Mrmstage wrote:Completely different subject: the small length of cord between the wall and the block on my level 1 charger gets really warm. Nothing else, not the plug or the box, just that short piece. Normal?
Does the long cord with the J1772 plug that goes to the car get warm while charging? If so, the car may be drawing too much current. If not, then the short cord must be damaged because it should not get hot.
Regrading your key fob--check the battery connections and make sure you are inserting the battery correctly. I have had new batteries which were defective right out of the package.
The long cord did not get warm, just the short bit between the block and the wall, and the plug that goes into the wall itself. The prongs were so hot when I pulled them out of the outlet last night that I could have branded someone with them. After looking at the photos of the OEM charger I ordered from Ebay last night, it's apparent the factory plug was lost at some point, and one from a hardware store had been put on. I'm sure that was the root of the issue.
In the meantime I went to the service desk at Carmax to ask about a replacement. They did not have any Leaf chargers laying around, so I asked if they had any EV chargers at all by chance. He brought me out one for a Ford, and it seems to be working like a champ. Only the box gets a little warm, but nothing else.
I will forever worry about my battery now I suppose. I remember having a faulty phone charger once upon a time that greatly reduced the total lifetime of the battery. (Maybe the Leaf has safeguards against such things??)
I asked them about my fob when I was there too, and they are going to get me 2 replacements, so I got that going for me, which is nice.