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  1. vdiv

    Should I sell my Model S?

    If you think you're getting a good service from Tesla then keep it. If not... (should listen to myself more often, do as I say 🤪)
  2. vdiv

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    I have gotten that message several times now with the eMMC/CPU daughter board replaced last year with a 64MB one by Tesla. The MCU comes back after a reboot but the message stays. Interestingly it disappears by itself overnight. Sometimes it is the IC that does not turn on for quite a while...
  3. vdiv

    Supercharger - Sterling VA Wawa

    All but two of the charging spots are marked as 15 minutes general parking. Sorry for the bad meter picture, hard to do it through the meter enclosure window .
  4. vdiv

    Supercharger - Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    Most deployed sites use rev.C power cabinets as the one in the photo, we have also seen rev.F in the field, same power limit. Go and take a look yourself. (this photo courtesy of @Lanny)
  5. vdiv

    Supercharger - Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    Charging power is still shared on V3, the power cabinet is rated at 575kW while each of the four stalls can deliver 250kW, but not simultaneously.
  6. vdiv

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    For the same reasons they didn't own up to it when they did and were called out.
  7. vdiv

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    Indeed, for what? When they are in a position where they cannot avoid having problems they choose the lesser of those. If the batteries are problematic, they choose workarounds instead of replacing the problem, even (or specially) when those workarounds are at the expense of the owners, and...
  8. vdiv

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    It's not FUD, Tesla knew about the eMMC limited life, they were fully in control of its use and they burned it out. And for what? With the battery they have a ~$20k incentive if they are on the hook to replace it.
  9. vdiv

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    Update to fix the totally avoidable bugs from the previous update to fix the totally avoidable bugs from the previous update to fix... And then they wonder why the eMMC dies, get upset when owners and finally the regulators start asking questions and demand solutions. The false "Some windows...
  10. vdiv

    Supercharger - Sterling VA Wawa

    It's under construction, both the front and the left side of the store are fenced off, implying maybe 12 stalls. No Tesla equipment on site yet, just the usual shipping container and conduit pipe.
  11. vdiv

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    Err... seems that 2020.48.37 fixed the false "Some windows are open" indicator in the app, but need more time to verify. As far as charging speeds are concerned we are not getting them back on these batteries. It will only get worse. AC L1 and L2 speeds are now affected too with the car having...
  12. vdiv

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    So my S70D with 86k miles got 2020.40.9.2 last night. Today I preheated the car for about half an hour, ran errands, selected a Supercharger to "precondition" the battery and drove another 20 minutes to it to plug in. Ambient T was about 3ºC/37ºF. This is what I got, the Supercharger session...
  13. vdiv

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    How low can it go?! The nerfing seems to be affecting cold battery AC charging as well, perhaps taking the increased internal resistance into account. Basically "opportunity charging" whether DC or AC becomes a "warm up/keep the battery warm" charging when tooling around town, as regen. braking...
  14. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    You can try cleaning up the navigation history by sliding items to the side as too many of those can slow it down. You can try a factory reset, but I don't think in your case that is worth it as it is too disruptive. You can contact Tesla for suggestions: Tesla SSO - Sign In maybe they can...
  15. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    Do you have the latest software update, and does your MCU exhibit other issues? It could be a stale or corrupt database. Try rebooting it only after you get home in case it doesn't come up. Also connect to Wi-Fi to allow it to download updates.
  16. vdiv

    Supercharger - Washington, DC (Market Street NE)

    What would be interesting to know is if there will be a utility curtailment and/or demand response that this Supercharger will follow and if there is anyway of knowing when these events occur.
  17. vdiv

    Supercharger - Washington, DC (Market Street NE)

    Indeed the transformer here is sized to handle the maximum load presented by the three Supercharger rev.C cabinets. There are some V3 Superchargers where the cabinet power is shared among 3 instead of 4 stalls. Various factors affect what configuration Tesla will choose, this one seems like the...
  18. vdiv

    Supercharger - Washington, DC (Market Street NE)

    If it is full with older cars like mine that max out at 65 kW then probably not. If it is full with new ones with warm empty batteries trying to gobble up 250 kW simultaneously, then let's do the math 1500 kVA < 2500 kW
  19. vdiv

    Supercharger - King of Prussia, PA

    Was trying to say just the opposite, Wawa is part of the solution if they actively seek to deploy EV charging at their locations. Once again, the existence of the Electrify America site at the mall, whatever we may think of it, is an indicator that if there is a will there is a way to deploy...
  20. vdiv

    Supercharger - Falls Church, VA

    The site needs overhead lights. It also needs a solar panel canopy. Mystery conduits are rather wide for lights, maybe a utility pole will go there for the power feed.
  21. vdiv

    Supercharger - Falls Church, VA

    It's a bit more than that, looks like they still need a transformer.
  22. vdiv

    Supercharger - King of Prussia, PA

    Wawa needs to make Elon a favor he can't refuse. Or maybe vice-versa, Teslas in the area should show up at Wawas, buy a hoagie or two, have a photo-op. Now that the new destination wall connectors can be configured to collect payment those would be more appropriate at the mall.
  23. vdiv

    Supercharger - Falls Church, VA

    Thanks for the sacrifice, someone should inform these guys who they work for. We like being yelled at, but only on this forum ;)
  24. vdiv

    Supercharger - Vienna, VA

    Can we charge Tesla idling fees for broken supercharger posts? o_O
  25. vdiv

    Yet Another MCU Failure Post

    Tesla would likely not take proactive measures to order/reserve parts while it is still "functional" and while so many are waiting for one with their car dead. I have a maintenance scheduled for Friday, 82k miles on mine, so if I see a human being there I may ask. Not sure how much using the...
  26. vdiv

    Yet Another MCU Failure Post

    It's like a doomsday clock ticking in my S70D, except there is no clock (and no ticking, just glitches). The MCU hasn't died yet because the ESA is still valid :confused:
  27. vdiv

    Supercharger - Petersburg, VA - Wagner Road

    Roanoke Rapids is in North Carolina, unless there is something they are not telling us o_O For those with aging, slow charging, and towing Teslas this is indeed a welcome addition.
  28. vdiv

    Supercharger - Chantilly, VA

    Slightly off-topic, the Chantilly Walmart EA site was supposed to be big, like the Columbia, MD one, with at least 10 dispensers, 350kW for at least two. Then something happened, EA pulled back, the huge fenced off area was removed, and eventually replaced with the four 150kW BTC "urban"...
  29. vdiv

    Supercharger - Chantilly, VA

    The app gets that info from the car, once the car gets the Supercharger it will show up in the app. All four Superchargers on my App are now in VA, MD no longer dominates my Supercharger world :cool: That said it would be nice if the list in the app was longer than 4 and if the superchargers...
  30. vdiv

    Supercharger - Falls Church, VA

    You'd think that reed would have given them a clue about the soil and water...
  31. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    Actually a fire alarm will likely kill them off so they don't supply fresh oxygen for the fire to spread, what are a few dead humans in the grand scheme of things, we already have too many? :confused: Some of the fans in the garage do run on a regular basis, squeaky belts from hell and...
  32. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    The local reception: Tesla Supercharging Station Opens in Reston Station
  33. vdiv

    Supercharger - Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    The Californians' got nothin' on us New Joyseyans :D YouTube
  34. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    Those two exhaust fans are controlled by a gas detection sensor that appears power off, not very useful for Teslas charging regardless. One of the fans also has no power, neither is running. All three heat pumps in that space are blowing in heat, even with no one charging it is hot in that...
  35. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    Hot, eh?! Who would've thunk it...
  36. vdiv

    Supercharger - Chantilly, VA

    Once the tiller and the shop vac show up it can't be long... oh, wait... Vienna....
  37. vdiv

    Supercharger - Vienna, VA

    Back to the hard hat and blue prints: being a part of the landscape approach ;)
  38. vdiv

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Simple innovation is indeed possible, just use freaking the superchargers, easier, more reliable, cheaper :) I would have loved it if Tesla had offered a CCS Type 1 adapter five years ago, would have bought one even though I already had a CHAdeMO one. Could have used it on a few locations that...
  39. vdiv

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Right, so a CCS Type 1 socket assembly with the required lock and the ability to hold the plug and cord will be too bulky and heavy leveraging too much torque on the vehicle's TSL-02 port. That will necessitate a pigtail design like the existing CHAdeMO adapter with an extra foot or two of...
  40. vdiv

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Look at it this way, separate from the question if Tesla really needs one, if a cheap/dumb solution was possible we would have it by now.
  41. vdiv

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Read the forum, technically it is not possible for a simple mechanical lock extension from the car port to the Type1 plug as used in the Type 2 plug necessitating an electromagnetic lock, power, and the logic to drive it, can't be dumb, and it can't be cheap.
  42. vdiv

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Dumb CCS to TSL-02 adapter won't work in the US, don't hold your breath.
  43. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    Nothing much is clear about any of it, nether the way EA is "investing" their $2B, nor the way the states are spending their $3B, and how any of it is sustainable in the long term. What is clear is that DCFC remains unreliable, expensive, and underutilized.
  44. vdiv

    Supercharger - Chantilly, VA

    Gravity is not Chantilly's strongest suite, hence the only place they could put the Air and Space museum annex ;)
  45. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    Still matters as the settlement money is now "our" money, we could have had more charging capacity had it been spend frugally instead of hastily to meet some arbitrary deadline objective.
  46. vdiv

    Supercharger - Vienna, VA

    Well, just get a hard hat and steel toe boots, put a yellow flashing light on top of the car, and spread some blueprints on the hood while charging :D
  47. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    It's a BYOP kind of establishment o_O Detroit Diesel Generator | eBay
  48. vdiv

    Supercharger - Falls Church, VA

    It will be full indeed, only 8 stalls. Getting to the point when every shopping or convenience center will soon have charging with other networks expanding as well. It has only taken a decade...
  49. vdiv

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    After almost two Tesla weeks it is still dark. Folks are correct, easy to find, follow signs for Kiss and Ride, make a right as you go up the ramp.

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