I still have the extra one I mentioned above in post #376. Unused except to test. I'll sell for the original $20. PM me if interested.These might become popular again with the Model 3. I remembered this discussion from way back. I was trying to figure out how I'm going to get the port door open since I'm keeping my OpenEVSE J1772 and the Model 3 is coming without a fob. The door opener transmitter seems like a great solution.
I would gladly pay for one if there are still any floating around.
For that matter, if you already have your finger an inch from the charge port door to hold the card there, why not move it an inch closer to gently poke the door, causing it to pop open as it does on a Model S? No RF jiggery-pokery required.New I wonder if there's a way to pop the chargeport door on the 3 using just the card-fob?
Like maybe just hold the card near the chargeport door?
I hadn't realized that was a newer feature. I can attest that it's present on mine, delivered March 2015. Perhaps it arrived at the same time as AP1?BTW with the newer Model S (Gen IV, 2017) opening the charge port is no longer a hassle, once the car is unlocked simply tap on the forward corner of the charge port and it swings open. I'd love to get that retrofitted onto my Gen I Model S, so handy!
You can, although I've never had reason to do so in anger. I guess it's good to know I can if the motor fails.But can you push to shut the newest ones, or do you have to electrically shut it?
Yes, exactly. In fact it's not so much forgetting, as that's just the workflow -- you pull the handle out and get in the driver's seat. The car takes car of closing the flap, no need to think about it. This is, admittedly, a minor convenience, but it's a nice touch.I can understand motorized closure as a convenience if you forget to shut it, hop in and driving with an open flap will just shut it with no user involvement. Is that what the newest gen chareport door does?
Ssh, they'll hear you.When miscreants start stuffing cucumbers into any Tesla chargeport they want.
Since it's the same signal broadcast when you press the button on the UMC, HPWC, or SC handle, it'll act the same way - door opens regardless of whether the car is locked or not, and you won't get a phone notification.Cool thank you, does this work when the car is locked? Do you get a notification on your phone?
If someone with a Model S/X/3 + RaspberryPi + small wire on GPIO18 (Pin 12) wants to try my generated RF file I'd like to know if it works
sudo rpitx -i chargeport.txt -m RF -f 433920
I did some searching and browsing in the forums and I don't see that anyone's asked this already...
I know that the Tesla UMC and the HPWC connectors can pop open the charge port door with the press of the button. I was wondering why Tesla didn't put a similar button on the J1772 adapter, and since they didn't, is there a way to figure out how to get one on there?
I'm not sure how it's talking to the car -- does anyone know? Is it simply a magnetic pulse or something like that?
I'm going to have a HPWC in the garage, but a J1772 at work, so I'd love to be able to figure out a way to put a button on the adapter...
Any brave soul taken apart the UMC yet?