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I found this site for scandinavian countrys:
http://www.elbilsverige.se/index.php/ladda

As you can see you can select different charingpoints, what does work
with karma? Is it only Mode-3, Type-2 with cable?

I guess only 230V would be bad since you have to take out the portable karma charger and it will probably get stolen.
 

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I found this site for scandinavian countrys:
http://www.elbilsverige.se/index.php/ladda

As you can see you can select different charingpoints, what does work
with karma? Is it only Mode-3, Type-2 with cable?
No that one won't work. The Karma has a single phase 16A on-board charger with a Type-1 inlet connector (we call it SAE J1772 in the US). So Type-2 (Mennekes) with cable won't work.

Here's what can work of what was listed:

Mode-3, Type-1 with cable - Just plug right in

Mode-3, Type-2, outlet - can work assuming single phase is available. You'll need a Type-2 to Type-1 cable to connect your Karma, such as this:


230V 10A Schuko - you'll need "to take out the portable karma charger" as you put it. I'm not sure what Fisker is providing in Europe, but you'll have to be sure not to pull more than 10A. Also assuming the portable "charger" has a schuko plug on it (the standard wall outlet).

230V 16A Schuko - Same as above but 16A.

230V 16A CEE - Same as above but might need a CEE plug adapter.
 

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Thanks. on the portable charger in europe we have the standard wall outlet and I can choose if i connect it to 16A or 10A (its default in 16A so the fuses went first time i connected it:) Most of the charging points here are 230V which aint so good since you have to take out the portable charger (i will guess this will get stolen fast)
 

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Well the nice thing about the Type-1 (Mennekes) design is that is automatically locks to the car. Some or the Type-1 (J1772) connectors do allow for a small padlock, but I'm not sure how helpful that is. As an aside, Type-1 is clearly an inferior design and I'm sad that we got stuck with it in the US. Type-2 should have been the global standard.

You might consider using a theft deterrent such as this:


This guy makes them: Connector Protector

Could you post a pic of your mobile charging connector? I'm just curious what they look like in the EU.
 

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Sorry, I wasn't able to edit my post above, but I meant to say:
"Well the nice thing about the Type-2 (Mennekes) design is that it can automatically lock to the car."

Also found some better pics:

 

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Why not put the car on the cable it selves? I don't think it will damage the cable.
Saves some trunk space ;-)
 
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