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FOUND: Model S J1772 adapter

Discussion in 'Model S' started by adelman, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. adelman

    adelman R 539, S VIN S44, X Sig#1

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    If you left a Model S J1772 adapter behind on the J1772 paddle when you finished charging, I have your adapter. Email me Adelman at Adelman dot com and tell me the details of where you left it and your phone number, and I'll figure out how to get it back to you ASAP.

    Ken
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Nice of you to put this up. I'm making it a sticky for 48 hours.
     
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I left it in Santa Cruz, California...

    Just kidding.


    Good man, Ken!
     
  4. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    I love the sentiment, but given that only a small percentage of Model S owners are likely to peruse this forum, better off taping a note to the charging station that is rephrased so as to require the caller to know what was left behind, not the where.
     
  5. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Really nice of you - might also let Tesla know, since they'll probably get the panicked call needing a replacement. (Owner may not be a forum member ...)
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I suspect they already know...
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I was pretending they don't read the forum.
     
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    This is great, what a team! (So when you find a quarter in the change slot of a Coke machine, do you leave it? Or is this just a Tesla thing?)
     
  9. dpeilow

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    Perhaps post the same on the Tesla corporate forum?
     
  10. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    It's probably good to have at least two of those... ;)
     
  11. adelman

    adelman R 539, S VIN S44, X Sig#1

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    Probably a good idea to label it with your name and phone #.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The Tesla Ownership folks think they know who is belongs to. Someone came into the service department needing to buy one.
     
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    Very cool of you adelman.
     
  13. adelman

    adelman R 539, S VIN S44, X Sig#1

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    I guess I would reiterate LABEL YOUR ADAPTER. Apparently the person that they identified who came into the service dept needing a new
    adapter was NOT the one who left this one behind. So it has happened twice already!
     
  14. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    How much for a new adapter?

    This is why I think the procedure should be:
    lock adapter to car charge port
    connect J1772
    charge
    disconnect J1772
    remove adapter from charge port
     
  15. adelman

    adelman R 539, S VIN S44, X Sig#1

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    If the car is unlocked (and hence the charge port unlocked) when you disconnect the J1772, more often than not the friction between the J1772 and the adapter is greater than the friction between the adapter and the car, and it comes out with the J1772 paddle. You need to then pull it off the paddle.

    I swear I still can't figure out what algorithm the car uses to decide when to lock itself down. Sometimes it stays locked when I approach it with the fob, sometimes not. Pressing the button on the fob always unlocks it.
     
  16. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Yeah, I always thought the little tab should stay in place to hold the adapter to the car. And then somehow you unlock again to release it.
     
  17. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    I think you just suggested the fifth location of a signature batch, with vehicle owner name engraved :wink:
     

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