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Hey! We're just waiting for the dealer to arrange delivery now, and although we have a home charger installation booked for 10th Jan, it will need to be delayed as we need to wait for the DNO to come survey our electric supply as we're apparently on a looped supply which will need un-looping before we can have the charger installed. Considering the DNO survey isn't until end Jan, I assume they won't even schedule the work until end Feb at best, so probably looking like March until we can get the charger in. Guess for those initial months we will be tied to public chargers and using the 3 ping charger. Does anyone know how long the cable is on the supplied 3 pin? We don't have any plugs near our drive way, and our letterbox is too small to get a plug through. I read you cannot/shouldn't use an extension cable, so wondering if the cable will be long enough. Anyone had a recently delivery that can tell me how long it is? Likewise, anyone any ideas on the best way to use a 3 pin socket that's probably more than 5/6 meters away? Buy a new cable? Are there extensions that can be used?
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Hi,
Just taken delivery of my EQC. It was supplied with a type 2 cable for connecting to charging units, but no cable with a 3 pin domestic plug for charging at home.
Had a C350e when they came out in 2015 which came with both cables. Really surprised to only find 1 came in the boot on delivery. 🤷🏻‍♂️
What did everyone else get?
 

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I got both. I think they pretty much have to supply the 3-pin domestic cable, because that's your cable of last resort when you get stuck away from a charger. Probably a silly question, but did you look under the floor of the boot?
 

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There are no silly questions 😀. I did look with the delivery driver as we were checking the tyre inflator, etc. Just the type 2 in a bag in the boot.
I agree with you that you might need one in an emergency and not everyone has a wall box fitted at home.
Pinged an email to MB customer service tonight to ask them. Hope to hear back from them tomorrow, fingers crossed.
I was just keen to hear what others had received with their new cars, as when I read the online brochure earlier, there’s no mention of it.
Maybe another cost saving initiative to keep their profit margins up?
 

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I just checked my datasheet and it gets explicitly listed, so maybe see if it's listed on yours:

B89 - Charging Cable - Domestic Charging, 8M straight Included
 

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Yep - mine came with the 3 pin plug when it was delivered in January. To be honest, as we don't have a wall box, it's all I've used - so definitely needed it!
 

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Decided to chase up the supplying dealer for a response. They called back within the hour and they have agreed to send me one as a good will gesture, as they are no longer supplied with the car. He did explain how it was no longer in the brochure. Another casualty along with the Premium audio, augmented reality sat nav, etc, etc….

A word of warning to anyone waiting to receive their EQCs - check with your dealer before it arrives and have the conversation with them up front to avoid any unwanted surprises.
 

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Hi
i got my EQB in May of this year and the dealer said Mercedes had stopped including them as standard!?

I am just looking to buy one now but can’t decide between a 7m or 12m in length, anyone got any thoughts on that please?
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i got my EQB in May of this year and the dealer said Mercedes had stopped including them as standard!?

I am just looking to buy one now but can’t decide between a 7m or 12m in length, anyone got any thoughts on that please?
cheers
You can tidy a long cable but can't stretch a short one so if unsure if might work out better to have the longer one. Especially as extension cables are not advised to be used. (3 pin cables are not ideal either). Also the electric circuit being plugged into should ideally be checked by electrician first to avoid overheating
 

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You can tidy a long cable but can't stretch a short one so if unsure if might work out better to have the longer one. Especially as extension cables are not advised to be used. (3 pin cables are not ideal either). Also the electric circuit being plugged into should ideally be checked by electrician first to avoid overheating
Good point well made, will go for the longer one I think, it’s not a permanent option, just while on holiday - many thanks for the advice 👍
 
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