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Tesla Tattler Available

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by scott451, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. jory

    jory Member

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    this seems like a very interesting add-on.a few quick questions:

    do you have a description and/or photo of the tattler hardware?
    where does the tattler live when it is plugged into the diagnostic port?
    the lock function presumably only locks/unlocks the car itself, not the doors (i am imagining a sort of keyless entry via SMS/tattler :)
     
  2. zack

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    Hey, could I do that with my Verizon plan and my Tattler? I'd love to switch to Verizon for my Tattler and get better reception when on the road. Anywhere out of town and I get no info!
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Really? My iPhone/AT&T plan works just fine in the southern part of the state (Owatonna, Northfield, Rochester areas). I even use it as a tethered modem for my laptop.
     
  4. zack

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    I have terrible ATT service in Northern Minnesota and have always had better Verizon reception both there and on the way to Red Wing and into Wisconsin. When going to the NAMM convention in Anaheim my ATT service is absolutely crushed at dinner time. No texting or calls are possible on ATT there. The network is completely overloaded. In my apartment building in Uptown, Minneapolis there is rarely more than one bar of signal on my ATT phone and it dies in the elevator and is useless in the garage. On the other hand, my Verizon phone works fine even 2 floors underground.
     
  5. W.Petefish

    W.Petefish Active Member

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    Will reserve as soon as I pay my credit card bill... it gonna be high.:crying:

    Thanks again Scott.
     
  6. Fuzzylogic

    Fuzzylogic EU Sport 359 & S94

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    Thanks Scott for your work on the Tattler, now everyone will be able to get status info from their Roadster.

    Nice to see you found a solution to the small problem with the USB modem.
     
  7. hcsharp

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    To heat the battery I do the same thing that I do to cool the battery. I charge it at 16A for 20-40 minutes. That's why I thought your cooldown command might work to heat it. You must be monitoring the actual battery temperature and shutting down the charge when it gets below a certain temp or when the fans turn off. If you add this feature (HEAT) I'd be happy to buy a tattler and help you test it.
     
  8. Botbldr45

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    Hello Scott451...
    How do I get one of your 'Tesla Tattlers' for on new Roadster 2.5 and iPhone?
     
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    Hello Scott....
    Great work ...... how do i get one???:smile:
     
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    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    rabar10.....thank you very much for the info ...... its a plan!
     
  12. Jaff

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    Just ordered mine...can't wait to try it out! (it'll definitely replace the lampshade at parties! :biggrin::wink:)
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I should receive mine next week. I'm really looking forward to this & can't thank Scott enough!
     
  14. scott451

    scott451 KWH-PWR#1349Sprt,S Sig#96

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    Tattler installation video available.

    Here a quick video to show how to install the tattler.

    http://youtu.be/0kZcToGwvZA

    After the tattler has been installed and the "owner phone" has be set, send "HELP" for a list of commands.
     
  15. strider

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    Thanks for that. I didn't know I could slave the Tattler to my phone so I just dropped a SIM in the mail to you today.

    Any reco for permanent install location? Could the Tattler itself be hidden somewhere and then get a USB extension cable to put the modem where it can receive signal?
     
  16. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Or put an antenna extension on the modem.
     
  17. donauker

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    Yes this works fine. I have mine tucked down behind the passenger seat with the modem mounted at rear deck level using a USB extension cable.
     
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    scott451 KWH-PWR#1349Sprt,S Sig#96

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    Yes. Tomsax did a nice install in the driver side door jam with a usb extension cable to the modem hidden under the instrument binnacle.
     
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    #39 Doug_G, Nov 16, 2011
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    I have my modem under the binnacle, with a USB cable that runs behind the seat where the Tattler is currently hidden.

    I plan to move it under the driver side door jam (there's space at the front) in due course. For now I want easy access to it in case Scott needs me to do something to it (firmware update, etc.).
     
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    Does there appear to be any signal degradation or lost range to the mobile phone with modem in middle of car( under instrument binnacle) rather than on ledge behind seats??
     

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