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Charging port stops flashing blue

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by modelx007, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. modelx007

    modelx007 Member

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    Is it normal for the charging port to stop flashing blue when charging after a while and have no color? My charging stations says charging and looking into the car everything is off. The app says charging though.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Yes. After a short time the flashing stops and the port becomes unlit. It's so the car won't attract undue attention while it's charging. Although mine flashes green rather than blue.
     
  3. modelx007

    modelx007 Member

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    Ok thanks.
     
  4. Ron Purrington

    Ron Purrington New Member

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    Normal

    Mine does the same thing. When I plug it in with the charge scheduled at a later time the blue light around the port will go out although it does go green, and blink, once charging commences.
     
  5. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Completely normal. It's a security measure. However, mine flashes green. Not Blue. Mine is only blue before plugging in or after unplugging, then goes to white.
     
  6. Bluespark

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    Just FYI, there are a series of colors, to indicate different things. White-ready to be plugged in. Blue - "communicating" with the power source. Orange - issue with the line, but it will charge. Pulsing red means there is an issue with the line and that the car is reducing the current draw. Solid Red means the problem with the line is so bad that the car will not even attempt to charge. Flashing green, all is well and it is charging.


    As side note, I was on the Chevy Volt website and if you want the charge port to lite up like our MSs do, you have to pay $175 for that option.
     
  7. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Also, the speed of the green flashing indicates how full the battery is. Faster flashing indicates more empty and slower flashing indicates more full. When the battery is almost full, the green flashing is more like a slow respiration rate...
     

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