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by alanjs
Sun Jun 16, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Intelligent Octopus schedule charging not working!!
Replies: 33
Views: 16379

Re: Intelligent Octopus schedule charging not working!!

Well I am looking at going over to Octopus Intelligent imminently due to my high electric bills... I have a 7kw Zappi charger But I read this and now it fills me with dread that I am going to have all this messing around trying to get it to work..... Cupra App this, Octopus App that, Zappi App this...
by alanjs
Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Charging costs are killing me
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: Charging costs are killing me

Well.... I am going with Octopus, assuming they get the meter installed (which is where they fell down last time) Good choice. And surprisingly cheap once you're on the tariff. And you get loads of data about your usage and costs. Also stupidly, you can't go straight on the EV tariff. You have to g...
by alanjs
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Problem with electronic key
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Problem with electronic key

Evidence based? Sure, there are many scientific publications which discuss the ability of carbon fiber to attenuate EMF: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359836818343762 As for this impacting the Born, this has been discussed on the German Born forum. Take 2 fobs (ideally wit...
by alanjs
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Problem with electronic key
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Problem with electronic key

Does your key fob have the special carbon fiber cover? If so, try swapping it with the regular plastic cover. Carbon fiber can act like a Faraday cage and block EMF signals :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: If you don't want to swap covers, you can try rotating the carbon fiber side away from the vehicle...
by alanjs
Thu May 30, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Battery safety
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Battery safety

I would leave the car with a fairly low charge level and not worry about it (i.e. don't charge it before leaving). Here's an article with real data about car fires. EV's seem relatively safe to me. https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/tusker-fleet-data-reveals-the-truth-about-ev-fires#:~:text=With%20dat...
by alanjs
Wed May 01, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Intelligent Octopus schedule charging not working!!
Replies: 33
Views: 16379

Re: Intelligent Octopus schedule charging not working!!

I started using IO Go with a Zappi charger around October 2023. I had several problems getting the plan/charging sorted, especially as I had a solar panels/battery setup. It took a few months (basically through to the end of January 2024) to settle on a strategy that worked. One thing to make sure o...
by alanjs
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Cupra Born EV Spotted In The Wild
Replies: 9
Views: 6007

Re: Cupra Born EV Spotted In The Wild

Had mine since Jan '23, but a bit further north in Tamworth. You're right though, I haven't seen any others with Firestorm wheels.
by alanjs
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Who’s happy with their Born ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4465

Re: Who’s happy with their Born ?

I’m also suspicious of Octopus intelligent long term, Intelligent is great as I can charge the house batteries overnight, and run the washing machine, dish washer etc, but I’m thinking the energy supplier taking control of the car charger is going to lead to changes that will not benefit the likes ...
by alanjs
Mon Apr 08, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Who’s happy with their Born ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4465

Re: Who’s happy with their Born ?

Good Evening All…. I’m Just 1 year into owning the Cupra born. V2. Prior to this I drove an id4 for a year. Overall, I think the born is quite a nice car, comfortable to drive etc. however after trying for 2 years the whole electric thing doesn’t seem to be working out. The cost of charging now ver...
by alanjs
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Main CUPRA Born chat
Topic: Tyre size 235/45-r19
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

Re: Tyre size 235/45-r19

Also be aware that, in the UK, cars with Firestorm wheels have small plastic strips added to the wheel arches because the tyres extend slightly beyond the wheel arches and are therefore not compliant with UK safety law. If you fit the wider tyres you may have to fit those strips or face being stoppe...