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Interrupted Charging

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Black/Black MS, Mar 27, 2017.

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  1. Black/Black MS

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    I was charging overnight at a public lot recently, and someone had removed the J1772 charger to plug themselves in (it's fine, I was full by that time already and I think the lot attendants monitor time and do the plugging themselves). But my adapter was still in the charging port. How do you remove it in that instance? Is there an "eject" button anywhere?

    What I did was unplug the guy next to me, replug myself in and remove the adapter. When I plug the cable back into the other guy's car (Prius) does it resume charging automatically or did I just hose the guy?
     
  2. Hammer@OR.US

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    Hit the open charge port from the center screen or hold down the trunk button on the fob.
     
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  3. Takumi

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    Unlock the car with the fob (double press) then press the magnet. The LED ring should turn white and you should be able to take the adapter out.
     
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  4. EVCarGUy

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    I use one of these when I don't want people to help themselves to a charger my car is still using: CapturePro Charging Lock for Tesla Model S
     
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    Presumably it could be removed with a pocket knife or a fingernail clipper?
     
  6. sdorn

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    Hard to tell, but I think it's made of sturdier materials. It says it can be removed with cutting tools if necessary though.
     
  7. Black/Black MS

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    Thanks for the info. Just got a chance to try it and didn't realize it was that easy.
     

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