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First time with mobile charger, but...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by privater, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. privater

    privater 2016 Model S60 owner

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    I just installed 14-50 in my garage, and want to try the mobile charger for the first time, then I see this:

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    If it's raining I might have been killed if I didn't notice this, Tesla should do better in the quality check before giving those to owner. :(

    I canceled my charging plan and went to a Service center got a replacement, so just a FYI: before charging check your cable for potential leakage.
     
  2. theslimshadyist

    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    Had you plugged it in you would have been ok based on what I can see from your photo. The heavy thick rubber sleeve that is slashed is just that, a protective sleeve for the actual wires themselves, which also have individual sleeves. However, you did the right thing by going an getting it replaced.
     
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  3. AndreSF

    AndreSF Member

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    I believe every mobile connector is actually tested before/during car delivery. Mine was plugged in when I was accepting delivery of my car. Yeah, not a fun thing to come across such quality control issues, good thing the cut was easy to find...
     
  4. jgs

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    Looks like that's the long cable, not the short one. Even if the cut had gone down to the copper, being killed was probably not in the cards -- the box part of the UMC (and every EVSE) incorporates a GFCI. So a brief, nasty poke, maybe. Death, probably not (don't try it though).
     
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  5. Galve2000

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    I would get that replaced sooner rather than later. that said, it is probably ok for temporary use while you wait for a replacement.
     
  6. hapadakara

    hapadakara New Member

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    I had the same issue in approximately the same location. I was planning on taking it to the service center this week and see if they could replace it.
     
  7. BEEZR

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    What were you using in your garage before if not the 14-50? Or is this a brand new car, first time charging at home?
     

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