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HyperVolt Charge Points [megathread]

sparkymark75

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The CEO of HyperVolt has posted on Facebook that some Model 3s delivered after September 2nd may have an issue being able to use the HyperVolt charger.

The issue appears to be a change Tesla has made to the charging port latching mechanism being incompatible with the HyperVolt plug. HyperVolt have said they will replace the cables if you have this issue. This doesn’t appear to affect older cars.

Guess I’ll find out tomorrow if I’m affected! His post below for info….
!!!IMPORTANT!!! For customers taking deliveries of their new Model 3s from 2nd of September onwards, King Elon has prepared a surprise.

He decided the majority of chargers, cables, and standard lock-latch systems shouldn't be compatible anymore with anything delivered so far, which is a wonderful thing that we are all celebrating :)

Please make sure when ordering a Hypervolt through us or installers to specify you're a Model 3 customer. Older models delivered before this/last week do not have this issue.

We are using new cables that have resolved the problem for customers, and we want to make sure the correct model of cable will be sent to you if you have a Tesla Model 3.
 
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GRiLLA

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They seem to have new cables available pretty quickly if Tesla made them all incompatible. Sounds more likely that they were using a cable that was on the edge of the standard.

I am interested in what Tesla might have changed about the charge port.
 

Bobly

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Thanks for the heads up, I don’t have mine installed yet but I have opted for the Hypervolt myself. I’ve been impressed with them so far, a chap spent a good while on the phone with me to answer my questions and I like their approach to the hardware (using a full fat raspberry pi), Should give them plenty of scope for future updates

some more background on the company here for anyone interested.

 

voltEV

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Hi Colin,
Don't worry we'll make sure all our units are issued with Tesla M3 compatible leads. We have a Telsa M3 LR here but ours is a 21 Plate so well before the change. We'd be interested to know what the actual non-compatibility issue is!

Lazlo-voltEV
 
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Type2

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Moderator comment - thread merged from "Hypervolt installation" as significant thread overlap

I’m interested in replacing my dumb charger with a Hypervolt Home 2. The cabling is all in place so should only be a matter of swapping the units. But I see from the Hypervolt order form that they automatically put you in touch with an approved electrician to give a quote. Do I take it that you can’t just order a Hypervolt for delivery? I can’t see the point of paying for an expensive electrician when a (qualified) neighbour will do it for mate’s rates.
 
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Pants

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I’m also interested in the Hypervolt Home 2. Given that it has built in PEN protection can it just be wired into a spare MCB in the consumer unit without any additional equipment? I’m not eligible for the OZEV grant so would prefer my own local electrician to do the work.
 

Adopado

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I’m also interested in the Hypervolt Home 2. Given that it has built in PEN protection can it just be wired into a spare MCB in the consumer unit without any additional equipment? I’m not eligible for the OZEV grant so would prefer my own local electrician to do the work.

Does the Hypervolt come with the required specification RCD inside as well? ... otherwise this will need to be fitted in your consumer unit (or in a sub unit).
 

Bobly

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Does the Hypervolt come with the required specification RCD inside as well? ... otherwise this will need to be fitted in your consumer unit (or in a sub unit).

It has built In 6mA DC RCD Protection

It seems to be well featured and pretty well thought out and seems to have gone down well with many specialist installers selecting it as their current “go to” recommendation (either that or all the gov funding is being well spent on incentives for that crowd 😇)

see here or the artisan electrics channel for example.

 
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GRiLLA

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The guy that installed mine had to install something into my consumer unit. Possibly an RCBO?
More likely an MCB, basically a fuse. Nothing smart or expensive is required with the HyperVolt as the 6mA RCB and Pen Fault are internal, just like a Zappi and several other home chargepoints.
 
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