Clarity drawing more than normal Amps

Discussion in 'Honda' started by clarityowner12, Oct 30, 2018.

L2 equipment issue or Onboard charger issue?

  1. L2 equipment

  2. Onboard charger (Clarity)

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  1. E7E256D6-E2F1-4EFF-9B62-C8DBBB737DA7.png I plugged in my Clarity and went inside, Came back out and heard a “hissing/electric noise” (I have a video I can upload if someone wants to hear it)

    What I noticed was on my L2 charger, I normally draw around 29.5A, when I checked it it was reading 37A!!!! I’m curious if it has happened to anyone else and get any insight because it’s my understanding that the car tells the charger what it needs and or would limit current based on what the charger in the car needs... any thoughts?

    One last thing, I immediately pulled the plug and waited 5 minutes and reinserted and have charged 10 times since and the problem has not duplicated
  2. lordsutch

    lordsutch Member

    I think technically both had an issue - the EVSE and car negotiated a max charge of 32 amps, so the charger shouldn't have supplied more than 32 amps and the car shouldn't have drawn more than 32 amps. Ultimately I think the EVSE should have cut off if it was drawing more power than it was designed to handle to protect its wiring, however.

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