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  1. Drew57

    Any best practises for charging

    In 27 months I've charged the car at 80-90% every day & displayed range has dropped 5% since new. That seems fair given that I've only once deliberately kept it below 10% for the BMS to recalibrate & otherwise, rarely below 30% for more than a few hours. It is unplugged at night more...
  2. Drew57

    Everything you wanted to know about Intelligent Octopus But Were Afraid To Ask

    I suppose my usage currently falls into the 'intermittent' category but for very specific reasons (ie IO was only used once during June because at this time of year there is usually sufficient solar generation). If Octopus did decide to analyse my account it would show very little grid usage...
  3. Drew57

    Road Hero Spare Wheel Kit to fit Tesla Model 3

    I have this kit and also 19" alloys on a M3LR, the wheel studs are the same regardless of 18" or 19"
  4. Drew57

    Everything you wanted to know about Intelligent Octopus But Were Afraid To Ask

    Yep, my monthly bill clearly shows all the extra periods outside of 23.30-05.30, all at £0.05kWh regardless of what else the house might be drawing at the time.
  5. Drew57

    Everything you wanted to know about Intelligent Octopus But Were Afraid To Ask

    Switching to Intelligent Octopus is personal choice of course and won't be for everyone. Nevertheless I am extremely happy and whenever solar /battery storage doesn't supply 100% of our needs the 6 hour overnight rate literally covers everything else. If I didn't have a standing charge then my...
  6. Drew57

    Everything you wanted to know about Intelligent Octopus But Were Afraid To Ask

    Strangely IO has always* started a full 7kWh charge which doesn't stop when I plug in (Zappi Fast mode, no scheduling on the car or the charger, IO already enabled in the app). On any occasion I've tried for up to 5 minutes it still kept charging, however that isn't a real issue for me as I...
  7. Drew57

    2 EV Household - what else you got?

    Poor thing, maybe it's got Long past-it Covid. Book it in for a booster,
  8. Drew57

    High power usage when idle / parked

    I doubt that any more recommendations are necessary, Once or twice I forgot to disable IO after finishing a charge and had the same level of drain as reported.
  9. Drew57

    2 EV Household - what else you got?

    The car is just over 2y old and has been like this pretty much since the beginning if I charge during the day (ie solar). If charging overnight then obviously I don't see any drain. None of this bothers me & on a couple of occasions I left the car for between 4-6 weeks with a total of 4-5% loss...
  10. Drew57

    2 EV Household - what else you got?

    The Fiat is a beautifully finished car inside & out and the embossed cream 'leather' is simply stunning The things that really impress us compared to the Tesla are efficiency around town - significantly lower consumption from its 37kW usable battery than the Teslas 70Kw. On a round trip to my...
  11. Drew57

    Tesla UK T0 Tyre Directive

    My car will be sold between December 2022-March 2023 but would need new tyres by then (19" & all between 2-3mm, 19k miles) so was considering exchanging Hankooks for Michelin Crossclimate 2s. I need to get several months benefit from them so no point changing just prior to selling. Given their...
  12. Drew57

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    No, so please belt up.
  13. Drew57

    towing electrics 13pin to 7

    I bought this adaptor from ebay in May 2020 for my Model 3 (trailer) & it works perfectly 13 Pin to 7 Pin Car to Trailer Caravan Plug Adapter Waterproof Socket Adaptor | eBay
  14. Drew57

    Tow Bar "Offer"

    I got the same email today and will want a tow bar but as I have an SC booking on Wednesday (2yr brake fluid/filter/tyre rotation) I will ask if there's any way I can use the one I already have from my 3 & just pay for the wiring and ball joint in the car. I fully expect this to be a No though.
  15. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    Yes, 23.30-05.30 is always at the low rate regardless
  16. Drew57

    Hotspot instead of Tesla connectivity

    I haven't noticed anything, probably because the 5G indication on the phone drops in and out around my home area and while driving it wouldn't be safe to check (nothing seems laggy or slow in my car anyway when using the hotspot as it is). The two places I have recently stopped to supercharge...
  17. Drew57

    Model Y UK Delivery

    No trade-in. When I eventually take delivery of the Y I will then sell the 3 because Tesla tell me that remaining referral miles only stay on the account if at least one car is still active (5,700 remaining from 11,000 & use by 4/5/23).
  18. Drew57

    Model Y UK Delivery

    I got a confirmed date of 23-30th June so asked to defer to a later quarter (Y LR Red/Black/Inductions). Various texts to & fro with Tesla and Q4 was agreed on Saturday. Since then I have received two more texts (replied each time referring to previous correspondence) and an email a few minutes...
  19. Drew57

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Car reallocation will be as mysterious & random as undisclosed update bug fixes and new unknown bugs awaiting future updates.
  20. Drew57

    Model Y UK Delivery

    I have a Red/Black/20" Induction on order & yesterday it changed to 22-30 June but I don't actually want it yet and will defer if/when Tesla text me so someone else will get bumped forward.
  21. Drew57

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    2022.12.3.2 for a while.. Previously I only had to say 'USB' and it would revert to the last track I was playing every time - not now For more than two years I would leave a/c off and just use temperature/fan. Now setting Low & fan speed 2 causes the car to randomly switch on a/c with fan...
  22. Drew57

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    We may have to live with it or switch to another car brand. On past form, I'm not convinced either will greatly concern them.
  23. Drew57

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Here's pic I took a couple of weeks ago of the soon to open V3s at Eleveden. Given that this site was going to be on their open-to-all list, they could easily have widened the parking area in preparation so that the stall on the right can be accessed from either side. Similarly, why not tarmac...
  24. Drew57

    Solar Exported Today

    Aplogies, my post must have implied that so I've edited & corrected it. The ceiling is now triple insulated and tiled, it's only the walls and doors that are glass.
  25. Drew57

    Solar Exported Today

    We had exactly that until 2019 when we employed a builder to integrate the conservatory into a larger space incorporating the former dining room and kitchen. The roof was replaced, triple insulated & tiled and initially the plan was to just upgrade the double glazing windows and doors but we...
  26. Drew57

    Solar Exported Today

    It's certainly not free but many nevertheless view it as such. This came up during a conversation with my wife several years ago.... "when we are dead do you think we will be down to our last £xxk to leave to the girls...If not why not write it off now and use it for our benefit rather than...
  27. Drew57

    Spotify without Premium Connectivity

    I've never seen any automatic switching between home/hotspot wifi in the 13 months since I started using my iPhone as a hotspot. On arriving home the car connects itself to wifi & has done so for many months (didn't used to). If I switch the phone hotspot on before leaving home, the settings...
  28. Drew57

    Model Y UK Delivery

    Yes, you've got a minor bug. There is no way of knowing what it is and there is no cure but Tesla says you are already beta.
  29. Drew57

    Model Y UK Delivery

    It's both... How can they give us data when all they sell is beta? So Tesla think it's best for most things to be guessed.
  30. Drew57

    Powerwall versus Givenergy batteries

    I had looking at Givenergy for adding a separate inverter/battery setup remote from the existing PV system*. However poor installer response, availability and pricing pushed me into considering Luxpowertek inverters and Pylontech batteries as an alternative (Octopus recommended this to me)...
  31. Drew57

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Charged at Eleveden late last night and the eight new V3 stalls look finished and temporarily fenced off. All are aligned end on as opposed to flat (existing stalls) & with parking bays 'as normal' to the left. If one additional bay had been added to the (facing) right hand edge then all could...
  32. Drew57

    Average Wh/mi since owning?

    End 2021 262wh/mile overall & 15k miles. Currently 258wh/mile overall & 17k miles. Acceleration boost added in May 2020 doesn't seem to be affecting negatively. Adding another EV to wife from January 2022 seems to be affecting positively!
  33. Drew57

    Voice Control

    Just in case anyone hasn't found this, voice control can be used to show various overlays without needing to touch the screen. The words "show" or "display" often work but "display" sometimes reduces screen brightness by 30%. If so use the command "increase brightness 30%" & it returns...
  34. Drew57

    Charge Stats - Tesla app new feature

    Yes that's how I set mine as I never pay peak rate to charge the car but it nevertheless uses some of those time slots. Intelligent Octopus regularly charges outside of its 6 hour low cost period so I have set 20.30-08.00 to 5p/kWh which covers everything I've been given so far. Likewise I...
  35. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    @ItsBlacknWhite Yes (& we occasionally charge the Tesla via IO & the other EV on a granny charger from 11.30 at the same time).
  36. Drew57

    [Repair] Just bumped into someone in the car park…

    My car was That's what happened to me on 13th June last year - Tesla stationary in a public car park & someone had parked theirs on a very gentle slope with the handbrake off. Neither of us were present but a third party witnessed the car rolling across into my drivers door. The other driver...
  37. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    Nope. IO set to 95%, car to 90%, charges to 90%
  38. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    Intelligent Octopus needs to operate by communicating with the car to see if a charge is required & users might plug in at any time during a 24 hour period so it seems reasonable to assume it will periodically wake the car to check when disconnected (whereas scheduling after 5pm is linked to...
  39. Drew57

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    Because of the issues reported on here I ignored the first updates to 12 and have remained on 8.3. My wife has been mostly using the Tesla this week with two very small children onboard and I don't want to risk any unexpected alarms etc. 12.3.1 has been an option since yesterday but I'll read...
  40. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    Be careful not to use the term 'disconnect' as this can confuse new users. Disconnecting in the app applies to the vehicle (Disconnect vehicle) which is permanent & would mean starting initial setup again rather than disabling smart charging using the slider which is temporary.
  41. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    No real need to bump charge during the off peak hours, trust and rely on IO as it is intended to be used. I haven't seen any billing issues and frequently suspend IO for days at a time, this includes the past week as solar has been providing enough to charge during the daytime.
  42. Drew57

    Take the first exit

    If only it was that easy, my sat nag often sits in the passenger seat.
  43. Drew57

    Whats your favourite and least favourite supercharger and why?

    Would a slight sniffle be acceptable?
  44. Drew57

    Whats your favourite and least favourite supercharger and why?

    Two favourites - Rugby for its M6/A14/M1 central location & Braintree Electric Forecourt for everything. I've yet to have a bad experience anywhere else although I don't appreciate the row of large bins beside the otherwise lovely Elveden SuCs
  45. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    Oops, thought I had suspended smart charging after the last IO charge but I didn't. The car was driven, topped up to 90% using solar yesterday & then unplugged. This morning SOC is 84% so allowing for its typical 1% overnight loss IO has accounted for 5% between 16.00-07.15
  46. Drew57

    UMC charging - naughty idea, or deadly?

    I agree... trickle charging your granny is preferable to eviscerating your parents (& receiving both family inheritances early is probably not the prime reason @Avendit is considering this )
  47. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    Solax X-Hybrid and Lux, both 3.6 kWh. Just for clarity their apps can both be set to force charge (which I do with the Lux) and/or block discharge but I only do this using the standard 6 hour IO slots. Any additional time periods are only used by the Tesla.... except what the house happens to...
  48. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    The apps available for my inverters allow discharge to be blocked in 30 minute steps so coding is unnecessary.
  49. Drew57

    Intelligent Octopus

    Yes, in theory a 3.6kWh inverter can fill 21.6Kw over the 6 hour IO period, depending on losses

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