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Old 16th December 2019, 10:53   #121
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Let’s hope Hyundai does this professionally and provides genuine data about the performance, range and charging capabilities of the vehicle under such extreme conditions. Last thing we need is another soap opera like the Nexon EV in Ladakh with Milind Soman
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Old 17th December 2019, 11:48   #122
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Took delivery yesterday ! Iíve been like a kid in a candy story ever since.

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Took delivery yesterday ! Iíve been like a kid in a candy story ever since.
Congrats on your new EV. Black colour looks great.
Do start a ownership report soon.
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Old 19th December 2019, 21:47   #124
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Congrats on your new EV. Black colour looks great.
Do start a ownership report soon.
Before I get to ownership there is the challenge of doing the ground work to get the AC quick charger installed. Hyundai comes for installation only once the basic infra for their quick charger is in place. I decided to DIY it. They wanted 10 sq mm wiring which was harder to track down then I thought. Iíve terminated the line in a 40 amp breaker, with some extra 10 sq mm wiring post that for the Hyundai electrician to do his thing. Used a multimeter to ensure there was nothing on the earth line, they were quite particular that it be the case. I lacked the masonry skills to conceal the fat wiring, so Iíve just used clamps to make it look as neat as possible. I wonder how kona owners who live in apartments are dealing with needing to do this sort of work in ďpublicĒ areas ?

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Before I get to ownership there is the challenge of doing the ground work to get the AC quick charger installed. Hyundai comes for installation only once the basic infra for their quick charger is in place. I decided to DIY it.
Always fun when DIY! Gives a surreal pleasure.
One thought - at the top edge of the circuit breaker, It seems the 2 wires are just hanging bearing their own weight. This will cause the shield & copper inside to stress over time & crack. I suggest adding a horizontal clamp above the breaker to steady the cables over it on 1 side after the final installation is done by Hyundai. That way the weight will be borne by the 2 screws & not the cables.
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Before I get to ownership there is the challenge of doing the ground work to get the AC quick charger installed. Hyundai comes for installation only once the basic infra for their quick charger is in place.
Looks great. Would suggest having a 15 amp socket installed with a independent circuit breaker as well on the same line - you then have the choice of using either the level 1 and 2 chargers as convenient. Please ensure that you have your line drawn directly from the meter. The level 2 charger draws upto 30amps and this is often the limit of the meter-if there is additional items such as fridges/ac/heaters running, there is potential for overload and tripping/fuses blowing.

This is the arrangement at my home
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This is the arrangement at my home
Here`s how they set it up in my apartment
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What are the chances of the resident juveniles or car wash guys or drivers fiddling with this? I know it needs a smart card to operate, but is it not possible to encase the charger and the connector inside a lockable wall mounted box?

At least in my earlier apartment, there was a usual gaggle of ~5 drivers whiling away most of the day for their businessman owners or home errands.

Did either of you face issues with your cooperative society/ housing society for permissions etc? I am unfortunately in a fractious building complex now whose managing committee is largely paralyzed by infighting b
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Did either of you face issues with your cooperative society/ housing society for permissions etc? I am unfortunately in a fractious building complex now whose managing committee is largely paralyzed by infighting b
I looked at enclosing it within a box, but have decided against it for now. However, in my case, this is installed in my porch, so isn't in a truly public area.

about the managing committee - sympathies from one is a somewhat similar situation....
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What are the chances of the resident juveniles or car wash guys or drivers fiddling with this? I know it needs a smart card to operate, but is it not possible to encase the charger and the connector inside a lockable wall mounted box?

At least in my earlier apartment, there was a usual gaggle of ~5 drivers whiling away most of the day for their businessman owners or home errands.

Did either of you face issues with your cooperative society/ housing society for permissions etc? I am unfortunately in a fractious building complex now whose managing committee is largely paralyzed by infighting b
Less of juveniles, more of adults who seem quite fascinated with this setup. There could be some elements in any society for that matter, that can pose inordinate amount of stress for us but that can be taken care by installing CCTV cams, just to ward of any nonsense behavior, even dummy one`s might help. I faced no issues during charger installation from any member of my society, people seem to be happy to see some first world tech, being consumed this early. Maybe i`m just fortunate, this whole thing panned out really well for me
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we enclosed our charging unit in a box, but during the floods the box was destroyed. The charger seems to be a solid unit was submerged under water for 3 days. But survived and our charger is working as expected now, no damage to circuits. Good thing
there is no separate battery withing the unit.
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I heard some guys got a totally different connection from the electricity distribution dept just to get the charger fixed to that connection.

Did any of you got that done? Or getting a totally separate wiring straight out of meter worked. What's the load capacity in your domestic electricity connection??
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I heard some guys got a totally different connection from the electricity distribution dept just to get the charger fixed to that connection.

Did any of you got that done? Or getting a totally separate wiring straight out of meter worked. What's the load capacity in your domestic electricity connection??
You will need a 3 phase connection. Most domestic connections are single phase with a maximum load of 7000Watts. The Kona itself will be drawing 7000W while charging, hence you will need a 3 phase connection. You will need to apply for this at the distribution company, following which they will draw extra power lines to your home, and also replace the electric metering. There may also be slight changes in your bill as well.

Its always better to check feasibility of three phase connection at your residence before getting a Kona, sometimes, if lines are not available, especially in rural areas, it may not be possible for getting a 3 phase connection, and the power company may ask the customer to pay up for installing more lines.
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You will need a 3 phase connection. Most domestic connections are single phase with a maximum load of 7000Watts. The Kona itself will be drawing 7000W while charging, hence you will need a 3 phase connection. You will need to apply for this at the distribution company, following which they will draw extra power lines to your home, and also replace the electric metering. There may also be slight changes in your bill as well.

Its always better to check feasibility of three phase connection at your residence before getting a Kona, sometimes, if lines are not available, especially in rural areas, it may not be possible for getting a 3 phase connection, and the power company may ask the customer to pay up for installing more lines.
I have a 3 phase connection but the load sanctioned is only 6KW. That's what the whole society has. So I guess first I need to take permission from the corporative housing society then apply for it at electricity distribution dept.
Thanks for the help.
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I did not have to take any new connection, the society electrician did the entire setup with my existing meter, after i bought material as per Hyundai requirements.
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