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Am about to order a cable to connect the car to the wallbox as the wallbox model fitted is not tethered. I will go for a tri phase to future proof it. I am wondering whether to get a 7m cable so that I could use that in the car enabling me to front park if I want to rather than having to reverse into parking spaces or give some additional range if a stupid ICE driver is parked in the e car spot by the charger. I know the cables are heavy and a bit cumbersome anyone got any thoughts and recommendations? It is about 30 euro more over a 5m cable. I am hoping the car supplied 4m cable will be useable at home 7m is longer than I need 5 is the compromise there. I would hate to get the longer one and then find it is a pain to use.
 

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I think Mercedes have a 5m one now. Longer is better if not sure in my experience anyway. If too long you can I guess use velcro to tie the extra in a loop and this will help keep it from puddles on ground too, though I think it better to leave the loop on the ground if there will be a strain on the cable plugs. Also watch out for any heating of the cable if coiled. Let us know how you get on
 

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I think Mercedes have a 5m one now. Longer is better if not sure in my experience anyway. If too long you can I guess use velcro to tie the extra in a loop and this will help keep it from puddles on ground too, though I think it better to leave the loop on the ground if there will be a strain on the cable plugs. Also watch out for any heating of the cable if coiled. Let us know how you get on
Thanks for replying will order the longer 7m. Am getting a greencell one and as our dear friends Amazon have a prime day coming up I shall wait to see if this is on offer so will order next week now.
 

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A bit late, but I use a 10m cable, anything less would be a stretch, plus it has sufficient slack so that the cable lays flat on the ground, rather than stretched and suspended. Accidents happen with people walking past, refuse and recycling trolley bins going past! Etc...
No issue with coiling the wire around the charger when not in use. My cable is IP55 rated and has 2 attached caps to protect the port connections on both ends.
 

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A bit late, but I use a 10m cable, anything less would be a stretch, plus it has sufficient slack so that the cable lays flat on the ground, rather than stretched and suspended. Accidents happen with people walking past, refuse and recycling trolley bins going past! Etc...
No issue with coiling the wire around the charger when not in use. My cable is IP55 rated and has 2 attached caps to protect the port connections on both ends.
Not too late as I have still not got organised to order mine and this is useful to know. Do you charge having to cross the street? I will investigate the price of a 10m v 7m. I doubt I shall return to an ICE car so it will be a long term investment. My charge point is unaffected by binmen we have to leave our rubbish at the top of our lane some 150m from the drive entrance and we do not have wheeelie bins but we will be regularly walking in the area so maybe need to think a bit more about where the car may end up a lot of the time ie if we end up a bit wide away from the charger in what is a space for 2 cars. Appreciate your response thanks.
 

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Just a brief word - I sprained my hand coiling up my 5m charging cable! I put away two at once - one for our EQC, and another for our BMW i3. These cables are bulky, awkward to coil up and put in the boot, and heavy.
 
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