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    Pls post highest resolution photo of Starman Tesla mosaic

    Apparently the resolution of a screenshot depends on the resolution of the monitor. I want to capture the highest resolution possible of the mosaic in this website Tesla Photo in Space Mosaic | Tesla I know from clicking the + sign (when on full screen mode on my big monitor) there is much...
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    Supercharger - Boone, NC

    Anyone in Boone have an update on whether this Supercharger has been approved? Under construction?
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    Tesla app version 4.0.0 has app re design for both car and energy

    Refreshing to ask if anyone has found Peak vs. non-Peak usage data in the new iOS app?
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    Tesla app version 4.0.0 has app re design for both car and energy

    With the old version of the iOS app, each month I recorded the split data showing not only total home energy use, total solar production, total powerwall in/out, and total grid consumption, but also the app displayed the portion of these totals during peak and non-peak periods. Having this...
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    Supercharger - St George, UT

    Is this in back of the Starbucks? Adding two more charging stations to the 8 that are already there?
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    High temperature detected by Wall Connector alert

    I've been in touch with Tesla support. They had me update the firmware (interesting process for Gen 2!) and I am going to test again as soon as I've driven the Model X long enough that there would be a multi hour charging session. The support person did not feel there was any danger. He said...
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    High temperature detected by Wall Connector alert

    I have been experimenting with the "problem" Wall Connector I wrote about above. A few nights ago I tried it at 48 amps on a newer Model S, and it charged for about 2 hours normally and then started tapering down, eventually reaching 38 amps before I stopped charging. The green light charging...
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    High temperature detected by Wall Connector alert

    oops -- sorry about that. It was Sophias_dad who replied to me. He was the author of the informative post quoted by JHCCAZ
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    High temperature detected by Wall Connector alert

    Thank you all. Yes, these are Gen 2 Wall Connectors. @JHCCAZ has given me some excellent ideas via PM which I need to test out. First I need to drive the cars more so I can observe charging behavior and compare the versions Teslas and across the two Connectors. They are currently nearly fully...
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    High temperature detected by Wall Connector alert

    I have 2 Tesla Wall Connectors in my garage, with a comm link running between them. Three Teslas share the two connectors, often with two cars charging at once. After serveral years of no issues, lately I have noticed that the left-most Connector sometimes charges very slowly, like 19 amps...
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    Supercharger - Cedar City, UT

    Anyone visited the Cedar City Supercharger since Jan 8th? Was it still 56 kW?
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    What are the limits of sitting idle without being plugged in?

    My Model Y is parked in a semi-heated commercial garage and is not used often due to travel. There is no ability to leave it plugged in, not even to a 120V outlet. With 3 months experience to date, with Sentry Mode off, it only loses about 0.8 Rated Miles per day, so it would take many months...
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    12 Volt Battery

    Yes, It was at 234 Rated Miles the last time it was driven, and now it is at 185 Rated Miles 43 days later. That's 1.14 RM per day, and is higher than the 0.8 RM per day I quoted for the past 3 months, probably because during those 43 days I authorized three firmware updates. Also I checked on...
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    12 Volt Battery

    I have read opposite things on this forum and wonder if others have direct input from Tesla. My Model Y does not get used often, it sits in a semi-heated garage (fortunately there is a Supercharger in the garage, but obviously I can't leave it plugged in there) and loses about 0.7 to 0.8 Rated...
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    Outage yesterday, surprising battery charge "lost"

    Tesla got back to me today after studying my situation. They said that my Powerwalls were only supplying a little under 11 kWh instead of the theoretical max of 13.5 kWh (they also said they "reset" them and now they are at 11.8 kWh). Also the Powerwalls were only at 90% charge when the outage...
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    Deleting old navigation addresses to speed up touchscreen?

    Tesla engineering states my eMMC is performing fine, no new MCU. They claim my screen went black due to a "known characteristic of a prior firmware release" but since I just updated, I should be fine. They confirmed that deleting addresses helps, and said they did not want to auto-delete...
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    Deleting old navigation addresses to speed up touchscreen?

    My 2017 Model X had the touchscreen go black while driving twice, and they did not replace the MCU. They cleared the memory and said I should report any further trouble. After a month, it happened again. Scary to have screen go black when on highway at 75 mph and needing it for navigation...
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    Supercharger - St George, UT - Convention Center Drive

    I visited the St. George Conventional Center drive Supercharger Dec 26th. There were 4 stalls with plenty of room for expansion. Despite the street name, no Convention Center nearby that I could see. It is a remote location that could be sketchy late at night. While it is slower than the other...
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    Outage yesterday, surprising battery charge "lost"

    Thank you everyone for your replies. I was asked to upload the daily graph, and have attached it, along with a few other screenshots.
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    Outage yesterday, surprising battery charge "lost"

    In my part of Los Angeles there was a 2 hour outage yesterday due to a big rain storm. No problems with the Powerwalls kicking in. I got a notification that they were delivering power and were at 100% charge. 2 hours later the power returned, my 4 Powerwalls were shown at 54% capacity...
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    Trunk closing but not locking..

    I took delivery of my Model Y on Sept 10th. When opening the hatch, about 50% of the time the seal would rub against the frame and stop the hatch from opening under its own power. About 30% of the time, the power shutting mechanism would not latch closed. Yesterday I took it to the Sterling VA...
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    Amazing example of Tesla's ability to characterize obstacles

    I was on a two lane country highway and due to construction one lane was blocked. A man was directing traffic. Check out the photo of the man compared with how he is depicted on the navigation screen!
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    4 New Powerwalls Just Installed and I’m ignorant.

    The Tesla Powerwall Gateway has 3 options to connect to the Internet, and your installer may have connected more than 1 of them (a) ethernet (2) using your home WiFi (3) cellular using Tesla's own cellular chipset inside the Gateway. You can find out yourself which of these are connected, and...
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    Big smile as electric bill arrives post-Tesla solar install

    Big Dog, you are correct that a more careful statistical analysis is in order. Thank you. I just did it, having downloaded the daily usage and production statistics from Tesla for the exact dates covered by the DWP invoice. My home usage for the 59 days ending 8/23/19 was lower than for the...
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    Big smile as electric bill arrives post-Tesla solar install

    Los Angeles DWP invoices every two months. My first two month invoice fully on Tesla Solar/Powerwall arrived today, and it worked out just as I hoped. Due to my home orientation and roof gables, I was limited in the amount of solar panels I could install. Even though the solar system only...
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    Time-based control working well

    I entered in all the settings, peak, partial-peak and even weekend “no peak” and the software optimized as well as if I had complete manual control (at least for me).
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    Time-based control working well

    >What’s your peak settings look like? Cost based? Any shoulders? My settings are: Cost-based, 60% reserve, Peak 1-5 pm, Off Peak 8 pm - 10 am and all 24 hours of Saturday and Sunday; Shoulder (i.e. Partial Peak) 10am - 1 pm, and 5 pm to 8 pm. Tesla's software takes everything into account...
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    Time-based control working well

    My peak cost time in Los Angeles is 1-5 pm and if you inspect the attached screenshots you can see how Tesla’s software has managed the past week very well. I need a 60% reserve for power outages (not rare in my neighborhood) and the 40% available plus solar has covered all my peak time usage...
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    What is your reserve percentage set to and why?

    The ideal reserve percentage weighs taking risk of running out of power in a blackout vs the cost savings of using self-generated power, especially on TOU during peak cost period. Has anyone seen a formal method of making this calculation? A lot of guessing is involved: 1) what % of daily...
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    Recommendations for auxiliary AC for blackouts

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I don't want to permanently install anything, so seems mini-splits won't work. My vision is to leave a portable unit boxed up in the garage, and pull it out if there is an extended blackout in the summer. The floor mounted portable unit by Whynter (8000 BTU)...
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    Recommendations for auxiliary AC for blackouts

    We live in a large home without ideal orientation for solar. Therefore our Tesla solar/powerwall system was not designed to operate our air conditioners during a blackout. There simply wasn't enough power to drive them along with other house loads, so the entire AC circuit was excluded. In an...
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    Is this what Storm Watch looks like for everyone?

    I've sent Tesla a feature request to allow manual triggering of Storm Watch mode. Gaining access to the "overcharging" capacity would be valuable in three cases besides the ones triggered automatically by Tesla: (a) before a scheduled power outage occurs - Tesla would have no way of knowing...
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    Using the grid as my "battery" and save Powerwalls for blackouts?

    Turns out that Los Angeles DWP does in fact allow TOU metering to solar customers, they just make it hard to find. If you are in LA DWP and have questions, send me a private message
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    Using the grid as my "battery" and save Powerwalls for blackouts?

    Thanks for your replies. Good idea to do monthly cycling as a test. To make it real I will cut power to entire house. After installation Tesla tested this twice on sunny days during prime sunshine and confirmed the panels charged the PW, while the PW supplied the house. I recall being told...
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    Using the grid as my "battery" and save Powerwalls for blackouts?

    My electric company (LA DWP) may not be willing to give me a Time of Use meter. I have a solar meter that runs backwards when my Tesla solar panels create more power than my house is using. I'm thinking, why consume discharge/charge cycles on my Powerwalls when I can just send the excess power...
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    Los Angeles DWP solar customers with TOU meter?

    Hurray, my 4 Powerwall + 43 panel Tesla solar system was commissioned last week. The whole project took nearly 2 years, primarily due to pushback from City of LA and DWP. After being told they would install a Time of Use (TOU) meter so that I could optimize solar panel use, and waiting a month...
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    Price Adjustment for Pending Projects?

    My system was officially turned on yesterday (hurray!). After reading that at least one person had obtained a discount, I called Tesla Customer Service and was politely told "no". There was a cut-off date, if your panels were physically placed on the roof before the date of the price reduction...
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    Solar Referral Credit: Experience, Frustrations, & Specifics

    Is there still a referral program for Powerwall and Tesla Solar? I could not find any.
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    Powerwall-Solar newbie -- long time Tesla car owner

    Thanks miimura. I am on LA DWP and they only seem to have one TOU plan. DWP told me to opt-into it after my final inspection and meter installation, which is in a few days.
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    Powerwall-Solar newbie -- long time Tesla car owner

    abasile, do you know whether the system acts differently in a simulated blackout (i.e. manually cutting off the grid) vs. an actual blackout? My installer created a simulated blackout and the Powerwalls still charged.
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    Powerwall-Solar newbie -- long time Tesla car owner

    I'm very glad to discover this forum as there seems to be no User Manual for Powerwall systems. My installation was just completed this week: 4 Powerwalls with 14.2 kW rooftop solar, in Los Angeles. Only about 35% of my average home needs will be generated with solar: Our house is not well...
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    CA HOV Stickers

    UPDATE -- arrived today March 11 (whew)
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    CA HOV Stickers

    Mailed 1/4, Cashed 2/11, still not arrived 3/8. Has anyone who mailed early January still not received their decals? Any suggestions on how to get in touch with their office? The one time I called, I gave up after 45 minutes on hold.
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    CA HOV Stickers

    How did you do that? "Downloaded the CA DMV S/S"
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    California HOV decal delays?

    Has anyone who submitted their California carpool lane application t the DMV in January received their purple decals yet? How many weeks did the process take? Thanks.
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    Supercharger - St George, UT

    Before the St George Supercharger opened, the manager at The Inn on the Cliff installed a simple NEMA 14-50 outlet with 40 amp charging. I've used it 3 times, staying there overnight on the long Los Angles - Park City Utah trip. Until the SC is fully repaired, it's an option, though a slow...
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    Is cord of Wall Connector damaged by garage door closing on it?

    Sometimes one of the family's Teslas winds up getting charged outside our garage, and the Wall Connector is inside. That means the garage door closes on top of the charging cable, which is lying completely flat on the concrete. The is a slight intention in the thick insulation on the cable...
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    California red car pool lane decal - waiting for DMV

    Has anyone who had their own white sticker before 1/1/17 attempted to apply for red decals? Result?
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    California red car pool lane decal - waiting for DMV

    Clean Air Vehicle Decals - High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Usage says: Note: White CAV decals are valid only until January 1, 2019. New white CAV decals are no longer issued. Vehicle owners issued white decals on or after January 1, 2017, who are eligible for the red decal, will be mailed, to...
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    California red car pool lane decal - waiting for DMV

    I doubt the DMV will miss the opportunity to collect another $22 per vehicle. Also the ARB specifically told me that a new application was required.

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