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  1. M

    I think my Portable Charger is dying and I'm looking for a better solution.

    That's exactly what I'm looking for! Any idea where he got it?
  2. M

    I think my Portable Charger is dying and I'm looking for a better solution.

    Another question.. Does the Wall Charger need to communicate in some way with the vehicle, or does it communicate with the part that's physically plugged in? If I have the wall charger locked up in a solid steel box with only a hole for the cable to come out of, I want to make sure there won't...
  3. M

    I think my Portable Charger is dying and I'm looking for a better solution.

    I have a 2019 Model 3 performance that I charge at my restaurant exclusively (a lot cheaper electricity cost than home). Lately, I have to reset my charger 3-5 times before it finally works. I've been getting errors in the car that the charger had a GFI fault (There is no moisture anywhere...
  4. M

    I can’t seem to find a true answer.

    So to clarify a few things. First, the electricity usage graph in the vehicle lists "rated" Wh, and it's highlighted at 250. If I go below 250, the line drops below the rated. Above, and it goes above the rated, which is why I was under the impression that 250kwh is the "goal" to get the...
  5. M

    I can’t seem to find a true answer.

    Sorry for coming back so late, but I decided to play with settings, jump back and forth between percentage battery remaining and how many miles remaining and so on. So here is my current stats, what I've figured out, and I still think there may be issues, but would love everyone's feedback...
  6. M

    I can’t seem to find a true answer.

    I’ve seen some posts that power draw while in park is not calculated in your power usage (IE, using the AC in park etc), but it seems people are saying it is calculated in your kWh used while driving. I’m getting conflicting results on my Tesla, and trying to figure out what the deal is. 2019...
  7. M

    Seatbelt 'burn-in' on white seats?

    As Nocturnal said.. this has nothing to do with Warranty. It has to do with damages that happened while in the possession of their service center. If they hit a wall with your bumper and damaged it, the bumper wouldn't be a warranty repair either. It would be an insurance repair on their part...
  8. M

    Tankless water heaters are terrible....

    It really depends on your application. A homeowner such as myself for example, that rarely uses hot water (take a shower, then I'm gone all day), would benefit greatly from a tankless (gas tankless for me). The gas turns on ONLY when I demand hot water, then turns off as soon as I'm done with...
  9. M

    Germany says we are wrong....

    According to Germany.. the combination of the ecological cost of producing the Tesla Vehicle, Batteries, and electricity to recharge them is greater than the use of diesel... So trying to wrap my head around their concepts, there is a few things to consider. Tesla, from my understanding, has...
  10. M

    Summon seems like a silly party trick to me

    Davecolene, That's what gets me.. it was promised 3 years ago.. implying that when they are promising such an item, it should be near ready for release when they announce it. Much like a movie doesn't start advertising trailers until it's most of the way completed. Instead, it seems more like...
  11. M

    Summon seems like a silly party trick to me

    The other thing you forget is some people don't like to get soaking wet when it's pouring rain... it has some utility to it. Or perhaps you are carrying a heavy object you need to load up. It takes a lot less effort to have the vehicle come to you, then putting the package down, walking to the...
  12. M

    Has anyone used trash cans etc to test the limits of Summon?

    So as many people are exploring with the new advanced summon, I've had a lot of close calls on my very limited tests, and I don't know whether the close calls were not "close calls" but merely me not trusting in the technology to do what it should do. I, being just to the side of an aisle of...
  13. M

    A long range Hybrid Tesla, thinking outside of the box...

    I admit, this design would sound odd while driving, but realistically, with such a small engine, piped properly, it could be a whisper quiet engine, and you really wouldn't notice it.
  14. M

    A long range Hybrid Tesla, thinking outside of the box...

    @Uncle Paul Just looked up the details on the i3. It's closer to my concept, but still not there. It has a 42.2kwh battery pack, and the 2 cylinder engine doesn't kick on until you are 5% battery life. It's being used as a battery backup, rather than the main power source. Have that engine...
  15. M

    A long range Hybrid Tesla, thinking outside of the box...

    @Uncle Paul That's the model everyone is using.. Not the model I'm talking about. I just looked up all of the options on the I8. It has a 6 speed transmission on the gas motor (in my design, you wouldn't need a transmission on the gas motor), an 11.8 gallon fuel tank, and it's hp reported is...
  16. M

    A long range Hybrid Tesla, thinking outside of the box...

    @Uncle Paul So the I8's 1.5 liter motor only turns an alternator? Doesn't have any other function?
  17. M

    A long range Hybrid Tesla, thinking outside of the box...

    This same above concept could also potentially be used in propeller based airplanes, keeping the airplane light weight, but giving it a ton more power. The only difference is you don't need the instant burst of power, so you'd eliminate the battery pack, and instead, just run the electric motor...
  18. M

    A long range Hybrid Tesla, thinking outside of the box...

    So I had an idea that sounds like it would work, but I don't have all of the technical expertise that some in here have, so perhaps someone here may know how viable this concept would work... So we have a great, efficient motor, but we still have limited range without taking a lot of time at a...
  19. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    @dmurphy I have to admit, I chuckled at your signature. I've never been one of those "I drive clean energy. Do you?" kind of people that do custom plates and have a bunch of hippie green energy bumper stickers designed to shame anyone driving an ICE vehicle type of person, and I've never been...
  20. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    They are annoyances that hinder more than they help. Eventually, people will get used to ignoring them, and they still won't do their job. Like some cars have the little warning light in your left/right mirrors that tell you when a car is in your blind spot. As people are passing you and you...
  21. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    Live in San Diego, work in Orange County, Los Angeles, and sometimes as far as Santa Barbara. Easy to drive that many miles when your round trip from your house to your office alone, before you go to a client house is 100 miles. You go where the work is though, and in my industry (high end...
  22. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    I was talking about knowing how the vehicle handles and understanding it's physical limitations in performance (IE: How fast it can decelerate in an emergency, how hard of a turn you can make before the tires start to lose grip etc). With how many items I get that have dictionary sized manuals...
  23. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    Already have all of that stuff turned off. Two of the features turn themselves back on every time, and I still get beeping (Had one the other day, someone making a right hand turn suddenly without blinker or warning, slamming on their brakes, but staying in the lane, so I merged left to avoid...
  24. M

    Which numbers should I believe?

    When you are viewing the actual power usages/averages over 5, 15, and 30 miles, is it reporting the full power usage including all accessories running (AC, Radio etc), or is it only running an amp meter on the power draw of the motors and reporting that? From my tests, I'm guessing it's the later?
  25. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    Oh, and I did email Tesla at that email before I made this post. They still haven't responded to it two days later. My point with that was the fact that they already know you are a vehicle owner and not a spammer without having to be manually approved. The account either has a vehicle...
  26. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    So I didn't see an option to remove the audible warnings for things like "you're going to hit the car in front of you" or "You're going to hit the curb in the drive threw, or on the road you are on because the lane is drifting to the left and you haven't yet started your left drift to match the...
  27. M

    What's with the "Verified owner" BS on Tesla's official forums?

    I want to lodge a complaint about features, and I can't, because I need to be a verified owner? My username and password is attached to my car... what else do they want from me? This beeping warning crap has got to stop. This forcing you into safety features that WILL cause accidents needs to...
  28. M

    Charging Station Map

    That, and when I click on the link in the tesla app to try to get more detail, it just said that it was sent to the car. It doesn't tell me where in the city it is. Some of the cities are 15 minutes to get to one side of the city, and 40 to get to the other.
  29. M

    Charging Station Map

    I saw that, but it only tells me status. It doesn't tell me what speed it can charge at, or fees etc. There are a mix of some that are like 75kw, and others that are 150kw out here. I'd prefer to take it to a 150kw if I'm going to do a supercharge. Time is always important to a business owner ;)
  30. M

    Charging Station Map

    So there is this beautiful charging station map on our Tesla's that show all of the nearby stations, what their max capacity is, charge rate, and how many stalls are available. I can't seem to find this page however, online. Does anyone know where/have a link to where I can look at this data...
  31. M

    Which numbers should I believe?

    So with the debate of efficiency levels based on speed.. the next/true question is... how did Tesla rate the range? If Tesla says XYZ vehicle has a range of 300 miles, I know, most vehicles report their mpg based on flat terrain at a fixed speed etc.. what speed is Tesla saying you will get...
  32. M

    Which numbers should I believe?

    What is the ideal battery temp? I was under the impression that room temp was better operating temp for a battery than a few hundred degrees, so I'm surprised that you'd have to wait much for a battery to get up to proper operating temps.
  33. M

    Which numbers should I believe?

    I've had my Tesla Model 3 Performance for exactly 1 week now, and have driven round trip to my office a minimum of 6 times now (or 12 travel attempts at 22 miles per travel attempt). In doing so, I've used it to test various travel distance numbers, and tried adapting driving habits to change...
  34. M

    Wall Charger Tripping AFCI's on Other Circuits

    How old is your wiring? If your house is much older, it's possible that someone decided to use the ground as a neutral. If you have current going down the ground as though it is a neutral, it can throw AFCI and GFCI's off. I've seen this problem visibly as well on TV's that get the 60 cycle...
  35. M

    Steering shuddering in a brand new car. Anyone else experience this?

    So to confirm, I checked the settings and sure enough, this feature was enabled. Disabling it resolved my problem. Thank you so much to all of you who helped. I've been in cars that had warning signals of things like unexpected lane changes etc, but usually it was an audible one. With a...
  36. M

    Steering shuddering in a brand new car. Anyone else experience this?

    Thank you so much for the information. I'll check the setting next time I'm in the car and disable it. I've been looking online for secret/hidden features etc, but hadn't gone through the manual. I can't believe the rep from Tesla made me go through full computer resets and all of this other...
  37. M

    Steering shuddering in a brand new car. Anyone else experience this?

    I just got my Model 3 Performance last Saturday. I absolutely love it, but I've noticed one oddity, and I believe the chat operator is mis-diagnosing the problem. Although it's not 100% repeatable (it only happens on occasion at random), when merging from one lane to another, after approx...
  38. M

    AC Ah vs. DC Ah

    Can't believe I overlooked that.. I'm so used to batteries being rated in Ah, I was thinking it was 75Ah, not 75kw. Big difference.
  39. M

    AC Ah vs. DC Ah

    Is this 100% accurate, or estimated/hearsay? Would love to know the exact conversion. I've also heard that 120v doesn't deliver nearly the efficiency as 240v.
  40. M

    AC Ah vs. DC Ah

    Mongo, 1.5 is my guess because you're charging at 240v AC while I believe the battery is around 360v.. so if you had 0% loss, or 100% efficiency, and AC converted to DC volt for volt and amp for amp, You're only charging at 2/3rd the voltage of the battery. Thus it'd take 1.5 amps of 240vAC to...
  41. M

    AC Ah vs. DC Ah

    So I just purchased my Tesla Model 3 Performance (75kwh battery). Unfortunately, I pulled a brain fart when I originally calculated my power costs as I was just thinking KW to KW. I completely spaced on the fact that the batteries are DC, not AC. So my question is, at 240v AC, how many amp...
  42. M

    Is there a 208 WYE 3 phase charging option?

    Mongo, I'm assuming even with a 50amp 208v connection, you can potentially set software based limits on how fast it draws electricity in the car settings? Perhaps this is my solution. Maybe I can tell it to charge the battery to full over a 10 hour period knowing I will be at the restaurant...
  43. M

    Is there a 208 WYE 3 phase charging option?

    Mblakele, that wiring method is single phase, not 3phase. Iluvmacs, that’s what I was seeing on posts from 2016 and 2017 and I had hoped it would change. If they can charge 3 phase in Europe, but not here, is that merely a matter of getting the correct charging adapter to do 3 phase here, or...
  44. M

    Is there a 208 WYE 3 phase charging option?

    I'm looking at getting a Model 3 performance and I will primarily be charging it at my restaurant. For load balancing reasons, I'd much rather run a 3 phase 208 4 wire 30 amp line off of my panel, than a single phase 208 50 amp and have a large load imbalance on the panel while charging. I'm...

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