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I have a Mercedes A250E PHEV it has a 3pin 13A plug to plug into the domestic ring main. I need to repair the 3 pin 13A end. There are 6 wires within the cable. does anyone have a wiring diagram to help with this
Change it for one made by MK. MK double sockets are rated for continious 30 amps. I used one to charge a Chevy Volt @ 10amps every night for 2 years without and melting or browning.
100% Agree with this. I permanently use MK sockets without them heating up beyond luke warm. A cheap socket at my parents can get quite warm after 8 hours of charging when I visit. Another thing I have found very useful for reassurance after horror stories on this forum is the use of a HUE Smart Plug, which has excellent diagnostic info and digital heat sensors. Also great for turning the charge on/off remotely!Change it for one made by MK. MK double sockets are rated for continious 30 amps. I used one to charge a Chevy Volt @ 10amps every night for 2 years without and melting or browning.
I found one of these plugs on a low power appliance where the mains had become intermittent. I threw it away as I concluded that it wasn't fit for purpose.And I don't think mit's helped by the L & N pins having their cross-sectional area reduced to accomodate the black insulation going half way down. I suspect that stopped the heat generated in the socket I cooked from travelling up into the plug & triggering a thermistor shutdown. Here's the closeup of the failed N & ok L clips from inside the socket: There really isn't much "spring" in this design at all!
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Again, this is a very atypical failure as it appears to be on the neutral pin (unless the picture is reversed?). There was clearly something very wrong here.