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  • #43993

    Zodrak
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    Hi guys,

    I got my Zoe in september last year, but because I live with parents, they resisted the idea of putting a fast charger in, and asked me to get a ‘granny cable’ to use with our outdoor socket instead. The problem is, it seems to make the electric fuse trip in the house. Anyone had this problem before?

    We first thought it was due to a system breaker that was limited to 32 A. We’ve upgraded it to a 60 A, but it still trips. The last electrician that came said it was the fault of the cable – apparently these cables have a tendency to produce a lot of residual current that makes the breaker think there is a short-circuit going on and therefore trip.

    I’m at my witts’ end, and have already called ecotricity to try and arrange the installation of a proper charging point, but I was just wondering if anybody had this problem before.

    Many thanks and happy New Year!

    #43995

    reboot
    Participant

    I assume you have checked if any other load is on the same ring main at the same time, and have tried various other sockets in the house.?

    #43999

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    I had a similar problem with my (unofficial) granny cable. It would trip the breaker in the garage – but it seems to have been a wiring issue as it worked fine if it connected it to a socket in the house (through a window).

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