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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: 910

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: 910

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: 910

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: 910

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: 305

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?
by f1geek
Sat May 01, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: unable to start remove charging plug. Works after a minute.
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: unable to start remove charging plug. Works after a minute.

I still think you need to try using a different station, say a public L2 or even DCFC. Also you might want to look very closely at the plug locking pin as well as electrical pins on the car J1772 inlet.
by f1geek
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V battery - expected voltage?
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: 12V battery - expected voltage?

My guess is the same as an ICE car. I have not closely monitored the 12 V battery, so don't have data. I believe the 12 V won't charge unless the car is charging or turned on. The easy fix is to get a new 12 V battery. I have almost 27,000 miles on my car (3 years old) and still using the original 1...
by f1geek
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Electrical system failure: Stop!
Replies: 140
Views: 130230

Re: Electrical system failure: Stop!

Thanks for the update. I wonder if this issue has to do with cell manufacturing location? The Samsung SDI cells were supplied from Hungary and I believe China as well. Maybe one of the sites produced less than high quality cells? At least VW is taking care of it for you, albeit slowly. I am keeping ...
by f1geek
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: unable to start remove charging plug. Works after a minute.
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: unable to start remove charging plug. Works after a minute.

Do you get this message using any L2 or L1 stations? Maybe try a different EVSE to try to isolate problem to either car or EVSE?

Do you get this message with DCFC?
by f1geek
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Electrical system failure: Stop!
Replies: 140
Views: 130230

Re: Electrical system failure: Stop!

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Do you know the mV difference between the cell with the highest voltage and the cell with the lowest voltage? How many cells are bad?

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