[Ovmsdev] Problem switching to Range mode charging (TR)

Mark Webb-Johnson mark at webb-johnson.net
Sat Apr 7 13:23:49 HKT 2018


That does sound worrying. Was this with OVMS v2 or v3 module?

The commands sent is identical to that sent from the VDS.

I presume that the car had ignition key off, and was plugged in and charging at the time? If not, can you provide more details regarding the exact state?

Regards, Mark.

> On 7 Apr 2018, at 12:05 PM, Greg D. <gregd2350 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Curiosity (and nervousness) got the better of me, so I pulled the logs
> now.  Error code in the log was #278, which is listed but with no
> further information.
> Oddly, the log also shows that the car was being driven for 24 seconds
> during that time (presume while the error was on the VDS).  Zero miles
> at zero mph, but with an average speed of 5.5 mph; I'd like to see how
> they did that math.  The error aligns with the beginning of the
> "drive".  I also recall that the OVMS phone application configured the
> current to 10 amps (other values were grayed out), even though I have
> the car set to 24.  I was able to bump it back up to 24 through the VDS
> for the charge.
> {shrug} 
> Fingers crossed that it was just something about the CAN messages that
> confused the car, and that no damage was done.
> Greg
> Greg D. wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> To the Roadster owners among us...  I just tried switching my 2.0
>> Roadster from Standard to Range mode charging, and there was an unusual
>> "pop", similar to the car or OpenEVSE contactors engaging, but louder,
>> followed by all the fans going off and a "Power Train Service Required"
>> error on the display.  Tapping away the message, the car started
>> charging in Range mode as normal...  Odd, and rather unnerving, given
>> that I'm heading out on a trip shortly.  I'll pull the logs when I return.
>> This was my first experience using the OVMS system to control charging. 
>> I don't want to try it again.
>> Has anyone else tried doing this?
>> Greg
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