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Maidstone SuC - status?

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by pdk42, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 Member

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    Anyone know if the Maidstone SuC is operational? I fed it into the car nav this morning and it came up with "Out of Service". Nothing on-line mentions this. Is this just a glitch, or is it really out of action?
     
  2. DJP31

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    Yesterday there was one stall not working, and the nav showed reduced service. Maybe it’s being repaired at the moment.
     
  3. pdk42

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Derek25

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    The Ionity rapids at Maidstone services are a decent alternative if you have a Model 3 or CCS adapter.
     
  5. mikeh2020

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    What MAX kW should the Model 3 take from the Ionity rapids if they are working correctly?
     
  6. NorfolkMustard

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    About 190kW @ < 40% SoC, with a suitably pre-warmed LR/Perf

     
  7. tess19

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    Do you simply need the ionity app or do you have to open an account to use?
     
  8. pdk42

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    I used Ionity in Germany last week. I needed to install the app and register an account. It didn't take long, but it was not as simple setting up as I'd hoped.
     
  9. NorfolkMustard

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    Yeah. You need an account through the app or one of the compatible RFID cards

    the app is just crap enough to be rather annoying too.

    each charge is a fixed price £8 irrespective of the energy you get, so don’t use it for a quick 10kWh topup.

    I used their chargers at Milton Keynes, and a nice chap in an iPace pulled in as I was nearing the end of my charge. As I was an expert by then (I’d used it once, 30 mins earlier ;) ) I offered to start his charge on my account to avoid the hassle, and he paid me the £8 cash :)
     
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    That's brilliant! It would be a hilarious turnaround for future ev charging to be managed by some guy sitting on a deckchair beside the stalls and taking the cash! Mind you ... at least it would work! Humans are great at this "smart" stuff.
     
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