I am having the same lights showing on my Dual Level Charge Cord. This is the manual that was included with my 2022 Premier EUV in the charge cord packaging. As a side note I am in Las Vegas where the temperature is high and I have the Qmerit 240 installed. The lights are explained in this manual.
Thank you for posting the Manual. I have no idea why Chevy does not have it on their website. If it’s there, it’s well hidden. The manual only manual I could find for the Dual Level Charger did not have the info your manual has on the error lights. Thank you.
My problem is that I just had a new house built and had two NEMA 14-50s installed on the front wall of the garage. At the time, I did not own any EVs, but since we had not worked on a gas engine vehicle at any of the Detroit car manufacturers, the writing was on the wall that gas engines were on the way out, so I decided to put the 50 amp receptacles in the new house from the get-go.
So after living here 6 months, I bought my first EV — a Chevy Bolt. Its a great little car for anything within 200 miles radius, but beyond that, the slow DC Fast Charging reduces the fun factor a lot. I will probably move to the Equinox EV to fix that problem, until then, I am enjoying my Bolt. I have put 1300 miles on it in about 2 weeks.
But this amber charger error is driving me nuts! Both 50 amp receptacles appear to be identical. They are both wired to independent 50 Amp breakers. One gives me an intermittent amber light and one does not. I’m using the same Dual Level Charger on both, and yes the Level 2 adapter plug is seated all the way “below flush” against the white Dual Level Charging “brick”. So to my knowledge, the ONLY difference is the receptacle. Nothing feels hot, except the brick and the charging wire. Both feel the same in temperature, and I REALLY don’t feel like hooking up my data acquisition hardware with 12 thermocouples quite yet, although if my wife keeps complaining about it, my hand will be forced to “do the engineering thing” and instrument the heck out of it to find out what is really going on.
The manual says it is triggering the CCID to reduce the charging power. CCID is the Charging Cord Interrupt Device. Unfortunately, I am not sure of the algorithm of the CCID, so it could be a temperature issue, or ground fault, perhaps? I have opened up the receptacle and re-torqued the terminal screws. This did not change anything. I am retired and living in Florida now, so ambient temperature might be playing a part, but there is no reason why there should be a temperature difference between the two receptacles! That is why I am thinking it must be in the receptacle itself? My next move is to swap out the receptacle. I know some online people are saying there is a big difference between receptacle designs, and I currently have “Leviton” brand receptacles. I just bought a Hubbell brand. It appears to have more metal-to-metal contact area where the prongs of the plug insert. Theoretically, that should lower the internal resistance of the receptacle so it would build less heat. That still doesn’t explain why there is a difference between the two receptacles, but maybe there is some variation that I am just not seeing? Either way, it the issue is heat, then this should help.
And if you guys have any other thoughts, hey I am not too proud to listen to other thoughts and comments. I just didn’t know this charging would be so finicky!