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Re: Melted charge port

Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:51 pm

leafy30 wrote:9751 Third St.
Sidney, BC
Canada
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Thanks!

https://www.plugshare.com/location/15208

If the pics reflect what's there, they're Clipper Creek but the handles could've been changed.

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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:34 am

This thread and others are telling us to check the EVSE plug before we start a session.
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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:50 am

The charger in question has recently been replaced by the Town of Sidney

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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:11 am

Do I understand correctly that the charger should have a circuit breaker that will shut it off if there are any problems during charging ?

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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:21 pm

leafy30 wrote:Do I understand correctly that the charger should have a circuit breaker that will shut it off if there are any problems during charging ?
Certain problems. Not *all* problems.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:32 pm

leafy30 wrote: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. ?
Not sure what kind of help you're asking for. If you're talking about compensation, I think the plugshare log does suggest this unit had problems and is likely to have caused the overheating. You could try asking the town for compensation, give them the info and see what they say. As to whether or not this constitutes proof, or whether they are obligated legally, I have no idea. You'd probably be best off consulting an attorney if you wish to pursue legal action.

Do you need repairs, and how much will they cost?
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:43 pm

I am trying to understand what caused it and what to do to prevent another occurrence. It has been repaired at a cost of $1500 . Before I can try and recoup money I need to know cause.

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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:06 pm

leafy30 wrote:I am trying to understand what caused it and what to do to prevent another occurrence. It has been repaired at a cost of $1500 . Before I can try and recoup money I need to know cause.
What exactly was replaced? Just the charge port?
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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:14 pm

The 110v/220v port and associated wiring was replaced. I believe it was a 6 hour job to remove and replace

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Re: Melted charge port

Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:53 pm

Original looks like older Clipper Creek (Sun Country). Replacement looks like new Clipper Creek (Sun Country). Based upon the reports on Plug Share, it sounds like plug was making loose contact, causing buzzing, relay chatter, and/or failure to charge before it finally overheated to the point of damage.

I never had a problem with the 2011 (3.3 kW charger), but have had a few instances of the plug on public L2 chargers getting excessively warm with the 2015 because it draws more current. I always feel the plug after a few minutes to make sure it is not heating when I use public chargers.
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