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Hi everyone,

I just shipped a Smart ForFour in from the UK (2020).

I have been unsuccessful to get it to charge. I have used the home plug and a charging station. Initially it connects to the car and all lights are green. It then stops charging and starts again for about 5 seconds. After that the charging light on the car switches off and on the charging station.

Any ideas would be gladly appreciated.

Cheers
Jani
 

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Wow, quite the gamble on that car. Any chance your local Mercedes dealer can help out? :)
 

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Wow, quite the gamble on that car. Any chance your local Mercedes dealer can help out? :)
You live and learn. I am in the Cayman Islands and we have the same system as the US. Mercedes can't help here they don't deal with EVs
 

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You live and learn. I am in the Cayman Islands and we have the same system as the US. Mercedes can't help here they don't deal with EVs
Oops and welcome to SCoA!

Household electrical feed in England is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

Thus your ED (as built) is not compatible with the LOCAL power source.

The EURO onboard charging system is also more robust than our NA version.

You may have a very large paperweight???
 

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Oops and welcome to SCoA!

Household electrical feed in England is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

Thus your ED (as built) is not compatible with the LOCAL power source.

The EURO onboard charging system is also more robust than our NA version.

You may have a very large paperweight???
the charger says 100-400 volts and 50/60 hz so I don’t think it’s a paperweight
 

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Have you checked what the car is set to charge at (dash setting)? Maybe you can try to set it at the lowest current choice so see if it thinks it is pulling too much current while charging and shutting down.
 

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Had diagnostics run on the car. There is a fault in the BMS, the software and grounding.
 
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