SOT: electric vehicle cars

I assume domestic chargers for electric vehicles are single phase. If you had access to a three phase supply could you get a better charger?
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On 28/02/18 15:08, Scott wrote:

if someone made one, yes.
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On 28/02/2018 15:08, Scott wrote:

Yes. 22kW 3 phase chargers are readily available. Not normally used for domestic situations, but if you happen to have 3 phase connected to your property then go for it.
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I've only got 2 phases
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On 28/02/2018 16:09, charles wrote:

What - old and decrepit?
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I may be old - but I still have my crepit.
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On 28/02/2018 16:09, charles wrote:

Awake and asleep?
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On 28/02/2018 16:09, charles wrote:

Two out of three from a 3 phase supply or one of those dual phases?
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I thought there were 3 incoming, but whoever put the supply in only used a 3 core cable, so it's two phases and neutral. I only discovered this when we were fed from a genny after a nearby builder wrecked the local feeder. The company fuse holder is a 3 phase one so I assumed we had all 3.
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My parent's house built in the 1930s had two phases, but only one used. Believe they were two out of the three - and all three were alternated over the estate, with each house having two. I was told it was provision for all electric heating in the future. The actual houses were built with no power sockets at all - unless you paid extra for them.
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On 03/03/2018 23:55, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

That would have been for the days I was taught about at school "when electricity would be free due to the nuclear power stations".
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On 04/03/2018 09:25, ARW wrote:

Nuclear power stations - in the 1930's ?????
ISTR that in the early days of electricity some electric companies had different tariffs for 'lighting' and 'power'. Perhaps the intention was to have a lighting meter on one phase and a power meter on the other.
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It wasn't that 'early'. My parents built a house 1949/1950 which was very innovative in many ways (latest square pin plugs, through lounge, etc.) but that had separate fuseboxes and meters for light and power.
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On Sunday, 4 March 2018 12:48:05 UTC, Chris Green wrote:

That was normal right up to the mid sixties.
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On Sun, 4 Mar 2018 09:25:55 +0000, ARW

And my great aunt said if you left a socket switched on with no plug inserted, the electricity would escape through the holes and increase the electricity bill.
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No you weren't. Read this Winky article for more info.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_cheap_to_meter>
Foolish claims about things have been made down the ages.
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On Sun, 4 Mar 2018 09:25:55 +0000, ARW

As Mike says the nuclear power aspirations were in the mid 50s, and it wasn't free electricity it was electricity too cheap to meter.
In the 30s my grandfather worked for "the electric light" and the company had a coal fired steam turbine next to the town gas plant, I believe they both depended on cooling water from the nearby canal. It was policy then to connect any house that asked for a supply and provide one lighting fixture, any other connections were chargeable extras.
By the time I was born the grid connection meant the plant was closed but the chimney dominated the town and was used to carry the name of a toilet cleaner for all the commuters on the mainline to London to see.
Granddad kept his works cart when he retired and would give my sister and I rides up and down the street in it, it was affectionately known as the bogey wagon.
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I don't know but I see common sense has prevailed in the us and below a certain speed electric vehicles have to now make a noise by law to aid the pedestrian and cyclists hear them. Brian
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The buses in Oxford Street sound like a burglar alarm
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On 28/02/2018 17:05, charles wrote:

Adding a "noise" was suggested years ago. One question was what sound. My thought was "an engine sound" as we are all conditioned to know that that means a vehicle and possible danger.
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