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      02-16-2020, 08:24 AM   #1
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Charging 330e with an extension lead? Consensus?

Hi all,

As above, what's the general opinion when it comes to using an extension lead to charge your 330e via the granny charger?

Anyone already doing it that has their experience to share? If so, can you comment on what type of cable you're using and what length of cable run etc?

I've done some research into this and have gathered info from various other forums, i.e.:

- always fully unwind/unroll the lead
- ensure its IP rated for outdoor use
- ensure its atleast 13A rated
- single socket extension only
- ideally use a plug-in RCD device at the end the extension plugs into (home side)
- check for heating of the plug/cable
- check for loose pins / fuse
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I have been using a 20m version of this with the RCD plug option every night for over a month with no problems.
https://www.toughleads.co.uk/collect...rs-rcd-options
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Hi all,

As above, what's the general opinion when it comes to using an extension lead to charge your 330e via the granny charger?

Anyone already doing it that has their experience to share? If so, can you comment on what type of cable you're using and what length of cable run etc?

I've done some research into this and have gathered info from various other forums, i.e.:

- always fully unwind/unroll the lead
- ensure its IP rated for outdoor use
- ensure its atleast 13A rated
- single socket extension only
- ideally use a plug-in RCD device at the end the extension plugs into (home side)
- check for heating of the plug/cable
- check for loose pins / fuse
If you do all the steps you have listed there is no issue as long as all plug and socket connections are protected from the weather...
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I have been using a 20m version of this with the RCD plug option every night for over a month with no problems.
https://www.toughleads.co.uk/collect...rs-rcd-options
Nice one, I've seen Toughleads recommended a couple of times across a few EV forums.

Do you feel confident leaving it 'switched on' even whilst the car isn't connected? i.e. when you're away at work etc?

It's nice to see that there's an option to fit a padlock, quite handy to protect from anyone accidentally messing around with it.

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Yeah no problem at all. Itís a very good quality product.
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