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Hello all,

SORRY IF THIS HAS BEEN ADDRESSED BEFORE IN A PREVIOUS POST:exclamation:

My Karma has been running great :D since the relay repair, but now I think my Charger is going bad. I am having a 220/240 outlet installed today so this may help, but I cant see why since the charger I have is only 110/120 I think and thats what my home outlets are. I have a Lear Charger that came with the car and this is the issue I am having below:

AC Voltage Low, the AC-LED is flashing RED, CCID-LED is solid GREEN, and the fault code I am getting is 1,3,1 in GREEN.

I have tried every outlet in my house, but I am getting the same issue, and I even tried my neighbors outlet as well, and I still have the same issue. Is it the Charger, or maybe something with the outlets. Any help with this problem will be greatly helpful, maybe I just need to get a better charger, any suggestions on better chargers would be appreciated as well.

Thanks again for all the help in advance
 

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The thing you are calling a charger is really just a connector. The charger aka OBCM resides on the vehicle itself. Take your car to a public EVSE (i.e. chargepoint, or clippercreek) and plug in there. If your car accepts a charge there then it is likely the LEAR EVSE is bad. I would recommend dumping the LEAR regardless and getting one of these:

http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=5

You will need your electrician to install a 6-30 outlet or a (14-50 with appropriate adapter) and you will be good to go.
 

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one more question, does the 240 charger have to be hard wired, is there one I can take with me, and what size NEMA connector should I get if so, is there a better one, or can I use a normal size type of plug....sorry for all the questions, I am not Tech Savvy, I am in Finance....lol
 

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The thing you are calling a charger is really just a connector. The charger aka OBCM resides on the vehicle itself. Take your car to a public EVSE (i.e. chargepoint, or clippercreek) and plug in there. If your car accepts a charge there then it is likely the LEAR EVSE is bad. I would recommend dumping the LEAR regardless and getting one of these:

http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=5

You will need your electrician to install a 6-30 outlet or a (14-50 with appropriate adapter) and you will be good to go.
Thanks you answered my second question, as usual, you are a great help!!!
 

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The Lear 110V charger has a pretty high rate of failure, it's most likely gone bad. Reading through the link that Smooth gave, I'm not sure if it doubles as a portable 110V charger as well as being a Level 2 charger for your home. If you do end up needing a 110V charger in addition, just let me know. I'm now a distributor for Clipper Creek.

Either way, for cheaper than the price of just the one linked, you can buy both a 110V and a 220V charger from Clipper Creek.
 

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The Lear 110V charger has a pretty high rate of failure, it's most likely gone bad. Reading through the link that Smooth gave, I'm not sure if it doubles as a portable 110V charger as well as being a Level 2 charger for your home. If you do end up needing a 110V charger in addition, just let me know. I'm now a distributor for Clipper Creek.

Either way, for cheaper than the price of just the one linked, you can buy both a 110V and a 220V charger from Clipper Creek.

It doubles as both a L1 and L2. There is a twist lock pigtail on the back that is capable of working with almost any NEMA outlet. Unfortunately none of the portable ClipperCreek units have a pigtail on the back to change out the cable depending on the type of outlet. The benefit of this is that you can grab a charge at almost any location that has a L2 outlet (i.e. RV Park etc). All Clippercreeks are pre-terminated and you are stuck with the cable they put on the back of it.

The only two dependable EVSE's that allow you to change out the connector is the Panasonic one and the Tesla UMC (which can be converted to a J-plug).

What kind of discount do you get on the ClipperCreeks? Maybe some people may be interested if it is a significant discount off the listed prices.
 
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