It's being suggested that some of the reliability problems are the result of the pilot signal generator in the Charging Station being subjected to 100V because "it is the non std Tesla leads (made up and used on a Tesla) that have caused the issues" and these "poor quality leads come from Holland & are available off the web (I have been told they are sold in kit form)" and that "The fault can appear up to 4 charge sessions later".
I personally don't give any credence to this at all but it would help me push back if I had some idea how many Type 2 ("mennekes") leads are in use in the UK and Germany (where they claim the issue also exists) and what problems (if any) people have experienced.
Last edited by Kevin Sharpe; 04-23-2012 at 09:32 AM.
I'm struggling to think of where 100V is going to appear from.
And as Kevin I love the dumb sockets, but they have a big disadvantage : They are so dumb that they only do what they should do, charging.
No adventures, no box which refuses to give you your lead back, no touch panel which does not work at -10C°, no...., they are really, really boring
Green Park and Membury Services (M4 West) did not work today...
another driver is reporting a similar problem at South Mimms http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread...ll=1#post16551
Membury Westbound wasn't working for us yesterday. Didn't get that message in the photo above, just nothin happened at all after was plugged in.
Ecotricty Michaelwood Services Southbound, 5 June 2012. The 13A socket was not working (no LED's and no response to card). Type 2 socket opened when card swiped but was not tested further. Fault reported to Welcome Break site manager when he appeared to photograph the Tesla. Also tweeted @ecotricity and #ukcharge a link to following video;
Another failed attempt to charge at the Ecotricity point at Michael Woods, Southbound m5.
Every time I tried to enable charging the light would flash yellow twice and then nothing. The Roadster never seems to see a signal. Now I'm starting to wonder if its me, though same equipment has worked many times before...
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