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Old 01-29-2017, 05:55 PM   #21
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I think one things for sure, these will expose any weakness in your connections all the way back to the meter. If I was doing new construction from the ground up, I might even consider bolt in circuit breakers.
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:02 PM   #22
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What is this about Tesla's having their own built in charger? What happens when you connect it to a charging station?
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What is this about Tesla's having their own built in charger? What happens when you connect it to a charging station?
The software in the car adjusts to whatever you are connected to.
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The software in the car adjusts to whatever you are connected to.
So you can connect a car charger to a Tesla, or just a 50A feed?
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So you can connect a car charger to a Tesla, or just a 50A feed?
Yes, you can connect to just about anything with those cars.
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Yes, I've seen everything from 120v,13A to 400v, 85A at the Tesla superchargers. Apparently the new superchargers put out 135kW. My car can take a 120kW charge. Charge tapers off as it nears capacity.
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They are fun to drive.
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So I finally found out what the problem was and why a "proximity fault" sounded odd...

The car was in for service, yesterday for regular maintenance, brake maintenance etc, and the techs looked onto the logs in more detail. Removing the Telsa's internal charging system, they found the "proximity harness" had corrosion on the contacts, so they replaced the whole thing.

Curious how the system wouldn't be sealed better. Maybe that's a improvement that will happen in later models.

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Thanks for coming back with the update. That's a rare treat on forums. Now anyone searching for your trouble code can find the thread with a solution.
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Yes, I've seen everything from 120v,13A to 400v, 85A at the Tesla superchargers. Apparently the new superchargers put out 135kW. My car can take a 120kW charge. Charge tapers off as it nears capacity.
At 400v supercharger stations the AC to DC conversion is done off the car, behind those fences. All the other voltages, the on board charger does the rectifying to DC.

To move the car, the DC from the battery is inverted back to AC and sent through a freq drive to 1 or 2 induction motors. More elegant than the permanent magnet DC motors on other electric cars, IMHO.
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