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Seeking advice re: Power outlet melted while charging Model 3
I would appreciate some guidance from the experts in this forum in order to hypothesize what may have cause a new house fire as a result of charging my Model 3. Here is video and photos of what happened to my 20A 125V power outlet: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dQBmedjK9YaXtPEA8
My issue seems similar to a recent thread from Sep 2020 and I I also posted the below as a comment in that thread and tagged 2 users who had some strong points.
I wonder if anyone knows what may have happened (possibly an arc as indicated here in this thread?) and if any recommendations regarding the steps I am taking - see below for details.
For context, I have been using it for 3.5 years to charge first my e-Golf and lately my Model 3.
The fuse started tripping over the past weeks.
This morning I noticed a burning smell and am I glad I've decided to check it - as you can see from the link above I am lucky we didn't have a house fire.
@"TeslaTap.com" I checked your guide https://teslatap.com/articles/tesla-model-3-home-charging-guide/. Very helpful, thank you.
Based on the guide, I have now bought this new 20A 150V outlet: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-20-Amp-125-Volt-Duplex-Self-Test-Tamper-Resistant-Weather-Resistant-GFCI-Outlet-White-R92-GFWT2-0KW/205997283
I plan to install it and cut down the charging current from my Model 3 as indicated by @stevenmaifert_12203 - but in my case down to max 10A when charging.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
For everyone else, check your charging setup.