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Snooping At Superchargers

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by Ciaopec, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Ciaopec

    Ciaopec Reservations at Restaurant at Universe end

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    IMG_1951.JPG Today, wandering around the grassy knoll behind the Ann Arbor, MI Supercharger, I found a great, fruit bearing apple tree.

    But in addition (as I alway snoop inside the cages to see what I can learn) I found chargers 1A/B and 2 A/B with small antennae on top. (Yes, it happened! They are there: pictures attached). Nothing on 3 A/B nor 4 A/B.

    It appears they actually enter the cabinet but it is deceptive as they almost look like they are just attached with magnets!

    Anyone with a clue. I have only visited 6 or 7 sites and this is a first.
     
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  2. S4WRXTTCS

    S4WRXTTCS Active Member

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    I would imagine most if not all superchargers are connected to the cloud.
     
  3. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    Well, I am feeling quite energetic today. :D

    Another possibility: did you check for a WiFi access point at that location?
     
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  4. Ciaopec

    Ciaopec Reservations at Restaurant at Universe end

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    No,did not check wi-fi and I subsequently checked the Maumee,OH charger and there were no antennae. If someone doesn't beat me to the answer I'll check wi-if at A squared next time.
     
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    Those look like antenna for cellular modems to my untrained eye, not wi-fi.
     
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  6. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    You all are totally wrong. Those are the antennae for the mind-control rays. How else do we keep feeling so nice and happy about being Tesla owners?

    Bruce.

    PS. :) :) :)
     
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    If you compare the 4 cabinets in your picture, you will notice that the two closer ones have cable connected antennas and the two further ones have puck-like antennas covering the hole in the cabinet door . These are for the cellular connection back to Tesla Operations.
     
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  8. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    I agree that this is most likely a cellular antenna, as others have suggested. But maybe @bmah is on to something big. :eek:
     
  9. Ciaopec

    Ciaopec Reservations at Restaurant at Universe end

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    Maybe I just noticed these for the first time but have never seen them on other cabinets. Why these? Or have you found them elsewhere?
     
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    I've seen them on most Sc cabinets that are not hidden away.
     
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  11. miimura

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    All the Supercharger cabinets have them.
     
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