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Charging connector temperature...

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by FlasherZ, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I know this has been mentioned in a few other threads. Recently, my HPWC's connector to the car has begun to heat up so that it is untouchable while charging at 60A (and 80A).

    170.4 degrees:
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    Anyone else report this to Tesla? Any particular responses you received?

    Awaiting my response from service.
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #2 brianman, Jul 21, 2013
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    At 80A, the HPWC cable at the Bellevue store gets very hot. Fine at 60A. Already called it in for that one. Already noted on the forum too. :)
     
  3. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Is it the same source -- the attachment point to the car? or is it hot the entire length of the cable?

    In my case, at 80A the entire cable gets warm as it's dissipating about 150W, but the aluminum on the connector is likely to burn me and is very hot.
     
  4. cinergi

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    What's your ambient temperature?
    I think I measured mine at 72A at maybe 100F after an hour or so ... ambient was maybe 70F
     
  5. brianman

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    Entire cable.
     
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    I know this is a serious thread but the pic made me think that you could tell when your car is "done" by sticking a meat thermometer in the charging receptacle :biggrin:
     
  7. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    80-85 or so.

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    Untouchable hot, very hot, hot, or just warm? :)

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    It's infrared, but I see your point. The 5.x software resets the charging slider to 5 settings: rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, and well-done.
     
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    Hot plate hot. I was looking at my fingers to see if I just lost my fingerprints.
     
  9. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    wow, that's bad bad bad... the cable shouldn't get that hot, I'm surprised it's not melting some of the insulation.
     

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