I didn't see this as an existing topic so hope I am not doing a repeat. I just picked up my new charge cord and I'll say it looks like it cost three times as much as the original. It is bigger than the original so I don't think it will fit the the floor storage compartment. It does come in a nice black canvas zippered storage bag. One of the obvious differences is that the new one is put together with screws instead of being sealed in plastic. It also lacks the cord storage reel around the outside. The car side plug is now all black without the Ford logo and the latch looks more rugged. The voltage and current ratings are the same as the original.
The thing does stink (smells bad) but I guess that will go away with time.
Since I am an electrical engineer and like to take things apart, I will be disassembling the thing to see if it can be converted to 240VAC operation. I also like to be able to adjust the charging current so I have a choice of 6 or 12 amps. Obviously it takes a long time to charge the battery at 6 amps but I can use almost any outlet or extension cord without danger of over heating something or tripping a circuit breaker. That's a good thing if you are charging your battery from a motel room outlet.
I'll post again when I know more about the thing.
This turns out to be a Clipper Creek Amazing-E unit set up to run on 120V.
Here is a description with pictures: https://300mpg.org/2...ew-and-opening/
Actually the new unit seems to be identical to the Chevy Volt charge cord which has been found to be 240V compatible.
Info here: https://imgur.com/a/vFkP5
I need to look at the surge suppressor devices to be sure they are rated high enough for 240VAC. Often lower voltage suppressors are used on 120V units. They may appear to be OK when initially connected to 240V but will fail after a short time.
Also the charge cord that Ford has been using for the last few years. I had not seen what Ford is shipping with the newer cars.
Edited by JnTX, 16 April 2019 - 04:37 PM.