Tesla Wall Connectors are devices that allow you to charge your Tesla vehicle at home. They are designed to be easy to use and reliable, but sometimes they may encounter some issues that require troubleshooting.
One of the common problems that Tesla Wall Connector owners may face is a flashing green light on the device. What does it mean and how can you fix it? Here are some answers.
What Does a Flashing Green Light Mean?
A flashing green light on a Tesla Wall Connector indicates that the device is enabled but that there is no communication with Gateway.
The Gateway is a device that connects your Wall Connector to the internet and allows you to monitor and control your charging remotely.
Without communication with the Gateway, your Wall Connector may not be able to receive firmware updates, configure the breaker size, or set up power sharing with other Wall Connectors.
How to Troubleshoot Tesla Wall Connector Flashing Green Light?
To troubleshoot a flashing green light on your Tesla Wall Connector, you will need to check your internet connection, fix any issues there, and then restart your Wall Connector. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Prompt your Wall Connector to broadcast its Wi-Fi signal. Go to your circuit breaker panel and turn off the breaker for five seconds.
During this time, note the amperage for the breaker your electrician has installed for the unit.
If the circuit breaker is not accessible, press and hold the cable handle button for five seconds to prompt the Wall Connector to broadcast its Wi-Fi signal. Once all the lights turn on, you can release the button.
Ensure Wall Connector is broadcasting. For the entirety of this process, stand next to your Wall Connector.
After the power cycle or button press above is completed, the Wall Connector will display a pulsing green LED and broadcast its own Wi-Fi access point for up to fifteen minutes, depending on the firmware version.
Using your phone, find and select the Wall Connector’s Wi-Fi network. On your phone, under Settings, locate and select the Wall Connector’s Wi-Fi named TeslaWallConnector_XXXXXX.
Then, connect your phone, tablet, or laptop to the Wall Connector. If the Wall Connector network is not displayed, return to step 1.
Connect to the Wall Connector’s Wi-Fi. Enter the 12-digit WPA2 password on the front of the Wall Connector Quickstart guide to connect your phone or another device to the Wall Connector.
Open a web browser on your phone or other device and enter 192.168.92.1 in the address bar. This will open the Wall Connector configuration page.
On the configuration page, select Connect under Wi-Fi Settings and choose your home Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks. Enter your home Wi-Fi network password and select Save.
On the configuration page, select Advanced Settings and enter 80 as the Maximum Current for your Wall Connector. This should match the amperage of the breaker you noted in Step 1. Select Save.
On the configuration page, select Power Sharing if you have more than one Wall Connector installed on the same circuit. You can enable or disable power sharing and assign a priority order for each Wall Connector. Select Save1.
On the configuration page, select Done to exit the configuration mode. Your Wall Connector will reboot and connect to your home Wi-Fi network. The LED will turn solid green when the connection is successful1.
How to Prevent a Flashing Green Light?
To prevent a flashing green light on your Tesla Wall Connector, you should make sure that your internet connection is stable and that your Gateway is working properly.
You should also avoid pressing and holding the cable handle button for five seconds, as this will prompt the Wall Connector to enter the commissioning mode again.
If you notice a flashing green light on your Wall Connector, you should follow the troubleshooting steps above as soon as possible to restore the communication with the Gateway and ensure optimal charging performance.
A flashing green light on a Tesla Wall Connector is not a serious problem, but it does indicate that there is an issue with the communication between the device and the Gateway.
This can affect your ability to monitor and control your charging remotely, as well as receive firmware updates and configure power sharing.
To fix this issue, you need to check your internet connection, fix any issues there, and then restart your Wall Connector.
You also need to commission your Wall Connector correctly by connecting it to your home Wi-Fi network and setting up the breaker size and power-sharing options.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your Wall Connector works properly and charges your Tesla vehicle efficiently.