JonoNZ
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Re: 2011 - Dead Battery Charger

Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:34 pm

The failure in my charger was pretty significant, so I'm not sure it's something that would happen slowly.

The car itself has insulation monitoring circuitry that will detect a short to chassis, so it's pretty unlikely that anything is damaged that badly if the car still drives and charges normally.

2011 Leaf? If so, you should be able to pull up the rear seats and see the charger. If the smell is really bad at that point, then it might be worth starting to plan for a replacement charger...

If there's no more smell there, I wouldn't worry too much and just keep using it.

rpmdk
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Re: 2011 - Dead Battery Charger

Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 pm

Thanks for that, I'll try to have a look this weekend.

ewaka
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Re: 2011 - Dead Battery Charger

Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:06 am

I have another question, its been pointed out to me that the fast charger does not use the on board charger, my car wont charge on either fast or slow charge i am wondering if this is relevant to my diagnosis of crook on board charger?

JonoNZ
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Re: 2011 - Dead Battery Charger

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:16 pm

Oh wow, sorry for the slow response! I've been out of the country and I didn't seem to get a notification that there was a new post!

The fast charger DOES use the onboard charger, but only for communications/signalling. The power connection is direct to the battery pack.

If the on-board charger is completely toast (not talking on the CAN, potentially no internal supplies active) then you wouldn't be able to charge from a DC fast-charger, so that fault description is consistent with your issue.

JonoNZ
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Re: 2011 - Dead Battery Charger

Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:18 pm

rpmdk wrote:Thanks for that, I'll try to have a look this weekend.


How did you get on? Car still working normally etc?

rpmdk
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Re: 2011 - Dead Battery Charger

Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:00 pm

It's been working fine. Charged properly every night since, haven't smelled burning plastic again. So I haven't taken it into the shop. I'm probably going to trade it in on a 2018, so I'm hoping I can just ignore it until then.

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