A Tesla charger that is blinking red can indicate a number of different problems. Here are some of the most common causes of a blinking red Tesla charger:
- Ground fault circuit interruption (GFCI). A GFCI is a safety feature that is designed to prevent electrical shocks. If the charger detects a ground fault, it will blink red to indicate a problem.
- High ground resistance. The charger may also blink red if it detects high ground resistance. This can be caused by a loose connection or a problem with the grounding system.
- Overheating. The charger may also blink red if it overheats. This can be caused by a number of factors, such as a high ambient temperature or a problem with the charger itself.
- Communication error. The charger may also blink red if there is a communication error between the charger and the car. This can be caused by a problem with the charger, the car, or the home network.
If your Tesla charger is blinking red, you should first check for any obvious problems, such as a loose connection or a damaged cable. If you cannot find any obvious problems, you may need to contact a Tesla service center for assistance.
Here are some additional tips for troubleshooting a blinking red Tesla charger:
- Inspect the charger and cable for damage. Look for any loose connections, cracks, or burns.
- Check the ambient temperature. If the temperature is too high, the charger may overheat and blink red.
- Try a different outlet. If the charger is working on a different outlet, the problem may be with the outlet itself.
- Restart the charger. Sometimes, a simple restart can fix the problem.
- Contact Tesla Service. If you cannot fix the problem yourself, you may need to contact Tesla Service for assistance.