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  1. CWFLY

    HVAC Control - for those over 50

    In San Diego, where the outside temperature is often 68-72. The whole point is that I don't need the temperature to be exactly 70 degrees. I'm happy with 68-72, but there is no way I can get that range without constantly changing the settings.
  2. CWFLY

    Charge Rate Reduced- Wall Plug Temperature High

    Thank you!!! I second that suggestion. Don't burn you house down!!! And Kudo's to Tesla, for putting a temperature sensor inside the "plug".
  3. CWFLY

    Can you stop climate control from heating??

    I just posted this in the Model 3 Forum. Similar issue. HVAC Control - for those over 50 Note: I searched, but didn't see this thread until after I posted for M3
  4. CWFLY

    Questions about the climate controls

    A better solution was invented 50 years ago. HVAC Control - for those over 50
  5. CWFLY

    HVAC Control - for those over 50

    30 years ago, most houses had a thermostat with two settings: How LOW the room temperature will go before the HEATER kicks on. How HIGH the room temperature will go before the A/C kicks on. Yes, you set a temperature range. There were two slider adjustments to limit "how warm" and "how cool"...
  6. CWFLY

    Streaming News Headlines (ABC Changed?)

    Maybe when this is fixed (or there are better news feeds available), I'll consider paying the $10/month for premium connectivity. It's value is lost on me.
  7. CWFLY

    Range Loss Over Time, What Can Be Expected, Efficiency, How to Maintain Battery Health

    My 2020 M3 full-charge is 303 miles indicated after charging 100% (65ºF). I have only 4,000 miles on the car. First time I've only charged it 100% once since I bought it. That's a 10% loss compared to the claim. Additionally, I noticed that the my new M3 gets worse mileage than the old M3...
  8. CWFLY

    MASTER THREAD: Tesla Insurance Services in California

    Have the Insurance --> Cracked Windshield... Called the number on the Insurance ID Card to make a CLAIM. Spent 17 minutes talking about (my name, how I spell it, what model I own, what year it is, what is my address, unit number, how to spell city, what was the unit number again?, what color...
  9. CWFLY

    Scheduled Charging - Start Yes, Stop No

    Let me answer your question, and correct your assumptions... YES. My (super)-off-peak is only 6 hours, not 7. Midnight to 6am @ 10¢/kWh. After that, it goes to off-peak @ 24¢ and then peak at 55¢. Not all power companies deliver 240V. Some areas (mine) only have 208V supply. Hence 208v...
  10. CWFLY

    Tesla vs Gravity

    I really like the way the original poster (lampcord) compared the acceleration, not only to 1g, but also to other planets. How fitting, considering that Tesla has close ties with SpaceX.
  11. CWFLY

    Tesla vs Gravity

    My model 3 has a 75kWh battery and weights 2000 kg. Theoretical limit: If I did the math right, the car could potentially climb to 44,000 feet on a battery charge. (that's ignore traction and large heat losses). Conversely, if you descended from 44,000 feet, you could fully re-generate a...
  12. CWFLY

    Car won't unlock until I handle my iPhone

    Your tip about checking the background Battery Usage was a good idea. Mine shows 16m screen and 23m backgd. As for the BlueTooth as a location device... I don't agree: IMHO, BlueTooth is not a location device, anymore than a train horn is. If a train blasts its horn and you hear it, then...
  13. CWFLY

    What's your top feature request that could be accomplished via software update?

    Charging STOP time. Not some convoluted method combined with the Air Conditioning system.
  14. CWFLY

    Car won't unlock until I handle my iPhone

    When I first setup the phone key using the app, I remember reading that you can delete the app and the phone key will still work because the car simply looks for your unique Bluetooth signal. Does anyone else remember reading this?
  15. CWFLY

    Car won't unlock until I handle my iPhone

    Where did you get the idea I was worried about Bluetooth power consumption? To the contrary, I said I wish there was a device or setting that would leave it on longer (not turn it off so fast). That aside, yes, it is puzzling why the “Location Always” setting has anything to do with bluetooth...
  16. CWFLY

    Car won't unlock until I handle my iPhone

    So the how would you explain why, 100% of the time, I have to pull my iPhone out of my pocket (grocery bags in both hands) and tap to wake to get my Model 3 to see my phone? Do you think perhaps, the BlueTooth LE does not transmit what Tesla requires? Does BT LE transmit, receive, or both?
  17. CWFLY

    Car won't unlock until I handle my iPhone

    I’m guessing that the people who think it works well with an iPhone, are the people who have Air-buds or a Apple Watch⌚️. Because both of those things probably keep your iPhone Bluetooth active even when it’s in your pocket. I wish there were a setting or an app or some other way to get my...
  18. CWFLY

    Tagged on the Highway

    That's an awesome point! Worth repeating. I've gone 35 years without an accident. I've made plenty of driving blunders during that time. I attribute much of that good fortune to ALWAYS using my turn signals. Other drivers have bailed me out plenty of times. I wish there was a universal hand...
  19. CWFLY

    Wanted, 40A 14-50 home charger @ reasonable price

    Seems a bit odd that the Corded Mobile Connecter is almost twice the price of the Universal. 32 vs 40 amps doesn't double the cost to build it. And removing the "universal" should lower the price. I would think that the two chargers would be about the same price. At $275, I'd buy the corded...
  20. CWFLY

    Wanted, 40A 14-50 home charger @ reasonable price

    It's a good point and very true for most cities. But I live in San Diego. SAN Diego: 9 cents / kWh --> Midnight - 6am 28 cents / kWh --> 6am-4pm, 9pm-Midnight 52 cents / kWh --> 4pm-9pm <--- I know... hard to believe!!! I need to put almost 290 miles back on my car. That's 12 hours @ 24...
  21. CWFLY

    Wanted, 40A 14-50 home charger @ reasonable price

    I have a 2018 M3 long range (310-ish miles). 50A breaker allows 40A load, so I could potentially charge at 36 MPH. But UMC is limited to 32A, so I could potentially charge at 29 MPH. But my condo is wired at 208V 3-phase (not 240 volts) so I actually charge at 24 MPH. I'm trying to do all my...
  22. CWFLY

    Frustrating experience at Discount Tire - HELP!

    That's only half a car! (Sorry, couldn't pass up the humor)
  23. CWFLY

    P3D+ Spontaneous Alignment Issue

    When my car was brand new, it pulled hard left. Next day, it was fine. Thought Hmnmmn? 6 months later, it was in the shop and they did a software update. Driving home, it pulled hard left. One potato, two potato, three potato (If I haven't grabbed the wheel by 3-potato) I'd be fully into the...
  24. CWFLY

    Reboot on waking up after charging?

    I get the same thing... Lately, about 10% of the time, getting in my car, the screen is black. When I step on the brake... still black. Within 30 seconds, I see the white Tesla logo as the computer is booting up. Finally a few seconds later, the computer is ready.
  25. CWFLY

    Model 3 WiFi Connection [Unable to Connect]

    Seems to me it's a very poor antenna. I can use a HotSpot from my phone, while sitting in the car, and the car shows only 2 (occasionally 3) bars. Also, as an experiment, I moved my wireless router within 20 feet of the car... 1 bar. Printers, TV's, streaming devices -- none have issue with my...
  26. CWFLY

    Go Ahead -- Grade my Vanity Plate Idea

  27. CWFLY

    Phone Call Echo

    OK, that’s a really good point. But I’m not letting the programmers off that easy. Tesla made a significant change that requires 1000’s of owners to modify a setting on their iPhone, but said nothing about it in the Update Release Notes.
  28. CWFLY

    Phone Call Echo

    Same problem. iPhone to iPhone conversation. Started a few days ago, after an upgrade. I'm not going to fiddle with phone settings. This is a Tesla issue.
  29. CWFLY

    Houston Area - Electricity Plan

    Be careful with 10 year predictions. EV is a game changer, and may shift the off-peak hours to the overnight hours. (just my own hunch... no data backing it up.)
  30. CWFLY

    Houston Area - Electricity Plan

    Yeah, probably time to confront the P.U.C. about SDG&E. (San Diego) 22 cents per kWh at midnight San Diego is more than ridiculous. Electricity is easy to ship from city to city with very little loss. Even worse, in San Diego county, there is a Power Plant on the beach in Carlsbad, but the...
  31. CWFLY

    Service panel upgrade

    I'm very surprised that you can parallel two 20A breakers to deliver 40A on a wire. For many electronic circuits, you cannot, because a difference in resistance will split the load unevenly.
  32. CWFLY

    Glovebox phantom opening?

    Yesterday, mine started doing the same. Close for a second or two, then came open. Somewhat random. On the left side, you'll see an electric latch. Pull lightly on it... Mine went from 1cm to 2cm protruding when I pulled lightly on it, suggesting to me that it was sticking. I think the...
  33. CWFLY

    Add to the minimalist look by allowing for a mostly blank screen option

    Maybe that's why they added the Mars feature.
  34. CWFLY

    Service panel upgrade

    I'm confused... 2 tandem = 4, right? But only two wires go thru breakers, right? EDIT: Let me take a guess at the answer. Doubling number of physical breakers, gives twice surface area at the snap-on connection?
  35. CWFLY

    Service panel upgrade

    I live in a condo with a 100A panel. Condo is wired for both Gas and Electric range. Since I have a gas range, there was 40A/240V unused. I had an electrician disconnect the 40A range circuit, and add the 50A breaker for 14-50 charging.
  36. CWFLY

    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    What is the typical efficiency you are seeing for 14-50 charging? (just curious, since I'm installing 14-50 soon)
  37. CWFLY

    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    I agree. Some (or all) are made in China, and have some fancy sticker, but are not UL. 15A is a lot of power... don't take chances with it.
  38. CWFLY

    Why not make the cards smaller?

    Pretty much nobody can truthfully say, that they haven't stood outside of their car for 15+ seconds trying to get it to unlock. I can't pass judgement on those who think that's a problem.
  39. CWFLY

    [Poll]: What was your last car before you ordered (or reserved) Tesla Model 3?

    2004 BMW 330XI. I feel a person should buy a car at least every decade or two. :-)
  40. CWFLY

    Is the Charging port DC or AC?

    Nice summary. Thanks. That leads me to a follow-on question about the UMC. I was previously thinking that the UMC was an AC-to-DC converter because it seems to get fairly warm when in use. After reading the above, my guess is that it may not be. I'm curious about exactly what the UMC does...
  41. CWFLY

    Is the Charging port DC or AC?

    Just curious... Is the charging port (where we plug into the car) DC or AC? Anybody know the electrical specs, protocol, etc?
  42. CWFLY

    iOS app - Charging kw vs. mi/hr

    As I recall, I see kW (and more) only while charging from the SuperChargers. At home I see only: mi/hr, volts, amps.
  43. CWFLY

    Amount of energy

    Find another SuperCharger refill on your credit card bill... one where you remembered to note the energy. Determine price/energy ratio. Then, knowing the price paid for any recharge, you can simply scale that price by the ratio determined above to find the energy.
  44. CWFLY

    Does anyone charge from a regular wall outlet?

    The extension cord is (truly) 12 gauge, so there are no safety issues. But that does bring up a good point... Some extension cord are not what they advertise. Buy a known brand or at least from a known store (like Home Depot or Lowes, Ace, etc). Beware of imports for mail-order stores (even...
  45. CWFLY

    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    I charged my car with a meter attached. For my Model 3, it took 18 kWh from the house to add 55 miles of range to the battery. So roughly, 3 miles of battery range requires 1 kWh. Note: For those who sometimes skim too quickly (I'm guilty of that too), this is the ratio for putting charge...
  46. CWFLY

    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    I didn't see where the OP said what type of plug. 120 Volts??? Here's a simple 120v meter that shows how much energy has been used. (BTW, kWh is a measure of energy, not power :)) P3 International Kill A Watt EZ Meter-P4460 - The Home Depot Two things: If your parents have TOU (time of...
  47. CWFLY

    Does anyone charge from a regular wall outlet?

    Like I said, the Ext-cord is temporary. I was just pointing out the loss between the UMC 120V plug, and the battery. I'm curious how much of the loss is dissipated in the UMC and how much was dissipated in the car.
  48. CWFLY

    Does anyone charge from a regular wall outlet?

    1 kWh from house adds 3.05 miles of battery range. House delivered 17.98 kWh. Car battery range increased 55 miles. Configuration: 120V with extension cord (temporary). 15A circuit. 117V at house (measured with meter in series), 108v at car (M3 display) using UMC. If I assume the extension...
  49. CWFLY

    Wishlist / improvements / enhancements (RFEs)

    I've never noticed that o_O But now I know why... because my car is red. (very hard to see red on red)
  50. CWFLY

    Does anyone charge from a regular wall outlet?

    Check your electricity bill. Pay attention to plans with Tiers, Baselines, and TOU (Time of use). The problem with 120V is that your longer charging time makes it harder to avoid the "peak" rates. Peak rates can be 3X more expensive than Off-Peak rates.

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