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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,328 ✭✭✭✭ELM327



    @shanemkelly Is the EasyGo card free? I find their site and general information really difficult to navigate.
    +1
    Just went on there and it claims the fob costs €5, not paying that, can't see how to get a card?
    Crap website tbh, and I want to show support for any private charging network!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,645 ✭✭✭krissovo


    ELM327 wrote: »
    +1
    Just went on there and it claims the fob costs €5, not paying that, can't see how to get a card?
    Crap website tbh, and I want to show support for any private charging network!

    Give them a ring and talk and they should send one out if they know you are serious, also the installers have fobs and 4 line application forms if you see one. They photo the application and give you the fob and you are set up there and then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,328 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    krissovo wrote: »
    Give them a ring and talk and they should send one out if they know you are serious, also the installers have fobs and 4 line application forms if you see one. They photo the application and give you the fob and you are set up there and then.
    Well I hardly want a fob to throw at people, it's for use at chargers!
    My point is they should make the website better.


    I've had issues with them in the past but I really want any and all private fast charger networks to succeed and expand. Anything is better than single point of failure ecars nonsense


  • Moderators Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Black_Knight


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Well I hardly want a fob to throw at people, it's for use at chargers!
    My point is they should make the website better.


    I've had issues with them in the past but I really want any and all private fast charger networks to succeed and expand. Anything is better than single point of failure ecars nonsense

    Yup. Agreed. They're making it difficult though. Their site has prices all over the place, though the last I hear was 10c/kWh. Talk of connection fees, and charges to get a fob turn people away. Pretty sure I filled out their online form, nothing happened. Tweeted them, nothing happened (they replied, but didn't help me). Downloaded the app, I can log in, but it says i'm pay as you go.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Keep it simple.
    Where can I charge on your chargers (they show every charger in a specific area)?
    How do I register to use your chargers?
    How do I use/initiate charge at your chargers?
    How much does it cost to use your chargers?

    Pretty much all the info I want, but very difficult to find.


    Edit:
    Oh ffs. I logged in on my laptop, and when I go to change my subscription type, I get a feedback window asking me to tell them what to fix. Their site is a joke


  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭shanemkelly


    End of the month. You'll get an email in all German, with a PDF attached.


    @shanemkelly Is the EasyGo card free? I find their site and general information really difficult to navigate.
    ELM327 wrote: »
    +1
    Just went on there and it claims the fob costs €5, not paying that, can't see how to get a card?
    Crap website tbh, and I want to show support for any private charging network!

    I signed up a long time ago and got the Fob for nothing. In fact, I think receiving the Fob was the reason I signed up (i.e. in case they started to charge for it later on). When news of the charge for the Fob came up, I e-mailed them saying I should've received a free Fob and they sent one to me.

    I'm not a big user of public charging (my 40,000km/year is done mainly from charging at home & at work) so haven't had a chance to test the Fob yet.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,328 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    I signed up a long time ago and got the Fob for nothing. In fact, I think receiving the Fob was the reason I signed up (i.e. in case they started to charge for it later on). When news of the charge for the Fob came up, I e-mailed them saying I should've received a free Fob and they sent one to me.

    I'm not a big user of public charging (my 40,000km/year is done mainly from charging at home & at work) so haven't had a chance to test the Fob yet.
    same as myself - 50k a year but 95+% of all trips are done in one charge from home/work
    The ones that arent are generally to westport, wexford, or some other holiday destination.

    Athlone (or is it kinnegad?) easygo charger would be a nice stop off on the way to westport.
    They've also put an easygo fast charger in the hotel near enough my aul man's house in Kildare, so would use that too.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 32,130 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Mickeroo


    ELM327 wrote: »
    same as myself - 50k a year but 95+% of all trips are done in one charge from home/work
    The ones that arent are generally to westport, wexford, or some other holiday destination.

    Athlone (or is it kinnegad?) easygo charger would be a nice stop off on the way to westport.
    They've also put an easygo fast charger in the hotel near enough my aul man's house in Kildare, so would use that too.

    Ionity are opening in Athlone pretty soon too if I'm not mistaken.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭redcup342


    Maingau 
    Plugsurfing
    Stadtwerke Dusseldorf 
    Have a few apps as well, 
    PolyfazerDirect for Czech,
    EinfachstromLaden, Incase RFID Chip doesn't work 
    Fastnet - To see the actual state of Fastned Chargers 
    Ladenetz - to see actual state of Ladenetz charger that don't seem to be in the Fastned app yet work with a Fastned Card. 
    Chargemap - To see free chargers and to map out trips
    Wirelane - Can't remember why I got this, I think there are a few networks in Europe that are not in Maingau or Ladenetz. 
    Plugsurfing - The go to, Maingau or Stadtwerke + Apps don't work (usually in NL or Belgium)  
    Intercharge - The local companies will usually be in Intercharge if they aren't in Ladenetz in Germany.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,190 Mod ✭✭✭✭charlieIRL


    Mickeroo wrote: »
    Ionity are opening in Athlone pretty soon too if I'm not mistaken.

    This Thursday.


  • Moderators Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Black_Knight


    charlieIRL wrote: »
    This Thursday.

    I'd love for this to mean something to me (originally from Athlone) but unless I'm going further afield I'll be juicing up at my folks place on a granny cable. Ionity on the Limerick ring road would be my next wish. Twould get me from cork to Galway etc a stress free charge.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 64,721 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    I'd love for this to mean something to me (originally from Athlone) but unless I'm going further afield I'll be juicing up at my folks place on a granny cable. Ionity on the Limerick ring road would be my next wish. Twould get me from cork to Galway etc a stress free charge.

    The two 50kW double chargers (Applegreen branded) that went in at Birdhill a few days ago might help too?


  • Moderators Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Black_Knight


    unkel wrote: »
    The two 50kW double chargers (Applegreen branded) that went in at Birdhill a few days ago might help too?

    Twould add ~50km to my trip. Currently, Shannon or Ennis would be my stopping points. Seems Shannon has 2 CHAdeMO chargers, and 1 CCS. Less chance of being stuck behind a charging Leaf I guess, and they're the same charging speed as Birdhill.

    Technically at 206km, I should be able to drive to Galway in 1 go, but I aint ever risking that in an Ioniq.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,721 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Technically at 206km, I should be able to drive to Galway in 1 go, but I aint ever risking that in an Ioniq.

    I would have no problem risking that in Ioniq on those roads if I was on my own (in summer). Car is well up for it. Wouldn't hammer it though.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 32,130 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Mickeroo


    Athlone Ionity will benefit me if I ever have to drive to Dublin, means I have to take a slightly different route but adds next to nothing distance wise. Previously I'd have been relying on Longford or the Applgegreen in Killcock at a stretch.


  • Moderators Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Black_Knight


    unkel wrote: »
    I would have no problem risking that in Ioniq on those roads if I was on my own (in summer). Car is well up for it. Wouldn't hammer it though.

    Not that I "hammer it", but I don't hang about either. If i've an open 100km/hr road, i'll be doing GPS 100km/hr. Same with motorways. Given i've never seen much more than 206km indicated on my GOM i'd not risk it (granted my daily drive is up a hill and home windy back roads with lots of braking and accelerating so my GOM is bound to be low).


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,328 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    My gom was generally 160-170km, not a hope I'd take the Ioniq on a 206km trip without stopping


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,587 ✭✭✭✭listermint


    ELM327 wrote: »
    My gom was generally 160-170km, not a hope I'd take the Ioniq on a 206km trip without stopping

    Seems like it's easy to do though without alot of effort. Obviously your gom is your typical driving style.

    But with all due respect if you made minor adjustments to it the over 200 would be quite a simple task in one go if needed.


    Surely....


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,721 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Indeed. With a light foot on regional roads in summer, I'd have no problem taking on a bet that I can't do 300km in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,496 ✭✭✭irishgrover


    To do so one would have to drive at 100km or less on a motorway.
    I would find that much more stressful than stopping for 10 minute charge.

    On the bright side there are now 13 CCS fast chargers between Galway city and Dublin airport, 14 if your coming from the west of Galway city.....not bad at all


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,818 ✭✭✭Silent Running


    To do so one would have to drive at 100km or less on a motorway.
    I would find that much more stressful than stopping for 10 minute charge.

    On the bright side there are now 13 CCS fast chargers between Galway city and Dublin airport, 14 if your coming from the west of Galway city.....not bad at all

    Oh. stop it! You're supposed to keep up the mantra that public charging is so bad that you have to keep burning petrol. :p:p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,177 ✭✭✭k123456


    To do so one would have to drive at 100km or less on a motorway.
    I would find that much more stressful than stopping for 10 minute charge.

    On the bright side there are now 13 CCS fast chargers between Galway city and Dublin airport, 14 if your coming from the west of Galway city.....not bad at all

    Which one is West of Galway, please


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭September1


    k123456 wrote: »
    Which one is West of Galway, please


    If you are coming from west of Galway to Dublin, you would be passing this one https://goo.gl/maps/YAn3a85W4x9f12s67


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,553 ✭✭✭zg3409


    Mupchease wrote: »
    does it accept "nil" as a postcode

    Edit : I looked up my account info through the app and I got it working with 00000

    Re: Maingau
    Just received this email today:
    Information:
    Our shop is currently not activated for foreign countries. Therefore, we ask you to put a "0" in front of any four-digit zip code (eg "01050" Vienna). Select "Germany" as country and enter your intended country in the address additional field (eg "Austria"). Only in this way can we ensure that the chip will be delivered to the correct mailbox!
    With our RFID-Chip your charging sessions will be easier!

    I am not sure how that applies to Ireland but I suspect a 5 digit zip code starting with zero is needed, country Germany, and then put Ireland in address field. My card has not arrived yet, but I live in hope.


  • Moderators Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Black_Knight


    zg3409 wrote: »
    Re: Maingau
    Just received this email today:


    I am not sure how that applies to Ireland but I suspect a 5 digit zip code starting with zero is needed, country Germany, and then put Ireland in address field. My card has not arrived yet, but I live in hope.
    You can use the app to start charge. Tis how I did it initially. Picked a charger, found it's ID number, found that ID number on the app at the cashel station and started charge.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,190 Mod ✭✭✭✭charlieIRL


    Out of the blue my manigau and Esb cards arrived, wasn't expecting the manigau card so soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,081 ✭✭✭fricatus


    mccannf wrote: »
    I put my Eircode in originally as XnnXnnn (X is a letter, n a number) and it didn't work. But when I put it in as Xnn Xnnn with a space between them, it accepted it.
    That Eircode format worked for me too, thanks! Chargers not showing on the map but I'll check again tomorrow.

    Just registered successfully ("Vielen Dank für die Registrierung!"), but the stumbling block for me was that the Eircode format was slightly off. In its correct format, mine is similar to X91 W820, but the site required it with four characters, a space, then three characters, so X91W 820.

    Anyway, let's wait and see what happens next! Thanks to everyone posting here, it's been a big help in getting this far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 380 ✭✭jarrieta


    I managed to register with Maingau, they had to do it manually as it was failing all the time, then a few errors not receiving the confirmation email, etc

    Now if I go to the Payment methods in my account I get this message and cannot set any payment method

    "No payment method can be deposited for your account"

    Any ideas?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,081 ✭✭✭fricatus


    jarrieta wrote: »
    I managed to register with Maingau, they had to do it manually as it was failing all the time, then a few errors not receiving the confirmation email, etc

    Now if I go to the Payment methods in my account I get this message and cannot set any payment method

    "No payment method can be deposited for your account"

    Any ideas?

    Not much help to you, but I've had exactly the same experience... hopefully someone will know the answer, otherwise it will just be a case of contacting support again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 399 ✭✭Petetheroadie


    I was able to add my debit card no problem in the app


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  • Registered Users Posts: 192 ✭✭bodgerfederer


    Can I use the Ionity chargers with my chargemap card? Any idea on the cost? - i only want a quick top up on my way to waterford (i reckon with a light foot i wouldn't need to stop at all....)


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