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Charging cable fault

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by psbill, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. psbill

    psbill Member

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    I'm trying to use a 110v outlet ( all that's available overnight) with a 12 gauge, 15 foot extension cord. Port lights red, screen says "charging cable fault" and the red light on the cable itself blinks. Just not enough juice to charge? Any ideas?
     
  2. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    Disconnect , Turn down the amps, and try again.
     
  3. psbill

    psbill Member

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    Thanks. I"ll give it a try.
     
  4. mrElbe

    mrElbe Active Member

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    Outlet not properly grounded.
     
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  5. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Active Member

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    Yeah, probably this. I think you might be surprised how many random 120V outlets you find in various places don't have their ground done right. I ran into it over at a friend's house.
     
  6. Solarman004

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    I just had the same issue with an extension cord. I dialed down to 9 amps and it worked.
     

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