Danski
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Charger connector

Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:34 am

I cannot remove the charge connector from my '14 focus. Anybody have this problem ?

spirilis
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Re: Charger connector

Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:35 am

I've had this happen once. Rocked the connector up & down, side to side a bit and finally yanked and it came out... was frozen on there.
(edit: My 2017 has a different charge port with a bit of give, probably to accommodate the heavy & tensioned SAE Combo DC fast charge connectors, not sure how sturdy the old-style connector is, my C-Max Energi has one of those)
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triangles
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Re: Charger connector

Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:05 pm

unless you forget to push the button to release the clip why wouldn't it come out? :?:
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spirilis
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Re: Charger connector

Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:01 am

triangles wrote:unless you forget to push the button to release the clip why wouldn't it come out? :?:
Well in my instance, I was holding the release button down... the connector didn't want to pull out. I suspect there was some water that froze (or maybe the connector isn't milled to correct tolerances?)
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2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE (Kona Blue)

cecil-t
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Re: Charger connector

Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:42 am

Danski wrote:I cannot remove the charge connector from my '14 focus. Anybody have this problem ?
Were you DC fast charging? The car will lock the connector in that case, you have to stop the charging (on the EVSE or hit the unlock charge port button on the dash) before the connector will release.
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campfamily
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Re: Charger connector

Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:52 am

cecil-t wrote:
Danski wrote:I cannot remove the charge connector from my '14 focus. Anybody have this problem ?
Were you DC fast charging? The car will lock the connector in that case, you have to stop the charging (on the EVSE or hit the unlock charge port button on the dash) before the connector will release.
'14 FFE doesn't have DC Fast Charging.
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