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Wall Connector v3 Firmware Update

s34gull

Supporting Member
Aug 12, 2020
14
7
Denver, CO
Just noticed new version of V3 firmware had rolled out in the past week. Was on 0.8.5.xxx IIRC, and now on 1.3.0+gccd303ce7618ed. No release notes, so not sure if we now have active load sharing or not. Seeing less of an issue with amperage drops (due to overheating), but that might be due to tightening the contact point to spec (5.6 nm), as they were quite loose.
 

tylerthehuman

Member
May 21, 2019
22
21
orlando
this is interesting...i got off the phone with tesla this morning because it had completely stopped working last night. i’ve had a call on my wall connector since october for the original issue on throttling. they’re going to send me a new unit; they said the issue has been resolved and that mine has an internal hardware issue. new units are fixed supposedly.

however, i’m still on the firmware you mentioned before this newest update. weeks later i haven’t gotten the update and my wifi is connected. wondering why the guy on the phone didn’t notice my firmware. thinking maybe i should give them a call back about pushing an update.

anyways, i’m glad to know they have fixed the issued!
 

blecchus_rex

Member
May 23, 2018
88
69
Texas, USA
Just noticed new version of V3 firmware had rolled out in the past week. Was on 0.8.5.xxx IIRC, and now on 1.3.0+gccd303ce7618ed. No release notes, so not sure if we now have active load sharing or not. Seeing less of an issue with amperage drops (due to overheating), but that might be due to tightening the contact point to spec (5.6 nm), as they were quite loose.

This is the first time I've seen reference to a newer firmware version than the one I'm presently running (0.8.58+g2f475f6c93fd79). Could you confirm what version you're on presently? And did you do anything to force an update? Or for that matter is anyone aware of how that's done?
 

kayak1

Member
Jan 21, 2020
124
71
USA, The great state of Maine
This is the first time I've seen reference to a newer firmware version than the one I'm presently running (0.8.58+g2f475f6c93fd79). Could you confirm what version you're on presently? And did you do anything to force an update? Or for that matter is anyone aware of how that's done?

I am also on 0.8.58+g2f475f6c93fd79 it seems to keep on updating without me doing anything.
 

haggis444

Member
Oct 23, 2020
46
49
Cincinnati, OH
Anyone else having issues accessing the settings? The firmware on mine (I ordered it in November) was upgraded right before Christmas, it seemed to have defaulted itself on the upgrade so I had to reconfigure it to attach to my SSID. When I attached to it's SSID I could get to all the settings but once it joined my network it know only shows a pic of the unit, the serial #, and the part # with a spinning icon underneath. Tried with OS X, Windows, iPad, IOS...And with different browsers on each. Same result. I was on 0.8.58 and the new FW is 1.4.2-0. It charges fine BTW.
HPWC.jpg
 
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gcsutton

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Jun 28, 2020
80
34
Tucson, AZ
Anyone else having issues accessing the settings? The firmware on mine (I ordered it in November) was upgraded right before Christmas, it seemed to have defaulted itself on the upgrade so I had to reconfigure it to attach to my SSID. When I attached to it's SSID I could get to all the settings but once it joined my network it know only shows a pic of the unit, the serial #, and the part # with a spinning icon underneath. Tried with OS X, Windows, iPad, IOS...And with different browsers on each. Same result. I was on 0.8.58 and the new FW is 1.4.2-0. It charges fine BTW. View attachment 623581

Yep. Same exact thing. I thought it was just my unit. Seems to charge fine though.
 

s34gull

Supporting Member
Aug 12, 2020
14
7
Denver, CO
Exactly the same here. Settings load properly if I connect to the Wall Charger SSID, but will not load when accessed as node on my local network. I started to debug the issue in Chrome, but got sidetracked over the holidays. The JavaScript the runs apparently has an issue when running via non-default DNS.
 

haggis444

Member
Oct 23, 2020
46
49
Cincinnati, OH
non-default DNS.

Curious what you mean by this--can you expand? I went down the DNS path to see if that might be the issue. I thought it might be because my HPWC was using my pi-hole(s) as DNS was the issue so I changed my DHCP to hand out the DNS of my local router/gateway and it proxies to 1.1.1.1 and 8.8.8.8. pi-holes are not in the mix anymore.
 

haggis444

Member
Oct 23, 2020
46
49
Cincinnati, OH
I am too lazy to seek out :)

Props for the honesty! :)

The infinite loading spinner with current FW is a known issue from Tesla support, according to another thread on this site

Yeah I assumed this was it, just cracks me up that this was not found in QA. I really have no need to access the settings so I will just hang tight and hope they push new firmware soon.

Total guess but maybe it is the start of some sort of authentication, I always thought it was curious that they had an open page that someone could change the amperage setting of the device.
 

haggis444

Member
Oct 23, 2020
46
49
Cincinnati, OH
FYI I am pretty sure they pushed an update out recently. I see this now:
WC 2.jpg

I am sure they did this to stop leaving a wide open page that someone could easily change the amperage. Which I called out as a security risk before. So I am fine with this route, it would be nice to see version displayed on this page however.
 

UncleCreepy

Member
Mar 29, 2020
217
345
Lunenburg, ON
It is not possible to change the max amperage once the wall connector is part of the home network. It will display the settings, but any attempt to change them results in an error message.

In order to change the settings, one would have to do what the manual says: connect to the internal hotspot. Which means you need to press and hold the button on the handle for five seconds which activates the internal hotspot. You can then connect to it and adjust the settings as needed.
 
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DerbyDave

Member
Jul 2, 2020
685
376
Kentucky
This is a new "buggy" update to allow you to specify if you only want to charge Teslas, or any vehicle -- presumably to enable future billing by Tesla of Teslas being charged.
 

Can37

Member
May 11, 2019
151
229
Picton, Ontario
Ugg. I bought 2 v3 wall connectors for the power sharing feature and now I find out, having installed the first one that I am on Elon time! FFS, I wish this was clearer when you order the thing, I would likely have chosen another solution. Buyer beware :-(
 
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