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TeslaFi vs API ?

insaneoctane

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Apr 6, 2016
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Simple question ... Does TeslaFi use the same API as documented by Tim Dorr? If so, I thought people who hammer the Tesla servers risk being blacklisted? I have seen data from TeslaFi that looks like it must have polled the server very frequently....

I'm writing my home-grown version and want to know if I can poll my car (while driving) every 30 seconds without issue like I'm assuming TeslaFi does?
 

hiroshiy

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Apr 6, 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
Not sure if it's ok to poll every 30 seconds but TeslaFi default is every 1 minute and it's working for years for me. I have a paid subscription for my car(s).
 

markb1

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Feb 17, 2012
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There's also the streaming API, though I'm not sure if that works for Model 3. With that, the data is pushed to you at high frequency, no polling necessary.
 

markb1

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Feb 17, 2012
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San Diego, CA
Same. Was just reading about issues on GitHub.

Can you provide a link? I think I've seen one report on this forum of it not working after the new websocket streaming API was discovered, but that's not enough of a sample to determine if it really doesn't work. There were lots of reports about it not working with the old streaming API, though.
 

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