ID3 Home Charging

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RDR
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by RDR » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:59 pm

My dealers still waiting for equipment to upgrade ours now I’ve got a work around for timed charging I’ll wait for 2.1. I’ve kind of got used to ignoring all the other “features”

Rosiegloe
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by Rosiegloe » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:56 pm

Really? Thanks! I'll get on to my retailer!

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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by scott28tt » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:09 pm

Rosiegloe wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Really? Thanks! I'll get on to my retailer!

It seems that many dealers are only installing 2.0 on cars with faults that the updates fix, rather than just to gain the extra features - so list any faults/warnings when you contact them. They have to get VW to approve the update for your VIN as part of the process.
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Rosiegloe
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by Rosiegloe » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:18 pm

My area is in Tier 4 now so it looks like everything will be on hold for a few weeks now 🤨

scott28tt
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by scott28tt » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:27 pm

Rosiegloe wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:18 pm
My area is in Tier 4 now so it looks like everything will be on hold for a few weeks now 🤨

Same here but can’t imagine it will make any difference, the workshop techs can’t work from home
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Rosiegloe
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by Rosiegloe » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:13 pm

That’s true. I’ll call them in the new year.

Ians
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by Ians » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:23 pm

My VW garage (Aylesbury, Bucks) is in Tier 4 and working as normal. My DS garage (Edgware) is working normally as well.

stu-evs
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by stu-evs » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:14 pm

I waited a while before contributing to this particular thread as wanted to have tested the charging a few times first! Having done that I wanted to share a positive news story about a different brand of charger I've not seen mentioned on this forum:

I have an Andersen (the A2) - and I can't recommend it enough. Already have an I-PACE and so have been using the charger with that for 18 months already - wanted to ensure it worked as well with the ID.3 - and it does. The charger has a fantastic app that allows me to do pretty much whatever I'd want from a charger I think! (including timed/scheduled charging etc. - so regardless of what functionality the car has the charger seems able to manage it!). The charger itself is able to be integrated with solar and home storage etc. if that's your thing....and the main selling point for me when we got ours was that it's actually a fabulous design - it's a good looking addition stuck on the front of your house - not sure that can be said for all of the chargers on the market! You can actually custom design your own charger in terms of colours etc. - and even have a wood-fronted charger if that better fits the aesthetics of your home.....I know not everyone will be as bothered about the aesthetics perhaps as I was - but it was important to me (we matched ours to the anthracite colour of our garage doors). Appreciate that they're not the cheapest chargers on the market - but they are incredibly well built (they're all aluminium; not plastic) - and so far it seems to function very much better than some other chargers with the ID.3 too!
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hwhbev
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by hwhbev » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:07 pm

stu-evs wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:14 pm
I have an Andersen (the A2) - and I can't recommend it enough.

It looks very nice!

While we are on the topic of chargers that work, I am using an openEVSE (https://guide.openenergymonitor.org/int ... /openevse/) which works flawlessly with the ID.3 (and also my Leaf) and is ideal for those with some DIY skills that want a cheap but flexible solution. I can control mine via a web interface and it has lots of options for home energy management. It's not as pretty as the Andersen though.....

TomElleray
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Re: ID3 Home Charging

Post by TomElleray » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:06 pm

Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I have a question for those of you that have either “hacked” your charger with a relay to introduce a timer function, or have a timer function built in to your charger:

I have installed a relay in my pod point charger, that I can control from an app on my phone - thereby giving me timer functionality for charging on the cheap rates of electricity at night. I was wondering what settings you have in the vehicle to enable the car to be “woken up” by the charger when it kicks in? I can’t seem to get the car to wake up at the moment.

Thanks in advance
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