Charging the high voltage battery

Starting the charging of the high voltage battery

Updated 10/4/2021

Starting the charging of the high voltage battery

When charging with alternating current, only use the charging cable supplied with the car or a replacement cable recommended by Volvo.

The car is charged with a charging cable between the car and a charging station (mode 3) or a 230 V socketThe voltage in the socket may vary depending on market. (alternating current).

Important

If the fuse of the wall socket has too low a current capacity, the fuse could blow while the car is charging. Reduce the current used for charging via the car's centre display before reconnecting charging. If the problems persist, contact a qualified electrician for investigation of further measures.

Important

Never connect the charging cable when there is a risk of thunderstorm or lightning strike.

Note

Volvo recommends a charging cable in accordance with IEC 62196 and IEC 61851 which supports temperature monitoring.

Warning

  • The high voltage battery must only be charged at maximum permitted charging current or lower in accordance with applicable local and national recommendations for charging from 230V sockets (alternating current)/plugs.
  • Charging the high voltage battery must only take place from an approved grounded 230 V socketOr equivalent sockets with a different voltage, depending on market., from a charging station with a permanent charging cable or from a charging station with a loose charging cable (Mode 3) supplied by Volvo.
  • The control unit's ground fault breaker protects the car, but there may still be a risk of overloading the 230 V mains power circuit.
  • Avoid visible worn or damaged mains sockets since they may lead to fire damage and/or personal injury if used.

Warning

  • The charging cable has a built-in circuit breaker. Charging must only take place with grounded and approved sockets.
  • Children should be supervised when in the vicinity of the charging cable when it is plugged in.
  • High voltage in the charging cable. Contact with high voltage can cause death or serious personal injury.
  • Do not use the charging cable if it is damaged in any way. A damaged or inoperative charging cable must only be repaired by a workshop - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.
  • Always position the charging cable so that it will not be driven over, stepped on, tripped over or damaged in some other way, or cause personal injury.
  • Disconnect the charger from the wall outlet before cleaning it.
  • Never connect the charging cable to an extension cord or a multiple plug socket.
  • Do not use one or more adapters between the charging cable and the electrical socket.
  • Do not use an external timer between the charging cable and the electrical socket.

Also, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for using the charging cable and its components.

Important

Check that the 230 V socket (alternating current) has adequate power capacity for charging electric vehicles – in the event of uncertainty, the socket must be checked by a qualified professional. If the power capacity of the socket is unknown – use the lowest amperage in the centre display.

Disconnect the charging cable from the charging station storage socket or take out the charging cable. Note that the car must be switched off prior to charging.

Connect the charging cable to the charging station or a 230 V socket.

If the charging station has a permanent charging cable, skip to step 2.

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Open the charging hatch. Remove the charging handle's protective cover and make sure there are no objects in the charging input socket that may prevent charging.

Then press the handle the whole way into the socket for the car.

Important

To avoid damage to the paint, e.g. in the event of high winds, position the charging handle's protective cover so that it does not touch the car.

The charging cable's charging handle is fastened/locked in, and charging starts within 5 seconds. When charging has started, the LED lamp in the charging input socket flashes green. The driver display and the centre display show the remaining estimated charging time or whether charging is not working as intended.

Charging can be interrupted for a short time by pressing the button at the charging input socket – charging resumes within a few minutes.

Important

Never unplug the charging cable from the 230 V socket (alternating current) while charging is in progress - there is then a risk of damaging the 230 V socket. Always stop charging first before unplugging the charging cable from the car's charging input socket and then from the 230 V socket.

Important

Do not wash the car when the charging cable is connected or when the charging hatch is open.

Fast charging (direct current)

The car's high voltage battery can be fast-charged with direct current via charging stations supporting the CCS (Combined Charging System) standard.

Note

Charging stations with support for CCS are normally clearly marked CCS or Combo. Note that the car must be switched off before charging.

Detach the charging cable from the charging station's storage socket.

Open the charging hatch. Close the protective cover for the charging input socket.

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Grasp the charging cable with both hands and press the charging cable all the way into the car's charging input socket. The charging cable is automatically locked into the charging input socket after a couple of seconds. Ensure that the charging cable is properly locked so that charging can start.

Follow the instructions in the charging station's interface to authorise he charging. Charging begins when the charging station has executed an isolation test. This can take around one minute.

When charging has started, the LED lamp in the charging input socket flashes with a green glow. The driver display and the centre display show the remaining estimated charging time or whether charging is not working as intended.

Fast charging will not normally be interrupted if the car is unlocked. Charging can be interrupted using the button at the charging input socket. If fast charging is stopped, it will not be possible to resume it automatically as the charging station requires charging to be reauthorised.

Note

During charging, condensation from the air conditioning may drip under the car. This is due to cooling of the high voltage battery.


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