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Yeah that’s weird, not sure what to tell you about that one…my understanding was the medium setting in the car should reduce a 40A closer to a 32A or lower current. But maybe I’ve got that mixed up with the minimum.
I'm not well versed on these. My theory as to why it kept interrupting the charge is because the car at regular setting was trying to pull 50 or more aps, and the charger said no. When I brought it down to medium, it went to an acceptable level for the charger. Again, I don't really know how these things work, and that's just a theory.

So you're saying I shouldn't be worried about pulling 43/40amps? lol
 

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I'm not well versed on these. My theory as to why it kept interrupting the charge is because the car at regular setting was trying to pull 50 or more aps, and the charger said no. When I brought it down to medium, it went to an acceptable level for the charger. Again, I don't really know how these things work, and that's just a theory.

So you're saying I shouldn't be worried about pulling 43/40amps? lol
No you should be…but who’s to say it’s not an issue with that EVSE putting out more amperage than it supposed to? The issue most of us are having is different as the EVSE pulls the current amperage but the car randomly stops the charge in what looks like some overheat protection mechanism.

That being said - the same protection mechanism is probably happening for your situation too lol. Have you tried like a L2 EVSE that isn’t portable? Something like an AC chargepoint to see if it pulls the correct amount? That’ll help you narrow down if it’s the EVSE or the car.
 

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No you should be…but who’s to say it’s not an issue with that EVSE putting out more amperage than it supposed to? The issue most of us are having is different as the EVSE pulls the current amperage but the car randomly stops the charge in what looks like some overheat protection mechanism.

That being said - the same protection mechanism is probably happening for your situation too lol. Have you tried like a L2 EVSE that isn’t portable? Something like an AC chargepoint to see if it pulls the correct amount? That’ll help you narrow down if it’s the EVSE or the car.
I've only had the car for 2 weeks, so no, lol. I haven't had a chance to use a chargepoint yet. Although, I am taking my first road trip with it tomorrow. Going from Vegas to San Diego. The hotel I'm staying at has chargpoint chargers in their garage. So I'll be testing it out soon.
 

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I've only had the car for 2 weeks, so no, lol. I haven't had a chance to use a chargepoint yet. Although, I am taking my first road trip with it tomorrow. Going from Vegas to San Diego. The hotel I'm staying at has chargpoint chargers in their garage. So I'll be testing it out soon.
Yeah…that’ll be a good test. Make sure to try DC chargers as well as AC. However, most of the issues seem to be on the AC end. The DC stuff is typically station-issue rather than car issue
 

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So I should be worried. Worried my car's electronics might get fried? Worried my car might blow up? Or maybe it'll start a fire inside the outlet and burn down the building? or just that the charger gets fried and I'm out $400?

I may need you to be a little more specific lol
I’m not an electrician, but as far as I know, electrical stuff shouldn’t output more then it’s rated for. I think this is an overcurrent situation potentially? Not sure. Is your charger UL rated? If so, it’s probably safe enough.
 

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I’m not an electrician, but as far as I know, electrical stuff shouldn’t output more then it’s rated for. I think this is an overcurrent situation potentially? Not sure. Is your charger UL rated? If so, it’s probably safe enough.
It says UL listed.
I mean, I just don't want to be responsible for burning down a billion dollar Resort and Casino. Vegas would be losing a fake Eiffel Tower and around 4000 people would be jobless.
 

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As an update, I finally got to an electrify America fast charger and added 46kwh in 32 minutes with no errors to report. I've been charging at home at 9.2 without issue. I really think it's an issue with the home flex
 

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I haven't seen those. I have bigger fish to fry in the meantime. I ran over a heavy tarp blowing on the freeway and broke a parking sensor on the front bumper. Dealer says the bracket that holds the sensor is broken. But since the bumber is a single molded piece, I have to replace the entire bumper and they don't have any spare parts
 

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I haven't seen those. I have bigger fish to fry in the meantime. I ran over a heavy tarp blowing on the freeway and broke a parking sensor on the front bumper. Dealer says the bracket that holds the sensor is broken. But since the bumber is a single molded piece, I have to replace the entire bumper and they don't have any spare parts
Sorry to hear that. If you check some of the other threads on this forum, there is an person who got a response from Kia Affairs that they’re aware of charging issues and are looking into it. Seems like that’s an admission of a car problem rather than a EVSE problem. Best of luck with your bumper, seems like you’ll be waiting a while…
 

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Sorry was out on vacation. I got back last night and lowered the amperage in the Wallbox app from 40A to 30A and it successfully charged for 4 hours without failing. Additionally, while on vacation I used the Shell Recharger 240V/40A Portable charger to successfully charge 2 times for multiple hours. The Shell unit was plugged into a NEMA 14-50 receptacle charging at 225V/32A. I am going to set the Wallbox back to 40A tonight and try charging once again to test if lowering the charging to 32A is the solution until the potential thermal issue can be resolved.
Set the Wallbox back to 40A and it successfully charged to completion (80%) without failing. The next day I re-enabled "Remote Start Schedules" because I am trying to recreate the original problem and maybe having a set Departure Time while plugged in and "Climate Settings on" would cause the problem, but it still successfully charged to 80%. Tonight I will try adding scheduled charging on the Wallbox unit and see if reinstituting all original variables leads to a failure. Forgot to mention the charging in the car is set to Maximum and has been the whole time.
 

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Set the Wallbox back to 40A and it successfully charged to completion (80%) without failing. The next day I re-enabled "Remote Start Schedules" because I am trying to recreate the original problem and maybe having a set Departure Time while plugged in and "Climate Settings on" would cause the problem, but it still successfully charged to 80%. Tonight I will try adding scheduled charging on the Wallbox unit and see if reinstituting all original variables leads to a failure.
Is the ambient temperature of the garage and outdoors lower than last time?
 

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No, it's about the same.

I reinstituted the original circumstances tonight and so far it has not failed after 2.5 hours. The cooling fans are running like mad in my 92F garage.
 

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In this thread and others on this forum, I think we can safely conclude that the it’s the vehicle’s problem.
I charged at home L2 again, at 9:40pm. At 11:10pm I got a msg from the app saying charging failed. Charged from 14% to 33%. Re-plug-in, it starts charging again. And I expect it to stop after a couple of hours.

it’s been like that again and again recently.
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We're having the same problem. we're at 13,000 miles and this just started happening. I just went out and simply wiggled the charger handle and it started charging again. Seems like a loose connection where it plugs into the car.
 

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Hi all,

Appreciate all of the forum information it is helpful. We are personally using a Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger on a Kia EV6. Same issues. Didn't have any issues with the charging until we've been hitting temperatures of 90+ degrees outside.

The charging process will cycle between charging and charging interrupted. DC chargers have not been an issue.

I will add my report to KIA Consumer Affairs link that has been shared above, as well.

Hopefully we can push a solution for Kia.

Thanks!
 

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Nope. The tech was off yesterday. I did get a call from Kia customer care. Told me there was a case opened up for me and wanted to know if I had questions. YES, when will my car be done!! She assured me I should have more information tomorrow. I will update when I can.
Hey! Just wanted to know if you ever got the car back and what the dealer said.
 
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