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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by Nysoz View Post

    "Charge Port Light
    • WHITE: The charge port door is open.
    Model 3 is ready to charge and the
    connector is not inserted, or the latch is
    released and the connector is ready to be
    removed.
    • BLUE: Model 3 detects that a connector
    has been plugged in.
    • BLINKING BLUE: Model 3 is
    communicating with the connector. Either
    Model 3 is preparing to charge, or a
    charging session is scheduled to begin at
    a specified future time.
    • BLINKING GREEN: Charging is in progress.
    As Model 3 approaches a full charge, the
    frequency of the blinking slows.
    • SOLID GREEN: Charging is complete.
    • SOLID AMBER: The connector is not fully
    plugged in. Realign the connector to the
    charge port and insert fully.
    • BLINKING AMBER: Model 3 is charging at
    a reduced current (AC charging only).
    • RED: A fault is detected and charging has
    stopped. Check the touchscreen for a fault
    message."

    Found that in the forums, sounds like that was a quote from the manual. Is the 14-50 plug and adapter fully plugged in so it's flush? the plug fully plugged into the car?

    if you're able to pull full amps from the leaf+j1772, you should be able to pull full amps from directly plugging into the 14-50. if it doesn't resolve something possibly may be faulty with the adapter and I'd contact tesla.
    My bad. Wasn't fully flush into the car. Now it's charging at 30 mph. Thanks for the trouble shooting.

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  • Nysoz
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    Originally posted by burritos View Post
    So I got the 14-50 adapter for the OEM Tesla charger. When plugged into m y 240 v, I only get 15 mi/hr charge with the amber flashing light. With my leaf charger+J1772 adapter, the Y gets 28 mi/hr with the green flashing light. Does that seem right?
    "Charge Port Light
    • WHITE: The charge port door is open.
    Model 3 is ready to charge and the
    connector is not inserted, or the latch is
    released and the connector is ready to be
    removed.
    • BLUE: Model 3 detects that a connector
    has been plugged in.
    • BLINKING BLUE: Model 3 is
    communicating with the connector. Either
    Model 3 is preparing to charge, or a
    charging session is scheduled to begin at
    a specified future time.
    • BLINKING GREEN: Charging is in progress.
    As Model 3 approaches a full charge, the
    frequency of the blinking slows.
    • SOLID GREEN: Charging is complete.
    • SOLID AMBER: The connector is not fully
    plugged in. Realign the connector to the
    charge port and insert fully.
    • BLINKING AMBER: Model 3 is charging at
    a reduced current (AC charging only).
    • RED: A fault is detected and charging has
    stopped. Check the touchscreen for a fault
    message."

    Found that in the forums, sounds like that was a quote from the manual. Is the 14-50 plug and adapter fully plugged in so it's flush? the plug fully plugged into the car?

    if you're able to pull full amps from the leaf+j1772, you should be able to pull full amps from directly plugging into the 14-50. if it doesn't resolve something possibly may be faulty with the adapter and I'd contact tesla.

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by adventure View Post

    The leaf chargers usually have a small dial on the back to determine how many amps it'll pull from the circuit. Ours can, and is set to pull the full 30amps. The Telsa one (gen 2) can pull 32A, and should with a 14-50 (page 6). It might... dynamically tell how large the breaker is on the circuit (Tesla web page?) ? So, no, at first glance that doesn't add up.

    How big is the breaker on each circuit? Any idea what guage wire you have? Any chance it was just hot out / in the sunshine for w/ the 14-50 test charge?

    Read through the Troubleshooting (page 11) for which type of light/blinking light(s) you may have.
    Thanks. It's cool right now and I'm charging indoors. The circuit breaker for the car charger looks like it has 2 30 amp circuit breakers. Looking at the trouble shooting it says nothing about the amber or yellow blinking lights. I don't know what guage wire it is. Thanks for the info though.

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  • adventure
    replied
    Originally posted by burritos View Post
    So I got the 14-50 adapter for the OEM Tesla charger. When plugged into m y 240 v, I only get 15 mi/hr charge with the amber flashing light. With my leaf charger+J1772 adapter, the Y gets 28 mi/hr with the green flashing light. Does that seem right?
    The leaf chargers usually have a small dial on the back to determine how many amps it'll pull from the circuit. Ours can, and is set to pull the full 30amps. The Telsa one (gen 2) can pull 32A, and should with a 14-50 (page 6). It might... dynamically tell how large the breaker is on the circuit (Tesla web page?) ? So, no, at first glance that doesn't add up.

    How big is the breaker on each circuit? Any idea what guage wire you have? Any chance it was just hot out / in the sunshine for w/ the 14-50 test charge?

    Read through the Troubleshooting (page 11) for which type of light/blinking light(s) you may have.
    Last edited by adventure; 07-23-2020, 04:21 AM. Reason: Added link.

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  • Tim
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    Originally posted by Nysoz View Post

    I just did online quotes for everyone. some companies give online quote discounts, new customer discounts etc. it's so random how some companies differ from others.
    Online
    Telephone
    Agent
    You can get three different prices for the same policy. Separate distribution channels and incentives. Counter intuitive sometimes. Family auto policy was $1500 cheaper through an agent.
    Next year it wasn’t.

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  • burritos
    replied
    So I got the 14-50 adapter for the OEM Tesla charger. When plugged into m y 240 v, I only get 15 mi/hr charge with the amber flashing light. With my leaf charger+J1772 adapter, the Y gets 28 mi/hr with the green flashing light. Does that seem right?

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  • Nysoz
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    Originally posted by burritos View Post

    Do you shop around by calling companies or do you use a broker?
    I just did online quotes for everyone. some companies give online quote discounts, new customer discounts etc. it's so random how some companies differ from others.

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  • STATscans
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    Originally posted by burritos View Post
    Anyone have difficulty getting insurance? When my agent entered the VIN, it wouldn't process the number, now it has to go to underwriting. I also noticed a change in the tone(more snarky) of the agent when I told her what type of car it was.
    I’ve had it since 2018 and there was no problem with insurance. I even showed the agent the car since he’d never seen one before.

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  • StarTrekDoc
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    Originally posted by burritos View Post
    Anyone have difficulty getting insurance? When my agent entered the VIN, it wouldn't process the number, now it has to go to underwriting. I also noticed a change in the tone(more snarky) of the agent when I told her what type of car it was.
    One - email customer support (or better yet the feedback questionaire after that encounter) and give honest feedback on it. along that you're now cross shopping other products for better service.

    Tesla insurance not available?

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by Nysoz View Post
    I’m currently with progressive from geico and it wasn’t a problem at all. If they give you trouble or were snarky with you, shop around and get a better deal.

    Supposedly if you don’t shop around with different insurance companies every 3 years or so you’re paying too much. Insurance companies will slowly increase your rates every year by a bit because people hate going through the work to change companies. I’ve heard they’ve done a lot of research to see how much they can increase each year while retaining customers to make more money and offset the customers they lose from increasing too much.
    Do you shop around by calling companies or do you use a broker?

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  • Nysoz
    replied
    I’m currently with progressive from geico and it wasn’t a problem at all. If they give you trouble or were snarky with you, shop around and get a better deal.

    Supposedly if you don’t shop around with different insurance companies every 3 years or so you’re paying too much. Insurance companies will slowly increase your rates every year by a bit because people hate going through the work to change companies. I’ve heard they’ve done a lot of research to see how much they can increase each year while retaining customers to make more money and offset the customers they lose from increasing too much.

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  • Kamban
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    Originally posted by burritos View Post
    Anyone have difficulty getting insurance? When my agent entered the VIN, it wouldn't process the number, now it has to go to underwriting. I also noticed a change in the tone(more snarky) of the agent when I told her what type of car it was.
    Lat year I got it with Progressive. It was a bit more because they told me the parts and repair is bit more than a similar priced BMW since there is basically no aftermarket parts or labor.

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  • burritos
    replied
    Anyone have difficulty getting insurance? When my agent entered the VIN, it wouldn't process the number, now it has to go to underwriting. I also noticed a change in the tone(more snarky) of the agent when I told her what type of car it was.

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  • STATscans
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    Originally posted by burritos View Post
    Can the car reverse park into the garage?
    As someone said, it can go in and out in a straight line and pretty close to the edges of garages. Also there is ‘advance summon’, which will come bring your car to you or you can direct it to a destination from your phone. You can even have your grand ma sit in the car and send the car to a destination - haha. Look up YouTube video. The advanced summons is only functional in closed areas - so parking lots basically. You also have to be within a short distance of the car before it will activate. It is very cool. Every time I use the feature to come and get me, people stop and look at the car. They are amazed a car can drive by itself. BEST CAR EVER.

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  • Nysoz
    replied
    Originally posted by burritos View Post
    Can the car reverse park into the garage?
    I don’t have the fsd option but I’ve heard you can line it up, get out, and reverse the car into a tight spot. The car really doesn’t like some garage thresholds and may refuse to go over it if there’s a distance of some sort.

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