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Is the 40A to 72A charger upgrade software or hardware?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Jeffgtx, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Jeffgtx

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    In the new charger config does the "enable after delivery for $1900" charger upgrade require a service visit or do they just activate it OTA? Thanks.
     
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    That is wrong.

    A small number of refresh Model S's and original Model X's came with software limited 72A chargers. This did not last long. My refresh requires a new part to enable 72A charging, and this has been determined to be the case for all cars manufactured since.
     
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    So, evidently, sales people just talk out of their behind.
     
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    Can't speak for all cars, but my facelift S75D had the upgrade done recently, it was a physical replacement.
    They had the car 2 days at the new Santa Clara service center.
     
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    Having multiple data points is a prerequisite for speaking confidently about any given topic, in my opinion. This is how misconceptions propagate.
     
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    Thanks for the answers.
     

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