Red Light when Charger Connected

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SilverCupra
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Post by SilverCupra » Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:38 pm

Hi All,

For the last couple of weeks I have had strange behaviour when plugging my charger in to my car.

1) Cable from Hypervolt charger plugged in, with the charger set for 00:30 to 04:40 schedule.
2) White LED on car charger port flashes.
3) After a while LED on car charger port turns a steady red.
4) Unplug car, and try again.
5) Re-plug in car, and exactly same thing happens.
7) Using the Hypervolt charger app, briefly turn off schedule.
8) Few clicks from both car and charger.
9) LED on car charger port turns green and charging starts.
10) Using the Hypervolt charger app, turn schedule back on.
11) Charging stops, and LED on car charger port turns solid white for a few seconds then goes out.

After performing this procedure, the charge then works fine !!

Just wondering why hen initially plugged in the LED on car charger port goes red ?

Anyone else seen this or got any ideas ?
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Post by Blackeunos » Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:42 pm

Isn't the red to signal that there's a charging problem?

From what you've put above, when you plug it in, the car is trying to charge, but because you have a schedule on the hyperbole, it isn't supplying a charge, leading the car to think there's a problem.

When youturn the hyperbole schedule off, it charges, as yhe car is expecting a charge, and the hyperbole is now supplying it.

I could be wrong, but if you set a schedule, the red light will display, but then when the schedule you have set starts, it should start to charge.

Why don't you try setting a schedule that you can check when it starts to see if the light starts red outside of the scheduled times, and then changes to green and starts charging during the scheduled times.

I don't bother and just charge to 80% when needed, so haven't really used the in car timers, and my podpoint is 6 years old, so has never been linked to the app!
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Post by Daveion » Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:11 pm

The red light is normal when you plug in but there is no juice until the schedule starts. It flashes white then turns red for maybe 2 or 3 minutes? The car doesn't know you are on a schedule so reports it as a failure to charge before the light extinguishes. Its reported in the app as a failure as well.
It worried me when I first had my ID3 but its all normal.
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Post by SilverCupra » Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:51 pm

Daveion wrote:
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:11 pm
The red light is normal when you plug in but there is no juice until the schedule starts. It flashes white then turns red for maybe 2 or 3 minutes? The car doesn't know you are on a schedule so reports it as a failure to charge before the light extinguishes. Its reported in the app as a failure as well.
It worried me when I first had my ID3 but its all normal.

Ahh, I see..

Thank you for your reply, I was wondering what was going on..

The Red LED was making me think that something was wrong :-(

Glad to hear it is normal.
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Post by Daveion » Sun Aug 28, 2022 8:57 pm

SilverCupra wrote:
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:51 pm
Daveion wrote:
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:11 pm
The red light is normal when you plug in but there is no juice until the schedule starts. It flashes white then turns red for maybe 2 or 3 minutes? The car doesn't know you are on a schedule so reports it as a failure to charge before the light extinguishes. Its reported in the app as a failure as well.
It worried me when I first had my ID3 but its all normal.

Ahh, I see..

Thank you for your reply, I was wondering what was going on..

The Red LED was making me think that something was wrong :-(

Glad to hear it is normal.
Perfectly. Worry when it doesnt do that 😊
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Post by Daveion » Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:01 pm

SilverCupra wrote:
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:51 pm
Daveion wrote:
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:11 pm
The red light is normal when you plug in but there is no juice until the schedule starts. It flashes white then turns red for maybe 2 or 3 minutes? The car doesn't know you are on a schedule so reports it as a failure to charge before the light extinguishes. Its reported in the app as a failure as well.
It worried me when I first had my ID3 but its all normal.

Ahh, I see..

Thank you for your reply, I was wondering what was going on..

The Red LED was making me think that something was wrong :-(

Glad to hear it is normal.
Perfectly. Worry when it doesnt do that 😊
ID3 LIFE 150kW 2020 sold Jun 22
Born V2-Tech L collected June 22

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