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Rotten egg smell after "100%" charge?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Ulmo, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Ulmo

    Ulmo Active Member

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    I don't know if this is from our garden or my car, but often after 100% charge on software limited 60D, area around my car smells like rotten eggs. I assumed the cause was our garden, but it's too correlated with my car charging to rule out that possibility. Anybody have experience or knowledge with this?
     
  2. skitch23

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    Rotten eggs sounds like it could be a natural gas leak. If gas is available in your neighborhood, it would probably be prudent to have them send a tech out to verify everything is ok on their end.
     
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  3. idoco

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    Rotten egg smell would be from a lead acid battery overcharging. Could be the 12V battery going bad.
     
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  4. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    While I wouldn't characterize the smell as "rotten eggs", you might want to check your electrical connections to make sure they are not overheating. If there is some overheating, you may be smelling that. Better safe than sorry.
     
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  5. Drone Flyer

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    Did you have bacon with eggs for breakfast?
     
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  6. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    Just the catalytic converter... they do that sometimes
     
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  7. Phasor

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    No experience on Teslas wrt this smell but this is the typical smell of insulators when they overheat. I have seen it happen with incadescent light bulb housings around the home. The smell is strong and you can locate its source around the car.
     
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    Catalytic converter? Not on a Tesla!
     
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    That was, evidently, a joke.
     
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    Agreed. Specially the tesla connector where it plugs in to the car. If used, the UMC plug adapter (both sides), face of the outlet it plugs in to, and the back of the outlet (inside the electrical box) where the wiring lugs are. If using a HPWC, you may want to check the A/C line lugs feeding it. If an electrical panel nearby, check breakers/connections/lugs there as well.
     

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