[MUSIC] Did you know that your plug-in hybrid
electric vehicle comes equipped with a 120 volt charging cord for
convenient charging at home or wherever you have
the opportunity to plug in? Let me tell you about it. The charge cord may be located behind
the driver’s seat, depending on model. Just lift the carpeted
floor panel to access it. When ready to charge the vehicle, first be sure that the cord is
completely unwound to avoid overheating. And plug the AC plug into an AC outlet,
making sure to use a dedicated line that no other appliances are connected to,
to avoid tripping a circuit. Then, connect the charging coupler
to the charge port on the vehicle. You’ll know it’s properly attached
when you hear a click and the lock release button pops up. The FORD charge port LED lights
will flash in sequence two times, to confirm an electrical
connection has been made. To access the charge port light
preferences, using the touchscreen, touch settings, vehicle,
and charge port light.
[MUSIC] The default setting is on. This means the port lights will illuminate
when you plug in, when the vehicle is charging, and anytime you press the unlock
button on your key fob or open the doors. Selecting Limited will prevent the port
lights from coming on while the vehicle is charging. And Off will disable
all lighting features. Once plugged in and charging, the port
light will show the current charge status. When one bar is pulsing,
the charge is between 0 and 25%. One solid bar and
one pulsing bar is 25 to 50%.
Two solids and one pulsing is 50 to 75%.
Three solid and one pulsing is 75 to 100%. And when all four bars are solidly lit,
the charge is complete. Keep in mind, the charge port light
illumination will time out after 1 minute. If a fault is detected at any time,
all the lights will flash continuously. And if the charge scheduled for later,
the number of lights which represents your current minimum state of
charge will be solidly lit. And the charge port lights
will timeout after one minute. You may also notice that the charge
cord has multiple LED indicators to indicate that charging is in progress
or if any problems have occurred. When plugged into an AC outlet,
and you see a solid green light, power is available, but
vehicle charging has not begun. A flashing green light means
the vehicle is charging. If you see a flashing
solid red triangle LED, a ground fault circuit interrupter fault
or charge cord fault has been detected.
However, if at any time you see a flashing
amber LED light in the shape of an outlet plug, that means high temperature
at the AC plug has been detected. Have the outlet checked by
a qualified electrician and make sure the AC plug fits
firmly into the outlet.
By the way for
quicker more efficient charging, it’s recommended to upgrade to
an available 240 volt charging station. This can allow you to fully charge in
one third of the time it takes than with the supplied 120 volt charging cord.
Any questions? Go to Owner.Ford.com. [MUSIC] .