leafy30
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Location: Sidney,BC, Canada

Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:10 pm

Recently I charged at a public level 2 charging station and when I returned to my car after 15 minutes I found the charging cord to be extremely hot, the charge port had melted and was smoking. I am having difficulty in finding out what might have caused this. The town told me the charging station had been tested several days before my encounter and was deemed to be ok. I noticed on PlugShare after some research that the station was not working the day after it had been tested. Also according to PlugShare comments the station had been reported to be buzzing and not working on several occasions before my problem as well as working. Any help,would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone else had a similar problem. ?

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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:17 pm

Your next step is an examination by a Nissan dealer to determine whether there was any kind of failure in your charging control system. If you can get a written statement from the Nissan dealer that your charging system did not fail, it is time to go after the owner of the charging station for compensation for the damage to your Leaf. That means you also need a written estimate from the Nissan dealer for the cost of repairs to your Leaf.
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cwerdna
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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Have the Plugshare URL of the location?
Dooglas wrote:Your next step is an examination by a Nissan dealer to determine whether there was any kind of failure in your charging control system. If you can get a written statement from the Nissan dealer that your charging system did not fail,
Seems like this would matter little. Leaf can only pull 6.6 kW at max over J1772. If the OBC didn't obey the pilot signal duty cycle (https://openev.freshdesk.com/support/so ... -sae-j1772) from the EVSE telling it how much it could draw and drew a higher amperage, then a breaker should've tripped eventually at the supply side.

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leafy30
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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:52 pm

Do not have the URL of this station. It is in Sidney, BC, Canada

Jerryr
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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:01 pm

What brand EVSE is it? Blink EVSEs have many reports of melting at the connector.
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leafy30
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Location: Sidney,BC, Canada

Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:28 pm

It is a 2019 Leaf and came with a Nissan charger

cwerdna
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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:43 pm

leafy30 wrote:The town told me the charging station had been tested several days before my encounter and was deemed to be ok. I noticed on PlugShare after some research that the station was not working the day after it had been tested. Also according to PlugShare comments the station had been reported to be buzzing and not working on several occasions before my problem as well as working.
leafy30 wrote:Do not have the URL of this station. It is in Sidney, BC, Canada
Confused by this since you said you checked Plugshare.

The melting handles on Blink EVSEs (and Schneider, I believe as well) were due to bad crimps in crappy Rema handles.

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leafy30
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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:47 pm

Checked PlugShare after my incident

cwerdna
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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:11 pm

leafy30 wrote:Checked PlugShare after my incident
And you can check it again. If you view the location on Plugshare's web site, you can copy and paste the URL to here.

Or, give us the address and we can find it. There's more than 1 public L2 EVSE in that town.

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leafy30
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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:49 pm

9751 Third St.
Sidney, BC
Canada
V8L 3A5

Not sure how to determine URL

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