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Bob Geldoff1234

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I have just bought a Kia Xceed plug in hybrid.The battery charges at 3kw either using the 13amp plug or the Type 2(I think) cable.
My question is the best outlet for charging the car?
I am thinking of running a 6mm twin and earth directly back to the mains and fitting just a 13amp outdoor socket.
Better still would be a Type 2 charging outlet but I don't want a full 7kw charging type.Can anyone recommend a 3kw outlet that I could wire other than a socket outlet.
I have seen a few outlets but they are still over £200.Any cheaper recommendations would be good.
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BoB
 
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I would avoid the "granny chargers" and go for a proper type2.

I managed to pick up a type 2 quite cheaply - if you are not claiming the government funds then you don't have to have the ones which communicate ('smart' metering style) so at the moment there is a bit of a surplus as most now need the smart type
 

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