Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Destination Charging problems

randygts

Member
Jan 6, 2013
32
10
Moorestown, NJ
Anyone having any problems with Destination Chargers? I have used them over 50 times without a problem before this weekend. At two different hotels (Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara, and Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells) I have had this exact problem. You plug the cable in...for a brief second it shows 40 amps (I don't have twin chargers on my old MS). Then there is a "click" noise on the charger and the amperage immediately goes down to 12 (and only charges at 7mph.) This happened at three chargers at each location. The reason I can't imagine it's my car is that in between I used Destination Chargers at four other locations in California without a problem. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
IMG_5846.PNG
 

boaterva

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Apr 2, 2016
7,575
3,817
Northern Virginia, USA
Could be a bad load connection on the HPWC side. I’d have the owner reset the breaker. Other option perhaps to try first is to reset the HPWC not much else since the HPWC is just a power conduit to the car’s charger (as you probably know!).
 

randygts

Member
Jan 6, 2013
32
10
Moorestown, NJ
I did reset 3 or 4 of the 6 that didn't work correctly. Also told one of the employees at each site. It just still seems strange that this happened at two different locations two days apart.
 

boaterva

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Apr 2, 2016
7,575
3,817
Northern Virginia, USA
One other thing, we don't know how old and mistreated (weather? who knows) these units are. I was at the Skyland location on Skyline Drive and it has one of the original units; so, age could be a factor if the installations were back when. Some of the destination chargers, like any shared device, don't get treated very well. We also don't know the quality of the wiring. Who knows who installed them and how.
 

arcus

Active Member
Aug 11, 2017
1,302
965
Denton, TX
One other thing, we don't know how old and mistreated (weather? who knows) these units are. I was at the Skyland location on Skyline Drive and it has one of the original units; so, age could be a factor if the installations were back when. Some of the destination chargers, like any shared device, don't get treated very well. We also don't know the quality of the wiring. Who knows who installed them and how.
I'd check the state of the connector before plugging in (any visible moisture/debris). It makes whole of a difference.

The handful of DCs I have used so far (TX, TN, NC) all provided steady rate of charge at 40 amps or more.
 

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top