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by Coho
Sun, 12 May 2019, 08:44
Forum: BMW
Topic: charge pin not retracting
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: charge pin not retracting

The J1772 doesn't need a charge lock pin. Some vehicles can have it, some may not. Type 2 cars will should always have it, if they're charging, the cable will be locked in. It sounds like your mechanism is buggered. As long as the car thinks the charging pin is in the correct position the car will c...
by Coho
Sat, 11 May 2019, 09:52
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 16
Views: 2412

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

The KLE won't support the extra two phases. I've just completed the operation and it's all working great!! I've tried the tesla charger and it won't charge as expected. But I can use the DC fast chargers and any type 2 connector now without adapters which makes me happy. Not a DIY job unless you hav...
by Coho
Wed, 17 Apr 2019, 18:35
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 16
Views: 2412

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

The HV Cable set CCS 2, the type 2 plug cover and the CCS2 surrounding plate. The HV Cable set is the expensive one. I'm hoping any bolts and nuts will be the ones off my car. I believe the existing Cable set connects to the KLE. I'm hoping the connector will fit onto the KLE with no problems as the...
by Coho
Wed, 17 Apr 2019, 07:48
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 16
Views: 2412

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Apologies if I've posted already but I don't see it on the thread. I've also looked into the adaptor, unofficial recommendation from BMW. The CCS1 to CCS2 retro fit price I've been given is around 5000 mark :( I've ended up sourcing the parts and will install them over the next few weeks. Total cost...
by Coho
Wed, 17 Apr 2019, 07:40
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 16
Views: 2412

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

I'm in the process of converting my CCS1 to CCS2. I've just got the parts in from BMW (overseas) so I hope to do it over the next week or so :) Total cost so far is around $1500 AUD. The quotes I got from BMW to do this retrofit are around the $5000 mark :(