Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Setup

Warning: Only technicians who have been trained in High Voltage Awareness are permitted to perform this procedure. Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and insulating HV gloves with a minimum rating of class 00 (500V) must be worn any time a high voltage cable is handled. Refer to Tech Note TN-15-92-003, "High Voltage Awareness Care Points" for additional safety information.

These instructions are for the 3rd generation battery charger/discharger tool. The 3rd generation tool has the following features:

  • The serial number includes "G3"
  • The charger/discharger tool has a circular load bank connector
  • The load bank does not have displays below the fans

HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle) HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle)

Setup

  1. Connect the high voltage components to the charger/discharger tool, using the included harnesses.

    HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle)

    Note: The harness to the discharger box only needs to be connected if the battery is going to be discharged. Likewise, the harness to the HV power supply is only needed if the battery is going to be charged. However, if one of these harnesses is not connected, the associated HVIL dummy plug must be used to close the HVIL.

    HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle)

    Note: Hot air is exhausted from the rear of the discharger box when the battery is discharging. Position the cables away from the vents on the rear of the discharger to prevent them from being overheated.

  2. Connect the components to the wall outlet, using the included power cables.

    HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle)

  3. Connect the signal and communication components, using the included cables. Some cables might already be connected.

    Note: The DB9-RJ45 Ethernet cable should be connected to the "IN" port on the power supply.

    HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle)

  4. Connect the low voltage (LV) connector to the battery, using the included harness.

    HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle)

  5. Set the front panel control switches to the indicated positions.

    HV Battery Charge/Discharge - 3rd Generation Tool (Out of Vehicle)

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