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Tesla Sends Out Upgraded chargers

Jan 13 2014, 1:05pm CST | by

Charger recall happened after complaints of overheating

Tesla has been received reports that its chargers for the Tesla model S are overheating. Before things get out of hand with reports of fires or melting chargers, Tesla has opted to send out a...

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Tesla Sends Out Upgraded chargers

Jan 13 2014, 1:05pm CST | by

Charger recall happened after complaints of overheating

Tesla has been received reports that its chargers for the Tesla model S are overheating. Before things get out of hand with reports of fires or melting chargers, Tesla has opted to send out a refreshed charger to owners of the Model S.

The new replacement chargers are being handled as a recall reports Automobile Mag. The owner of the Model S doesn't have to take the car in to the closest dealership even, apparently Tesla is mailing these out. The new charger has a thermal fuse embedded.

That thermal fuse is designed to stop the charging if overheating is detected. The chargers come after a software update was sent out last month. That Software update cut the charge current by up to 25% if conditions that could lead to overheating are detected.

 
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Tesla's Musk hints at a new model and 'something else'

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Tesla Model S China Sales 'Robust', Electric Car Waiting List Long: Analyst

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Tesla Motors sales in China are "robust," and the company may have as many as 4,000 reservations for its Model S--which it only started selling in China five months ago. The upbeat assessment came from Patrick Archambault, a Goldman Sachs analyst who has followed Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] ...
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Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

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Tesla Motors' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The Silicon Valley carmaker recently announced that its 200th Supercharger site is now open, in Oxnard, California--about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The new station is located at The Collec ...
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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy, USA, Videos Getting a Tesla Model S for just $50,000 is a steal, but when it's a salvage title car and was written off as totaled by an insurance company, the bargain might not be worth the headache. That's what a San Diego man is learning now that he's having trouble getting his fancy but damaged electric vehicle to work. Tesla has a different version of the story, of cou ...
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