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  #2933652 23-Jun-2022 17:52
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Batman:

 

i meant to plug into 3 pin standard house 240V sockets

 

i have never charged outside of my house 3 pin socket so i have no idea what type a b d z are :(

 

there was once i tried to plug into the local free charger and while the leaf next door was plugged in, my leaf did not have the correct shaped hole for the dongle that was dangling, at least i wasn't able to push the dongle into my hole

 

i gave up after that and only ever charged using 3 pin sockets

 

 

Many Leaf owners - including me - don't really need to worry much about charging cable standards as our cars' ranges are so poor they don't get used for long trips, so maintaining a charged battery using a 3-pin plug isn't an issue. We'll occasionally use a 'fast' AC charger at the local mall, but that's really it.

 

As Rob and Dingbatt have said, the Y in NZ will come with the standard 3-pin charging cable, just like the 3 does; I'm buying Tesla's adapter for this cable to enable me to use the caravan socket on our house, which will be useful to get a decent amount more juice in the battery on those occasions we need that (eg, after getting back from a long trip. Obviously, it's not BYO cable situation for DC chargers like Tesla Superchargers and Chargenet, but as they've explained above a type 2-type 2 cable can be useful for other AC chargers where it is BYOC (such as Tesla Destination chargers, eg at a hotel). I'm not yet sure whether I need to get one, even for our SI trip, as my calculations using A Better Route Planner show that (even assuming no 'at home' charging over night) I can easily do the trip using only Tesla and Chargenet chargers. I guess it's another form of insurance policy...

 

 


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  #2933935 24-Jun-2022 14:43
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jonathan18:

 

Many reviews have also pointed out the relatively sedate acceleration of the RWD MY from stand still, but I've also seen it noted acceleration is pretty quick in the 50-100 zone; hope this also applies across 80-110, given this is critical for passing. I found the Ioniq5 LR pretty sedate, so it'll be interesting to see how I find this in comparison; it's still going to be faster than my Mazda6 diesel wagon!

 

In case it's of interest to anyone, I found this FAQ from the NZ Tesla owners Facebook group useful. Most disappointing to my son was finding out we don't get Boombox in NZ!

 

 

that's understandable, you don't want a fishtailing RWD EV C/SUV pulling out of the lights on a rainy day

 

not to mention lower peak current draw and longer battery/range

 

what's a boombox?





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  #2933937 24-Jun-2022 14:44
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I also want to point out that strong RWD regen has the same effect as pulling a handbrake turn

 

though i've not heard reports of RWD teslas crashing in slippy conditions





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  #2933951 24-Jun-2022 15:04
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Batman:

 

what's a boombox?

 



 

A pedestrian awareness speaker fitted to make noise emanate from the vehicle to warn of its approach. Required in some jurisdictions, not ours. Doubles as an outdoor speaker in the Tesla, hence “Boombox”.





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  #2933953 24-Jun-2022 15:05
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Dingbatt:

Batman:


what's a boombox?





A pedestrian awareness speaker fitted to make noise emanate from the vehicle to warn of its approach. Required in some jurisdictions, not ours. Doubles as an outdoor speaker in the Tesla, hence “Boombox”.



And I imagine this is why my son’s disappointed it’s not available here:


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  #2933967 24-Jun-2022 16:26
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Batman:

 

I also want to point out that strong RWD regen has the same effect as pulling a handbrake turn

 

though i've not heard reports of RWD teslas crashing in slippy conditions

 

 

 

 

Unless you disable the TC (mechanically or via track mode on the perf) its almost impossible to get a 3 (or Y) to break traction, the tc is incredibly good - I think they had issues in snow with regen on the rear wheels but thats sorted now for a while


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  #2934520 26-Jun-2022 07:16
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Y has dashcam front & rear? can you get it to record all the time?





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  #2934530 26-Jun-2022 09:07
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Front, rear and both sides of the car.

 

The dashcam records continuously on a 1 hour loop. And you can get it to save the 10 last minutes if you need it.

 

Here is the US Model Y user manual for dashcam and sentry mode. Sentry saves a 10 minutes video every time someone gets close to the car, if you activate it in the settings.


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  #2934534 26-Jun-2022 09:35
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And you can also use a Raspberry Pi to automatically upload footage from all the cameras to a server upon arriving home. Some here are using this with their M3s; I've ordered the Pi and card to use this rather than an SSD when my MY arrives, as it seems far easier than frequent plugging and unplugging the drive.

https://github.com/marcone/teslausb


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  #2934540 26-Jun-2022 09:59
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excellent.

 

and how do i install engine sounds into the car?

 

i want to be able to insert F1 car sounds when i drive.

 

i've seen it done on youtube.





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  #2934589 26-Jun-2022 12:28
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jonathan18: And you can also use a Raspberry Pi to automatically upload footage from all the cameras to a server upon arriving home. Some here are using this with their M3s; I've ordered the Pi and card to use this rather than an SSD when my MY arrives, as it seems far easier than frequent plugging and unplugging the drive.

https://github.com/marcone/teslausb

 

Yep, I've been doing this for a few years now. I used to use a Pi Zero with an SD card but I found after 8 months, even the dashcam rated SD cards were starting to wear out. I switched to a Pi 4 with an SSD as they're better suited for high amounts of writes and it's been working great since. 


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  #2934591 26-Jun-2022 12:38
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Obraik: Yep, I've been doing this for a few years now. I used to use a Pi Zero with an SD card but I found after 8 months, even the dashcam rated SD cards were starting to wear out. I switched to a Pi 4 with an SSD as they're better suited for high amounts of writes and it's been working great since. 



Interesting... Is it not possible to run the SSD with a Pi Zero 2W? Does it need additional power or does it add complexity to the setup? Having already ordered the card and Zero, I'm hoping I won't have to replace both within a short timeframe!

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  #2934592 26-Jun-2022 12:44
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You can't boot from an SSD with a Zero but you can set it as a storage drive, so you'd need the SD Card as a boot drive. The 4 does have higher power requirements but that's no an issue in my car as I have a USB-C data port with USB-PD that I run it on. The newer cars no longer have that though, since it's just a USB-A port in the glove box with data.


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  #2934595 26-Jun-2022 12:54
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Great - so will it be fairly straight-forward if I also purchase a SSD (say, the std recommendation of a Samsung T7), and use that for storage with the Zero 2W and an SD card for the OS? (With this system will it be powered ok via the glovebox USB-A port - or will it need more juice than that can provide?)

I imagine the SD card in this case can be a smaller/lower spec one, yeah?

Thanks for the advice…

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  #2934596 26-Jun-2022 12:59
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I would first just go with the SD card only and see how it goes. Once the card wears out for video storage (you'll start seeing artifacting in videos) it'll still be fine for using as a boot drive.


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