2020 Kona Electric 3 phase

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reecho
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2020 Kona Electric 3 phase

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The 2020 Kona Electric has a 3 phase (11kw) charging option in Europe and the UK. Not for Australia. Pity.

They have done what others have (looking at you BMW) and installed 3 x 3.6kw chargers on board. Sweet.

To charge at 32A single phase they bridge L1 and L2 and energise 2 of the charger modules.

But that's where the problems start....

https://myenergi.com/kona/?fbclid=IwAR2 ... okBL7xfbqc

P.S. Affects E-Niro as well. Same hardware.
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Re: 2020 Kona Electric 3 phase

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reecho wrote: Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 18:03 The 2020 Kona Electric has a 3 phase (11kw) charging option in Europe and the UK. Not for Australia. Pity.

They have done what others have (looking at you BMW) and installed 3 x 3.6kw chargers on board. Sweet.

To charge at 32A single phase they bridge L1 and L2 and energise 2 of the charger modules.

But that's where the problems start....

https://myenergi.com/kona/?fbclid=IwAR2 ... okBL7xfbqc

P.S. Affects E-Niro as well. Same hardware.
That would be a clever way to do it - if it were made fool-proof. I had wondered if the 11kW charger would be only 3.6kW on a single phase supply and so less useful in the absence of three phase. I had wondered if perhaps the L1 on-board charger could do 7kW but would operate at 3.6kW if the other two chargers were also operating, perhaps using the same heatsink. 3 x 3.6kW with the option to bridge two of them is an economical way to go - if they get the controls fool-proof.
Daihatsu charade conversion 2009-18, Mitsubishi iMiEV 2013-2019, Holden Volt 2018-2019, Hyundai Kona 2019-present on the ACT's 100% renewable electricity.
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