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yellow charging ring w new update

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Msolomi, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Msolomi

    Msolomi Member

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    Turns up before it goes to blue, and then green per the service center here. I noticed it today and called. Anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    I noticed also... Doesn't seem to add anything, so sort of weird to see
     
  3. mibaro2

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    I've had the yellow ring when I haven't put the connector in properly. Usually have to remove it, and re-insert it.
    Had it happen yesterday actually.
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    -with the info you posted, next time it happens, I'll leave it and see if it self corrects.
     
  4. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Since the last firmware update (and maybe the one prior, 6.0) I've noticed that the ring momentary goes yellow when I plug the car in.
     
  5. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I'm seeing it too. It looks orange to my eye, but only for a split second.
     
  6. skboston

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    It seems 6.17.xx brings the new yellow color when you first plug the car in. I just noticed it as well when I plugged the car in just now (updated yesterday to the latest update ), haven't seen it when 6.0 came last month.
     
  7. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    I've had this off and on since I got my car with 5.14. I got 6.0 today and haven't seen it yet. I'm not convinced it's a change just with 6.0.
     
  8. skboston

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    It's just my observation, it's the first time I see the yellow light for a brief second before it goes to Blue-->Green and I always wait until my car starts the charging process.
    If there is someone visiting the SC soon, please ask if you don't forget, it will satisfy our curiosity.
     
  9. Doug_G

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    I've seen it. Went orange momentarily.
     
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    Seen it. It's brief. Must be from the most recent 6.0 update. Hasn't messed up the charging thus far.
     
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    I noticed it today too. I just made sure it started charging normally. All was good.
     
  12. swegman

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    I had it starting with 5.14, but it would stay yellow/orange for several seconds before turning green (sometimes it never turned green). Was updated to 6 and now it is yellow/orange only for a fraction of a second when plugging in the charger. SC verified issue but had no solution. Reported it to engineering but never got a reply.
     
  13. EarlyAdopter

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    Same here.
     
  14. Only Trons

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    Mine does the same thing --- a very brief yellow before it turns blue and then green. Have never seen this before until we received 6.0 (1.67.42) earlier this week.
     
  15. Bighorn

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    I'm seeing the orange flash recently as well--I figured my UMC was getting sticky and not making a good connection right off the bat. Sounds normal based on this thread.
     
  16. Msolomi

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    The service center here in ATLANTA said it was normal and they tested it on all cars w latest update and all flashed yellowish orange before blue and green. They were notaware of it until I asked them about it when I got my car back on Tuesday.
     
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    I've tested it myself and the orange color alerts the user that the cable isn't plugged in properly. If you just push your cable in but not all the way, it'll sit orange until you push it in far enough to get it to latch then start the charging process.

    I like it and think it's a good way to let new owners especially know they haven't properly plugged in. Also a good reminder to existing owners from time to time.

    I think it's cool Tesla had the foresight to give the port the ability to even generate an orange color. Shows they were thinking ahead.
     
  18. Bighorn

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    Now the orange flashes momentarily every time, regardless of the adequacy of the connection.
     
  19. SteveW25561

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    Yeah but it's so quick it's not a bother, really. I just see it as the system going through a quick cycle of checks before enabling the charge. If it stays yellow/orange then you know the cable isn't connected properly.
     
  20. Btrflyl8e

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    Oh thank goodness! After one of the many 6ish updates I started seeing the orange flash and was a little concerned that maybe after a year and a half things were wearing out. Glad to know that's not the case!

    Yellow is what it flashes or stays when the connector isn't pushed in all the way. Orange is the new green! At least for half a second.
     

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