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Need to borrow (or buy) a 110v charging cable for one night in the illinois area....

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by chris22104, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. chris22104

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    #1 chris22104, Feb 28, 2012
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    Hi Guys!
    I'm going to Illinois next week to look at a roadster. The car currently shows 9 miles of usable range on the dash, and has no charging cables with it whatsoever. The seller agreed to let me plug it in to see if it charges, if I can bring the proper 110v cable. Is there anyone in the illinois area, (or even on the way for me coming from Buffalo, N.Y.) that would have one I could use for a night? Or even one for sale that I could buy on the cheap and receive, by this coming week? PM me! Thanks guys!
    Chris
    PS: Is there anything else I should know regarding it taking a charge? Obviously, I wouldn't be able to charge it for more than a few hours, but assuming it starts to charge properly, does this mean the battery is good? Or might it only take a partial charge or the like?
     
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    Chris, you might want to give the seller of the Roadster a heads up in regards to keeping the Roadster plugged in. At the very least have him contact Tesla, I can almost guarantee Tesla will make it very clear in no uncertain terms the need to charge the Roadster. Leaving it with only 9 miles remaining I think is inviting disaster to happen.
     
  3. NigelM

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    Good advice from Tommy. Don't think about that, do it. Otherwise you might be wasting your time even going there.

    P.S. How does someone come to own a Tesla without any charging cables??
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I agree with everyone. The car might be in trouble. E-mail or call the guy tonight and tell him he needs to get it plugged in immediately.
     
  5. 3lectronica

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    Where is the Roadster you are looking at located? Is it listed for sale online somewhere?
     
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    I would suggest getting the car# or VIN and calling a Tesla Ranger. They can beam into the car if the GPS is on and tell you alot about the car's recent activity dn charging history. Call any Tesla store and they can do this for you.
     
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    Is it stolen?? Why wouldn't he have a charging cable? That seems quite odd to me. Like saying you have a car for sale, but no key.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Would Tesla do this if you weren't the owner of the car? That doesn't seem right.
     
  9. chris22104

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    The car is at auction; hence no cable. I either need to borrow one, or buy one and receive it fast! (by Monday.) I talked with a Tesla rep and he said nobody is stocking the cords, and that it would have to be ordered. But time is a big problem! Anyone have a used one for sale that I can get quickly? Any help here would be greatly appreciated!
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Are you near Chicago? Have them deliver it by flatbed to the Telsa service center to charge after checking with Tesla first. Tell them that if they don't charge it soon, they may ruin the battery then it will be worth almost nothing at auction.
     
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    Well, I would tell the owner you are going to ask Tesla to do this and then have Tesla call the owner to confirm that it's ok. Otherwise you could have him pull the logs and send them to you and use some of the parsing tools available to figure out if it's been abused.
     
  12. Chances are Tesla will not support a salvaged roadster...
     
  13. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I would probably just stay away from this Roadster. There seem to be plenty on the market that are much better taken care of than that one.
     
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    Btw. That battery is going to be a brick by the time the auction is over unless it get plugged in like, NOW!
     
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