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I recently bought a used Outlander PHEV.

Charging using the 13A wall socket cable to charge.

Though twice now have noticed that after charging electrical items in the house which have been plugged in to the same ring main have stopped working.

I wondered whether this was coincidence or whether the surge of the Outlander taking a charge is causing the ring main to have an electrical issue which is in turn blowing the electrical items. So far a laptop and a internet router have died in two days and it seems to much of a coincidence.

Anyone experienced similar or have any ideas?
 

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I recently bought a used Outlander PHEV.

Charging using the 13A wall socket cable to charge.

Though twice now have noticed that after charging electrical items in the house which have been plugged in to the same ring main have stopped working.

I wondered whether this was coincidence or whether the surge of the Outlander taking a charge is causing the ring main to have an electrical issue which is in turn blowing the electrical items. So far a laptop and a internet router have died in two days and it seems to much of a coincidence.

Anyone experienced similar or have any ideas?
10A continuous is a high load to run off a ring main. If there is a bad connection somwhere which is arcing that might cause other items on the ring to fail. I suggest you get your wiring checked and order an OLEV grant aided chargepoint.
 

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Thanks Rory,

I have been looking into the OLEV charger but we are thinking of moving soon and wasn't sure if it was movable or would mean having to then buy a 2nd charger.

Are they transferable?

Thanks for the reply.
 

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Get a cable taken from the consumer unit to a single socket for the EV. Ask the spark to use 4mm twin and earth with MK or other quality socket. EV's running 10a on a ring main is not a good idea.

I believe the OLEV funding applies once per car to a maximum of 2 cars. So whilst you could take the wall unit with you, you would need to pay for installation at the new premises.
 

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Thanks Rory,

I have been looking into the OLEV charger but we are thinking of moving soon and wasn't sure if it was movable or would mean having to then buy a 2nd charger.

Are they transferable?

Thanks for the reply.
I think they are transferrable but you would need to pay an electrician to do it and inform OLEV as I understand.
 

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How old is your Consumer Unit and does it have a single RCD or individual RCBOs? You may find the load tripping the ring causes some sort of spike. I generally use surge suppressing extension leads (or similar) on all small technology items and so far it seems to work.
 

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Thanks for the information, have individual for each circuit, nothing tripping the board but seemed strange two items on same ring breaking in two days. Have moved the outlander charger to garage and will see if problem stops.
 

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Where did you get with this?

I had something similar not caused by the PHEV but by a 3.5kw oil filled radiator.

The radiator was fine but my earth was poor which meant high loads made the neutral voltage float, as I recall it (or was it the other way around?). When that load switches on or off it can create nasty transients that affect other appliances, and may describe your situation.

It's worth noting that external charge sockets and charge stations normally need a "local" earth to meet the latest standards. If you're charging regularly from the granny lead I'd definitely get it checked out by a qualified sparky.

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