Mordillo98
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Nissan Leaf 2017 making noise when charging LVL 2

Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:17 pm

Hi,

I just purchased a Flo LVL 2 charger, and i always get a noise when it's charged about 75% or more. The hood gets hot, and the noise seems to come from near the radiator pipes.

Somebody else had the same exact issue on youtube. Here's the link (it's not me, but the noise is exactly the same).

It's a 2017 Nissan Leaf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKGXzWLNmqs

Any insights would be super appreciated ! I've always before charged with a LVL 1 so I never heard anything... Is this normal for a Lvl 2 charger?

Thx...

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Re: Nissan Leaf 2017 making noise when charging LVL 2

Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:34 pm

That sounds like the coolant pump is either running dry (low coolant or blockage) or has a mechanical problem. How is your coolant level?
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Nissan Leaf 2017 making noise when charging LVL 2

Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:37 pm

Mordillo98 wrote:Hi,

I just purchased a Flo LVL 2 charger, and i always get a noise when it's charged about 75% or more. The hood gets hot, and the noise seems to come from near the radiator pipes.

Somebody else had the same exact issue on youtube. Here's the link (it's not me, but the noise is exactly the same).

It's a 2017 Nissan Leaf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKGXzWLNmqs

Any insights would be super appreciated ! I've always before charged with a LVL 1 so I never heard anything... Is this normal for a Lvl 2 charger?

Thx...

Check the coolant hose flow by a light squeeze , you can feel the flow through your fingers.
What was the ambient temp during charging?
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Mordillo98
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Re: Nissan Leaf 2017 making noise when charging LVL 2

Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:53 am

Hi,

Thank you very much for replying. The ambient temperature is quite high. I would say around 30C (86F).

To make a long story short the car went to the dealer on 2 occasions and couln't reproduce the problem. I specifically asked on the second time to have it charge longer, which i saw from my phone it went from 40% to 90%, again without being able to reproduce the problem. Not sure what's going on here...

I'll do a small squeeze tonight as suggested tonight get back to you guys with an update.

Thx !!

Mordillo98
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Re: Nissan Leaf 2017 making noise when charging LVL 2

Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:05 pm

So...

I did plug it in, and I was able to hear the noise at 91% charge. I've decided to do my own video this time to really show the actual noise.

https://youtu.be/L6s7z5vGFSA

I checked the coolant liquid and it's over the minimum. I did squeeze the coolant tube a bit and i was able to feel the liquid moving in there.

Any suggestions?

Thx !!

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