Gonville
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Re: Chager Problems

Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:21 am

Bunter wrote:
BoMW wrote:I've had the above warning on ecotricity outlets, 4 in total. My socket flashes red and the screen says to little power from charging unit. I will ring ecotricity because so far I've had only one of their chargers work, out of 7.
Which sort of charger were they?

Bill
That sounds like the need to lift/support the cable when plugging in. There is another thread on this. Flexing of the docking plate in the i3 preventing all the pins touching when first establishing protocols?

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Gonville
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Re: Chager Problems

Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:24 am

Stevei3 wrote:
Dave wrote:Hi All. The charging unit supplied with my i3 has packed up. When I switch it on I immediately get the charging fault red light flashing without even plugging it into the car. Amyone else had this? :(
Hi Dave,

yes, mine did get too wet at one time. It started flashing red like yours. I dried it for a good 2-3 hours on the radiator @home and all was well again.
Has yours gotten wet/damp ?

Regards, Steven
I believe it can get wet if it's in the Froot. Unless in waterproof bag.

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i3 ordered 9APR14 delivery Oct...now Born Electric 29 NOV. BEV Laurus Grey, Suite, 19" 429 Turbine, All boxes ticked (including HK) no sunroof.
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CompuMagic
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Re: Chager Problems

Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:23 am

yaute wrote:
CompuMagic wrote: Have you driven it with the gas generator on much and if so did you wait till the car kicked on the generator automatically or did you manually turn it on while the battery had a good amount of charge?
The problem is not related to the gas generator. In any case BMW will inspect my car on next Tuesday. I'll keep you informed.
FYI, the car has 7000km, I did only one test of more than 240km on the highway with the gas generator forced. Since this test, the gas generator in on automatic mode and I've filled back the tank.
OK what charger do you have at home?

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Re: Chager Problems

Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:41 pm

CompuMagic wrote: OK what charger do you have at home?
A charging station from Phoenix Contact setup at 3.7kW. (https://www.phoenixcontact.com/online/p ... usen&tab=1)

PeterHarvey
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Re: Chager Problems

Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:40 am

Does the temporary fix to the failing in-car charger, that reduces the charge-rate, mean that you can't use fast and rapid chargers - especially the ones at some motorway service areas that are supposed to charge the car (to 80% charge) in 30 minutes.

Peter
UK
i3 Rex- ordered April 2014, picked up 27 Oct 2014.
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Zzzoom3
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Re: Chager Problems

Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:54 am

PeterHarvey wrote:Does the temporary fix to the failing in-car charger, that reduces the charge-rate, mean that you can't use fast and rapid chargers - especially the ones at some motorway service areas that are supposed to charge the car (to 80% charge) in 30 minutes.

Peter
UK
DC Fast Charging and the OUC are not supposed to be affected
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mindmachine
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Re: Chager Problems

Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:20 pm

PeterHarvey wrote:Does the temporary fix to the failing in-car charger, that reduces the charge-rate, mean that you can't use fast and rapid chargers - especially the ones at some motorway service areas that are supposed to charge the car (to 80% charge) in 30 minutes.

Peter
UK
What is going on here, is the Rapid DC charging is bypassing the on board charger and thus are not effected by the software update.

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Re: Chager Problems

Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:28 pm

mindmachine wrote:
PeterHarvey wrote:Does the temporary fix to the failing in-car charger, that reduces the charge-rate, mean that you can't use fast and rapid chargers - especially the ones at some motorway service areas that are supposed to charge the car (to 80% charge) in 30 minutes.

Peter
UK
What is going on here, is the Rapid DC charging is bypassing the on board charger and thus are not effected by the software update.
L1 and L2 EVSE put a/c into the car's connection, and the car then must use its internal charger to convert it to DC to charge the batteries. When you use the fast DC charging, you bypass the internal ac-dc power supply, and directly charge the batteries. Some of the logic is still in the circuit, but you've bypassed the parts that have had issues.
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2014 i3 BEV, 2021 X5 45e
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ArashMass
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Re: Chager Problems

Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:49 pm

Just bought my i3 and I haven't installed a level 2 charging station yet. I am trying to charge using a regular 110v (Level 1) but there is a red LED light on my charging socket "Power Fault" and the light on the charging port remains white. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Thank you,
Arash
USA

jadnashuanh
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Re: Chager Problems

Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:42 pm

If the light on the i3's charging port is white, it is saying it is ready to plug in. If the EVSE on the occasional use level 1 charging assembly is red, it is detecting an internal fault. It's possible the receptacle doesn't have a good ground or the polarity is reversed, or it is defective. Have you tried it in another outlet or just unplugged and replugged it in? If I remember properly...plug the EVSE in first, then plug it into the car's charging port.
Jim DeBruycker
2014 i3 BEV, 2021 X5 45e
(The i3 will be sold soon, <17K-miles, interested?)

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