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Dala
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Water leaking into HV wiring

Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:10 pm

So something I saw some time ago on Muxsans twitter, was a HV cable with some water coming out of it. Link here: https://twitter.com/muxsan_ev/status/12 ... 09/photo/1

I didn't think much about it, but then I ran into the same thing on a customer car
https://youtu.be/V4GZ_kVN2Dw

If this gets really bad and enough water gets in there, I can see how this causes isolation fault codes. Maybe this will be a hot tip for someone in the future facing isolation faults?

nlspace
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Re: Water leaking into HV wiring

Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:09 pm

Good catch to find that, but how does it get in there? the pack has all that sealant at the joint.

I think there is a pressure check port on the case, maybe you can hook up a vacuum pump and get the moisture out.

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Re: Water leaking into HV wiring

Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:39 pm

If this isn't actually causing failures (yet), then the water must be getting in between the insulated cables and the outer sheath. Somewhere that sheath is cracking, or a seal is failing at a connector...
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