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2011 Volt Charger Repaired with Pics

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Ok guys, got a charger that was overheating the plug (wall to charger). Couldn't find any writeups on this except for the newer ones that actually have a cover that can be removed.

I had to pry off one side of the covers that act as way to keep your cord wrapped in place, then I had to dremel cut one side open. These are sealed and no other way to open it.

You can see the insulation flaking off the wires and is a definite fire hazard. I bought a heavy duty plug and has some spare pool light wiring which I believe is 14 guage. I used black plastic epoxy to seal it all back up. No easy task but she's back in operation and again and is now using the proper gauge wiring and no longer a fire hazard.

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Hmm, that's the exact EVSE I took out of the trunk to charge my sister's 2011 the other day. I think it was never used. She only uses L2 at home. I thought it might have been the updated (post recall(?)/TSB) one. I thought the bad ones had orange cords?
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