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  1. RandyS

    Charge Point chargers "disabled"

    It could be that you're not on the school's "white list" to use the chargers. They're probably for staff, students and parents and not public, hence not being on the map...
  2. RandyS

    NEMA 14-50 Done Poorly, House Panel Upgrade?

    EV Charging circuit or not, you absolutely need to upgrade that panel ASAP... https://www.allelectric.com/blog/2019/october/the-danger-of-federal-pacific-circuit-breaker-pa/
  3. RandyS

    Caution Model X, Hidden Tire Wear

    I said the inside was wearing with the excessive negative camber. I think you misunderstood...
  4. RandyS

    Caution Model X, Hidden Tire Wear

    As a data point for you, my 2013 Model S had lots of negative camber and wore rear tires out on the inside. I eventually got tired of it and purchased some adjustable camber arms from BBC Speed and Machine in New Jersey about a year and a half ago. We have a family friend that owns an...
  5. RandyS

    V2G with PG&E, Tesla, and Ossiaco?

    In all the discussion about V2G and Tesla, don't overlook the utility Interconnection requirements, as well as the NRTL safety requirements for the equipment. Not trivial...
  6. RandyS

    Best Paint Color for Maintaining

    I have two red cars (S and 3) and I keep the cars clean, as well as use Griot's Garage speed shine in between washes with plenty of lint free cloth diapers to wipe them down with. I don't really have the issue of trying to figure out what color hides dirt, etc. (because I don't let it...
  7. RandyS

    Fair Nema 6-50 Pricing

    In order to get a permit, some sort of paperwork, plans perhaps, load calculations, etc. has to be prepared. Then there is the time it takes to go and wait to get the permit issued (could be less if your Authority has some sort of on-line submittal process). In addition, your electrician will...
  8. RandyS

    Supercharger - Santa Ysabel, CA (LIVE 29 Mar 2021, 8 V3 stalls)

    I always thought that it provided the required 3' clearance in front of the cabinet and to have a place to access the cabinets. There can be landscaping right up to the concrete in certain installations, so having the concrete there "reserves" the space to be able to access and service the...
  9. RandyS

    Model 3 12v Battery issues, monitoring, Aftermarket replacement

    The exact OEM replacement is not available at most auto parts stores...Sometimes the car's software has to be tweaked by the tech as well (assuming they change battery or charging parameters)...
  10. RandyS

    selling model 3 privately

    Definitely get a cashiers check from the buyers bank (preferably in person with the buyer). If the buyer meets you elsewhere with a fake cashiers check and you give them the car and deposit the check, your bank could claw back the funds later when/if it is found to be fake. Don't forget to...
  11. RandyS

    Setec CCS to Tesla Adapter

    Be careful out there... https://twitter.com/greentheonly/status/1351306994175668226
  12. RandyS

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    That would be George Blankenship, former VP Worldwide Retail at Tesla (Sales and Ownership, and Store Development and Design). He worked for Gap, Microsoft, and Apple and was responsible for designing the retail store experience for Tesla (among many other things). I got a chance to chat with...
  13. RandyS

    Setec CCS to Tesla Adapter

    Sorry, I disagree. The adapter will only fit Tesla cars, so that limits their use case. There are only a half-dozen manufacturers of CCS fast chargers that have the lion's share of the market in the US, so that limits their use case even more. They flat out didn't do their diligence before...
  14. RandyS

    Setec CCS to Tesla Adapter

    This is what I posted in the other thread about your very question... Decided not to pursue that. This is obviously a bigger issue than "you plugged it in wrong"...It's pretty clear that they didn't do any testing here in the US before marketing the adapter or they would have seen these errors...
  15. RandyS

    Setec CCS to Tesla Adapter

    PayPal quickly found in my favor and initiated a refund to my account. No instructions yet from Setec about how they want me to return the unit to Hong Kong, but I'm not paying shipping for a product that never worked...
  16. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Refund in progress via PayPal... Note: Setec website has changed. When I ordered in early December, price was $660 delivered. Now it says price is $980 and it is on sale for $660 through 1/1/21. Recommend not purchasing until issues are resolved and adapter is proven to work...
  17. RandyS

    CCS1 to Tesla Adapter is being developed by Tesla Korea Club.

    It didn't work on the Model S either (See other CCS thread for more details). Have submitted a case for a refund via PayPal...
  18. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Decided not to pursue that. This is obviously a bigger issue than "you plugged it in wrong"...It's pretty clear that they didn't do any testing here in the US before marketing the adapter or they would have seen these errors right up front. I'm not interested in being a firmware guinea pig...
  19. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    I tried again to charge today with the adapter on my 2013 Model S and received the same error messages as I did yesterday with my Model 3. I have sent Setec an email asking to start the refund process, and if they don't cooperate, then I'll contact PayPal and open a dispute. My expectations...
  20. RandyS

    CCS1 to Tesla Adapter is being developed by Tesla Korea Club.

    Will try adapter on Model S later this evening...
  21. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    CCS connector snapped in very snugly to the adapter, and the adapter made a great solid fit into the Model 3. I don't see how the connection could be any better. No tension on the cable that would pull it out of alignment, etc. Will try Model S soon...
  22. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    I went to the Murphy Canyon Walmart EA site, the Fashion Valley EA site, and the Fashion Valley eVgo site... Murphy Canyon EA: PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You Fashion Valley EA: PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You Fashion Valley eVgo...
  23. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    I have a Model S as well and will probably get around to trying it in a day or two...
  24. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    The latest Holiday update...
  25. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Pretty brief documentation; a couple of pages. There is a battery inside the adapter that has to be turned on when using... Unfortunately, the adapter didn't work work for me (Model 3). I went to two different Electrify America stations made by BTC Power and one eVgo station made by ABB...
  26. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Fresh out of the box with a dollar bill for size reference...
  27. RandyS

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Time to do some testing...
  28. RandyS

    Powerwalls inside or out for longevity?

    Can you combine the moving of the current PWs inside with another project (more solar or more PW) so you might be able to get a tax credit rolled into the job?
  29. RandyS

    Building Codes Supporting EV Charging for Apartments

    One reason is that it costs a lot less to put in basic infrastructure (conduit, pull rope, capacity/room in a panel) up front rather than going in after the fact and trenching up a parking lot, etc. to put this stuff in later and trying to expand the equipment in the electric room or closet...
  30. RandyS

    Any way to get Homelink on a 2021 M3 LR without paying $300 to Tesla? Thx.

    Yeah, us "Crazy people" kept Tesla afloat so you could buy your Model 3 or Y... :)
  31. RandyS

    Tesla is asking me to pay car before it arrives (cash deal). Is that normal?

    You can pay in advance or you can pay when the car is delivered.
  32. RandyS

    Alignment / service issue

    There weren't any eccentric bolts in my rear setup and my camber was about -2.2 degrees before the new arms were installed. My last pair of tires in the rear had 7,000 miles and needed to be replaced, so that did it for me and I bought the aftermarket adjustable camber arms. The aftermarket...
  33. RandyS

    Wall connector vs corded travel connector.

    There's also the safety difference between the two installations (hard-wired Wall connector <more safe IMHO> or NEMA 14-50 for the Mobile connector <less safe IMHO>). I've done a few of each and have helped friends with them over the years. The most frequent failure I've seen over time is the...
  34. RandyS

    Alignment / service issue

    No camber adjustment is possible in the rear without aftermarket adjustable camber arms, so getting an "alignment" involving a camber problem isn't going to fix your issue unless you get new arms and get them installed first...
  35. RandyS

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    Got my 2013 P85 MCU1 upgraded recently with a new center screen (since my old one had bubbles). They did a great job. No physical issues inside the car; the trim was installed correctly and is in great shape. Main screen looks great, drivers screen looks great. There is a new graphic...
  36. RandyS

    Panel filled up thoughts on options

    Technically, the correct way to approach this is to have an electrician perform a load calculation on the panel with your existing circuits to see if the panel can support the additional charging load that you want to install. If that load calculation says you have the proper excess electrical...
  37. RandyS

    Supercharger - San Diego, CA - Balboa Ave / Genesee (LIVE 18 Nov 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    Hey Smitty, fyi...All of the contractor site electrical work has to be complete, and then the city inspector has to sign off on it before the utility comes in and installs the transformer, pulls whatever wire is required, sets the meter and energizes the site. So you won't see any utility work...
  38. RandyS

    Supercharging prices have gone up again

    Hmm, website still says 28 cents per kWh... Supercharging
  39. RandyS

    First EV driven to 50 states to be scrapped

    Glad you are okay. I guess I missed the driving to 50 states thing previously. So did you have the car shipped over to Hawaii and back again just to claim the 50 states title?
  40. RandyS

    Trying to play mp3's without the 400 bugs and hurdles Tesla throws at you...

    I had reindexing issues on my 2018 M3P early on, but just commented to my GF just recently that it has been working great for quite some time now. No reindexing, starts up where I left off when I get back in the car, etc. I have one 64 GB USB drive with mp3s that are ripped at 256, and it is...
  41. RandyS

    Get some Sense...

    I spent the money on a Sense with the optional solar monitoring. After having it installed now for about 3 years, I can say that it functions as a real-time power monitor (house load so much and solar generation so much). The "discovery" feature doesn't really provide any value whatsoever for...
  42. RandyS

    Do I need a power panel upgrade?

    I had a 125 amp main panel and had the solar contractor upgrade it when installing my solar system a few years ago. I was out of physical space and electrical capacity, even with several half-size breakers. Because of my 2" conduit that ran to the transformer, the utility said the max panel...
  43. RandyS

    FS: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance 20" Wheels | OEM Turbine 20" Silver

    I am looking for one wheel, so this probably isn't for me. But one suggestion: It sounds like you might be including the tires (you say wheels for sale, but then you also say "original tires"), so it isn't clear if the tires are included. That would be helpful to clarify. Also, are the TPMS...
  44. RandyS

    150 - 200KW Charging?

    On a recent short trip to Palm Springs, we stopped at the relatively new Beaumont V3 SC. Arrived with 50 miles remaining, in a Performance Model 3. We were the only ones there at about 10:30am after driving about 100 miles. When I first plugged in, it actually went up to 253 kW. By the time...
  45. RandyS

    Average Estimate Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector Install

    From the electrician's perspective, that's not really a 40 minute job...
  46. RandyS

    Did I just screw up selling my Model 3?

    After you see the car travel via your app and are satisfied it reached its destination, you also want to go into your Tesla account on the website and under the "manage" button for the car, there is another button that says "remove car". Then the new owner won't be able to supercharge on the...
  47. RandyS

    Average Estimate Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector Install

    If the install point is right on the other side of the wall from your panel like you say, I don't think $300 is too much. $500 is a little up there if it is as simple as you're saying...Think of the electrician rolling the truck, scoping the work, getting tools and supplies out, doing the work...
  48. RandyS

    Would you return this 2020 3 Performance?

    Hmmm, I'm not so sure I would agree with the return decision that others are saying. Here's my ever-so-humble opinion... * The stereo will be fixed under warranty * The leaky tail light will be fixed under warranty * Which leaves the repainted bumper and some minor marks Only you can determine...
  49. RandyS

    Charge Current dropped from 32A to 23. Should I be worried?

    Sorry, I'm not understanding what you're saying.....You said "Even after I finish charging, drive home and park, I see the Charge Current is still at 23A. It allows me to dial down from 23 but not back up to 32." You can't change any charge power or current settings at a supercharger site...
  50. RandyS

    Charge Current dropped from 32A to 23. Should I be worried?

    What type of charging station at home are you using? Was it ever higher than 23 amps?

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