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CHAdeMO Communication error

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Poison Dart Brew, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Poison Dart Brew

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    Anyone have communication errors with the CHAdeMO adapter? I have used it at Nissan garages in the past. This past weekend I tried two times to get it to work in Portland, ME. and received communication errors. After I tried a Leaf was able to make it work. Is there a trick to get this to work when you run into this error?
     
  2. bluetinc

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    Hey Poison Dart Brew, which exact charger were you at?

    Peter
     
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    Possibly hijacking thread:
    Anyone know of any way to update the firmware of the Chademo adaptor, OTHER THAN bringing it to the service station?
     
  4. mmccord

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    When i was up in Vermont earlier this year none of the fuji chademos worked with Teslas. Some kind of incompatibility i guess.
     
  5. Poison Dart Brew

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    I was at the parking garage at 427 Fore street in Portland.
     
  6. blanche

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    Here is what I found that works reliably for me in Northern Virginia:

    Step 1: Plug the Tesla CHAdeMo adapter into your Tesla
    Step 2: Go to the CHAdeMO computer and swipe your card (if required) to initialize the session
    Step 3: Plug the CHAdeMO plug into the Tesla CHAdeMO adapter that is hanging from your car
    Step 4: Go back to the CHAdeMo computer and press the green button to initiate charge.

    This has worked reliably 100% of the time. What doesn't seem to work reliably is if I plug the Tesla adapter into the CHAdeMO plug and then plug the adapter into the car. That gives me all sorts of errors.
     
  7. m6bigdog

    m6bigdog Member

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    You may also want to call Tesla to see if your CHAdeMO adapter needs a firmware update performed at a SC.
     

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