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    Any way to keep Powerwalls from charging without turning off their breakers?

    Have you tried BALANCED mode and configure peak hours much earlier in the day? Once you hit peak hour the batteries should discharge to maximize the NEM credits (as it assumes you were in peak period). If you set it peak early the batteries may never have enough time to get to 100%. Never...
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    Cost of model s charge port replacement?

    Recent charge port replacement in SF Bay Area was ~$650. Charge port assembly itself was $385 + tax (part #1026041-00-S). Charge port door was not replaced.
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    Checklist on day of install (solar panel + powerwalls)

    In addition to Bruce’s comments: Test the system. Shut off main power and make sure that backup works on ALL expected sub panels/circuits. View your app and check flows as Bruce stated but focus on circuits on different panels. If you don’t have full house backup they need to place CT’s or...
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    Anyone else have this occur? eMMC related?

    Car has had the "Center Display storage Device degraded - Ok to drive." Scheduled appt to get eMMC issue addressed. 1st appt. cancelled as daughterboard had not arrived for appt. 2nd appt. is scheduled next week and hopefully the board comes in. Ok to drive - it says. Let's take a ride...
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    Cost savings more vs saving my powerwalls lifespan

    Have the same question. I'd like the option of not having to fill PW to 100% when using time based settings.
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    Solar Panel + Powerwalls x2 Bay Area Question

    In the bay area. Solar + PW. Received NO call before they arrived. I did call scheduling a day or so before scheduled install date to validate that the install date did not change.
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    Model s broken control arm.

    Let me help you out. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2017/MC-10110741-9999.pdf. The default Tesla answer for anything related to issues with the control arms is that its the fault the driver.
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    Powerwall - Partial Back Up/Gateway Question

    The information on this thread is quite educational. I now understand that the gateway non-backed up lugs serve two purposes: 1) to act as an internal CT and 2) to disconnect the non-backup circuits in the event the grid goes down. Also, per @holeydonut post and per Figure 24 in the PW install...
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    Powerwall - Partial Back Up/Gateway Question

    @holeydonut - isn't that what the non-backup lugs are for on the gateway? To allow those circuits that are not backed up, to receive clean energy when the grid is up?
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    Powerwall - Partial Back Up/Gateway Question

    Thanks for the responses so far. The way that I conceptualize the Gateway is that when the grid goes down, then only those items that are downstream of the Gateway are powered by the PW's - the other non-backed up items are effectively disconnected and not powered. When the grid is up, the...
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    Powerwall - Partial Back Up/Gateway Question

    Have 2 AC units and looking at a mid-size 8.16 KWH system with 2 Powerwalls. I understand that 2 PW's will only support 1 AC + rest of the home loads and as such my system will only have a partial back up configuration. My question: when there is not a power outage do the Powerwalls support the...
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    FS: NEW 2nd Gen HPWC (wall connector) 24’ cord

    Thought they were all sold out of the Gen2's. Thanks for the heads up. $550 for black Elon signature version with 24' cable. SF Bay Area pickup.

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