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The system is a nominal 4.2kW (14 x 300w panels with solar edge controller). South facing, on south coast it Gives up to 25 kWh on a sunny day in...
Spot on except During the day I was also using the solar to charge an ev (although as you said this could be for heating water).
Yes the PW can be charged from either PV's or Grid, and so good to charge at night from low cost rates (eg 5p /kWh Octopus go 12-30 to...
Nice .. but 12 years on, I think everyone now knows 'Tesla' :D .. so maybe ditch the side stripe/logo
Huge thanks for posting this .. from all Roadster Owners .. you have demystified another chunk of knowledge and made these clever little cars a...
Just came across this 'Roadster on Screen' Site
IMCDb.org: Tesla Roadster in movies and TV series
WoW .. i've only seen the ESS dropped out from underneath .. which needs a lift. I can see this method needs less lifting, but wasn't it a big job...
Its called 'THE LOTUS POSITION' :D
In a word: Visceral
The steering is 'alive', the speed is obvious (as close to road), you can actually hear the electric motor doing its stuff -...
Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (Now wishing I'd paid more attention in the Electronics Modules :) )
Glad if finally worked for you - its so satisfying to see that file loading >green line> :D
Likewise here in the UK, there is a cable kindly...
Just try the electrical tape (no other tape tho') .. do a test patch to put your mind a ease - doesn't leave any residue and transforms the sound...
UMC Sold. HPC / HPWC still available (UK)
Crash Testing (8 cars... 450k a pop! )
Where are you based ? England UK ? .. Tesla at Brooklands have expertise (ask for Sam) and there are other independent technicians.
Awsome ... Love you guys (from the place where a Johnson is the Prime Minister :D )
Shameless Plug :rolleyes: FOR SALE In UK :
HPWC and UMC (garage clear out [IMG] )
HPWC (70A high power wall charger) bought in USA as 'Hardly...
On glass OK Here is clear film https://www.amazon.co.uk/Printable-Transparent-Adhesive-Sticker-Quality/dp/B01N3M6LBE (other types are available)...
I imported a 911 from germany a few years ago and they accepted a clear, self adhesive, disc self printed with MPH ... as an overlay on the...
It's called 'The Lotus Position' :D
If you want to make it super quiet at speed, and dont take it off often, I can recommend taping the gaps: as pix here:
Seeking long term...
Something suggests Metallic Blue is a fixture :cool: ... good to 'see you' on here, again.
You must share all that Roadster aerodynamic...
Inspired by @PV4EV
Black and White
Had 1.45 update a few days ago, and like several others here in the UK, it seems to have broken the advanced/time based/cost saving ... Where...
Thanks that's super helpful... There is v little on this out there .. Google said no
Tesla battery modules are good for 850Amps and as high as 1500Amps for a few seconds,
But at these currents what does the voltage get pulled down...
And as useful as 'Chocolate Teapot' in Europe :-)
I'm having a clearout of Roadster Stuff. Mostly for UK/EU where I'm based. But this HPC to Model S/X/3 is USA specific.
For US Roadster owners...
After 9 years and 36,000, often high torque miles, mechanical sympathy got me to buy some new Gearbox oil ;)[ATTACH]
1 more data point:
Original Battery, 2010 2.5 Sport
33,000 miles, 144 cac, 171 Standard miles, (coolish UK)
Fleet South - All ready for way over a year now !!! but someone is holding to ransom.
Anyone know exactly, who is the landowner holding US /...
Using Tom's simpBMS for a classic conversion project 'Lotus-Elon' :D.
I'm a mere ME, no coder, and simpBMS is working well for me, balancing...
Here is the build history book of the last Roadster #2500
(sorry if seen before)
So here is a healthy battery :D
I'm considering British Gas' EV tariff with headline 4.7p/ kWh 12 to 5am. 25p/ day 20p at other times. (Acceptable with PV's and PowerWall)....
Just got PW2 with backup gateway (after 3year wait, in UK) .
Question why does it take grid power to charge itself when there is excess...
Massive Kudos to Pete Gruber
(I'm embarrassed by the early -ve reaction on here to Pete trying to promote his early Roadster Repair business ......
Also > Video about Gruber Motors
1st of the series > [MEDIA]
Massive Kudos to Pete Gruber
(I'm embarrassed by the early -ve reaction on here to...
DIY Jack Point 'Savers' (10 mins, wood, saw, nut covers Glue gun)
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As you are in the UK, you can get them rebuilt to as new > Bilstein Rebuild Service
There is also an active EU Roadster page on facebook > Tesla...
Thanks @petergrub ..
This gives me confidence to access the pem from below - and even lift it slightly on the LHS to access the cooling duct, but...
I agree most PEM failures seem to be due to damage of the connectors - ie sight misalignment when pushing back in - which can damage or push back...
iirc they use BCA auction people exclusively (and apparently BCA also own We buy any car) .. best to sell via a specialist eg Richard Symonds, etc.
Another 'right hooker' :D..
kenu fits nicely on vent
Odd Chap :D
This at the core of the issue - as much in life - if in doubt 'follow the money' :cool:
As 'new' car buyers we expect Tesla to step up quickly...
Roadsters are rarely up for sale in UK, there were only ~40 sold here.
And just now 3 pop up ...
Used Tesla Roadster cars for sale with PistonHeads
some useful tips> Essential upgrades - all year car
My favourite mod: anything to stop the rear cooling fans vacuuming up dust and debris,...
More helpful goodness from a certain Mr H Sharp ;)