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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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How long are the charge leads?

Quick question;

How long are the charge leads that come with the car - both the 13 amp and the other one

Metres or feet, I don't mind.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 05:31 AM
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RE: How long are the charge leads?

Supplied cable 14'6"
13A cable 21'
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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RE: How long are the charge leads?

Cheers for that. Wow, the 13 amp could almost take me to work still plugged in. 6 1/2 metres is long and very useful.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 03:03 PM
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RE: How long are the charge leads?

hmm.. I though both of mine were 5 m.

I'll have to go measure them some time, just out of interest....

I've seen MIEV's with a coil-type lead. I'd quite like to have one of those, but I'm a bit hesitant on the price of EV leads at the moment (still as rare as hen's teeth, therefore big markup). Mind you, I can't even find a coiled type like that.

The problem with the standard leads is that you can't help but put little twists in them. I have been as careful as possible and I still think it is now worse than it was when I got it (though, it was pretty poor when I got it - lots of previous users abusing the lead and not caring about it). A lead that has pre-coils in it would survive longer, I think. It has to survive some 3,000 uncoils and re-coils in a 10 year life. Not sure Renault has thought that through yet, or just expects people to buy a new lead every year or two.
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RE: How long are the charge leads?

I thought mine was five metres till I came to check it, nice surprise!

No kinks yet.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 12:15 PM
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RE: How long are the charge leads?

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Supplied cable 14'6"
13A cable 21'
We clearly have different leads. That is to say, Renualt must be supplying different leads.

My leads (to the best of my metrological skills):
J1772 to Type 2:- the blue cable only (not counting handles) = 5.94 m
3-pin to J1772:- the blue cable to the box'o'tricks = 5.45 m, from the entry point into the box to the point into the plug (that is, the blue lead, the box and the lead out to the plug) = 5.98 m

Approximation/summary - both of mine are 6 m leads.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 03:32 AM
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RE: How long are the charge leads?

My long 13A lead also appears to be non-kinking, certainly very substantial.
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