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I stopped to charge at a BP Pulse on Sunday - 150kW chargers but it only charged at something like 37kW. ealier in the day I used Ionity and again that only charged in the high 50s to 60s. Nowhere near the 110kW it should be capable of.
Anybody else experiencing this or do you get the full fast charge rate?
 

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Not got my car yet so cannot speak from experience but what was the state of the battery ie how full was it that can I beleive affect the charge rate. Ie the higher the existing rate the slower it can be and certainly over 80% charge it slows considerably. Also external temps make a diff did you prepare the battery for charge either manually or by choosing the charge point via the navigation? Finally I know that here in France at the village chargers of 22kw more than one car (they usually can do 2) the supply is split so max power is reduced as it is shared. I would not expect that from a DC fast charger but one cannot help but wonder if at a location with several chargers the supply is also shared a bit. excuse Me if I am stating the obvious will also be interested in any responses from experienced users.
 

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I was the only car on the chargers and each time I did select it through the satnav so should have been prepared to charge. Just wondering if it could be an issue with the onboard charger, the cable or maybe a firmware update required
 

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I have charged many times in Ionity and normally car charging between 85-105kwh. After 80-90% it goes slower, maybe between 60-80kwh.
 

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I was the only car on the chargers and each time I did select it through the satnav so should have been prepared to charge. Just wondering if it could be an issue with the onboard charger, the cable or maybe a firmware update required
What was the ambient temperature? It does seem low a question I have is whether the chargers themselves sometimes dish out less for reasons as yet not understood? Will research a bit on the french forums to see if this sort of issue has been raised.
 

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What was the ambient temperature? It does seem low a question I have is whether the chargers themselves sometimes dish out less for reasons as yet not understood? Will research a bit on the french forums to see if this sort of issue has been raised.
Sunday morning it was probably about 18 celsius and later on probably more like 15 and raining. I'll probably have to use another one this weekend so will note the temperature, charge rate etc.
 

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See if you can find the charging stations in question on plugshare, people often post what power they managed to get out of them. I've charged my EQC on two "identical" UltraRapid 350kW chargers. On one it peaked at 109kW and on the other just 80, weather conditions were pretty similar... ambient of about 22C. On the faster one I was sharing the station with a Hyundai Ioniq, on the slower one I had it all to myself. A quick check on the slower one at plugshare revealed a Tesla Model X poster saying "80kW Really not 350kW".

The good charger took the car from 30% to 90% in 39 mins, with an average charge rate of 80kW. Some data points along the way were:
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Predicted range at the end was 353km, which extrapolates out to 392km at 100%.
 
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