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I've had my 2016 ED for 6 months now. I'm still learning much about it. Recently when I plug into the standard outlet in my garage I get two flashing red lights. The manual tells me the circuit is not good (not grounded, too much other stuff on circuit). But it was kinda random. Now it's flashing red almost every time I plug in. And I've tried other outlets on other circuits with the same results. Could it be that the charge cable itself is the problem and if so how do I check? The nearest authorized dealer is 2 hours away and the parts department quoted me a price of $1100 for a new one. I won't be buying that! On the verge of calling an electrician.
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I've had my 2016 ED for 6 months now. I'm still learning much about it. Recently when I plug into the standard outlet in my garage I get two flashing red lights. The manual tells me the circuit is not good (not grounded, too much other stuff on circuit). But it was kinda random. Now it's flashing red almost every time I plug in. And I've tried other outlets on other circuits with the same results. Could it be that the charge cable itself is the problem and if so how do I check? The nearest authorized dealer is 2 hours away and the parts department quoted me a price of $1100 for a new one. I won't be buying that! On the verge of calling an electrician.
Any thoughts?

Thanks.

The EV/EQ has two red light clusters in the base. If a single set is on, it's charging at half rate. If both of the double sets are on you are at full charge cycle. The only light that flashes is Green one!
 

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  1. Google your make and model of charging cable and see if anyone else is reporting similar problems.
  2. Find a friend who also charges an EV and try your cable at their house.
  3. Make sure there is nothing else on the circuit running on the circuit you are using. Make sure the amps are correct on the circuit you are using.
  4. Find local charging outlets, see if they also may have 115v outlets for you to try the cable on.
 

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The EV/EQ has two red light clusters in the base. If a single set is on, it's charging at half rate. If both of the double sets are on you are at full charge cycle. The only light that flashes is Green one!
I have a different charger than the one you have described.
 

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Have you tried plugging into a different outlet? I have used 12 ga extension cables to charge my 2014 ED from as far as 100 ft from an outlet with no issues. Cable does get warm after a couple hours but it never gets hot to the touch. Might just be an issue with that particular circuit (poor ground/loose connections).
I also bought a Duosida charger as a backup (can run on 240V or 120V which is handy - charging takes twice as long on 120 V circuits obviously).
 

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Replace the wall socket with new if it gets warm or there are any doubts. Get a digital voltmeter and measure ac volts under load (while charging at 8A and also at 12Amps). This is especially important when using a 100 foot extension cord. Mine is a 10 gauge (heavy, expensive) and produces about a 4 volt drop during 12A charging, so the ED is happy with that. I was surprised too. So the ~48 watts lost to heating the air could be reduced significantly if I would charge at the slow rate - I'll have to measure this.

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