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Had my Fisker Branded Lear Charger fail in the same manner as others have reported.

Problem: I'm leaving town tomorrow for a few weeks and really don't want to either:

A)Leave the car not on charge sitting for a few weeks.

B)Leave the car on the low voltage charger with an extension cord stretched across my lawn. (I park the Fisker under a large Port-Cache which only has power for my 240 volt Level 2 charger.)

Kudos to evconnect with a special shout out to Olga, she got me a new Eaton charger (Much Nicer than Lear) in less than 24 Hours, so I could have the electricians here to hook it up so car can be on charge while I'm gone.
 

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Are the electricians installing it with EV connect or your own local electrician? I have an electrician on staff ( we are contractors) and I don't think they have anyone in KY anyway. But they insist that their electricians should come look at my house. I think they are too high for their labor. Since you have experience, I would love to know what you think.
Thanks,
Lenée Peach (KY Karma)
 

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I'm an Mechanical Engineer and I have a good friend who owns a large Electrical contractor company. I got the hard press sales job from evconnect about letting their people install my charger but I politely declined. It's a super simple install for a 240 Volt 16 amp Fisker charger. I had been planing on an electric car when I had my brick driveway re-sanded about 2 years ago, so I had the conduits under the driveway and connected to my garage. The total installation probably took them 2 hours start to finish. As for the swap out of the Lear to the Eaton equipment, 30 minutes tops. If you guys are contractors just buy the charger you want, online based on price. (That's another conversation) and have one of your guys whip it in. I'm sure the evconnect people are totally competent, but why bother?

Here is another way of looking at it...would you feel the need to bring in these people to help you install a 240 Volt 16 Amp water heater?
 

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By the way, I leave my car unplugged in a garage for weeks on end (once as long as 5 weeks) and have had zero problems with the battery. I think I lost about 1 mile of battery range (from 17 miles of range to 16 when I came back). So it should be ok to leave your Karma a few weeks without any problems.
 

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SoCalGuy said:
By the way, I leave my car unplugged in a garage for weeks on end (once as long as 5 weeks) and have had zero problems with the battery. I think I lost about 1 mile of battery range (from 17 miles of range to 16 when I came back). So it should be ok to leave your Karma a few weeks without any problems.
Thanks...I guess I'm just paranoid after the reports of Teslas going totally dead in a non recoverable way from sitting not on charge.
 
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