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Short 3Ph charging cable

Glan gluaisne

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Sep 11, 2019
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The cable sounds great but the company seem to be a bit iffy... No address, phone number etc on their webpage...

They are fine to deal with. Had a delivery of cable and connectors from them today, the third or fourth order I've placed with them now. Today's delivery was from an order placed on 21st February, but arrived two days later than promised, but that was due to TNT holding things up at their Dartford depot.

This is the info from the invoice:

Some BV
Hooilaar
402230
Herselt

BTW: BE 0829.249.337
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
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Basildon
Yeah I ended up ordering one too. Got a dispatch and tracking email this morning. Due to arrive Tuesday, the day I collect the car! Which is handy.
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
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Basildon
So....i'm an idiot and ordered too short a cable. Just got my car home today, parked it up.....and it doesn't reach.

So, anyone want to buy a brand new 2 meter cable with storage cable? Price negoitiable.

I'm going to contact EV Chargeking about my options but I've had the cable a while now while I was waiting on the car and shipping etc its probably not worth me trying to send it back.
 

Glan gluaisne

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Sep 11, 2019
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The cheapest option would be to order a new, longer, length of cable, plus two terminal kits, one male, one female. It's about half an hour or so's work to strip both connectors, cut off and discard the existing terminals at the vehicle end and cable and crimp up a new length of cable with new terminals plus a new male connector.

Just costed this up, and the parts needed are:

Female terminal set (vehicle end), for 6mm² cable: Female connector terminal set - evChargeking €20.62 plus tax and shipping

3m of 6mm² cable: Charging cable - Single Phase - 32A - evChargeking €24.79 plus tax and shipping

Male 32A connector with 16mm backend: Male Type 2 connector - evChargeking €73.55 plus tax and shipping.

Might be worth asking them if they can supply just the male connector terminals, as that might be cheaper.

All that's needed then is some patience and a proper crimping tool to assemble things. I'd do it for you, but it's a bit far from here to where you are. Worth asking Erwin Raets at EV Charge king if he will take your old cable back and use the parts to make up a new one, perhaps.
 

dakaix

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Feb 22, 2020
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Worst case I may be in the market for a short cable, although ironically I was after something even shorter!
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
293
134
Basildon
The cheapest option would be to order a new, longer, length of cable, plus two terminal kits, one male, one female. It's about half an hour or so's work to strip both connectors, cut off and discard the existing terminals at the vehicle end and cable and crimp up a new length of cable with new terminals plus a new male connector.

Just costed this up, and the parts needed are:

Female terminal set (vehicle end), for 6mm² cable: Female connector terminal set - evChargeking €20.62 plus tax and shipping

3m of 6mm² cable: Charging cable - Single Phase - 32A - evChargeking €24.79 plus tax and shipping

Male 32A connector with 16mm backend: Male Type 2 connector - evChargeking €73.55 plus tax and shipping.

Might be worth asking them if they can supply just the male connector terminals, as that might be cheaper.

All that's needed then is some patience and a proper crimping tool to assemble things. I'd do it for you, but it's a bit far from here to where you are. Worth asking Erwin Raets at EV Charge king if he will take your old cable back and use the parts to make up a new one, perhaps.

Appreciate the effort you've put into that. I find it hard to justify spending ANOTHER £120 on it though, when the original cost me around 250...it was already at the pricer end of the scale for me.

Frustratingly the cable that comes with the car is only slightly longer than I would have liked, I really expected to have miles of spare cable but now the car is actually on the drive, I'm a fair bit further away from the charger than I thought I would be.

My fault for jumping the gun really.
Worst case I may be in the market for a short cable, although ironically I was after something even shorter!

Well get in touch if you decide you want it mate :) I'll be checking other options in the meantime of course.

Oh and just checked the T&C's on their site,

That said, we do offer a solution to our customers in case of a mistake made in the order process (wrong length, wrong plug type), but these returns are handled case by case, and the amount or percentage refunded will differ depending on the specifications to which the cable was built. A 2 meter cable is not very common, and so is harder to resell compared to a 5 meter cable for example.

Doh....
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
293
134
Basildon
Well little update. Got a quick response from EVChargeKing originally being very sympathetic with my situation, but as the cables are custom made to order there was not a great deal they could do, which is fair enough - it was my screw up.

But, a couple hours later they came back to me as someone in the UK had ordered the same cable! A few emails later and a quick 45 minute drive up the road - I have delivered the cable to the new customer (who quite amusingly had exactly the same brand new red model 3 as me) - and my new, slightly longer cable is being made up as we speak.

Happy Days.

Very strong recommendation for EvChargeKing!
 

Adopado

Active Member
Aug 19, 2019
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Scotland

I bought one of these. Very well made 3m 3phase £144.99

Good price for a full spec cable. Sensible information provided in the listing too. It's worth having the higher speed 3 phase as though the Model 3 can't do the full 22kW it can benefit from more than just the 7kW you get at home. Though technically limited to 11kW I've seen my car pulling a consistent 12kW on a public charger that presumably had a higher voltage supply than nominal.
 

rotor2k

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Sep 16, 2019
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London
Well little update. Got a quick response from EVChargeKing originally being very sympathetic with my situation, but as the cables are custom made to order there was not a great deal they could do, which is fair enough - it was my screw up.

But, a couple hours later they came back to me as someone in the UK had ordered the same cable! A few emails later and a quick 45 minute drive up the road - I have delivered the cable to the new customer (who quite amusingly had exactly the same brand new red model 3 as me) - and my new, slightly longer cable is being made up as we speak.

Happy Days.

Very strong recommendation for EvChargeKing!
That's amazing!
 
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