Hey Bruce. Neat bit of kit.
I have never used an Electric Charging point so no experience of use, the apps for them etc.
Got a question. I think the answer will (hopefully) be obvious, but will post anyway. Others may have a similar question....
Motorhome chargers will typically be a LOT smaller in capability than EV chargers (for example, my Multiplus has a 70A charger, so will pull under 4A AC from the EV Point). Is there a minimum cost that the EV Point will charge? e.g. Does it assume you are using at least say 10A, to pick a random number and charges accordingly? or is the charge per kWh drawn? Is there any minimum charge levied? if you just put in 2kWh for example, will it charge you for the exact amount drawn? Does it round the charging cost upto the nearest whole kW or is there partial kW charging?
Thanks Wildebus, a lot of research went into it so I’m pretty proud of the kit.
Just like everything. Each supplier has its own charging rates and some charge 50p per hour plus the KW charge and that too is set by the supplier.
Now I have used Tesco chargers as they charge 28p per KW or part thereof, the cheapest I got charged was 2p. But in Scotland, I charged overnight and was charged £1.88 to a full charge.
I have 540AH, so that is around 7300KW, so the most I’ll ever be charged is £2.05
I have also found a place near Aldridge which is 4 hours of free parking and the charge points are free too.
It's pretty simple though, you download the app that the charge point uses, (Tesco uses PodPoint), and follow the instructions. The only reason I like using Tesco or Pod Point is that I don't want to have to top up credit on a number of various apps.
Using your example of the 70W Multiplus, you will be able to charge your batteries at roughly 1KW an hour, this actually means you still have 2KW free to run down the cable, so using an air-fryer, microwave, or kettle while charging is also possible. As the cable can do 13A at 240V so just over 3000W.
All I can suggest is to read the signs and familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of the parking.