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I own a 15' Smart ED and for the last 6 months I have been using a 14 gauge 25 foot cable from my apartment to my Daimler-Smart standard Level one charger. Too add to safety I have been using it only in the afternoons and night during only certain weather conditions. I have access to a charger at work and on campus near by also. My issue started when I came home from the weekend and found my roommate using the cable(14 gauge) to connect to a 12 volt jump pack on connected to his 12 volt car battery. I told him to NOT DO THAT AGAIN. Anyways, after he moved his car I plugged my car in and the red light went flashing and refused to charge. According to the manual that LED flashing red means: "A malfunction is detected in the external power supply. The high voltage battery will be charged when the current signal reaches a normal value." So I went to Home Depot, got my old cable returned and replace for a 12 gauge 50 foot cable; Just in case the cable died and I actually need cable that could handle the power. That cable then also, gave me a the same issue. I then tried a different outlet, same result. I am now, today, going to turn off my by breaker and turn it back on; in case the building had a electrical issue over the weekend. If that doesn't work, I have no idea what to do.. If you have any solutions let me know.
 

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I'm going to attempt to charge it on campus, it maybe the charger itself if it still doesn't work there. I charged it at a Blink Station yesterday on my way home for a while and worked there so it's not the vehicle. I did however shut off the breaker and turn it on, the issues was fixed for a 30 seconds and failed again. I may try a different space on the breaker, in case the breaker is the problem.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, it's the OEM Charger. I just direct plugged into a few different sockets on campus and same error occurred. Any suggested L1 3rd party chargers?
 
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