Dewecha
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Won’t 220v charge but will 110v charge

Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:40 am

My 2015 Spark EV will not charge if I use a 220v charger. I confirmed it was not an issue with my charger by utilizing Chevy Dealer’s charging station, it would not charge there either. The dash reads “Not Able To Charge”. It will however charge normally using the 110v portable charger that came with the vehicle.

There is no visible damage or contamination to the vehicle’s electrical port. I have scheduled an appointment with the dealer to get it checked out.

In the meantime I’m researching if this a symptom of a major issue or something a little dielectric grease will cure?

SparkE
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Location: SF Bay Area (San Jose, CA)

Re: Won’t 220v charge but will 110v charge

Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:41 am

Both the battery AND the charging system is guaranteed for 8 years or ?100K? miles.

Make sure that the paperwork at the dealer specifies that their diagnostics of the charging system are covered by warranty. Heck, call GM and get authorization for diagnostics to charging system (with some magic invoice or repair or service #), then bring in email to dealership.

You shouldn't have to pay a cent.

Also, report back and tell us what you find out, please.

Kermit
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Re: Won’t 220v charge but will 110v charge

Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm

Are there any error messages when charging with 110?
2016 Spark EV
2017 Volt

Dewecha
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Re: Won’t 220v charge but will 110v charge

Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:42 pm

Charging normally on 110v with no error message.

Dewecha
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Re: Won’t 220v charge but will 110v charge

Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:45 pm

Thanks for the reminder on the 100k/8yr warranty on Battery and associated systems. Will let you know what the EV tech comes up with.

SparkE
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Location: SF Bay Area (San Jose, CA)

Re: Won’t 220v charge but will 110v charge

Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:32 pm

Dewecha wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Thanks for the reminder on the 100k/8yr warranty on Battery and associated systems. Will let you know what the EV tech comes up with.
Remember, *get it in writing* that diagnosis is free (even if they verbally agree, "it never happened" is the view in court if you end up there ...)

Dewecha
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Re: Won’t 220v charge but will 110v charge

Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:27 am

The failed part was a drive motor battery charger. Chevy dealer did the work under warranty.

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