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Charging in Australia

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by raynewman, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. raynewman

    raynewman Member

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    The following is a small treatise on Australian charging I have written for a gentleman from the US who is about to borrow my car.
     

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  2. EcoCloudIT

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    Thanks Ray

    Nice and clear...since I fit in the mob that plugs in at home on a Tesla Wall Unit I noticed you recommend one plugs in each night? I do about 1,500-1,800km's per month therefore only tend to plug in 2 times per week...you see any issue with this yourself?

    -ECIT
     
  3. Ben_333

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    Guide looks good.

    Couldn't help but notice your EU to OZ 15 amp adaptor looks to be wired in 'twin&earth' building wiring. This type of cable is for fixed installation only - not for something like a lead which flexes and moves around. The cable in your lead has a smaller count of thicker copper cores which in time will bend and break, compared to flex cables which have lots of thin copper cores.

    For the sake of a small dollar amount in materials it'd be awful to see something go wrong so it might be worth getting an electrician to take a look at replacing?
     
  4. raynewman

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    Actually, I don't ALWAYS plug in but it's a good recommendation.
     
  5. raynewman

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    Making that one was more of an academic exercise and I intend chucking it at some time. Also the 32 AMP is the only one that really gets used.
     

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