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I am giddy with excitement

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Jonny Custom, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Jonny Custom

    Jonny Custom Member

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    So I finally received the invitation to design my car and I could not be more excited. This is the first car I have ever bought new or configured. This is my first EV and I have had the charger looking sad in my garage for months now just waiting for the email. It is finally time!!!!! Sorry just figured I would share.

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  2. Zaxxon

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    Congrats. I bet you're giddy, as well!

    Configured mine on Saturday. While it's not my first new car, it will be my first Tesla. Cannot wait for these next 3-6 weeks to pass.
     
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  3. TexasEV

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    #3 TexasEV, Apr 9, 2018
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    Congratulations!
    Being your first EV you may be new to the lingo. That’s not a charger in your garage. The charger is in the car. What you have in your garage that plugs into to the car is an EVSE. If it’s from Tesla, it’s called the Wall Connector.
     
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  4. 3s-a-charm

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    ...I don’t know about that. Tesla calls theirs a “Supercharger” so I think calling it a charger in your garage is just fine. Plus I can’t stand when people correct other people on forums. PS. You have a typo on “8nto” ;)
     
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  5. goto10

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    But the Superchargers actually *are* chargers!

    Still, I call the thing in my garage a charger too because everyone looks at you weird when you say "That's my EVSE!" :)
     
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  6. TexasEV

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    You're right, better to let it slide and let the ignorance propagate from one poster to the next.
    Was your supercharger comment supposed to be funny? It may just be confusing to a new owner who doesn’t understand the difference between AC and DC charging. Surely you understand the difference, given the “title” in your signature.
     
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    As someone who has had to have the CHARGER in their car replaced (at a tune of about $2k) I can assure you that the charger (which communicates with the EVSE and converts the AC coming from the EVSE) is in the car.

    Superchargers bypass the on-board charger and push DC directly into the battery.

    P.S. Congrats OP!!
     
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  9. TT97

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    Congrats.

    I had solar put on my house in January and had them install the Tesla HPWC (why use EVSE when Tesla has its own acronym) at the same time. Now every morning when I walk into the garage I see that little green light on the connector remind me I am still waiting for the Tesla :(
     
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  10. John Lamoureux

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    Did you receive an email or just log in and notice the page was different? And when?

    I ask only because there are rumors that TSLA opens configurations on Wednesdays and Fridays.

    I need to know if I should start "F5'ing" today or wait until Wednesday. :D
     
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  11. Zaxxon

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    If you're using Chrome, Vivaldi, or some other Chromium-based browser, I recommend Page Monitor. No need to F5 at all. You can instead just glance up to the corner of your browser incessantly, instead. Saves some keyboard wear.
     
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  12. eSpiritIV

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    Can you tell us the date and time, and if you were inline or online reservation holder? This will help us alot to start out the conversation. Many of us inline waiters have not received invites, which is troubling.
     
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    I just turned it off today. Had it monitoring my Tesla account page and I'd get a false positive almost every day. Perhaps I had it configured incorrectly?
     
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    I'm not sure, but guessing yes. Mine never dinged until I was open to configure, and then it detected that around 4 hours before I got the email.
     
  15. Jonny Custom

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    I received an email but I also checked the page like 3 times a day.
     
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    I reserved late afternoon on the 31st of March in 2016. I was not a previous Tesla owner and I am in St. Louis.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification
     
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    Which page did you set up for monitoring?
     
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    Code:
    https://www.tesla.com/teslaaccount/profile?rn=RN<my_reservation_number>
     
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    Yep, that's the one that I set up too. I'll try it again, but historically it would tell me that page had changed, even when it hadn't.
     

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