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  1. Country Boy

    Extra Uses For Off-Peak Electricity

    Regards the washing machine. Looking at the energy usage, it is mainly at the beginning of a cycle when the water is being heated. The rest of the time the motor doesn't use very much at all. If your cheap rate ends at 4:30, you could consider starting the was cycle at 4am. Depending on your...
  2. Country Boy

    Extra Uses For Off-Peak Electricity

    What a wonderful thread. I am glad to come in from the cold and meet my like minded nighttime energy users. I have 4.8kW solar, and power wall. 2 EVs. I'm on a conventional E7 tariff. In the summer I am virtually self sufficient in electricity. Washing and dishwashing done during the day on...
  3. Country Boy

    Wireless charging in M3 makes phone very hot

    I had this problem. Bought a USB-C to lightning cable, and plug that into the rear sockets and leave on the centre console. Problem solved.
  4. Country Boy

    Wall charger/Battery installation

    Another vote here for the Zappi. I have a First Gen Zappi for 4 year and it has worked faultlessly. The front cover became discoloured and cracked and Myenergi sent a replacement free of charge even though the unit was out of warranty!
  5. Country Boy

    Give Energy Inverter

    I have a power wall, and it doesn't exactly match charging with solar production. I am usually importing 20-100 watts all day until it is full.. I would much rather have a small export since it costs nothing, than a small import which costs a fortune. (I have and E7 tariff with a very low night...
  6. Country Boy

    Installing a second home charge point on a looped supply

    I am from a 2 ev household. I have only ever charged both cars at the same time once, and that was at lower currents... Normally only charge at 16amp anyway.. If you need to charge second car, there is always the granny charger.. Getting a longer cable is much cheaper than getting another...
  7. Country Boy

    2 EV Household - what else you got?

    Had an original Ioniq for over 4 years... M3LR is the newbie at less than 2 years.. Never going back to ICE (apart from the lawn mower!)
  8. Country Boy

    Powerwall go off grid option

    The balanced option worked well for me pulling power from the grid but not charging the battery overnight, leaving juice to power the house the following day. But then again, I have 7 hours per night at a lower tariff rather than 4, so worked better for me... Now if I want to charge the car...
  9. Country Boy

    Powerwall go off grid option

    I massively miss the Balanced Option. I have Economy 7, and get upset when the power wall insists on using battery power over night when Leccy is "Cheap" (its been a long time since you heard anyone say that!) so that it goes to 0% on an overcast day and starts pulling from the grid.. My...
  10. Country Boy

    Accused of cracking my panoramic sunroof within less than 24 hours of ownership.

    You should have a word with the UK staff. They act as though they get a bonus for every fault they can refuse to fix.
  11. Country Boy

    Accused of cracking my panoramic sunroof within less than 24 hours of ownership.

    Unfortunately typical of the customer support I have received.
  12. Country Boy

    3-pin inline meters?

    Anyone got a USB current monitor so I can charge them for charging their phones o_O🤑:eek:
  13. Country Boy

    Model 3 Frunk Organisers

    I have an insulated bag from amazon. Use it for takeaways.. Keeps them warm and keeps the smells out the cabin.
  14. Country Boy

    Running a car on Electrons vs LPG

    Hi All Many moons ago I drove a big V8 Chelsea Tractor (I did get it muddy) which was powered by LPG. There were not many places to fill up, especially in Mid Wales, but it was cheap. The conversion cost quite a lot of money, but it was much cheaper to run. Over the years there were a few more...
  15. Country Boy

    Price of using a Supercharger

    Hi All I have read on here at various times tables showing the price of the various superchargers around the country. Does anyone have a link to, or can tell me how to find the cost to charge before arriving at a supercharger? Many thanks Ed
  16. Country Boy

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    A complete pain to get to from the motorway network. Better than nothing, but disappointing.
  17. Country Boy

    Home Charge Points Discussion and Suggestions [megathread]

    Zappi. PEN fault detection built in, Type B RCD built in. Smart Charging. Solar integration. Hardware control of E7 Disadvantage, no button to open charge flap. A happy Zappi customer.
  18. Country Boy

    TWC Charger Queries - how does it work?

    Another vote for zappi Here.. I have one of the first models and it is still gong strong 3 years later. New Zappi may seem expensive, but it has all the protection you need. It has the current limit, PEN fault and RCCB protection built in. Saves loads in labour and hardware, and means you don't...
  19. Country Boy

    BP Pulse price changes

    Government will need to do something... Its not the VAT, but the 57p per litre duty on liquid fuels, they don't get (Then VAT on the duty, so tax on tax)... Public charging has VAT at 20% already. It was good while it lasted..
  20. Country Boy

    BP Pulse price changes

    It was only a matter of time after going from Polar to BP Pulse. Need to pay of all the rebranding......
  21. Country Boy

    Speed of DC 50kW CCS chargers

    In car display said spaces until just before I arrived.....
  22. Country Boy

    Speed of DC 50kW CCS chargers

    After giving up waiting for a supercharger slot in Maidstone (pre warmed Battery M3) I went to the Polar charger outside M&S round the corner. 20% SOC, warm battery. Managed to get 47kW... The best I have ever seen...
  23. Country Boy

    New Model 3 came with short charge cable

    No you can't use 2 cables.. The pilot pin is too short and does not connect.. Some suppliers do sell Type 2 extension cables.. but this would cost the same as buying a new longer charging cable..
  24. Country Boy

    Help - Cold feet

    Another vote here for cold feet syndrome. I have pressed the button as described, but all that happens is cold air is passed to the feet unless I turn the temp up to 25+... then the rest of me roasts.... I have the same problem in the Ioniq, but have never had this problem in an ICE...
  25. Country Boy

    VAT increase on public chargers

    V It is a value ADDED tax, When there is no charge, there is no tax! Since the electricity is being bought by a business, they don't pay VAT (or more accurately, it can be claimed back). Since it is not being sold, there is no VAT to pay..
  26. Country Boy

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Clacketts Lane would work for me 🤞as well
  27. Country Boy

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I think I would rather walk than pay that!:eek::mad:o_O
  28. Country Boy

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    That is a Looooonnnnggg way off the motorway...
  29. Country Boy

    [UK] 2021.4.x

    Why do Tesla Break things after they have fixed them? Been driving all over the country this week. Before updating to 15.12 wipers were working well, and the phantom braking seemed to have vanished. Now on 15.12, and phantom braking is back, particularly at the off slip on motorways. Also AP...
  30. Country Boy

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Anyone have any details of the Sevenoaks Supercharger? The Southern M25 is a bit of a desert...
  31. Country Boy

    What do you do with your excess solar power?

    I have a power wall and a deemed export of 50% of all I produce. It doesn't matter if I send juice back to the grid or not, I still get paid the same..... So I have a series of electric heaters on remote controlled plugs. If it looks like I am going to start exporting, I turn on a heater or 2...
  32. Country Boy

    Car charger for use with solar.

    Zappi Zappi Zappi Enough said...
  33. Country Boy

    MS teams in M3

    Thanks for your replies... I will use the laptop and mobile . Saved me loads of time and frustrations. I am grateful E
  34. Country Boy

    MS teams in M3

    Hi Guys I know the browser in the M3 can be a bit slow and flakey at times. Has anyone used Microsoft Teams to conduct a meeting while in the model 3? (while stationary of course!) Would in make any difference to performance using the built in connectivity of the car, or using my mobile as a...
  35. Country Boy

    TWC Gen 3 (Tesla Wall connector) for the UK

    Only advantage I can see using the tesla charger is the button to open/close the charging flap..
  36. Country Boy

    Difficulty disconnecting charge cable

    Thank you for highlighting this issue Puma Thankfully in Europe, we have a different design of connector. Same could still happen here though.
  37. Country Boy

    Powerwall 2 update

    Lots of the issues with DNOs is not to do with the normal situation, but what happens in fault situations. Being able to predict what can happen in fault conditions is notoriously difficult. One of the issues is Islanding.. In the event of a power cut, my system (gateway 1) is supposed to shut...
  38. Country Boy

    Model 3 charging is draining the powerwall

    I have a solar & Powerwall setup. As the previous post states, you can set the advanced setting to either cost saving or balanced. The power wall just does its own thing, and you have very little control over what it does or does not do. There is a "Tesla knows best" and my experiences below...
  39. Country Boy

    Powerwall 2 update

    When I had solar and and a powerwall2 installed, the DNO got their knickers in a right twist. I had 5kW of Solar, and a 5kW inverter. This was set with a maximum export of 3.68kW. The DNO made the installer remove the inverter and replace it with one that had a maximum output of 3.68kW. They...
  40. Country Boy

    Paintless Dent Removal - Herefordshire?

    Hi All Last week I parked the car under a small tree. Other than getting covered in bird poop I thought nothing of it.. Now I notice a small dent on the bonnet.. Thinking back there was a small twig on the bonnet, no more than 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Can't be that surely, but don't...
  41. Country Boy

    Releasing Cable from Polar Fast Charger

    Hi Init 6 Thank you for taking the time to reply. You are correct, I am using the incorrect terminology. I am talking about Rapid (50kw) charging with a tethered cable. Thank you for posting the picture.. it is amazing how you can miss something that is in plain sight. You have answered my...
  42. Country Boy

    Releasing Cable from Polar Fast Charger

    Unfortunately there was not unlock on the touch screen... just start charge....
  43. Country Boy

    Releasing Cable from Polar Fast Charger

    Nope, did that and still locked. ;-(
  44. Country Boy

    Releasing Cable from Polar Fast Charger

    HI All Tonight I charged the M3 at a polar "fast" charger.. At the end I stopped the charge, and the charger screen said remove the cable, but it was still locked in.. The only way to remove it was to unlock from the app... Now a question.. If I had been driving the car using the RFID card...
  45. Country Boy

    Difficulty disconnecting charge cable

    Thanks to you all.. This is the first time it has happened... I have left the car plugged in tonight after charging the car on solar today, so will report back here tomorrow.
  46. Country Boy

    Difficulty disconnecting charge cable

    Hi All I know there have been charging issues with the latest software update, but I would like to ask if others are affected in the same way as me. I have a completely dumb untethered charger and 1 phase type 2 cable. First charge yesterday with the .11 software. I stopped the charge...
  47. Country Boy

    Tow hitch price increase

    If you think getting hitched is expensive, never try and get unhitched... :eek:
  48. Country Boy

    [UK poll] If you own FSD and Tesla offered the option to downgrade

    I am very disappointed. Every software update makes the drive worse... The new UI being more difficult to read and buttons more difficult to press. Phantom braking even makes cruise control unusable. I did hope to keep my M3 for the long haul, but with the poor build quality I will be looking...
  49. Country Boy

    Theater arcade lagging after update [netflix, youtube etc]

    There is 1 good point to all this.... Really is no point in paying £10 per month of the connectivity when most of what I would use it for doesn't work. The only other thing that is useful is the live traffic, but at £10 per month, I don't think I'll bother.
  50. Country Boy

    Bjorn's Model 3 Hot Footwells [poll]

    Another vote here for excessively COLD feet.. A bit of heat in the foot well would be an improvement.

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