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Hi guys,

Having done 56,000 problem free miles, now when I connect my PodPoint home charger to the Leaf it beeps 3 short beeps, a total of 25 times (beep beep beep, x 25) i.e. a total of 75 beeps. Each set of 3 beeps has all 3 lights flashing It has never done this before, and I can't see this code in the manual.

Does anyone know what this means?

Many thanks,

Warwick Boy
 

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Hi guys,

Having done 56,000 problem free miles, now when I connect my PodPoint home charger to the Leaf it beeps 3 short beeps, a total of 25 times (beep beep beep, x 25) i.e. a total of 75 beeps. Each set of 3 beeps has all 3 lights flashing It has never done this before, and I can't see this code in the manual.

Does anyone know what this means?

Many thanks,

Warwick Boy
Other 3kW chargers working ok?

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Thanks guys. The 12v battery we assume is OK as radio/wipers/lights and other car features work OK. We had noticed that the Type 1 connector slip (shown) was not popping into place when we connect the Leaf to the PodPoint. When we ensure it clicks in the beeps no longer happen.

Thank you Leaf for making a real noise to show something was wrong :)

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Try a different charger like a public charger to quickly rule out the car itself.

Could be a problem with the control pilot signal from the Pointpoint - either due to a broken wire in the cable or a fault in the unit itself.

A faulty podpoint or cable is more likely than a faulty Leaf.
 

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Thanks guys. The 12v battery we assume is OK as radio/wipers/lights and other car features work OK. We had noticed that the Type 1 connector slip (shown) was not popping into place when we connect the Leaf to the PodPoint. When we ensure it clicks in the beeps no longer happen.

Thank you Leaf for making a real noise to show something was wrong :)

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Well spotted.

Yes if the trigger button doesn't release properly the car will complain as there is a switch in the trigger that the car reads, and the car is expecting you to unplug the connector if the trigger is being held down.

I would be checking why the connector is not sitting in place well - are you having to push the plug in unusually forcefully to get the trigger to sit correctly ?
 

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Use a torch to check for a loose / moved O-Ring in the plug or socket, if nothing then the hook/latch on the plug may be slightly bent (from contact with the floor?) so is not latching. Look carefully at it,as most type 1 latches are plastic, a file may be all that's needed to make it latch properly
 

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We had noticed that the Type 1 connector slip (shown) was not popping into place when we connect the Leaf to the PodPoint. When we ensure it clicks in the beeps no longer happen.
Use a torch to check for a loose / mover O-Ring in the plug or socket,
There is in the Type 1 free connector an O-ring presumably to prevent water ingress into the connection if someone is power-hosing the car while it is being charged. This O-ring can become displaced, preventing the free connector from seating properly (and hence preventing the latch from engaging properly).

In Type 1 free connectors there is a microswitch under the latch, so that if the latch is not seated properly no power transfer is enabled. [Also acts to disable power transfer when you press on the latch to disconnect the connector, so that by the time you are removing the connector there is no current flowing in the power pins.]
 
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