KIA Niro: Charging status indicator lamp for portable charger
- Charging connector plugged into vehicle (POWER Green ON)
- Plug connected to an electric outlet (POWER Green ON)
- Charge indicator (POWER Green ON/ CHARGE Blue ON)
- Charging current
Before plugging charging connector into vehicle (POWER Green ON, FAULT Red blink)
- Abnormal temperature
- ICCB (In-Cable Control Box) failure
Plugged into vehicle (POWER Green ON, FAULT Red Blink)
- Diagnostic device failure
- Current leakage
- Abnormal temperature
Leakage current failure (POWER Green ON, FAULT Red Blink)
- After disconnecting and reconnecting the power plug, press and release the button for 2 seconds or longer to clear the error.
Power saving mode
- Charge level indicator is turned off if there is no status change for more than 1 minute.
How to disconnect portable charger (ICCB: In-Cable Control Box)
- Hold the charging connector handle and pull it out.
- Make sure to completely close the charging door.
- Disconnect the plug from the household electric outlet. Do not pull the cable when disconnecting the plug.
- Electric Outlet
- Close the protection caps of the charging connector and the charging plug to protect them from foreign substances.
- If the personal charging connector is used, store the connector in the cable compartment.
Precautions for portable charger (ICCB: In-Cable Control Box)
- Use the portable charger that is certified by an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.
- Do not try to repair, disassemble, or adjust the portable charger.
- Do not use an extension cord or adapter.
- using immediately when failure occurs.
- Do not touch the plug and charging connector with wet hands.
- Do not touch the terminal part of the AC charging connector and the AC charging inlet on the vehicle.
- Do not connect the charging connector to voltage that does not comply with regulations.
- Do not use the portable charger if it is worn out, exposed, or there exists any type of damage on the portable charger.
- If the ICCB case and AC charging connector is damaged, cracked, or the wires are exposed in any way, do not use the portable charger.
- Do not let children operate or touch the portable charger.
- Keep the control box free of water.
- Keep the normal charging connector or plug terminal free of foreign substances.
- Do not step on the cable or cord. Do not pull the cable or cord and do not twist or bend it.
- Do not charge when there is lightning.
- Do not drop the control box or place a heavy object on the control box.
- Do not place an object that can generate high temperatures near the charger when charging.
- Charging with the worn out or damaged household electric outlet can result in a risk of electric shock. If you are in doubt to the household electric outlet condition, have it checked by a licensed electrician.
- Stop using the portable charger immediately if the household electric outlet or any components is overheated or you notice burnt odors.
To prevent charging cable theft, the charging connector cannot be disconnected from the inlet when the doors are locked or the charging connector is in the Always lock mode. Unlock all doors to disconnect the charging connector from the inlet.
However, if the vehicle is in the charging connector Lock while charging mode, the charging connector automatically unlocks from the inlet when charging is completed.
If the charging connector is disconnected while the release button is not pressed, the connector and the inlet may be damaged.
For more details, refer to "Charging connector lock".
If the release button does not work even after the all doors are unlocked, pull the emergency lift cable in the motor room and press the release button in the connector to disconnect it from the vehicle.
If the release button still does not work, we recommend to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.
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