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  1. brucet999

    Home Link no longer works

    I tried n re-pair, but no soap. Thanks for the link, but I refuse to deal with Amazon.
  2. brucet999

    What is Model S BLM?

    Article about the idiots who jumped a model S in LA called it a Model S BLM. Is there such a thing?
  3. brucet999

    eMMC replacement - how long did yours take?

    Well, they got the emmc replaced in the space of 8 hours, but they said they needed another 3 hr next day to update/reload software. At the same time, I got a notice on the app confirming my service appointment on March 24. What? I called back and found out that they had destroyed the...
  4. brucet999

    Home Link no longer works

    Late 2015 Model S. Sommer Direct Drive garage door opener. Home Link would not work with Sommer rolling code, so I had to buy a separate little RF reciever switch wired into the wall button circuit. Worked fine until this week when suddenly nothing. I lost the Sommer remote, so don't know...
  5. brucet999

    Window rolls down an inch when I open the door

    I liked the reference to Lucas, the Prince of Darkness.
  6. brucet999

    Supercharger - Mammoth Lakes, CA (8 V2 stalls)

    Lots of nearby restaurants, but no convenient bathroom facilities, especially early or late when restaurants aren't open or during pandemic closures.
  7. brucet999

    Blog Tesla Unveils Tabless Battery Cell That Boosts Range by 16%

    Yours was the rookie mistake. You have snarkily misconstrued my post. Perhaps I should more accurately have stated it as more power delivered = more range, but the fact remains that the claim for 4680 tabless design is that it loses less energy (kWh) to heat loss, thereby delivering more power...
  8. brucet999

    Blog Tesla Unveils Tabless Battery Cell That Boosts Range by 16%

    Power is what drives the wheels, so more power = more range. kWh in the battery = energy, but only produces power when delivered to the motor(s). If internal resistance in the batteries consumes energy in the form of waste heat. then power is reduced. Tabless 4680 delivers 16% more of its...
  9. brucet999

    Blog Tesla Unveils Tabless Battery Cell That Boosts Range by 16%

    "For the same battery capacity (kWh) with front and rear mega casts compared to the old battery without mega casts there is a 16% weight savings." News to me. I never saw a weight savings calculation for mega castings coupled with integrated 4680 pack. Where did you get that info? Tesla's...
  10. brucet999

    eMMC replacement - how long did yours take?

    Got an appointment two weeks ago for 1:15pm next Thursday to replace eMMC. Today a message from service says "The goal is to have it completed before 1:15 on [the following day]." WTF? They have the part and they scheduled two weeks out, yet they want me to drop off at 1:15 when, "Your...
  11. brucet999

    Supercharger - Mammoth Lakes, CA (8 V2 stalls)

    My friend, who lives in Truckee, drives a 4WD Subaru and carries a set of chains to show at chain controls on I-80 over Donner Pass…chains for her granddad's '41 Desoto.
  12. brucet999

    Master Thread: Definitive 14-50 NEMA Outlet Guide

    You have roving bands of Tesla charging cable thieves in your area? :)
  13. brucet999

    Master Thread: Definitive 14-50 NEMA Outlet Guide

    Hubbell may be more expensive because they had to bring it back from the orbiting telescope? :)
  14. brucet999

    Master Thread: Definitive 14-50 NEMA Outlet Guide

    I have a weather tight box with lockable cover mounted at my cabin. The outlet it came with is 2 1/8" diameter; not Leviton, but definitely not as robust as those recommended. So no, I can't just install another face plate.
  15. brucet999

    Speeding Fine!

    Photo and radar speed check. Rental company's car, their license number, so they got fined. Adding 17% "value added tax" was insult added to injury. What value was there? But from 6,000 miles away, what could I do?
  16. brucet999

    Speeding Fine!

    You must have paid cash. I rented a car with credit a card in Scotland, got photo ticketed for speed, and received a subsequent credit card charge for the fine plus VAT!
  17. brucet999

    Mercedes-Benz receives world's first internationally valid system approval for conditionally automated driving

    Effectively less than my 2015 MS 70 with Autopilot hardware version 1
  18. brucet999

    12/11/2021 - Will they activate StormWatch in the West this weekend

    Yep In Southern California, the Santa Ana river flowed so over-full that it wiped out settlements and dragged so much sand, gravel and silt with it that it formed the Balboa Peninsula at what is now Newport Beach, cutting off the San Diego creek from the ocean and creating a new bay.
  19. brucet999

    12/11/2021 - Will they activate StormWatch in the West this weekend

    The term has been used in meteorological circles for many years. I think the first such event to be documented as an atmospheric river event was the 45-day storm in 1861-62 that flooded Sacramento and most of the Central Valley.
  20. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Also in the frunk.
  21. brucet999

    Musk "Delete tweet"

    Is there a UAW built Ford BEV? Is the UAW in charge in Mexico where Mach-e is built?
  22. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Thanks for that. One wonders how dealers will handle their "Prioritations"? Would they have to honor the reservation dates of their customers.? Or are they going to be free to extort a "marketing adjustment" out of the reservation holders listed with them in exchange for moving them up in line?
  23. brucet999

    Musk "Delete tweet"

    So, getting rid of both EV and oil & gas subsidies entirely makes you uncomfortable? Or is it Musk's opinion that the Government should not increase its debt in order to subsidize industries whose products are sold out and back-ordered for several years?
  24. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Clearly, I missed some piece of news that would make sense of what you write. Did you get some communication from Ford that the rules had changed?
  25. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    I was wrong about the 500 mile EPA range. I looked it up and found that it was actually 520 miles for the Dream edition and a mere 471 for the Performance version. And you make another assertion without documentation. How exactly has Lucid "lied about battery size"?
  26. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Well, I thought Lucid had developed a fine BEV with 900V battery and EPA verified 500 miles range, but after your logical and well laid out arguments to the contrary, I am convinced. /s
  27. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    "I thought Ford was going to be better than Rivian at planning, scheduling, and forecasting." Maybe they could speed it up by buying Bolt battery packs from GM? :)
  28. brucet999

    Master Thread: Definitive 14-50 NEMA Outlet Guide

    I may try to find a 2 1/2" step drill bit. Those things are easy and accurate for boring holes in sheet metal.
  29. brucet999

    Almost burned the house down

    The plug adapter on the UMC communicates with the onboard charger so it knows what rate of charge it can support. I doubt if the UMC would work at all if directly wired.
  30. brucet999

    Almost burned the house down

    Never mind. I looked on the linked master thread guide and found that the pictured Leviton looks exactly like mine. I'll be off to Walters Electrical Supply tomorrow to get a Bryant. Grainger was the least expensive source I could find for Bryant 9450FR in Orange County. I won't deal with...
  31. brucet999

    Master Thread: Definitive 14-50 NEMA Outlet Guide

    Thank you for this thorough review. I just read the post by @gaspi101 about his 14-50 that melted down, likely due to arcing at a loose terminal. I checked mine and it is Leviton. I'm going to Walters Electric Supply tomorrow to get a Bryant. My RV plug box at a vacation house cost me $40...
  32. brucet999

    Almost burned the house down

    I just looked at my NEMA 14-50 outlet but could find no manufacturer info, only NEMA 14-50 stamped on one edge and 240V 50A along the opposite edge. How can I tell if mine is Leviton or not? Maybe I'll pull it tomorrow and see what kind of terminal screws it has.
  33. brucet999

    Almost burned the house down

    "Came off, touched something and bam" does not melt down the outlet case and plug. Shorting to the case would have cause a huge spark, local melting and tripped the breaker instantly. The photo shows no melting of the copper strands, which would certainly have happened in the event of the wire...
  34. brucet999

    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    How long would the total wire path be from panel to outlet at the parking spot? Line loss generally lowers voltage to unacceptable levels at around 100 feet of wire. You may want to increase wire size to the next larger gauge to reduce line loss so your charger will operate better.
  35. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    An inverter converts DC to AC. If one uses a 240V AC (There has not been 115/230V service in North America since 1950) outlet, it could connect directly onto the main panel, but code would require a safety interlock to disconnect from the grid first.
  36. brucet999

    Hydrogen vs. Battery

    I can't disagree since I have no idea what BAU means. :)
  37. brucet999

    PSA: "Battery Coolant Heater" not included in battery warranty

    "…diagnosed with the battery coolant heater failure…" Only high tech could produce such an oxymoronic thing as a "coolant heater". I guess "heat exchange medium" is amore cumbersome term than "coolant", but not as counterintuitive when it needs to be heated. :)
  38. brucet999

    Hydrogen vs. Battery

    The video mentioned sourcing H2 from water by electrolysis using excess power from wind turbines or solar farms when wind doesn't blow or when cloud cover reduces solar farms' output.
  39. brucet999

    EMF while Supercharging

    "There are several pear reviewed studies…" Any apple reviewed, or peach reviewed studies? :)
  40. brucet999

    Supercharger - Inyokern, CA (4 V2 stalls)

    Further north on Hwy 395, Topaz Lake, AKA Gardnerville, hasn't appeared on Nav for three years, but I charge there every time I drive to Tahoe.
  41. brucet999

    Frank Lloyd Wright and Tesla

    I was a big fan of FLW until I visited Taliesen West and the Robie house in Chicago. Apparently, he cared about form, but neither the structural integrity of his designs, nor craftsmanship of execution, as was evident in the sagging second floor joists, visible in first floor ceilings at Robie...
  42. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Elon's whims can't overcome the lack of capability to build CT this year.
  43. brucet999

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    "Really hoping Elon was watching and saw that timeline and decides to ramp up production." Do you think the production schedule is set according to Elon's whim? CT cannot be produced until Tesla works out how to actually build the exoskeleton and install the tooling machinery, until they get...
  44. brucet999

    Window rolls down an inch when I open the door

    That's normal so it will clear the rubber seal, but it should go back up when you close the door.
  45. brucet999

    Leave plug connected overnight?

    I don't get it. Why leave the driver's window open?
  46. brucet999

    Other makes charging on a Tesla supercharger

    Well, it's actually 55kW, but still very slow.
  47. brucet999

    About that "yoke" steering wheel

    "I'd just like to point out that there was much rendering of clothes and gnashing of teeth when Steve Jobs/Apple…" They heated their clothes to extract the fat from them? They gave their clothes up in payment, perhaps of taxes to Caesar?
  48. brucet999

    About that "yoke" steering wheel

    I hadn't thought about the inability to flash high beams. I do that frequently in order to let drivers (especially trucks) know that I see them signaling and it is safe to change lanes in front of me. If my car had the yoke, this courtesy would become impossible.

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