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I have a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for a couple of months, and therefore I do not have a home charging unit installed. My work offer work place charging and I use this facility to charge my outlander.

On occasion and at weekends, I 3-pin plug my outlander when needed.

Last night, 'something' stopped working.
I use a waterproof with trip switch extension cable to connect the 3-pin plug when at home.
The trip switch kept engaging after 1 hour or so of charging.
I am not sure if it is the car 'refusing the charge', the 3-pin plug, or extension cable.
I am just wondering if any one has experienced something similar?
 

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update:

I charged at work in the afternoon and 3-pin plugged to top up at home/test the charger and it worked both times.
Makes me think it is the extension cable.
hopefully it was a one off and I can mainly charge at work.
 

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Check for signs of heat on the plugs, extension lead, and sockets. Check that the pins on the plugs are not corroded or damaged.
The extension lead should be of high quality, no longer than is required, fully unwound, and the conductor size should be at least 2.5mm
Check the fuses in the plugs as these can get hot or loose in their cradles.

Ideally you shouldn’t use an extension lead for charging.
 
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