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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2015, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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charging question

Hi, I wonder if anyone knows if the Fluence can be charged on 7kw charging points? I know it will only take 3.6 kW due to its own limitations but I would like to know if it will still charge and if it's safe to use. If so, will the even faster ones work? E.g. 22kw, 43kw? Thanks a lot.
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RE: charging question

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Hi, I wonder if anyone knows if the Fluence can be charged on 7kw charging points? I know it will only take 3.6 kW due to its own limitations but I would like to know if it will still charge and if it's safe to use. If so, will the even faster ones work? E.g. 22kw, 43kw? Thanks a lot.
Hi there, depends on the cables you have available.
The power delivery itself is no problem, since 3.7kW/7kW/22kW/43kW AC charging points all use one to three phases ~230VAC to ground (or 400VAC phase to phase). So it is safe and it will work, provided you have a cable that fits (usually type2 connector) on the charging point side and type1 inlet on the car side.

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Hi, I wonder if anyone knows if the Fluence can be charged on 7kw charging points? I know it will only take 3.6 kW due to its own limitations but I would like to know if it will still charge and if it's safe to use. If so, will the even faster ones work? E.g. 22kw, 43kw? Thanks a lot.
Hi there, depends on the cables you have available.
The power delivery itself is no problem, since 3.7kW/7kW/22kW/43kW AC charging points all use one to three phases ~230VAC to ground (or 400VAC phase to phase). So it is safe and it will work, provided you have a cable that fits (usually type2 connector) on the charging point side and type1 inlet on the car side.

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Hello Beaty! thank you so much for the answer and welcoming : ) I have a type 2 cable I believe, which can be connected to the eccentricity charging lead in the motorway stations but it won't charge but I haven't got much clue then as I just bought the car that night! So will try again in the super market which has a 7kw and 22kw. Also I'll get a home charging point installed too, instead of 3.7kw one I probably go for 7kw, in case I go for another EV in the future.

thanks a lot and good to know there are other Fluence drivers out there enjoying this elegant car too!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2016, 09:50 AM
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RE: charging question

No - you CANNOT use the rapid charge sites. Indeed, these use gender reversal on T2 to prevent this. It may appear you can link the cable by connecting to the tethered lead, but they do not fully mate. You cannot use ANY Rapid charge point as the car is not designed for it - it preferred the battery hot swap instead. You can use up to 22kW posts that have a T2 socket.
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