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Charge port demo

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Keith909man, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Keith909man

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  2. Petra

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    Yeah, but the included EVSE looks to be a version of the corded Mobile Connector, not the UMC... I wonder if a service center would trade an included corded MC + $30 for a UMC bundle at delivery. If not, then I guess I'll have to buy a UMC bundle and sell the included corded MC.
     
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    That's awesome, one question answered and one less thing for people to endlessly complain about :D
     
  4. Napagg

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    How do you charge with a standard plug or dryer outlet with that UMC?
     
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    You just plug it in with an appropriate adapter.
     
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    Charge port powered closing, CONFIRMED!

    It's the little things...but still wonder how that single pivot door will hold up over time, seems flimsy.
     
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    Like I said above, it looks to be the corded MC, not the UMC... which means it doesn't have interchangeable plugs. You could get aftermarket adapters and then set the car to charge at lower current, but the EVSE is still advertising the incorrect max current, which I don't like.
     
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    Seems kind of odd that they would not include the adapter for atl east charging in regular wall outlet assuming that is in fact is the cable that comes with the 3. Do they expect you to buy an additional cable for travel?
     
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    They do. From the Press Kit | Tesla
    Standard Accessories

    • 240 volt NEMA 14-50 adapter
    • 120 volt NEMA 5-15 adapter
    • J1772 public charging adapter
    • 20 foot mobile connector with storage bag
    Of course that doesn't mean it is the same UMC/adapter as comes with the S&X.
     
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    That list from the press kit implies that they will be including the actual UMC with the Model 3... not sure why Steve is using/has the corded MC.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Tesla has it on their shop page: Model S/X Corded Mobile Connector

    $30 cheaper compared to the previous UMC with interchangeable adapters that is still selling.
     
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    Yes, I know... I'm just trying to figure out why the press kit seems to indicate the 3 comes with the standard UMC bundle, yet it looks as though Steve was given a corded MC instead.
     
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    Maybe it is a new UMC and it has a different adapter setup?
     
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    That is what I am trying to figure out exactly. I cannot figure out how adapters work with that corded MC as I only have a 30 amp plug available.
     
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    The guy also has a MS. Perhaps he bought a corded MC to keep in the garage and leaves the UMCs in the trunks of both cars.
     
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    Uh huh :(
     
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    There are enough people that won't care.
     
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    Meaning they don't have to fix it? Not sure what you mean by that.
     
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    Any concerns about how to get it open if ice has gotten in around the gaps?

    I've seen videos of Model S owners bumping a corner of the charge port door to loosen it up when stuck. I wonder if something similar could be done with this door.
     

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