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Why is the app showing Charging Control Paused?

This page contains instructions for configuring
chargers with Charge HQ
Please refer to our
charger listing for details on supported models and charger specifications.

Charge HQ will detect when charging is stopped or started by something else, including:

  • the Tesla app
  • the vehicle touch screen
  • the vehicle scheduler (as configured by the app)
  • another 3rd-party app

Once detected it will display the "Charging Control Paused" banner in the app and cease control of charging. This is to prevent Charge HQ from overriding what you are trying to do in the vehicle.

You will received a notification when this happens (in app version 1.8 and higher).

This mode is also triggered when charging is started by the vehicle's charging scheduler AND you haven't enabled the override.

Charge HQ will stay in the "Charging Control Paused" mode until:

  • the vehicle is unplugged, or
  • you select a different mode (Stop, Auto, Charge Now) in the Charge HQ app, or
  • a Scheduled Charge Period begins

Other 3rd-party apps

One common cause of external control is other 3rd-party apps which have been linked to your Tesla. If any other app sends charging commands to your vehicle, Charge HQ may detect external control. This is to avoid multiple apps "fighting" over charging control, which is not good for the equipment. Apps may include:

  • Teslafi, Tessie or similar
  • Energy retailer smart charging apps
  • Demand response apps that directly communicate with your vehicle

If you have used 3rd-party apps in the past and you want to be sure that they are no longer connected to your vehicle, you can change your password on tesla.com. That will invalidate all 3rd-party access, including Charge HQ, so you'll need to reconnect Charge HQ after doing this.

Incorrect detection

The external control detection may occasionally incorrectly detect external control. If this happens, please feel free to let us know by emailing info@chargehq.net and describing the date & time when it occurred.

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