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What is the random widget in my UMC bag?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by tga, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. tga

    tga Supporting Member

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    Can anyone identify this piece of plastic? It was packed in the bag with my UMC and adapters in my CPO. I don't know if it is something official, or something the prior owner left behind.

    It has the "Pitch in" symbol on it, which makes me think it's trash. Maybe packing material of some kind?

    Also, I've heard there's a storage cubby for the J1772 adapter in the glove box - where? (I'm not near the car at the moment to look).

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  2. Haxster

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    This looks like it may be a lock for the J1772 adapter so that no one can pull it out of the adapter when it's plugged into your cars charging port.
     
  3. tga

    tga Supporting Member

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    I thought about that, but the bottom (that you can't see, that is touching the blanket) is a solid disk. You can't slide the J1772 adapter through it.
     
  4. mrElbe

    mrElbe Active Member

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    The J1772 adapter storage area is in the left back of the glove compartment.
     
  5. GlmnAlyAirCar

    GlmnAlyAirCar Member

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    Not in any recent model S.
     
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  6. dgpcolorado

    dgpcolorado high altitude member

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    Really? Didn't know that. Perhaps because newer cars have a center console with storage? (I've never seen the new console.)
     
  7. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    I have a May 2015 build so it's been gone since at least then.
     
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    Looks like a piece left over from injection molding that should have been thrown away. But I could be wrong.
     
  9. Jack007

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    hmmm, a holder for the J1772 adapter woulda been cool. The only one I take with me, unless I'm scared and take the whole cable and 110 adapter with me. Speaking of that, think I'll go have breakfast at Ikea.
     
  10. Rockster

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    That was my thought, as well.
     
  11. theslimshadyist

    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    Attach that photo to an email and send to your service center. They should be able to provide you with an answer.
     
  12. David29

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    How to conveniently store the J1772 adapter has been a minor annoying puzzle for me ever since I got my car. And I should emphasize that it is very minor (mainly because I do not use J1772 chargers very often) and I only mention it because of this post's question about it.
    My car is a 2015 so I have no special designated spot for it in the glovebox. I tried leaving it loose in the glovebox, but it rolls around and makes noise. Shortly after I got the car, I got a storage bag for the lower compartment in the trunk. I keep my cleaning supplies there and a few other items. The storage container has a couple of outer pockets, so for a long time I placed the adapter in one of those pockets. The only problem was that I'd have to open the trunk, and lift the carpet plus the compartment cover to retrieve the adapter when I needed it. Once I got my Tesla all-weather mats for the trunk, there was another layer to lift. And sometimes there was "stuff" in the trunk that I'd need to move or lift to get at the adapter. And I'd have to reverse the process to return the adapter to its place under the floor. So in the heat of the moment it could be annoying.
    Lately I have been keeping it in my center console. I got the Tesla optional center console before they became standard. I sort of wedge the adapter next to a cupholder so that it is secure and won't roll around. That works, but it could get in the way if I need to use the cupholder. (I normally use the armrest cupholder.)
    So, the console is workable and avoids noise but it would be nice to think of some other way to store it.
    Now if only we had a door pocket....
     
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  13. tga

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    Aw, come on, that's too easy... :oops:

    Response from ServiceHelpNA:

    Maybe i should mail it back to the prior owner with a note that says "I think you forgot this." J/k - that would be creepy.
     
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  14. mspohr

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    My Feb 2015 S has a pocket on the left side of the back of the glove box which holds the adapter nicely.
     
  15. TexasEV

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    Yes, but the point of the above posts is that the more recent glove boxes lack this cubby. I think this happened when the frunk was made smaller.
     
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  16. Nosken

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    I put mine in my UMC bag with the other adapters (without UMC) and have it tucked in the trunk driver side.
     
  17. GSP

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    This is exactly what I do, except I keep the UMC bag-o-adapters in the passenger side trunk well. It is pretty easy to get to, even when the trunk is loaded.

    GSP
     
  18. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Are you talking about the side that's filled in when you have the upgraded sound?
     
  19. GSP

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    I don't have upgraded sound, so there are storage wells on both sides of the trunk. They are pretty handy. My UMC bag goes in the right hand side (pass side for US-spec car) and my cleaning supplies on the left hand side (driver's side).

    GSP
     
  20. cryptyk

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    For those that use the adapter a lot, I hear ya. I use mine almost every day and got sick of it rattling around in the yacht floor or cubby. I made this and 3d printed it: Tesla cubby organizer by cryptyk

    Works amazing, and also gives me a place for all of my charging cards (blink, chargepoint, and a credit card), as well as my sunglasses. I just put some anti-slip pad in the center slot and my sunglasses stay put.

    Enjoy :)
     
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