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Connecting Wall Charger to Wifi

Having issues connecting my Tesla Wall Charger V3 to wifi. After successfully scanning the QR code on the front page of the Quick Connect Guide and entering the password, when I attempt to scan or manually enter the server address on the last page of the setup guide (192.xxx.x.x), I receive a message that the server is not responding. Tried shutting cellular data on my iPhone, but still get the same message resulting in not being able to configure the Wall Connector to the 60 amp circuit breaker and consequently not being hooked up to my Wifi network. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get the unit hooked up to Wifi?
 

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You first need to connect to the Wall Connector using the Wall Connector's built-in WiFi hot spot and your phone, tablet or laptop to configure the Wall Connector. As part of the setup of the Wall Connector you will want to add your local WiFi for internet access. The reason you need access to your local WiFi with internet access is for Tesla over the air updates. In the future the Wall Connector will be able to use the WiFi internet connection for things such as load balancing when using multiple Wall Connectors on a single circuit and for billing.

I would try first provisioning the Wall Connector, setting the circuit amperage and if desired changing the password. Save the changes. Once you have the correct circuit amperage saved you can later update the Wall Connector configuration with the local WiFi information.

Tesla Gen3 Wall Connector Installation video (fast forward to 10:44 for connecting to the Wall Connector from your phone.):
 
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You first need to connect to the Wall Connector using the Wall Connector's built-in WiFi hot spot and your phone, tablet or laptop to configure the Wall Connector. As part of the setup of the Wall Connector you will want to add your local WiFi for internet access. The reason you need access to your local WiFi with internet access is for Tesla over the air updates. In the future the Wall Connector will be able to use the WiFi internet connection for things such as load balancing when using multiple Wall Connectors on a single circuit and for billing.

I would try first provisioning the Wall Connector, setting the circuit amperage and the password. Save the changes. Once you have the configuration saved you can update the Wall Connector configuration with the local WiFi information. (You may have to turn off the power to reset the Wall Connector's WiFi modem.)

Tesla Gen3 Wall Connector Installation video (fast forward to 10:44 for connecting to the Wall Connector from your phone.):
Got it, finally! Moved my iPhone right next to the Wall Connector and it immediately went through the full configuration steps. Apparently the signal broadcast by the Connector is not very strong and the phone needs to almost touch it in order to do the complete setup.
 
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You first need to connect to the Wall Connector using the Wall Connector's built-in WiFi hot spot and your phone, tablet or laptop to configure the Wall Connector. As part of the setup of the Wall Connector you will want to add your local WiFi for internet access. The reason you need access to your local WiFi with internet access is for Tesla over the air updates. In the future the Wall Connector will be able to use the WiFi internet connection for things such as load balancing when using multiple Wall Connectors on a single circuit and for billing.

I would try first provisioning the Wall Connector, setting the circuit amperage and the password. Save the changes. Once you have the configuration saved you can update the Wall Connector configuration with the local WiFi information.

Tesla Gen3 Wall Connector Installation video (fast forward to 10:44 for connecting to the Wall Connector from your phone.):
Good Info. THNX 4 sharing!
 
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Apparently the signal broadcast by the Connector is not very strong and the phone needs to almost touch it in order to do the complete setup.
Wonder if the wifi antenna wasn't plugged in in some Gen3's.. its described in the first post of my teardown.

 
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Commissioning is required if you haven't connected it to a 60 amp breaker/wire, because that's the default.

Its still a good idea to commission anyway, if only to get it on your wifi signal and have it do firmware updates.
I am not sure what that means! I have attached it to the breaker in the house. I just don't wanna do that extra step if it's not mandatory but I'll wait for response
 
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I am not sure what that means! I have attached it to the breaker in the house. I just don't wanna do that extra step if it's not mandatory but I'll wait for response
you can change charging amperage on wall connector. if not using 60a (wire & breaker) you will need to turn it down via software to your wiring setup.

also firmware upgrades (not sure what changes but better to stay up to date)
 
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I am not sure what that means! I have attached it to the breaker in the house. I just don't wanna do that extra step if it's not mandatory but I'll wait for response
You'll find out if you need to provision it when the breaker trips :)

If you attached it to the breaker in the house, and you don't know what kind of breaker/wire you used, you probably should not be using the HPWC until an electrician checks your work. If you are lucky, the breaker is rated LOW enough so the wire doesn't become a firestarter while you are sleeping.
 
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You'll find out if you need to provision it when the breaker trips :)

If you attached it to the breaker in the house, and you don't know what kind of breaker/wire you used, you probably should not be using the HPWC until an electrician checks your work. If you are lucky, the breaker is rated LOW enough so the wire doesn't become a firestarter while you are sleeping.
An electrician did coke out and install it! I didn't do it myself lol
 
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You'll find out if you need to provision it when the breaker trips :)

If you attached it to the breaker in the house, and you don't know what kind of breaker/wire you used, you probably should not be using the HPWC until an electrician checks your work. If you are lucky, the breaker is rated LOW enough so the wire doesn't become a firestarter while you are sleeping.
 

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An electrician did coke out and install it! I didn't do it myself lol

Whats the number on the breaker it is attached to in your breaker box? If the number is "60" on that breaker / breakers tied together, then you dont need to commission it. If that number is anything other than 60, you do.

EDIT: you posted that at the same time I was posting. because its a 60 amp circuit, you dont "need" to commission it. You still should, so that it can get updates that tesla pushes out whenever they do that, but you dont "have" to.
 
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