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 Post subject: New eGolf charger error
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:55 pm 
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We have a new eGolf (like yesterday). When I plug our charger into the garage every light lights and flashes. There is no pattern that matches in the manual. My interpretation is that this is non-optimal. When I plug it into the car, it appears to charge, but I’m not comfortable leaving it plugged in with all those other indicators flashing. We’re in an older house, so there could be electrical issues, but I’m not sure what I’m solving for. Anyone have an idea what’s going on?

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 Post subject: Re: New eGolf charger error
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:07 pm 
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Are you saying every light on the charger flashes? I’m assuming you’re referring to the 120V charger they give with the car. Since you’re concerned with the older house, change your maximum charge current setting to 5 amps, which only adds about 2 to 2.5 miles of range per hour of charge and see if you still have any issues. If no issues, then your house’s wiring needs upgrading, at which point you should add a 240V circuit that allows you to charge faster using a better charger.

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 Post subject: Re: New eGolf charger error
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:05 pm 
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JimWharton wrote:
We have a new eGolf (like yesterday). When I plug our charger into the garage every light lights and flashes. There is no pattern that matches in the manual. My interpretation is that this is non-optimal. When I plug it into the car, it appears to charge, but I’m not comfortable leaving it plugged in with all those other indicators flashing. We’re in an older house, so there could be electrical issues, but I’m not sure what I’m solving for. Anyone have an idea what’s going on?

JMW


Try plugging the charge equipment into a different electrical circuit someplace you know has known good modern wiring. My 2015 has a different level 1 EVSE provided with the car, I think anyway. When I tried plugging that EVSE into a sketchy 115vac circuit (at a hotel) the EVSE lit an error LED and would not charge the car.

You're probably going to want a 240vac circuit run for a level 2 EVSE sooner or later, but for now it would be nice to know if the level 1 EVSE provided with the car is not defective.

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 Post subject: Re: New eGolf charger error
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:13 pm 
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I'd take that charger back to the dealer. My car came with a level 1 charger the dealer had never seen before. Seems VW changed suppliers in the middle of their 2019 production run. Mine works, but I like the look of the older one better.


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 Post subject: Re: New eGolf charger error
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:21 pm 
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JimWharton wrote:
We have a new eGolf (like yesterday). When I plug our charger into the garage every light lights and flashes. There is no pattern that matches in the manual. My interpretation is that this is non-optimal. When I plug it into the car, it appears to charge, but I’m not comfortable leaving it plugged in with all those other indicators flashing. We’re in an older house, so there could be electrical issues, but I’m not sure what I’m solving for. Anyone have an idea what’s going on?

JMW


I have exactly the same with my cable charger - it flashes all lights like a Christmas tree. It does that even when not connected to a car. Dealer says if it charges (which it does) - then no need to be bothered.
Will probably make them check/replace the charger anyway.


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