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EVSE Temperature Issues?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by jomo25, May 16, 2012.

  1. jomo25

    jomo25 Active Member

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    There's a Roadster owner here at my workplace in Phoenix. He charges his Roadster with his EVSE from a 208V outlet in the company parking lot. It's not a covered spot, and of course in the summer AZ sun, it gets plenty hot.

    I noticed that he covers the EVSE "brick" with a towel each day while charging. I asked him about this and he mentioned that the EVSE does have issues when the temps hit more than 100 degrees. Sometimes, the EVSE will "trip" and stop working. So, he has to cover the unit to "keep it shaded". I'm hoping this is one issue that has been addressed since the Roadster.

    Anyone know if that has come up previously?
     
  2. strider

    strider Active Member

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    Unknown but this has nothing to do with the design of the car and everything to do with the EVSE. The only think you could do would be to lower the charge rate (through the car's touchscreen) say down to 24 or 16 amps to decrease the amount of current moving through the EVSE and in theory reduce temps.
     

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