House circuit fails when charging a scooter

Old 07-03-16, 05:36 AM
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House circuit fails when charging a scooter

My son has a razor electric scooter. It must be charged for 8-12 hours.
When it is plugged into a standard outlet in the garage a circuit upstairs seems to fail, i.e. the lights will not turn on, the automatic timers fail etc.. When we unplug the scooter everything returns to normal and the scooter is charged.
No breakers blow and I can see no other problems. Another observation the little box attached to the charger however does get really hot.

Any suggestions as to what is happening, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Old 07-03-16, 07:10 AM
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Are the devices that are not working correctly have electronic or wifi operated controls? You may be experiencing line interference from the charger. Try the charger on a different circuit
Old 07-03-16, 07:35 AM
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I would check the integrity of the connections. Sounds like the plugging and unplugging is moving a loose connection.
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I have tried 2 separate outlets in the garage with the same effect.
I will check the connections.

Old 07-03-16, 10:16 AM
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The two separate receptacles in the garage could be on the same circuit.

I would invest in an inexpensive voltmeter. A basic analog type from home depot or lowes would be fine. You need to check the voltage on the receptacle where the charger is plugged in when in operation and at the affected receptacles.

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