So I picked up my LEAF today
, drove around a whole bunch, came home, plugged the car into an 120V outlet (with GFCI) in the garage to charge. The EVSE's charge light would go on, but within less than a minute, the GFCI would trip
. This happens consistently. Should that be happening?
* My house was built around 1989.
* I have a compressor (Campbell-Hausfeld VT6316) plugged into the wall plate's other outlet. The compressor's label reads: "wired for 120V / 15A / 60 Hz / 1PH". I have used the compressor many many years without it tripping the GFCI. For example, when the compressor's tank is empty, to fill it up to use pressure (usually 100 psi), the compressor would have to run at least five minutes. It seems to me that if the outlet can support 15 amps for that long, why would the OEM EVSE trip the GFCI after less than a minute? (I even tried unplugging the compressor and plugging the OEM EVSE into its outlet: same result.)
* I am using a 50-feet 12-gauge grounded extension cord between the outlet and the OEM EVSE. Can the cord's length be causing this problem?
What is the likelihood that there is something wrong with my OEM EVSE? With my outlet? Thanks for any clues.