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by SteveH
Sun May 08, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Do you follow VW advice on battery charging?
Replies: 58
Views: 4510

Re: Do you follow VW advice on battery charging?

monkeyhanger wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 8:11 am
True,but it's a lot easier to check battery health than level of compression, bore wear etc.
Unfortunately the infotainment system won't let you access the battery's state of health, so it isn't exactly trivial for a buyer to check.
by SteveH
Sun May 08, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Do you follow VW advice on battery charging?
Replies: 58
Views: 4510

Re: Do you follow VW advice on battery charging?

A practical range for day to day use doesn't have a bearing on the potential range when you need it. You can set off at a 100% and run down to a level that suits your charging plans. That's still in the recommendations. You use the appropriate guidance for your specific journey. Just a different co...
by SteveH
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Sunglasses case
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Sunglasses case

A lot of cars have a fold-down sunglasses case in the ceiling, but the ID3 doesn't. Has anyone seen a good retrofittable case?
by SteveH
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Solar Panels
Replies: 28
Views: 2073

Re: Solar Panels

Yes, it’s odd how people rush down the road of payback when that wasn’t one of my primary concerns. I've been pondering solar for a while, and the primary reason for installing would be environmental. But its a lot of money, so we can't just write it off - we need to be able to recoup much of the i...
by SteveH
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Solar Panels
Replies: 28
Views: 2073

Re: Solar Panels

I do wonder if solar panels + battery are financially beneficial really. Just a battery and Octopus Go would allow you to shift your usage to the cheap period, so to be cost effective the solar panels are having to compete with the 7.5p/KWh Go price...
by SteveH
Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID.3 1st - voice control
Replies: 10
Views: 667

ID.3 1st - voice control

I was under the impression that all ID.3 models with dual zone climate control can control it through voice commands, so that includes the ID.3 1st. Telling my 1st to "defog windows" (voice command) has always given me a "this function is currently unavailable" response, so I con...
by SteveH
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: What’s the maximum charge rate you have seen??
Replies: 18
Views: 1416

Re: What’s the maximum charge rate you have seen??

^^ This. Tesla and now Polestar do this - if you have a rapid charger as a destination in the nav - the car will warm your battery for arrival. This is hinted at coming to the Id series with SW 3.0. Along with many other things (ie don’t believe it until you see it!) My suggestion doesn't require a...
by SteveH
Mon Mar 07, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: What’s the maximum charge rate you have seen??
Replies: 18
Views: 1416

Re: What’s the maximum charge rate you have seen??

I have heard that you only get very high charge rates when the battery is over 25°C, which makes me wonder why it doesn't use some of the KW to run the battery heater and get it up to 25° instead of sitting there drawing 37KW from a 120KW charger. :-/
by SteveH
Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Max charge rate between 20-80% ? ID3 Pure Performance
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Max charge rate between 20-80% ? ID3 Pure Performance

All other ID.3s max out at 100kW unless again it was built and delivered very recently and it was suggested to be 120kW (VW Announced this in July 2021) not sure how many cars they have delivered with this option. I think I have seen 1 individual see over 100kW rate recently. I was under the impres...
by SteveH
Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Timed charging for Octopus Go
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Timed charging for Octopus Go

To add to this, I've had successes on all 3 nights I've plugged in with this setup: Target: 80% Preferred times: 00:30-01:30, 01:30-02:30, 02:30-03:30, 03:30-04:30 Departure time: 07:00 (no aircon). The departure time seems to make all the difference and my charging to 80% has been done completely w...
by SteveH
Sun Feb 06, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: 2.3 software
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: 2.3 software

I'm still waiting for 2.3. It did pop up a thing about an update while I was poking at the infotainment a few days ago (not on the goodby screen - it just popped up out of nowhere), but it still hasn't actually updated.
by SteveH
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Octopus Go New Tariffs
Replies: 142
Views: 12099

Re: Octopus Go New Tariffs

MotMot wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:34 pm
Your old supplies will default your gas to the cap when your old deal ends?
My old supplier isn't on a fixed term contract, so it won't end. But as I said, its been tracking the cap for the past year anyway so I imagine it will keep doing that in April.
by SteveH
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Octopus Go New Tariffs
Replies: 142
Views: 12099

Re: Octopus Go New Tariffs

Well, I can't decide whether or not its worth switching to Octopus Go, because of their gas prices. My current supplier (Outfox the Market) only does dual-fuel, so I *have* to switch the gas if I switch electricity. My current tariff is variable rate and seems to have been more or less tracking the ...
by SteveH
Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Octopus Go New Tariffs
Replies: 142
Views: 12099

Re: Octopus Go New Tariffs

I didn't think Octopus were letting anyone sign up to go currently? I've had mixed messages. I phoned them up a couple of weeks ago and they told me I couldn't switch because they weren't accepting new customers. I queried them about it on Twitter and they told me that's not the case... so who know...
by SteveH
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Timed charging for Octopus Go
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Timed charging for Octopus Go

I still haven't found the right balance here. Using the Ohme, historically, to control charging (I'm also on GO 00:30-4:30) worked perfectly, every time, but I encountered a hurdle with remotely heating the car prior to departure outside of the cheap hours* I have an Ohme here, but I was hoping to ...
by SteveH
Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Timed charging for Octopus Go
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Timed charging for Octopus Go

Lets get this out of the way first: I know that timed charging is horribly broken. However, I've been using it to charge between 00:00 - 06:30 pretty successfully since I had the 7.6KW charger installed. I'm planning on moving to Octopus Go shortly, so thought I'd get everything set up to use the 00...
by SteveH
Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Small screen percentage
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Small screen percentage

You certainly get the percentage below 10%, not sure about below 20%.

And I'm still waiting for 2.3 too. Lots of front assist errors and such the other day, but they've all gone and no update has appeared, so who knows!

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by SteveH
Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Bike Transport retrofit
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Bike Transport retrofit

Presumably the whole bumper is replaced with one that has the fold down numberplate?
by SteveH
Wed Feb 02, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charge to 40% .. pause .. charge to 80%
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: Charge to 40% .. pause .. charge to 80%

With a home charger limited at 7.8KWH, I am convinced that there is a calculation going on based on initial charge level…. There's definitely a calculation based on the initial charge level. It always seems to try to finish the charge at the end of the charge window, so the lower the SoC the earlie...
by SteveH
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charge to 40% .. pause .. charge to 80%
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: Charge to 40% .. pause .. charge to 80%

As far as I am aware Departure times only control the cabin temps not the charging. It was probably supposed to control charging but it doesn't work for most people. The departure times seem to make charging a bit more aggressive for me - i.e. with it set to charge to 80% and no a departure time se...