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by steviebabes
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Should DC Charge stop at Limit set in Car ?
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Should DC Charge stop at Limit set in Car ?

Don't worry about it, we nearly always charge to 100% and after 11 months and 9K miles I've not noticed any battery degradation. Maybe in the winter drive a few miles after a 100% charge but at the moment just use the full range.
by steviebabes
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charger installation for garage and driveway
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: Charger installation for garage and driveway

The output from the 'charger' is not just a simple L/N/E as for a cooker. There are data connections too so these would also need switching over. I think the only way you could do it is wire another type 2 socket in parallel in a waterproof case from the back of the chargers type 2 socket. The cable...
by steviebabes
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Infotainment system - auto off
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Infotainment system - auto off

Pressing the start/stop button keeps the info screen on for a set time, not sure for how long though.
by steviebabes
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Charger won’t lock
Replies: 28
Views: 1444

Re: Charger won’t lock

Are you sure the plug is going all the way into the socket? If there is any sort of obstruction the pin won't line up with the hole in the plug hence the charge is limited to 1KW to stop damage to the contacts if disconnected at 7 or 11 KW.
by steviebabes
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Is this... too punchy?
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Is this... too punchy?

Go electric, the car is very roomy, the life more so as it only has the lower boot floor. Ours has been totally reliable for 10 months and 8000 miles. We easily get 240 miles now it's summer.
by steviebabes
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Issues with Multiple Users in WeConnect app and v3.0
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Issues with Multiple Users in WeConnect app and v3.0

I presume your partner would have to log out before you have full access to all the functions.
by steviebabes
Sat May 28, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Torque Alliance or Plugear?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Torque Alliance or Plugear?

I ordered mud flaps from Torque Alliance, they came in 3 days and no extra to pay.
by steviebabes
Mon May 23, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Pod Point question
Replies: 31
Views: 3154

Re: Pod Point question

It's easier just to change the SSID of the new router to the same SSID as the old router, also use the same password. This also means you don't need to change anything on your other devices.
by steviebabes
Sun May 08, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID3 GTX in 2023 face-lift?
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: ID3 GTX in 2023 face-lift?

Looks like discs on the rear too.
by steviebabes
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging to 80%
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Charging to 80%

Ahh thanks for clarification. I never let the battery get below 20% if I can help it but I do feel the 80% recommendation is more to cover VW's warranty than anything else. The extra range and the 'full tank' feeling of a 100% charge is worth the slight degradation over the next 3 to 4 years. I will...
by steviebabes
Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging to 80%
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Charging to 80%

I have always charged my phones to 100% and I have one that's at least 6 years old that still lasts two days. The battery in the car is essentially a huge version of a phone battery. I only charge the car to 100% if I'm using it immediately after charging and going on a longish journey so it's never...
by steviebabes
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Disable touch screen for cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Disable touch screen for cleaning

I just unlock the car and open the passenger door, after a couple of minutes the screen goes black and I can clean it.
by steviebabes
Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Why are so many chargers broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: Why are so many chargers broken?

Pod point have a report a fault feature in their app. I reported one outlet of a 22kW was cutting off randomly and fair play to them it was fixed within a week.
by steviebabes
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Is it OK to use a granny charger as my main charger?
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Is it OK to use a granny charger as my main charger?

If you are worried about overheating a 13A socket fit a 16A commando (caravan EHU type) socket on your outside house wall. Cut the 13A plug off and fit a 16A commando plug. If you need to use the granny lead at someone else's house you can get short 13A plug to 16A socket patch leads quite cheaply a...
by steviebabes
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Is it OK to use a granny charger as my main charger?
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Is it OK to use a granny charger as my main charger?

I don't think it will harm the car but I believe charging at under 7kW is less efficient so in the long run will use more electricity. As the power from your panels is free I can't see this being a problem.
by steviebabes
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: What do I need?
Replies: 16
Views: 1630

Re: What do I need?

The Podpoint app is very good, you can check availability and add a credit card to your account. I was quite surprised how cheap the 50kW DC charger was, 28p per unit, about the same as everyone will be paying at home soon. This was at Tesco, they may be higher at Lidl. A full charge for about £14 s...
by steviebabes
Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Small screen percentage
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: Small screen percentage

I think you get percentage showing at 20% along with the low battery warning. If you are that bothered about percentage showing leave the charge screen on in the main screen.
by steviebabes
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Running down the 12volt battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: Running down the 12volt battery

I doubt an hour will cause any problems, LED lights and screens don't use much. The heater uses the main battery so will knock a few miles off your range.
by steviebabes
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Built in Satnav vs Apple/Google Maps
Replies: 45
Views: 8791

Re: Built in Satnav vs Apple/Google Maps

I find Android Auto faultless, wifi connected, not tried a cable.
by steviebabes
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Anyone who has a Life trim wishing they had a Family trim?
Replies: 32
Views: 3766

Re: Anyone who has a Life trim wishing they had a Family trim?

Our previous car had a reversing camera but no sensors and on balance I do prefer the sensors. The lights on the life are brilliant, much better than our previous car. Our first choice was a family pro but as the dealer had a life pro performance in stock with 19 inch alloys we went for it. The pric...