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by f1geek
Thu May 06, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 or 2019 battery?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: 2017 or 2019 battery?

What is the price differential between the two cars you are looking at?
by f1geek
Wed May 05, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

No, not enough juice. That is why the “smart” splitter only sends power to either your car or the dryer (never both at the same time), with the dryer getting priority.
by f1geek
Wed May 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 or 2019 battery?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: 2017 or 2019 battery?

Great question! No, no expiry date. If you take good care of a lithium ion battery, it can provide a useful life of several decades. It is my understanding the main causes of cell aging are: calendar aging, amount of cycling, DoD (Depth of Discharge) during cycling, storage SoC (State of Charge), an...
by f1geek
Tue May 04, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

Sounds good. Best of luck! I live in CA where it is common to have a dryer in the garage (in my case, right near the garage door, too). I can see it would be inconvenient if your dryer is not in your garage.
by f1geek
Tue May 04, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

Great to hear you found a properly wired, grounded circuit! You can not use the L1 EVSE that came with the car on a 240V circuit. You will need to purchase a 240V EVSE (Level 2 or L2) to charge your car at 240V. The included L1 EVSE charges at 1.2 kW but you could charge as quickly as 7 kW (240V, 30...
by f1geek
Tue May 04, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

The L1 EVSE you describe maxes out at 10 amps, and that’s already pretty slow, but you could certainly try charging at 5 amps. I doubt it will help, but you might as well try. As long as the electrician is at your house, you should also get a quote for a 240 V circuit (50 amp if your panel has capac...
by f1geek
Mon May 03, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

It is certainly possible there are no grounded circuits in your house, and then you would need an electrician to help. I bet you have a grounded circuit somewhere, but it may not be very convenient to charge your car.
by f1geek
Mon May 03, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

A GFCI makes an ungrounded outlet safer for you and whatever you plug into it, but if the EVSE is looking for ground on the ground pin, then a GFCI wired to an ungrounded circuit will not help you charge. It sounds like you need to get a receptacle tester (cheap- probably under $20) to determine if ...
by f1geek
Mon May 03, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

Congrats on the e-Golf. I love my e-Golf and have successfully charged it many, many times on L1. I suspect since you have an old house this particular receptacle may have a bad ground or the hot and neutral wires are incorrectly wired. Also, it is best if you use a GFCI outlet for the L1 EVSE, thou...
by f1geek
Mon May 03, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: "Swoosh" sound on deceleration
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: "Swoosh" sound on deceleration

Hard to know. Could be the motor. There are also pumps for the cooling system that make a tiny bit of noise. I do not think there is a reason to worry. Maybe record the sound?

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