Tesla’s Newest Software program Replace Helps Thaw Cost Port

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Tesla Mannequin three notes points in chilly climate

This winter – as there have been properly over 100,000 Tesla Mannequin three delivered – extra reviews on points in chilly climate seem.

Some considerations are door handles, frameless home windows and the cost port.

Within the case of cost port, it seems that the latch may freeze shut, so if there was a plug related, you possibly can’t pull it off to drive away.

Hopefully, the driving force can present some warmth, perhaps utilizing the flame thrower or a minimum of hair dryer, however this isn’t the factor you want to expertise.

Tesla simply launched a brand new software program replace (2018.50) to unfreeze the cost port utilizing the local weather system (simply set preconditioning to HI), though it’s not clear how technically the cabin heating could be directed in the direction of cost port.

“Whenever you set cell preconditioning to HI, the local weather system will higher thaw your cost port in freezing situations”

Electrek explains that it’s the second try Tesla is making, because the earlier non permanent answer merely was to maintain it unlatched:

“Within the earlier “chilly climate enhancements” replace, Tesla modified the conduct of the cost port to ensure that the latch to stay unlatched to permit a cost cable to be inserted, even within the occasion that the latch is frozen.

It wasn’t clear at what temperature that was triggered and naturally, it additionally comes with a caveat because it additionally signifies that somebody may simply take away the cost cable.”

Low temperatures have an effect on varied issues on all varieties of vehicles. Right here is the frozen cost port in Tesla Mannequin X:

Supply: Electrek

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