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HPWC charging at only 16 AMPS on Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MXWing, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. MXWing

    MXWing Active Member

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    Model 3 charges at 16 AMPS / 240 says HPWC is only partially plugged in.

    Charging light is yellow.

    Tried reseating plug several times and reset HWPC. Connectors look fine.

    Model X charges at 48 AMPS consistently at no problem.

    Model 3 charging with Model X charger gets 40 AMPs and green charging light.

    Any ideas?

    Wondering if I should have withheld the check to Tesla until I could have tested my HWPC at home. ;)
     
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    To add on, it acts like it attempts to "negotiate" a charging rate and I hear internal clicking.
     
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    You broke it already ??:eek:....is the yellow on charge port or yellow on wall connector ? I’m sure u know this already as the yellow on WC is because it reduced Amps due to heat ...if yellow on car port it’s the connection between WC and charge port is not seating correctly ..
     
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    Yes I busted it!

    It's yellow on the car port. Tried inserting and reseating a few times. 16 AMPS. Plugged in Model X, boom back to 48 AMPS.
     
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    That link above guy had same issue ..guess u got to jiggle the handle to seat properly in port to engage :(
     
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    I will try it later! charging offsite now at the inlaws. Need that high SOC to slaughter random BMWs in town.

    I owe you a drink for trying no matter the outcome.

    Hope it fixes the issue however. Symptoms seem identical. Surprised it isnt a more common issue.

    Most Model 3 owners just using mobile connector?

    Model X Mobile Connector is charging it now..
     
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    Probably just tolerances in the port ..I have seen some handles that are too tight to fit in the ports ..
     
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    We need Tesla branded personal lube.

    For charge ports and short sellers.
     
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