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Releasing Cable from Polar Fast Charger

Country Boy

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Oct 8, 2020
55
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Herefordshire
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, or had remotely allowed someone to drive the car, how on earth would I have been able to remove the cable other than the emergency release cable.

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Alistairuk

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Jun 25, 2020
388
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Scotland
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, or had remotely allowed someone to drive the car, how on earth would I have been able to remove the cable other than the emergency release cable.

E
You need to press unlock on the touch screen in the car, or use the app but touch screen is quicker :)
 

Alistairuk

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Jun 25, 2020
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Scotland
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init6

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Oct 16, 2020
321
174
Scotland
Nope, did that and still locked. ;-(

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

Was there or was there not an unlock icon on the screen? Not sure how you could have pressed it and then said it wasn't there?

Can we just confirm that you were using a tethered charger i.e. Rapid rather than a Fast charger (type 2) that you used with your own cable?
 

Country Boy

Member
Oct 8, 2020
55
16
Herefordshire
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 basic question of how to release the cable without using the app. I am grateful.

E
 

init6

Member
Oct 16, 2020
321
174
Scotland
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 basic question of how to release the cable without using the app. I am grateful.

E
Glad you got it sorted, but it was @Alistairuk who supplied the pic.
 

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