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Buying a used second charger.

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by RonnieKorbas, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. RonnieKorbas

    RonnieKorbas Member

    Dec 25, 2014

    icon5.gif Buying a used second charger.

    I want to add a Dual Charger to my single charger S. But, I'm not too thrilled about paying $3600.

    What about buying one off of a salvaged vehicle. Even it it does check out as mint, any reasons why I shouldn't do this?

    I'm not sure, but every time I've asked my service center to help me out with installations, and whatnot, they've always been helpful and friendly. (They even installed my wheels that I did NOT buy from them), so, it's probable that they WOULD install the charger for me.

    But what are your thoughts on this?

    -Ronnie ​
  2. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    Austin, TX
    Same answers as you got in the other thread. There are lot of reasons why you shouldn't do it.
  3. roblab

    roblab Active Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Angwin (Napa Valley) CA

    If the main inverter (NOT charger) is not programmed to talk to the slave inverter (NOT charger), the slave inverter will not handle any power. And getting Tesla to install an inverter is not like installing tires on wheels.

    You probably have figured this out already, but just in case not, it won't work. Bad idea.

    But just in case they do, please let us know so we can go get easy cheap fixes to upgrade our cars to P85Ds with 110 kWh batteries.
  4. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    Fairfax County Virginia
    i think its a great idea - make sure you get two so I can buy the other one.

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