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Charger tripping my breaker

Matthew049

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Oct 3, 2012
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Paradise Valley, AZ
2014 model S P85+
it's got an upgraded charger, i get 58 miles per hour of charging.
has worked flawlessly for the past 18mo but the last 2 days has tripped the breaker
as you can see the handle is loose. would that be enough to cause the problem?
will Tesla come out and fix that??
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Snowstorm

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Dec 8, 2016
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Ontario Canada
Nah, just put some duct tape on it and it would be all good...

Seriously, get that fixed before using it. 240v 80A is pretty serious and you don’t want that to go through you or anything else. The fact that the breaking is tripping means it is pulling more than that for some reason that you want to avoid. Maybe turn it down to like 24A until you can fix it ASAP.
 

Uncle Paul

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Nov 1, 2013
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Canyon Lake,CA
on the charging screen it will have a up/down arrow to adjust the charging current.

80 is a whole bunch. You can easily charger overnight on 30 amps.

Your issue might not be the cable, but maybe the breaker has just lost some capacity from extended use.
 

Rocky_H

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Feb 19, 2015
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Boise, ID
Wow, talk about "burying the lede". You title the thread "tripping the breaker", but then show a picture of your cord that looks like it has been attacked by rabid badgers.
 
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cmaster

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Dec 4, 2014
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With the amount of heat coming through the opening, if there is a tear in the insulator, you'll possibly create condensation inside the connection creating a short which would cause the breaker to trip.
 

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