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Our second car is going to be the MG ZS EV

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We have just traded our Vitara on the 2021 ZS EV - in red.
Due late January apparently.
Any tips gratefully received.....apps charging etc (we have a Model 3 SR+ with wall charger)
We are now free of the oil industry.
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Nagaman wrote: Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 11:18 We have just traded our Vitara on the 2021 ZS EV - in red.
Due late January apparently.
Any tips gratefully received.....apps charging etc (we have a Model 3 SR+ with wall charger)
We are now free of the oil industry.
I doubt the HPWC will charge the MG as they are supplied locked to Tesla with M3.
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https://www.gelcoservices.com.au/gelco_ ... ehicle.htm

Get type 2 version of GS1025 adaptor and you may be able to charge MG using HPWC

Larry Mudd @larrymudd2 was able to use type 1 GS1025 and a type 122 adaptor to charge his Kona on HPWC with TPN ending in 02-J
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We’re Powershop customers cos our Tesla charges fm 0000-0400@11.88c/kWh.
For programming the MG, at that rate, I am considering the Zappi wall charger to alternate charging as required.
Any other ideas most appreciated.
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Tesla HPWC will charge other vehicles when set to "Legacy Mode". It's a simple matter of switching a dip switch.
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pts260 wrote: Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 12:39 Tesla HPWC will charge other vehicles when set to "Legacy Mode". It's a simple matter of switching a dip switch.
Thanks for that Paul......is that easily done or do you need to get into the wall box.
Is it a common practice for members who have, in a sense, strayed ?
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pts260 wrote: Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 12:39 Tesla HPWC will charge other vehicles when set to "Legacy Mode". It's a simple matter of switching a dip switch.
No that's not entirely true. The later versions (such as the ones supplied with Model 3) of the charger ignore this DIP switch setting.
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reecho wrote: Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 20:10
pts260 wrote: Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 12:39 Tesla HPWC will charge other vehicles when set to "Legacy Mode". It's a simple matter of switching a dip switch.
No that's not entirely true. The later versions (such as the ones supplied with Model 3) of the charger ignore this DIP switch setting.
I take it that a 2020 one won’t charge a non Tesla then ..... ?
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Nagaman wrote: Mon, 21 Dec 2020, 07:51
reecho wrote: Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 20:10
pts260 wrote: Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 12:39 Tesla HPWC will charge other vehicles when set to "Legacy Mode". It's a simple matter of switching a dip switch.
No that's not entirely true. The later versions (such as the ones supplied with Model 3) of the charger ignore this DIP switch setting.
I take it that a 2020 one won’t charge a non Tesla then ..... ?
I don't believe it will. BUT. Give it a try first and report the results. Same with the supplied UMC's now. Locked to Tesla.
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reecho wrote: Mon, 21 Dec 2020, 15:49 I don't believe it will. BUT. Give it a try first and report the results. Same with the supplied UMC's now. Locked to Tesla.
Thanks Richard
I’ll certainly report back (plugshare shows big solar arrays at Bridgwater nr Bendigo powering ccs2 points....amazing)
It just shows you how immature the Australian EV market is when finding out such basic information requires scanning photos of cars using Tesla chargers for compatibility.
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We have been told that the associated granny charger has not made the trip out with the vehicles which have arrived at the docks somewhere.
Deliveries have thus been delayed for an expected 2 more weeks.
Has anyone received there car on time ?
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Nagaman wrote: Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 15:33 Has anyone received there car on time ?
When I put the deposit down on mine I was told early December 2020. Actually picked it up mid January 2021. Apparently I was number 98 of the first 100, and the third car picked up from my dealership in Sydney. I got the excuse that it was "stuck at the docks" in December but no mention of lacking a granny charger.
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FyKnight wrote: Tue, 02 Feb 2021, 21:41
Nagaman wrote: Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 15:33 Has anyone received there car on time ?
When I put the deposit down on mine I was told early December 2020. Actually picked it up mid January 2021. Apparently I was number 98 of the first 100, and the third car picked up from my dealership in Sydney. I got the excuse that it was "stuck at the docks" in December but no mention of lacking a granny charger.
So what charger did it actually have with it, was it the tiny 8 amp ?
Do you have, or intend getting a wall charger and what brand etc ?
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https://youtu.be/nrRZ9MXtB88
No soup for Chris Vanderstock’s MG ZS EV on newer Tesla destination chargers.
He currently doesn’t have the GS1025 type 2 adaptor
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g4qber wrote: Wed, 03 Feb 2021, 16:34 https://youtu.be/nrRZ9MXtB88
No soup for Chris Vanderstock’s MG ZS EV on newer Tesla destination chargers.
He currently doesn’t have the GS1025 type 2 adaptor
What does the GS1025 type 2 adapter give you Joseph ?
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Allows one to charge type 2 EVs on the latest Tesla destination chargers.
Best to contact gelco services to confirm.
https://www.gelcoservices.com.au/gelco_ ... ehicle.htm

I have Tesla to type 1 adaptor for my ex-i-MiEV
And tested it with @larrymudd2 ’s Kona with his type 1 to 2 adaptor at

Swan Settlers Market
124 Lennard St, Herne Hill WA 6056, Australia
https://www.plugshare.com/location/200805

And it worked.

Evolution Australia may be a distributor of Gelco products
Tesla to Single Phase adaptor
https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/p ... ngle-phase

Tesla to 3 Phase adaptor
https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/p ... hase-32amp

Tesla to 15 amp adaptor
https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/p ... ptor-cable
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g4qber wrote: Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 06:50
Evolution Australia may be a distributor of Gelco products
Tesla to Single Phase adaptor
https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/p ... ngle-phase

Tesla to 3 Phase adaptor
https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/p ... hase-32amp

Tesla to 15 amp adaptor
https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/p ... ptor-cable
These only work when using a portable EVSE. It would be easier to install a 32 amp power point.
A type 2 to type 2 adapter with the Tesla switch may be a handy device to carry (or product to make and sell) but I imagine that it would not work with timers, which would also make it not suitable for home charging.
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Nagaman wrote: Wed, 03 Feb 2021, 04:10
FyKnight wrote: Tue, 02 Feb 2021, 21:41
Nagaman wrote: Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 15:33 Has anyone received there car on time ?
When I put the deposit down on mine I was told early December 2020. Actually picked it up mid January 2021. Apparently I was number 98 of the first 100, and the third car picked up from my dealership in Sydney. I got the excuse that it was "stuck at the docks" in December but no mention of lacking a granny charger.
So what charger did it actually have with it, was it the tiny 8 amp ?
Do you have, or intend getting a wall charger and what brand etc ?
It had the tiny 8 amp charger :?

That's actually fine by me, it's very rare for me to drive more in one day than 8 hours worth of charging at 2 kW overnight can replace (about 85 km of range.. 2000*8/183). If I need to charge up faster there are heaps of free charging places in shopping centres around me in Sydney. Of course the ZS EV can only take single phase so 7 kW is the max I can get out of them. The next option is the NRMA's rapid DC charger at 50 kW which I tried to speed-test tonight but it is broken. Good thing I needed to go shopping at 9pm anyway! :D

So yeah I won't get a wall charger at all unless things change and I need to do a long commute. It'll be trickier though going to my getaway which is off the grid. There are some solar-linked chargers (EVSEs) out there but they don't work how I want them to. So I'm going to build my own — ordered the parts this week.
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Perhaps broken destis can be replaced with these pay per use 3rd gen destis and opened for all type 2 evs to use?
https://electrek.co/2020/08/11/tesla-up ... -charging/

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