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Charging

The famous Tesla Home Charger Network

There are many thousand of home charging points of Tesla drivers around the world. All dedicated only to the owner. Why not making this potential easily available to all Tesla drivers if they need a charge when out at a foreign place without a super or destination charger around. With just the following software extensions, this is easily possible:

1) Allow Tesla owners to register their home charging station with the... more »

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Charging

Charge limit should auto-reset to "safe" value after full charge

Several times I've accidentally charged the car to "full" even when I wasn't planning on using it for several days. This really sucks because:

1. I'm accidentally shortening battery life

2. It might be days before I realize I did it (I don't drive every day) and it makes me feel bad and stupid because it's irreversible.

3. Even when I realize that I did it (which could be days because I don't use the car every day)... more »

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Charging

Charging complete alarm

Add button on charging screen to ring audible alarm when charging is complete. Needed to alert driver who may be taking a nap or engrossed watching a movie, etc. Add option for alarm volume for loud (nap mode) or low (no need to scare me), or increasing volume until cancel (best). This feature would avoid staying at charger too long, avoid idle fees, free up charging spot, etc. Note, I do not have the Tesla App available... more »

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Charging

Charge a Tesla Vehicle Using Direct Current

Right now, if you want to use your own solar panels directly, you have to convert DC to AC, plug-in the mobile charger, then convert it back to DC again for the battery.

 

Since solar generates electricity as Direct Current, it would be nice to use the on-board inverter or by-pass the conversion completely and just charge the car using direct current.

 

I think we would need a standardized protocol/pins for using DC.

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Charging

CSS to Tesla Adapter

While the Tesla Supercharging network is expanding. There is a need and it should be possible to charge a Tesla at other Direct Current (DC) stations. Especially Electrify America. Tesla vehicles in Europe have a CSS connector. So, it is technically possible. Tesla has a CHAdeMO adapter. Tesla needs to engineer and provide a CSS to Tesla adapter for US Customers.

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Convenience

Delay locking of charge port

By the time I have connected my charging cable to the wall connector, the car has locked and I can not open the charge port with a push. Then I have to unlock the car in order to open the charge port.
I appreciate that the car gets locked quickly, but I suggest to leave the charge port open for a minute more so the cable can be conveniently connected to the car.
Alternatively not lock the car at all when I walk around... more »

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Make AC Charging Current adjustable via API

I am a Model 3 2020 owner located in Germany.

The AC charging current can be adjusted before and during an AC charging session from the car's center UI unit within a range from 5 to 16 A. That's great! The API allows external authenticated controllers to adjust and control some charging details (start and stop charging, target soc level), but it does not yet allow to adjust the charging current this way.

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