Exploding Kona Electric

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by apu, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Why worry about things you can't control. Buy insurance be happy :)
    Francois, electriceddy and KonaTom like this.
  2. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    We is hot on the trail of #1.
    Go Kona!
    Leaf other cars behind!
    Domenick, Fastnf and electriceddy like this.
  3. engnrng

    engnrng New Member

    Does anyone know if all fires occurred while plugged in? Per the manual, I set my recharge to 90%.
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  4. engnrng

    engnrng New Member

    But, did the battery fire start before or after the propane tank exploded?
  5. Per the manual what? Are you saying the owner's manual instructs you to charge to 90%?
  6. Jimct

    Jimct New Member

    OK, EVSE inside, car stays out during overnight charge. It's why the cable is 20'. Small price for peace of mind.
  7. EgonSpengler

    EgonSpengler New Member

  8. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    To be fair, it's too early to know the cause of the fire. It's entirely possible it wasn't the car. If the EV charger was recently installed, then it's probably more likely it was an improperly installed EV charger that started the fire than a battery fire that started in the car.

    BEV owners would do well to pay a licensed electrician to check out the house wiring circuit and make sure the charger is installed correctly and safely. And note that not all people hiring out as electricians are licensed, so do ask.


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