell. What's the name of the dealer- so others can be forewarned? Thank goodness it has not happened to us. We are with Crawfords, Brookvale, Sydney and have been there multiple times with no smell applied. Hearing that story, I'll have to give them a gold star for...
by doggy
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 13:36
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Re: Single phase charging

Good to hear it is working. Zoe does a lot of checks such as DC and LF and HF leakage tests. It also tests neutral to ground resistance. However, if there is a problem with these, you should normally get a red coloured message about checking the charging post. If you get a suitable BT dongle (about ...
by doggy
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 04:51
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Re: Single phase charging

This is not something I have experienced. You could perhaps check overseas forums. If you can lay your hands on another EVSE it would be worth a try. If it is doing checks, it implies it might not be seeing the right information from the Pilot connection. There are a couple of things you can program...
by doggy
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 09:10
Forum: Renault
Topic: Single phase charging
Replies: 22
Views: 2262

Re: Single phase charging

the problem is too much coal in the electricity...........France does not have any now......Zoe knows this......... I've had one three phase 22KVA EVSE which will not charge. It's at a nearby shopping centre and there are two Tesla DCs. The left hand one sometimes works (about 1 in 3) and the other ...
by doggy
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 14:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Thanks Bryce for your hard work and dedication. No wonder you are worn out!
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 15:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

Here are some real world charging figures from my Zoe. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5976&sid=8bb37907d00ad5ef12f90fd4f9f7bff1 Note that not everyone allows for phase angle (i.e. power factor) but these figures are real power. I have an Evolution charger (10A, 15A, 32A) for travelli...
by doggy
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 15:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Hi Bryce,
Well done to all.
It was good.
Had to miss the middle due to dental issues but hope to catch up the missed sessions when they are available.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 14:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

I would like to congratulate the AEVA executive on the letter just sent to the State governments. It is based on the excellent submission sent to the IPA in July. A submission which was obviously ignored by IPA. I've written personal letters to Dominic Perrottet and Matt Kean in NSW and hope that ma...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 09:10
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Zoe glitch log

In the interests of reporting glitches, here's one that is not really a glitch, but useful for owners to know. If you plug in the car without the EVSE plugged in, then there is a timeout after which the car does not charge when power is applied to the EVSE. So, if you are going to charge later, you ...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:52
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Zoe glitch log

Yes, but if you have a design which occasionally hiccups (in my case perhaps 1 in 30 times) then a software update which fixes it is easier and cheaper than a mass recall which is hardly warranted and way better than doing nothing. Very similar to what Tesla does with the OTA updates to correct mino...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Zoe glitch log

Regarding the aircon. The heat pump is used to cool the battery if necessary. I have had it stay on after charging when the car was hottish and in the garage on a hot day. It always turned off some time after. Going from Heat Pump to just fans to off. So maybe this was the case with spod's car (or m...
by doggy
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 05:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe glitch log
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Zoe glitch log

The charge port release operates twice on my 2017 Zoe whether using the internal or remote button. Originally, it only operated once. However very occasionally the flap was not fully released and I had to press it again. The new behaviour has happened since I had a software update a few months ago (...
by doggy
Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 08:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

I do this with an OpenEVSE. OpenEVSE has WiFi and out of the box supports charging from Solar excess. However, I did have to do some work with my solar system to install a MQTT broker and link the (Enphase) system to it. The OpenEVSE supports several schemes including MQTT. Here's a link to my previ...
by doggy
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 09:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: Battery Self Discharge Rate
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Battery Self Discharge Rate

I have left our Zoe for 6 weeks without problem. One "secret" tip is to lock the car with the card-key when you are leaving it. This reduces the current drain as it is not constantly "looking" for the card key. Totally agree to leave it at 50%. That is common for all Lithium batteries. The good news...