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  1. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Sammamish, WA - Issaquah Pine Lake Rd (pre-application, 8 V4)

    Any idea where this pin should go? Google takes me to the Madison Sammamish Apartments.
  2. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Burlington, WA - 9400 Old Hwy 99 N. (under construction Nov 2023, 16 V4 stalls)

    Looks like the site still needs final inspection from the county.
  3. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Honolulu, HI - Kahala Resort (12 stalls)

    Looks like you got a response from Elon and Tesla Charging.
  4. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Honolulu, HI - Kahala Resort (12 stalls)

    Based on your X post, it looks like you ended up waiting in line far longer than 30 minutes. The charging situation on Oahu is pretty rough right now. I’m surprised the valet didn’t offer to move a car out of a charging spot so they could accommodate you. It might be helpful to provide...
  5. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Check-ins for 2024-04-18 - Blaine - Boblett St, WA (#1567) (First to check-in)
  6. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Yarmouth, NS

    There are quite a few locations being installed like this in the US. I think it makes it easier for non-Teslas to charge and also reduces the likelihood of damage from getting backed into.
  7. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Made it home from our ~5,000 mile road trip to Texas last night around 11pm. Mostly a repeat of the route we took south, but managed to grab a few new ones. I would have meandered around some more but we have a boat trip this weekend and I have stuff to do today. Next trip: Custer in May! This...
  8. Big Earl

    Charge rate goes down steadily

    This is completely normal charging behavior. The fastest charging occurs at lower states of charge.
  9. Big Earl

    Charging battery properly

    Is 50% or less enough range to get you where you need to go in the event of an emergency or unexpected event? I typically leave our cars set to 80% and plug them in when I’m down to 50-60%.
  10. Big Earl

    M3P battery draining while traveling overseas long term (Sentry has been off)

    Considering how large this forum and how many people are willing to help others, you probably could have found someone local on here who could have charged the car for you. Probably too late for that now, but worth mentioning for future reference.
  11. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Burlington, WA - 9400 Old Hwy 99 N. (under construction Nov 2023, 16 V4 stalls)

    Tesla app > Location > Charging (tab) > find Supercharger location > tap the map pin
  12. Big Earl

    10th Annual Sound of Silence Tesla Rally in Custer SD May 17-19 2024 ACTIVE THREAD

    I just booked our stay at the Bavarian Inn. Working on registering for the event now. See you all on May 17th! I see there is a new Thursday night meet-up. It’s unlikely I’ll be able to make this, but we’ll see.
  13. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Pretty great trip so far. We saw the eclipse, including totality, from our hot tub in Del Rio, Texas. There was quite a bit of cloud cover but we got several clear spots throughout the event. Check-ins for 2024-04-07 - El Paso - Desert Blvd N, TX (#1549) - El Paso - Eastlake Blvd, TX (#1550) -...
  14. Big Earl

    Slow L2 Charging on Emporia EVSE

    24 amps * 236 volts = 5,664 Watts, or just a bit over 5 kW. The car rounds this to the nearest thousand for display in the app. I’m a little surprised that it didn’t round up to 6 kW. Regardless, what you’re experiencing is perfectly normal for a 30-amp dryer circuit.
  15. Big Earl

    Ideal SOC for long term storage

    50%. Set it, plug it in and forget it.
  16. Big Earl

    Total eclipse charging in Texas

    Here are some pics from Fort Stockton on Sunday. I was seventh in line when I arrived and waited about an hour. The line grew quickly from there, with 15+ people waiting by the time I left. The new Ozona charger wasn’t on the nav or app, so it had several stalls available while the old...
  17. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Burlington, WA

    The equipment at this site isn’t in the best shape. I suspect it will be decommissioned or replaced once the new site opens - hopefully the latter.
  18. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Ozona, TX - 14th St

    Heading here next. I’m at Fort Stockton now - waited an hour to get a charger. Currently 12 cars in line.
  19. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Just finished day 3. We spent the night in Moab last night and dodge a bunch of snow squalls today. Check-ins for 2024-04-05 - Burley - Pomerelle Ave, ID (#1539) - Orem, UT (#1540) Check-ins for 2024-04-06 - Blanding, UT (#1541) - Farmington, NM (#1542) - Milan, NM (#1543) - Albuquerque -...
  20. Big Earl

    Double Pull Selection Deactivated with FSD, Cruise Control not available.

    Currently on a 5,000 mile road trip. FSD is doing great except in bad weather when it gets upset. Second profile with AP/TACC instead of FSD is working great.
  21. Big Earl

    $89 Tera Level 2 Charger on Amazon

    Safe and reliable! It says so right in the ad, just like Honest Bob’s Used Cars.
  22. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    You beat me to Burley by 12 hours! We’re staying in Twin Falls tonight. Heading to Texas for the eclipse. Nothing but repeats so far: Check-ins for 2024-04-04 - North Bend, WA (repeat) - Cle Elum - W Davis St, WA (repeat) - Pasco, WA (repeat) - Pendleton, OR (repeat) - Baker City, OR...
  23. Big Earl

    Supercharger — Baker City, OR

    Working fine. Went through today.
  24. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Fairbanks, AK

    Different Earl. Or is it? ;)
  25. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Fairbanks, AK

    3040 Parks is the Three Bears location to the east. I’ve updated the supercharge.info location and changed the site name to Fairbanks.
  26. Big Earl

    (April Fools) Supercharger - Fairbanks AK - Parks Highway

    You got fooled. The real Fairbanks location is in Ester, as we already knew. :)
  27. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Fairbanks, AK

    Yeah, probably. :)
  28. Big Earl

    Yet another “vehicle won’t sleep” thread

    Reinstall current software.
  29. Big Earl

    M3P battery draining while traveling overseas long term (Sentry has been off)

    No friends, family or coworkers in Chicago who can pay a visit to your car? Are you running any third party monitoring services like TeslaFi, Tezlab, Optiwatt, etc? Try changing your Tesla password to see if that stops the phantom drain.
  30. Big Earl

    Would it be O.K to leave Model 3 unplugged for 5 weeks?

    If you aren’t running third party apps or sentry mode, expect a loss of 1% per week or less.
  31. Big Earl

    Supercharging.Life database

    Try scrolling around the world the other way (west).
  32. Big Earl

    Sentry mode power requirement

    Is this a multi-tenant garage? Not sure why you’d have sentry mode on in your own garage. I only use it in situations here I think there is a reasonable possibility of the car getting damaged - tight parking lots, sketchy places in a city, etc. It isn’t a viable option for long-term parking...
  33. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Issaquah, WA - Gilman Blvd. (permit Feb 2022, 16 V3 stalls)

    Good catch on the design load. Doubling-up on the cabinets wouldn't be possible without a transformer twice the size.
  34. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Abbotsford, BC - Whatcom Rd

    Just curious what your source is, and if you have any more information. Thanks!
  35. Big Earl

    Left Right Headlight Adjustment

    The black line is supposed to be center-ish in the beam.
  36. Big Earl

    OT: Cost to Install Single Zone Mini Split

    I installed a Mr. Cool 4th Gen DIY unit, 27,000 BTU/hr compressor with two indoor heads (18k and 9k) for just under $5,000 including equipment, permit fees and miscellaneous materials. A basic 12,000 BTU/hr unit costs $1k - $2k depending on brand. If you can install yourself, you'll save...
  37. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Issaquah, WA - Gilman Blvd. (permit Feb 2022, 16 V3 stalls)

    I count 8 Supercharger cabinets. That means this site is either 32 stalls OR they're doubling up the cabinets in order to meet NEVI's requirement of 150 kW simultaneous on all stalls. If the latter, which I suspect, this will be the first instance of this in North America (public installations...
  38. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Blaine, WA - Boblett St

    It is not. The "feeders" are the main conductors (wires) feeding the stalls. Not sure what of fixing needs to be done but I highly doubt it'll be software.
  39. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Shoreline, WA (Under Construction Aug 2023, 12 V3 stalls)

    The concrete pad itself supports the transformer. The metal tray around the pad is HAZMAT containment in the event the transformer ever leaks oil. I’ve never seen this type of containment used for a utility transformer, and I’ve never seen a transformer leak oil. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  40. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Honolulu, HI - Kahala Resort (12 stalls)

    @Bighorn charged here a couple of days ago. It was evening, he left his car with the valet, enjoyed a nice dinner and complimentary/validated parking.
  41. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Honolulu, HI - Kahala Resort (12 stalls)

    The wording on the sign says $6 for every 20 minutes without validation, so the answer is yes. 20-40 minutes would cost $12.
  42. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Maple Shade, NJ - NJ 38 (Dig Ticket Filed 2/6/24)

    I’ll do a permit pin until someone confirms construction. :) Sorry I missed this last month.
  43. Big Earl

    Supercharger - San Mateo, CA - 1878 S. Norfolk St (LIVE 21 Mar 2024, 16 V3 stalls)

    @bmah please update the address in the thread title to 1878.
  44. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Check-ins for 2024-03-21 - Bothell - 201st Pl SE, WA (#1537) (First to check-in) (Comment: My first V4!) - Sammamish, WA (#1538)