Fortunately these new fangled plug and play EV's have test circuity to save BOTH you and the neighbors from your house burning down . . .. . . i was assuming it would work everywhere but it errors with the two red lights flashing manual says wiring is off aND CONTACT AN ELECTRICIAN.
I stand corrected, some people can't be saved from themselves . . . :bangwall:........but if i ever get into this situation again is there a "hack" to get it working maybe running a seperate ground or something, i know it is not what i am supposed to do but you got to do what you got to do right?
can someone link me to a lighter/smaller generator that will work for smart......i hate having no safety net for losing powerIf you can't find a suitable 110v 12-15amp power outlet, you might consider investing in a 3-prong 110v portable backup generator that can provide 12-15 amps of constant power output (1320 to 1650 watts). To be safe, I'd get a 2000 watt model that specifies it is capable/rated for 1600 watts. Some portable generators can run for 9.5 hours on 1 gal of fuel, which should be more than enough to charge your car to a level that can get you home without worry (you could probably do fine with charging from the generator for 3-4 hours).
Highly unlikely. It's designed to turn red and refuse to charge the car if the grounding isn't suitable. The owner is likely going to need to upgrade the wiring at home, and/or stop using extension cords as well.I would think it could also be a fault in the EVSE itself, couldn't it?