Originally Posted by MB DNA
"The potential of causing a fire?" Doesn't some "responsibility" lie with the owner to not just plug and play without knowing the impact of the draw vs. circuit capacity?
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While not all the facts are in, the wall outlet and circuit capacity are the likely suspects - NOT the EVSE?
That being said, it is understandable that M-B/smart is expecting a "used" but not abused EVSE be returned with their leased ED.
I went and looked through the owners manual for an EV smart and did not find any reference to recommended settings. I did however see warnings about not using extension cords and that the outlet used was approved by a qualified electrician. So looking at the failed outlet and it being on what appears to be a finished wall I would assume that this outlet was installed by or approved by a qualified electrician. Therefore what went wrong? Well obviously the device drew more current then the outlet could safely handle however if you were to look at any outlet in your home you will likely find that it was rated at 15 amps which is industry standard. In our media room I had two outlets upgraded to 20amp so that I could safely operate very large UPS units, but these plugs have slightly different plug styles plus each of outlets is a homerun to the panel with no other outlets after each.
As one of the clubsmartcar users mentioned they did a homerun to their outlet which makes sense to me though given what occurred I can't help but be concerned that even with that precaution this event could be prevented.
Incorrect in assuming that "While not all the facts are in, the wall outlet and circuit capacity are the likely suspects - NOT the EVSE?" since the EV charger had to be drawing current through it's regulated charging circuit and that exceeded the limits of the wall outlet I would have to wonder if it was the culprit. I get that cheap outlets can be the source however given that logic we could all be sitting on ticking time bombs since how many of you have upgraded your wiring, outlets and breakers?
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