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Tesla Cloud API Delay?

blueice89

Member
Mar 15, 2019
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46
Arizona
Hello:

When you use the tesla owners API to issue commands to powerwall / gateway as we do here:

'owner-api.teslamotors.com'

fkhera/powerwallCloud

Any idea how to avoid the 15-20 minute delay between calling command and having it take effect on the gateway?
When I used to code locally I would call a separate commit statement:

vloschiavo/powerwall2



GET & POST /api/operation Change the Powerwall mode and Reserve Percentage

Note 1: Making changes to the Powerwalls via the Mobile application can take some time to go into effect. There's a rumor that states that the changes happen around 30 minutes past the hour. (Probably based on a cron job in Tesla's servers).

Note 2: Setting a value is not sufficient to make the change. You must "save" or "commit" the configuration to have it go into effect. See the Config Completed section below.

Note 3: Once a value is changed and committed it is immediately in effect


From what I recall I had to call a combination of::

GET /api/sitemaster/run UPDATE: You need to be authenticated for this command This starts the powerwalls & gateway. Use this after getting an authentication token to restart the powerwalls.

Request: curl --cacert cacert.pem https://powerwall/api/sitemaster/run

Response:
Returns HTTPS Status 202 if request is accepted

GET /api/config/completed UPDATE: You need to be authenticated for this command This applies configuration changes.

Request: curl --cacert cacert.pem https://powerwall/api/config/completed

Response: Returns HTTP Status 202 if input accepted
 

jjrandorin

Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums
Nov 28, 2018
11,410
13,273
Riverside Co. CA
I am not doing anything with the API etc, but I can tell you that my changes using the regular tesla app happen almost instantly. When I first got the powerwall in january,there was a delay of up to an hour, but it hasnt been that way for quite some time.

I can change from self powered to backup mode and it takes place on the gateway within a few seconds at most. Note, I have my powerwall on a wired ethernet connection on my network, not cellular or wifi.
 

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