4xe battery won't charge when the hood is open.

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I was browsing through the 4xe supplemental manual and it says that the battery will not charge when the hood is open.

Not a big deal but I sometimes leave the hood open after I check fluid levels etc.

I am not sure why this exists. Presumably some sort of safety?

I suppose a workaround would be to short the hood safety switch but not a fan of that really.





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Whether that is a real safety issue or a lawyer safety issue who knows. I don;t even know if my Chevy Bolt will charge if I open the hood, but really it;s not much of an issue.

What is nice is that you can't drive the car with it plugged in. That has saved me! (Gas station handles purposely break off, but my charger doesn't)
 
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Whether that is a real safety issue or a lawyer safety issue who knows. I don;t even know if my Chevy Bolt will charge if I open the hood, but really it;s not much of an issue.

What is nice is that you can't drive the car with it plugged in. That has saved me! (Gas station handles purposely break off, but my charger doesn't)
That is a legit and useful safety. Though with the 4xe it will be reasonably hard to miss it since the connector is right by the driver door.
 
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How about re- visiting the Edit function and deleting that double negative " won't not ", battery chargers shouldn't be smarter than us.
Who said that?
 
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The reference there is for your thread title.
Thanks for clarifying. I re-read the content twice and was very confused. Never thought to read the title.
 

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