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I have a Pod Point Home Pod. A neighbor reported to me this morning that the Home Pod is making noises when plugged into the Ampera. It isn't all the time. I have heard it once and he heard it this morning after the car had finished charging but was still plugged in.

The noise is the relay in the home pod clicking as it cuts in and out. It clicks about every few seconds and not all the time.

Does anyone have the same issue? You would need a Home Pod to notice it but I guess that most Ampera owners would be charging through the charging cable that is in the boot so for you this might not apply. It is only going to be noticed if you have a home charging pod.

My guess is that itis the battery thermal management. The Nissan Leaf does not have thermal management and the Leaf does not cause this clicking from the pod. This is a complete guess though.

I have no idea if this is normal, a problem with the car or a problem with the pod.

More investigations required I think but do you have any suggestions?
 

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Hi Paul, just wondering if you got to the root of this. I have had the home pod point for the Peugeot 208 since Nov 2020 and today May 15, 2021 is the first time it will make noise similar to the one described by you. Thanks. Tunde
 

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I have a different charge point and have the same experience ,
Page 9-3 in the 2012 manual:

Vehicle Charging/Maintenance
Charging

Keep the vehicle plugged in, even
when fully charged, to keep the
battery temperature ready for the
next drive. This is important when
outside temperatures are extremely
hot or cold.

This is due to the battery temperature Management System (TMS) which will be active and carry out checks that battery is at an optimal temperature at all times , this feature is dormant when not plugged in. When plugged in this actively monitirs the battery to give it a longer battery life. As this kicks in it will trigger the relay on the charge point as it turns on and then goes back to sleep.
 

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I’ve got a Podpoint charger and I use my type 2-1 charging lead (with a padlock as well ;)), and I’ve heard mine click a couple of times. Never really worried about it cus the car is always fully charged in the morning.
only issue I have with it is I can’t get it to connect to my wi-fi so I will need to call them about that.
 
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