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Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:30 am
by carbuff
Ford is recalling the 120v evse that came with your FFE. Well, some of them anyway. If youve got one like mine that does not have the heat sensor in the plug then they are replacing that one free of charge. My plug was kinda melted and had white goo coming from the common spade. It set off gfi plugs all the time. I guess I'll get a new one if my car ever gets fixed.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedi ... erica.html

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:30 am
by scottt
FYI - this affects the 2012-2015 models.

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:49 am
by jmueller065
scottt wrote:FYI - this affects the 2012-2015 models.
And Energi models of the C-Max & Fusion as well.

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:30 pm
by triangles
I wonder if they will take the one I tore apart back?

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:05 pm
by carbuff
triangles wrote:I wonder if they will take the one I tore apart back?
Put it back together, trade it in, then put that sucker on ebay for $500. LOL.

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:40 am
by jmueller065
carbuff wrote:
triangles wrote:I wonder if they will take the one I tore apart back?
Put it back together, trade it in, then put that sucker on ebay for $500. LOL.
I agree: It is likely the returned ones will get scrapped (or, hopefully, recycled). I doubt they'd refurbish them; especially if the circuit doesn't have the provision for a thermistor.

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:36 am
by Pearl
jmueller065 wrote:
carbuff wrote:
triangles wrote:I wonder if they will take the one I tore apart back?
Put it back together, trade it in, then put that sucker on ebay for $500. LOL.
I agree: It is likely the returned ones will get scrapped (or, hopefully, recycled). I doubt they'd refurbish them; especially if the circuit doesn't have the provision for a thermistor.
I believe the thermistor is in the plug, not the circuit board.

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:40 am
by jmueller065
Pearl wrote: I believe the thermistor is in the plug, not the circuit board.
The thermistor is in the plug but the circuit board has to have the circuitry to do something with that signal (reduce the current to 8A if I'm not mistaken). So it is a little bit more than just a thermistor in a plug.

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:49 pm
by Twinstangs
I pity the people who have factory cords for sale on eBay and other places. The value of the old ones should plummet.

Re: Ford is recalling 120v chargers

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:25 pm
by Pearl
Twinstangs wrote:I pity the people who have factory cords for sale on eBay and other places. The value of the old ones should plummet.
Hey there Twinstangs. I hope you're around for one of these events, I'll be at both with your twin!

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1557

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1512