I think you may be confused about when the car is charging and when it isn't. How exactly are you monitoring whether the car is charging or not?Kevtech wrote:This weekend I took my I3 Rex on a little road trip. The weather was very inclement & when I went to charge the I3 at a Level 2 charge point I decided to sit in the I3 while it was charging. Once I was in the I3 it stopped charging. If I got out & locked the car charging re-commenced. I left the car charging for a few minutes, opened it & got in again. It stopped charging again. The I3 would only charge if I was not in it. I tried the passenger seat as well but the charging stopped.
After I returned home I plugged into my Level 2 30amp Chargemaster. I left the I3 charging for fifteen minutes. The I returned, opened the car & sat in. The car stopped charging. Once I exited the car & locked it charging resumed.
Is this a safety feature? I have searched the web but I cannot find any info on why the I3 stops charging if someone is in it. Any suggestions or advice on how to charge the I3 while I stay inside. I live in Ireland & we get a lot of rain so if I am on a trip & the weather is bad I would like to stay in the car while it is charging.
Very bizarre. That is definitely not how the car is supposed to work, so if this is correct, then there is a problem with your vehicle. Plenty of people sit in their cars (I have) at public charging stations while the car charges. Bring it to your dealer and show them what it does before you leave. Let us know how you resolve this.Kevtech wrote:Before I get into the car both the IRemote app & display on charger confirm charging is active. After sitting back into the car IRemote shows car Charging as not active. When I get out of the car level 2 charger display says charging stopped. Lock the car & charging starts again. IRemote confirms this as does level 2 charger.