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Are we allowed to share the charger with other EV owners in need of charge and to add it to Zap-map?

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I would like to add my charger to the zap map, not for profit but for helping out others who are in need of a bit of juice. I wonder if we are allowed to do that?

 

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Best answer by Ash_OVO 27 March 2020, 17:35

Hello @Andras. It would charge other vehicles, although we do state that it’s not supported for vehicles other than the Leaf or the e-NV200, so use it at their own risk. Also worth noting, that If any visitors are driving a Nissan Leaf or an e-NV200m just remember to hit that Boost button, or they may end up exporting. Good for you, bad for them!

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I would like to add my charger to the zap map, not for profit but for helping out others who are in need of a bit of juice. I wonder if we are allowed to do that?

 

Good question this,@Andras 

 

In principle it’s a yes, as long as the car supports CHAdeMO and the charger is used just for charging, eg. in Boost mode. It’s worth pointing out that we would take no responsibility for car makes other than Nissan LEAF or eNV200 using the V2G unit.

 

Does anyone else do something similarly as kind @Peetee @Absolute Zero @falklandkid ?

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Thanks @Tim_OVO for clarifying that! There are not many chademo chargers in my area, there is no worse feeling, when you are anxious of your ev range. 

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@Andras 

This is an awesome idea. I have been sharing my charging point since I have had it installed. Its an awesome way to speak with other EV owners too 😁 we are a growing community and it's only a matter of time until this is the norm.

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It is a slow CHAdeMO charger, there is a risk that someone will turn up expecting a quick 20 minutes and be faced with hours to charge their vehicle.

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It is a slow CHAdeMO charger, there is a risk that someone will turn up expecting a quick 20 minutes and be faced with hours to charge their vehicle.

Yes, but its better than nothing. You can set it so people have to call you to arrange a charge so you can explain this. I also indicated that its a 7 kW charger under the info icon on Zap-Map. I found that charging between 30%-80% takes just over an hour with it. It is a lot slower if the battery is under 30%.  

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It is a slow CHAdeMO charger, there is a risk that someone will turn up expecting a quick 20 minutes and be faced with hours to charge their vehicle.

I believe ZapMap asks you what Kw the charger is when you add it. I can’t remember. It’s been nearly 2 years since I added mine.

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It is a slow CHAdeMO charger, there is a risk that someone will turn up expecting a quick 20 minutes and be faced with hours to charge their vehicle.

I believe ZapMap asks you what Kw the charger is when you add it. I can’t remember. It’s been nearly 2 years since I added mine.

Likely true, but zapmap does have errors so people may just assume the charge rate is an error.

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Very true. But it’s nice to this app as well as plugshare. But I shall say no more. I am currently writing a topic for the best apps to use for EV owners :kissing_heart:

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Very true. But it’s nice to this app as well as plugshare. But I shall say no more. I am currently writing a topic for the best apps to use for EV owners :kissing_heart:

Plugshare perhaps more appropriate than ZapMap for a “home” charger?

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Oh dear my posts are now being put in a queue for checking by the mods.

Wonder what I’ve done wrong. *shrug*

I was trying to  reply that Plugshare may be more appropriate than ZapMap. At least edit still works.

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That's strange @NoPoke might be worth speaking with Tim or Nancy or Amy to see what's going on

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It is a slow CHAdeMO charger, there is a risk that someone will turn up expecting a quick 20 minutes and be faced with hours to charge their vehicle.

I believe ZapMap asks you what Kw the charger is when you add it. I can’t remember. It’s been nearly 2 years since I added mine.

Yes, but there are only 25 and 50 KW options for Chademo at the moment.

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It is a slow CHAdeMO charger, there is a risk that someone will turn up expecting a quick 20 minutes and be faced with hours to charge their vehicle.

I believe ZapMap asks you what Kw the charger is when you add it. I can’t remember. It’s been nearly 2 years since I added mine.

Yes, but there are only 25 and 50 KW options for Chademo at the moment.

Are you using V2G on a 2014 Nissan Leaf?

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It is a slow CHAdeMO charger, there is a risk that someone will turn up expecting a quick 20 minutes and be faced with hours to charge their vehicle.

I believe ZapMap asks you what Kw the charger is when you add it. I can’t remember. It’s been nearly 2 years since I added mine.

Yes, but there are only 25 and 50 KW options for Chademo at the moment.

Are you using V2G on a 2014 Nissan Leaf?

Yes, since October, it works well for me since I don`t need to commute. :relaxed:

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Hello @Andras. It would charge other vehicles, although we do state that it’s not supported for vehicles other than the Leaf or the e-NV200, so use it at their own risk. Also worth noting, that If any visitors are driving a Nissan Leaf or an e-NV200m just remember to hit that Boost button, or they may end up exporting. Good for you, bad for them!

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Hello @Andras. It would charge other vehicles, although we do state that it’s not supported for vehicles other than the Leaf or the e-NV200, so use it at their own risk. Also worth noting, that If any visitors are driving a Nissan Leaf or an e-NV200m just remember to hit that Boost button, or they may end up exporting. Good for you, bad for them!

Wish I had the charger to know haha. I believe I have been emailing you. I send the pictures. Let me know what you think.

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Hello @ITGeek123 

 

I hope you’re well. 

 

The photos would have been forwarded to the operations team over at ChargedEV as they complete the Smart+ installs. They should be in touch shortly, however, should you need any updates, feel free to drop me a line!

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Hey @Ash_OVO 

 

Thank you dude. I doubt I will hear anything back today. Have an awesome weekend whatever you have planned! Me? I have Doom Eternal to smash through and then… forever playing Animal crossing on the switch. :joy:

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@ITGeek123 haha you never know! They’re typically very good with response times, so I’m sure it will be early in the next week, I’ll give them a cheeky prod if not! 

 

As for the weekend, thank you! I hope you do as well! It sounds like we have similar weekends lined up, although I’ll be playing through some old school AC: Black Flag on the Xbox One X haha!

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@Ash_OVO if it wasn't on the Xbox one X I would've disapproved 😂 have an awesome weekend dude

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@NoPoke @Andras I have restored your comments that were flagged - not sure what set off the spam filter there!

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