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Tesla Model S Owner s Blaze: A Fire Expert In

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‘Tis the season for lights, family gatherings—and building fires. Usually home fires start of factors like heating, and dry trees strung with close to fireplaces and candles, with the simple fact more of our activities take indoors. But last month, the of a Tesla Model S electric in Irvine, California awoke before 3 a.m. to a fire in her where the car was plugged into a wall socket.

As the fourth report since of a fire involving the best-selling car, the incident has garnered a tad attention than your electrical fire. Citing a of a report by the local fire Reuters has reported that could not pin down the definitive of the fire. “The most cause of this fire is a resistance connection at the wall or the Universal Mobile Connector the Tesla charging system,” the says, according to Reuters. meanwhile, has conducted its own inspection of the its charging cable, and the vehicle’s log, and concluded that the was charging normally.

The company said in a statement, on our inspection of the site, the car and the logs, we that this was absolutely not the the battery or the charge electronics. was a fire at the wall socket the Model S was plugged in, but the car itself was not of the fire. The cable was fine on the side; the damage was on the wall

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The most likely explanation, to fire protection engineer Sunderland. an associate professor at the of Maryland, is poor wiring. a wire barely touching a screw,” he said. That bad can create resistance heating. if that’s done properly, two need to be a problem: the car needs to be too much current, and the circuit in the house didn’t activate. those things can happen, but unlikely both those happen at the same time—it’s a failure.” Sunderland, whose work includes fire-testing battery cells for Ford, offered a third explanation. possible the electrical outlet was just made badly in the

Electrical fires make up a portion of all home structure —only about 13 percent 2007 and 2011, according to the Fire Protection Association. But exact a high toll, in more deaths and higher losses on average than types of residential fires. issues leading to fire can short circuits from or defective insulation, faulty broken conductors, and mechanical

Especially in older homes, circuits is a risk. Fires can from “outdated wiring is deteriorating, inappropriately amended, or for the electrical loads of a typical in the 21st Century,” the U.S. Administration warns. “If an outlet is to an existing circuit, then the easily can be more than the originally was designed to conduct.”

Of course, 20th-century technologies their own risks. “Gasoline is flammable,” Sunderland said. that can catch fire in garage, too.”

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