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HPWC Gen 1 contactor fail: Curtis Albright SW82-312

Discussion in 'Model S' started by RobertB, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. RobertB

    RobertB Member

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    Hello,

    We have had a Gen 1 HPWC since 2013. Just missed the Gen 2 apparently.
    The contactor (Curtis Albright SW82-312) appears to have failed.

    Has anyone here been successful sourcing that component?

    Curtis Albright contactor SW82-312.jpg

    Regards,
    Robert
     
  2. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    No idea on parts. Is it worth repairing or replace the whole unit at this age? Can it be done by the owner easily?
     
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    These appear to be custom configured parts, so while you can likely buy a replacement it probably will cost around $100 and have a long lead time.

    I would reach out to Curtis directly and ask where/how to buy or try one of their distributors. A quick google shows one that appears to have an online presence: Curtis/Albright SW82 DC Contactor

    Almost certainly easier to replace the whole unit unfortunately :-(
     
  5. boaterva

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    Unfortunately that’s what I was thinking. By the time you are done, and after five years of wear and tear, may be worth the $500. But have you asked Tesla, for the heck of it?
     
  6. RobertB

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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I reached out to both Albright as Tecknowledgey and am awaiting feedback.

    I did contact Tesla first, but they (local branch) have not been able to facilitate so far. The unit is Tesla customized (-312) and I requested info on spares/channels. It seems like a waste replacing the whole unit.

    Does anyone know what model contactor the Gen 2 has?
     

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