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circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 09:06
by antiscab
I'm selling our circontrol eBasic charge station

It's the type where you have to plug in your own type 2 cord (so not tethered)
It's wired to a 32A 3-phase plug (with a couple of m of 6mm2 cable), so for install, just get a 32A 3phase (with neutral) socket installed.

The good bits:
It's on a plug, so if you go travelling, you can take it with you.
I drilled a hole, so you can access the current limit signal knob without pulling it apart - useful if you want to dial back the charge rate for some reason

The Bad bits:
Because of the hole, I wouldn't mount it anywhere you're expecting to see rain
The unit was originally a warranty return, due to a wiring issue (transposed phase and neutral meant onboard powersupply saw 415v instead of 230v), and so it was repaired.
For one reason or another, the current limit can't be adjusted above 16A (on 3-phase that's still 11kw - great if you have an i3)
That might be fixable, but I wouldn't count on it

Current adjustment positions are: 6A, 10A, 13A and 16A (if you get it fixed, then 20A, 25A and 32A are possible)

I'm looking at getting something that can auto adjust current limit based on available solar, and something that can go all the way to 32A 3-phase to make full use of the Zoe, hence the reason for selling.
Happy to demonstrate working

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 09:16
by jonescg
Got a photo of it Matt? I might be interested if it's fairly innocuous, but if it's a full sized wall box I might not have room for it.
We would never be charging the Ioniq at more than about 16 A anyway, especially if we have a 3 kW-per-phase hybrid inverter supplying it.

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Sun, 15 Mar 2020, 10:41
by antiscab
220 wide x 320 tall x 110 deep

Another good thing - you can set it to single phase by turning off phases 2 and 3.
You would need a way to do this at no load though, as some setups (Zoe in particular) can get damaged if you lose a phase whilst charging.
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Note: drilled hole can be silicone easy enough

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 10:32
by jonescg
Matt - it would be possible to buy a single phase Mennekes plug and wire it inside the box right? As a home charger the untethered receptacle is a bit naff.

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 13:16
by antiscab
Yeah should be possible. I may even have a type 2 plug floating around here somewhere

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 13:32
by jonescg
antiscab wrote:
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 13:16
Yeah should be possible. I may even have a type 2 plug floating around here somewhere
Of course you do :D

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 17:50
by antiscab
Yep, can confirm can install a type 2 plug
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can also confirm I have a type 2 plug with 2 or 3 metres lead on it in my shed

Re: circontrol eBasic - $350

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 20:22
by jonescg
Meester, you have yourself a deal. As long as it's limited to 3 kW pilot signal it's good.