Charging ID3

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Ph66
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Charging ID3

Post by Ph66 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:41 am

Hi guys.

Only just picked up my ID 3, wondering what's the best method of charging.

Either plug in every night to home wall box charger (7kw)
or
To only charge when it gets low?

Unless we are going on a long journey, I think it will only be local so low miles

Cheers

Rhevian
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Re: Charging ID3

Post by Rhevian » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:15 pm

I don’t think that makes any difference. The main recommendations are to only charge above 80% if you’re about to go on a long journey, and don’t do all your charging at rapid DC chargers.

Avalon
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Re: Charging ID3

Post by Avalon » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:12 pm

Thanks both for the above. The question posed by ph66 is one I’ve been looking for an answer to. I typically do less than 5K miles/annum and in the main do short, local journeys.

At this stage in my thinking, I’m wondering if I take the plunge and buy an ID.3 whether the low input 13a home supply will do the business for me?

A

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Re: Charging ID3

Post by Rhevian » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:34 pm

A 13A charging cable should give 3kW, which will add about 5% per hour. If you charge for 7 hours overnight that should refill just over 1/3 of battery capacity, say from 45% to 80%, good for 60-70 miles.

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Re: Charging ID3

Post by Avalon » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:03 pm

Many thanks for the reply rhevian; that one over night charge would do me for pretty much a week.

scott28tt
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Re: Charging ID3

Post by scott28tt » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:51 am

I had a 7kW home charger installed this week, first charge took me from 30-80% in about 4 hours - perfect for the off-peak electricity tariff that I'm in the process of switching to.

Ph66
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Re: Charging ID3

Post by Ph66 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:12 pm

Hi Guys

I am trying to set up delayed charging from my new wall box !

Page 260 of the manual says you have to set up a location - which would be home. Press the kite symbol
However the message coming back says function not available .

What am I doing wrong - or is not available until the new year ??

Robsto
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Re: Charging ID3

Post by Robsto » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:13 pm

Having the same problem and dealer hasn't a clue. Did a work around by installing a sonoff basic timer into the control cct of my old style basic rolec charger
This works on my wifi to allow charging times to be set

scott28tt
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Re: Charging ID3

Post by scott28tt » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:26 am

VW (corporate, not a dealer) told me this week that the We Connect ID. app will include timed charging in an update “which should become available in the very near future”

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