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Yesterday morning I found my charge had been interrupted over night and I only had 11 miles battery range indicated and only less than half charge. I didn't notice when I unplugged that the indicator lights on the EVSE were not lit. When I got home I tried charging again and no lights lit up at all on the cord. I tried it in several other outlets with no success - still no lights. No apparent damage to the original outlet, but the EVSE plug had some carbon buildup, so I sanded it and still no luck.
Other things work in the outlet I was using - including an electric heater.

So is my EVSE toast, or should I replace the plug on it and try again?
 

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Yesterday morning I found my charge had been interrupted over night and I only had 11 miles battery range indicated and only less than half charge. I didn't notice when I unplugged that the indicator lights on the EVSE were not lit. When I got home I tried charging again and no lights lit up at all on the cord. I tried it in several other outlets with no success - still no lights. No apparent damage to the original outlet, but the EVSE plug had some carbon buildup, so I sanded it and still no luck.
Other things work in the outlet I was using - including an electric heater.

So is my EVSE toast, or should I replace the plug on it and try again?
Where your other outlets on different circuits?

What model year evse is it?
 

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If you have:

1) cleaned the 120V EVSE pins and
2) plugged it into a number of different known-to-be-working 120VAC outlets and
3) are not getting ANY status lights on the EVSE as per page 224-225 of the manual, then,

the EVSE is faulty.
 

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If your unit is a newer Clipper Creek you can take it apart. You will need a tamper-proof torx bit. Not sure but I THINK there's an internal fuse. Mine has leaked water and quit working twice, but there were still status lights. A flashing red when there was water present. I just dumped the water out, blew the board and inside dry with air, and put it back together. Mine's been modified for 120-240 volt also. Now I keep it wrapped in a plastic bag and additionally sheltered from rain.
 

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If your unit is a newer
Many people seem to feel that model year is not important when posting issues. :( Apparently they think all model years are the same in every way and the year of the car has nothing to do with the issue they are having or the solution.
 

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Where your other outlets on different circuits?

What model year evse is it?
I tried it all over the house on at least three different circuits. The garage is on one by itself.
It is a 2012. Looks like this.
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Could be an easy fix but see it you can swap it out

and ( it's been a while ) but was that the one what had the recall ?
 

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I will see if it is covered by the warranty. I got it at a Chevy dealer, and I called the girl who sold it to me Friday night after they were closed. They texted back that they will get back to me Monday.
I don't know about an EVSE recall, but since I got it at a Chevy dealership, they said all recalls had been serviced.
 

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Mine has a black short wall cord, orange long plug cord. But maybe it is still covered under warranty.
 

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they said all recalls had been serviced.
If your EVSE is the one that was recalled (again, orange wire for the wall plug is an indicator), then they were wrong. They likely didn't even bother checking the EVSE and were simply talking about the car itself.
 

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I had exactly the EVSE you have. It was the second EVSE after the first failed a few years ago. I took #2 to the dealer and it was replaced under the Voltec warranty (although they did it subject to a $100 deductible). The new one has a black shiny cord instead of the orange cable and the plug for the car end does not seem to be of as good a quality as # 2. The black cord also seems to be a lighter (higher) gauge than the orange cord.
 
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