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  1. Cottonwood

    Tow Range

    Towing a utility trailer of downed limbs, probably totaling 1,800 lb or so, on a short trip to the compost center, at suburban speeds, I used about 350 Wh/mi vs my average of about 250 Wh/mi for a 40% extra usage. Remember that was at low speed; I'm sure highway speed consumption would have...
  2. Cottonwood

    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    I did not get my VIN until 5 days before delivery...and after they had preassigned a delivery appointment.
  3. Cottonwood

    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    3/29/2019 - Ordered 6/24/2020 - First try, out of town, had to go back in queue. Good news: Saved $3k with price drop waiting til July. 7/17/2020 - Second try, could not believe how white, white was, declined delivery, went back in queue for black interior 8/28/2020 - Third try, hopefully taking...
  4. Cottonwood

    Corded Mobile Connector or Gen 3 Wall

    The Gen 3 Wall Connector does not need a neutral wire, but the 14-50 receptacle does. To save some money and to make it easy for your electrician, wire for a 60A/240V circuit for the future Gen 3 Wall, but install a 6-50 receptacle on the wall for now with a 50A breaker. The 6-50 receptacle...
  5. Cottonwood

    Where are we with VIN Numbers?

    Rejected ...234xx today. There were several minor paint issues that could have been touched up. A larger issue was the hatchback bottom alignment (fore/aft) was almost 6mm off; the bottom of the tailgate was an extra 6mm forward of the rear of the car. They probably could have touched up all...
  6. Cottonwood

    Price drop

    I am scheduled to take delivery of my Model Y LR AWD FSD on Friday. I looked at my order screen yesterday (still an item or two to finish before delivery), and the price was still at the original point. I called up my delivery team yesterday afternoon, and they said "of course we will update...
  7. Cottonwood

    How many Roadster Owners are Electrical Engineers ?

    EECS here, and glad to have continued going both ways throughout my career!
  8. Cottonwood

    How Many Roadsters are Left?

    They are not in danger now, but it would be sad to see Original Tesla Roadsters go the way of GM EV1's or Beechcraft Starships. That is the reason for the posting of my car... Thanks all!
  9. Cottonwood

    How Many Roadsters are Left?

    OK, $31k and you get a tow truck to take it out of my garage, probably dollies under wheels needed. That is the Tesla offer plus sales tax benefit for my 17,000 mile, 2008 Roadster with a deep bricked battery. They are willing to pick it up from my garage. If anyone wants to match that offer...
  10. Cottonwood

    How Many Roadsters are Left?

    My 2008 VIN ...00433 has not run for a few years. I did not look at it for many months with the car plugged in. When I pulled the cover off the battery was bricked... :mad: Tesla has just offered me a good price on a trade in for a Model Y. I am planning to take it. My guess is that this...
  11. Cottonwood

    Missed the memo? Slow supercharging close to home?

    Great points. Thanks for the thoughtful replies... The car could have been a little cold. I will try again with a warmed up car, and maybe switch stalls. At least I verified that there was no "paired car" competing with me.
  12. Cottonwood

    Missed the memo? Slow supercharging close to home?

    A bump on this thread. I did not see any similar discussions with a quick search. I had not charged my P85D on a Supercharger recently. I decided to make sure everything worked well with V9 at the Supercharger next to Trader Joes. I was at about 50% SOC, plugged in, made sure charging...
  13. Cottonwood

    Has ANYONE been able to complete a M3Dual order?

    I got the original Model 3 "ready to configure" invite Feb 4, this year. I have been waiting since then for the AWD choice. I keep trying once or twice a day, but the "Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive" choice remains grayed out... :(
  14. Cottonwood

    Has ANYONE been able to complete a M3Dual order?

    I have been trying every day to order an AWD Model 3, but the option continues to not respond. I reserved on April 7, 2016, and have purchased an original Roadster, two Model S's, and a PowerWall to date. While my Model 3 order was several days into the process, I would expect to get some...
  15. Cottonwood

    PowerWall Cold Start without Grid Power

    When the grid goes down (or I open the breaker) while the Gateway and the two PW2's are running, the sequence is: Gateway Main Contactor opens, and PW2's stay off while grid-tied solar inverters shut down. A second or so later, the PW2's pick up the loads and power my backup panel. You can see...
  16. Cottonwood

    PowerWall Cold Start without Grid Power

    The PowerWall can easily, and very solidly operate as the reference for the grid-tie, solar inverters. Here is a screenshot of my system operating off-grid in backup mode yesterday; I opened the 125A breaker feeding the Gateway and backup system for this test. The 9.9 kW DC solar array was...
  17. Cottonwood

    PowerWall Cold Start without Grid Power

    In an experiment today, my PoweWall/Gateway setup would not start without Grid Power. Here is the sequence that I followed to do a cold restart of my system that consists of a 125A breaker on my main panel feeding a gateway connected to a backup panel and a generation panel with 9.9 kW of Solar...
  18. Cottonwood

    Powerwall 2 Gateway API Documentation

    cwied was correct on all points. I had a typo in my transcribing of the Serial Number. Once I corrected that, everything worked as expected. The connection was via cellular, and I switched it back to Ethernet on my LAN. Now I can see the UI on my LAN which is much nicer, especially in crisis...
  19. Cottonwood

    Need Advice: Uses for a PowerWall 2 in a solar home with an existing whole-house backup generator?

    One of the shortfalls of the Tesla PW is that its control of Solar PV Inverters is only On/Off when disconnected from the grid. This is good because it makes the PW compatible with almost any grid tied inverter. If the PW needs solar when disconnected from the grid, then the PW makes a clean...
  20. Cottonwood

    Powerwall 2 Gateway API Documentation

    That sounds like a great theory, but... Here are the really curious clues: I tried to connect to the Gateway WiFi, and failed. I tried the WiFi password suggested and several permutations with no luck. The EtherNet seems to be on. There is a lot of of activity shown it's port on the...
  21. Cottonwood

    Powerwall 2 Gateway API Documentation

    My Gateway is connected via a hardware ethernet cable to an ethernet switch in the basement. I tried to reset the Gateway with its "reset" button. The status lights stopped blinking and went out while I held the reset button down. After about 15 seconds, I let the reset button up and the...
  22. Cottonwood

    Powerwall 2 Gateway API Documentation

    I filled out that form and my PowerWall Display appeared on the App in about 15 minutes. I went through the same screens on the installer's Droid Phone yesterday, and probably screwed something up on the little screen. If he had just e-mailed me the link, that would have helped. Thanks! One...
  23. Cottonwood

    Powerwall 2 Gateway API Documentation

    Yes, I can see the Gateway SSID. Do you know what the Gateway WiFi password is, or how to calculate it from the TSN?
  24. Cottonwood

    Powerwall 2 Gateway API Documentation

    Tesla Energy just completed installation of a Gateway and two PowerWall 2's in my house yesterday. I still do not have access to them on my Tesla App. I tried calling the Tesla Hotline number, 669-243-4032, but cannot get through to a Person of Intelligence. A Solar person took my info and...
  25. Cottonwood

    Founder's Powerwall Installation Status

    Not a part of the Founders PowerWall 2 or the referral program. I confirmed my order of 2 PowerWall 2's on September 27, 2017. After sorting out local sales tax issues, getting approval from Xcel Energy, and getting approval from the City of Boulder, CO, the Tesla installers are installing two...
  26. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Poncha Springs, CO

    A great activity, if you are a serious mountain biker, that starts at this Supercharger, is the Monarch Crest Mountain Bike Trail. A shuttle takes you from this location to the top of Monarch Crest Pass. The Colorado Trail along the Continental Divide heads south, and then back down to Poncha...
  27. Cottonwood

    Most Superchargers Visited

    The Wiki is now the first post of this thread, and is editable, but the new edit window is a real pain... o_O :( :mad:
  28. Cottonwood

    Supercharger Thread Links Broken

    Frustrated here as well. I used to search on the tag "Supercharger". That would bring up an list of all the threads with the tag Supercharger with most recently changed first and then going back. As another Supercharger progress obsessed user, not having this is giving me withdrawals. Even...
  29. Cottonwood

    Near annual replacement of 12V battery is typical according to Tesla Service Tech

    The BIG issue is that the charger needs to be a smart, multi-stage charger with a total output of 4 Amps or more. That is way more than a trickle, because the Vampire is very thirsty!
  30. Cottonwood

    Only 2 Superchargers Under Construction?

    Warsaw, NC is open. Supercharger Proposal for NC - Warsaw, NC - Page 5
  31. Cottonwood

    Tesla Supercharger network

    After quite a dry spell, the Warsaw, NC Supercharger is open. Supercharger Proposal for NC - Warsaw, NC - Page 5
  32. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Napa, CA (EXPANDED Jun 2018, 12 V2 stalls)

    You have to make a few posts and not get into trouble before it will work more easily. I gave you some reputation points. Maybe that will help. If possible, reduce the size of the JPEG's for posting here. Usually 1200 or so pixels in the large dimension is all that is needed for these posts.
  33. Cottonwood

    P100D in the works!!! :)

    Math Correction: (100-70)/70 = 42 6/7 % or 42.(857142)% :biggrin:
  34. Cottonwood

    Superchargers A and B lane slots

    I have always found the power goes up in the secondary car as the primary car tapers or leaves. I think that @OddB has hit the mark on this perception that one needs to disconnect and reconnect. The Model S has had the quirk from the first deliveries that charging kW is displayed as the...
  35. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Harrisburg, PA

    Is there any chance that you can upload and post a higher resolution image. Thanks!
  36. Cottonwood

    Superchargers A and B lane slots

    Be careful of saying next to... Some sites have the A, B paired stalls next to each other, and some don't. For example, I have seen both of these orderings for a 3, Supercharger, 6-Stall site: 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 1A 2A 3A 1B 2B 3B There does not seem to be a rule. You just have to look at...
  37. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Terre Haute, IN

    In the picture below, on the left, the large green box behind the mini-excavator is an existing transformer with a grey meter box on it. This is probably feeding the power to the Meijer store or some other large building in the area. The small pad to the right of the existing transformer...
  38. Cottonwood

    Near annual replacement of 12V battery is typical according to Tesla Service Tech

    I guess that is one of the few advantages of charging on 120 Volts. Because you are charging the traction battery a lot more, that reduces the number of discharge/charge cycles on the 12V battery. Pretty inefficient though... The real solution is for Tesla to put a spike through the heart of...
  39. Cottonwood

    Near annual replacement of 12V battery is typical according to Tesla Service Tech

    It is the discharge, charge cycling when the Tesla is off that wears out the 12V battery. If the Tesla is powered up to drive or charge the traction battery, the DC-DC converter is active and carries the full 12/14V load; the 12V battery is not discharged at those times and therefore has less...
  40. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Napa, CA (EXPANDED Jun 2018, 12 V2 stalls)

    Please back on topic. We want more pictures! :biggrin:
  41. Cottonwood

    Tesla Supercharger network

    Why wouldn't the arrival rate be Poisson? Wikipedia: Poisson distribution Of course the average arrival rate will change with hour of the day, day of the week, day of the year, etc. Other things that can distort the arrival rate are convoys of Teslas. No need to look up any tables in...
  42. Cottonwood

    Near annual replacement of 12V battery is typical according to Tesla Service Tech

    The irony is that the more the car is driven and actively charging the HV, traction battery with the HV->14V DC-DC converter active, the less cycling and wear the 12V battery gets...
  43. Cottonwood

    Will tesla fill in the holes this year?

    Two routes that seem to be getting some attention are I-44 from OKC to STL, and I-20 east and west out of DFW. I-15 north out of SLC is also on the map.
  44. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Groveland, CA (7 V2 stalls)

    I like to think of the blue, "permit" dot meaning that the permit and planning process is underway with a known address. This often means an item is on a planning commission agenda or before the local city council. As others have said, because fees and taxes often have to be paid to issue a...
  45. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Terre Haute, IN

    Good question...maybe I got excited and jumped to conclusions. The transformer there could be an existing transformer for the Meijer's and the second, empty slab could be for a new transformer serving the Supercharger Site. That does seem to be a long way over to the Meijer's for their...
  46. Cottonwood

    Tesla Supercharger network

    Terre Haute, IN under construction. Should be done in a couple of weeks. 5600 E, New Margaret Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47803
  47. Cottonwood

    Supercharger - Terre Haute, IN

    Very nice pictures! Thanks! They still have work on the Equipment Enclosure, but it looks like the transformer and meter are already installed behind the mini-excavator...here is a section of the first photo enlarged: This could be finished in a couple of weeks. :biggrin:
  48. Cottonwood

    Newbie simple question about infrastructure

    The worst that I have seen driving 80+ mph into a serious headwind was 1.5 rated miles per actual mile. That meant 200 rated miles out of the car between two Superchargers spaced 133 miles apart. That was one of the few times where slowing down between Superchargers actually reduced total...
  49. Cottonwood

    Tesla Supercharger network

    Except for the so called "Mobile Superchargers", the minimum size has been 4 stalls and 2 Supercharger cabinets. This provides redundancy for a failed Supercharger Cabinet which I have seen happen every once in a while. Suburb availability is a very good thing! Once a 4-Stall site is being...
  50. Cottonwood

    Lakepoint, Utah Charger From Above

    Nice view! Pretty simple on the town name; the postal address is 1568 East Saddleback Blvd, Tooele, UT 84074 or 8580 UT-36, Tooele, UT 84074. Either way, the postal address is Tooele...

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