XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid

2021 Late

Charging the hybrid battery

Ground fault breaker in charging cable

Updated 11/9/2020

Ground fault breaker in charging cable

The control unit for the charging cable charging cable has a built-in ground fault breaker that protects the car and the user from electric shocks caused by system faults.


Charging the hybrid battery must only take place with grounded and approved 230 V sockets (alternating current). If the capacity for the socket or fuse circuit is unknown, ask a licensed electrician to check the capacity. Charging above the capacity of a fuse circuit may lead to fire or damage the fuse circuit.


  • The charging cable's overvoltage protection helps to protect the car's charging system, but cannot guarantee that overload will never occur.
  • Never use visibly worn or damaged electrical sockets. This could cause fire or serious injury.
  • Never connect the charging cable to a cable extension.
  • Maintenance or replacement of the hybrid battery must only be performed by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.
  • Do not use a charging cable that has not been recommended.
  • An external timer must not be used between the charging cable and the electrical socket.
  • One or more adapters must not be used between the charging cable and the power socket.


The ground fault breaker does not protect the 230 V socket (alternating current)/electrical installation.

P5P6-2017- Electric drive- Control module cable

Control unit LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp.

LED lamp

If the control unit's built-in ground fault breaker is tripped then the LED lamp illuminates with a red constant glow - check the 230 V socket (alternating current).

P6-2017- XC40H Control unit current


  • Check the capacity of the socket.
  • Other electronic equipment connected to the same fuse circuit must be disconnected if the total load is exceeded.
  • Do not connect the charging cable if the socket is damaged.

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