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Model S Charge port Opener (from outside the car)

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by ldubois, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. ldubois

    ldubois New Member

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    Hi,

    As I don't use the mobile connector but type2 cable (hence not port opener on the cable), I have been looking for a solution to open the charge port from outside the car and found this Tesla Model S Open Charge Port Afstandsbediening - YouTube

    http://www.laadkabelwinkel.nl/tesla-model-s-open-charge-port


    Unfortunately, they seem to have stop the production of this opener gadget/tool.
    Anyone has found a similar tool/device to open the charge port?

    PS: I know there is a possibility from the App, but find it not so convenient and too slow.:rolleyes:

    Thanks!
    Laurent from Belgium
     
  2. wcalvin

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    Push on the triangular door aft of where it hinges.
     
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    Does that really work, since when?
    On European cars?
     
  4. ldubois

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    Not working. The charge port door is closed by a magnet - not possible to open manually.
     
  5. Xander

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    I wish I could unlock the charge port from the outside. Every morning, I have to get in the car and unlock the charge cable and then get back out of the car to remove it. Annoying. It can't even be done with the app.
     
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    #6 maxwells, Jul 8, 2014
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    It can be done in the app. On the Charge tab, look for the button in the top right corner.
     
  7. ojee99

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    He knows as he already said in his first post
     
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    It's certainly possible on the US cars. It takes a bit of force, but you just need to hit the charge port door on the back edge, aft of the hinge, like wcalvin said.
     
  9. invisik

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    Someone on the forum here makes a fob to open it. Do a search....

    -m
     
  10. invisik

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    I am not familiar with the type2 euro plug (and couldn't quickly find a good picture of one online). Here's something I learned about using a J1772 with the Tesla adapter at my office charger and I think someone else posted something similar here.

    When the car is charging and I want to unplug it:

    1. Open drivers door
    2. Press button on J1772 handle to release it---The car clicks to release the charge cable when I press the button
    3. Quickly remove the adapter and handle together from the car

    Maybe a similar procedure will work for your charge cable.

    -m
     
  11. stevezzzz

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    I tried this on my car and the adhesive failed, leaving the charge port door magnet attached to the car-side magnet. Oh, well, it was worth a try...
     
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    Double click on the top of the key.
     
  16. ldubois

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    Well double click on the key unlocks the connected charge cable but does not open the charge port DOOR from outside the car...to my knowledge
     
  17. Fuzzylogic

    Fuzzylogic EU Sport 359 & S94

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    I used to sell the Open chargeport remotes, but in the end it took a lot of time to produce and ship them.
    I made the project open source, so if you want you can build your own.

    There are two versions, one based on a PIC microcontroller + a 433 Mhz transmitter module.
    Or the more professional one (the one from the video) based on the Si4010 chip.

    Anyway, all the information is available here:

    mstegen/Open-Chargeport · GitHub
     
  18. ojee99

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    Indeed!
     

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