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    Possible Supercharger - Beaumont, TX

    Whoo-Hoo! Thanks! Looks like a Subway parking lot?
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    Electrify America general discussion

    I hope it works more reliably than the current HMI
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    Electrician Mounted Wall Connector Backwards!

    Yeah, me too. The installation only reduces the length the cable will reach by what, maybe 4 inches?
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    Hotel Destination Poll

    Usually, those hotels offer breakfast. I get up, move my car and plug in, and eat breakfast. After I finish eating, I move my car, go to the room and get ready to leave. We try to stay at a hotel with a level 2 charger AND a nearby supercharger. That way, if the charger is in use, or not...
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    Supercharger - Greenville, SC

    Right! But....if you happen to have a CCS adapter, there is an EA station at the nearby Sam's Club.
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    Supercharger - Greenville, SC

    I really don't understand why there isn't one in Spartanburg, maybe near the intersection of I-26 and I-85. I-26 gets tons of traffic in the summer as people from the mid west travel to the South Carolina beaches.
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    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    I've seen drive through EA sites.
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    Cheated on Tesla for 10 minutes

    Agreed. I had a Bolt for about 18 months. The seats were not an issue for me. Ride was a little choppy at times but the slow (max 55kW, taper at 50%) charge was the killer for me. That and the unreliability (at the time) of the CCS network. But it's a great car for around town and driving...
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    Can you charge 2 level 1 slow chargers same panel?

    Breakers are rated at 80% of name plate amps for continuous use. So a 20 am breaker can deliver 80% or 20, or 16 amps continuously. You need to find out all the outlets on a circuit and what's plugged into them, and the total amps that are being used on the circuit in order to determine if you...
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    i suppose either could be true, although this happened at two chargers. Both of the CCS plugs were "well used" so maybe the latch was broken on both. Or, since my adapter is new, maybe it's a tight fit and I didn't pull hard enough....
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    I tried it today. After I pushed the stop button on the EA charger, I made sure the car was unlocked, then pushed the button on the EA CCS plug and pulled the plug out from the adapter. The adapter stayed in the car. After a few seconds, I was able to pull out the adapter. The charge flap on...
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    I tested my adapter at an EA station today. I arrived with 31% battery, plugged in to a 150kW charger, and started charging at 135kW according to the EA screen. The Tesla screen said 125 so I guess there were some losses...resistive, BMS, whatever. I was able to gain 35% charge in 15 minutes...
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    Received mine from Harumio today. Smooth process from order to delivery Timeline: Ordered June 4 Shipped June 9 with tracking number DHL shipping confirmation June 10 Delivery June 13.
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    I'm confused about unplugging after the charge is complete. How do you do that?
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    Pre condition for small SC charging

    Good to know, thanks. I guess that means I shouldn't pre-condition if I'm running low on range.
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    What happens to salvage tesla battery packs

    I don't know about CoParts, but there's at least one company, Redwood Materials, that "mines" old EV batteries for cobalt, etc.
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    Pre condition for small SC charging

    It's my understanding that waste heat from the motor(s) is used for preconditioning. I've read that a warm battery is a happy battery, so maybe there are other benefits to pre-conditioning.
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    Supercharger - Iowa, LA

    If it's secretive, then they probably wouldn't have a flag. Also, gov't offices usually have a regular size flag, not a "big" one.
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    ...or Elon being Elon and deciding to cut off the Korean option.
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    I imagine it's a J1772 plug that can be used to charge any EV. Of course, you'd need the included Tesla adapter to charge a Tesla. Edit: Looks like the Lightning comes with the same adapter for J1772 that Tesla supplies. Tesla charging adapter
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    LFP battery in Model 3

    I see you're in Switzerland. I assume LR in Switzerland is the same as North America. If that's the case, then you'll get the "standard" NCA battery, not LFP. LFP doesn't have enough energy for a long range model.
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    Separate Electric Meter?

    Educate me. What's the advantage of two meters?
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    Electrify America general discussion

    I don't remember how much I put on my account but it wasn't much. Maybe $10.
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    Electrify America general discussion

    Yep. I found that out the hard way a few years ago when I was trying to charge my Chevy Bolt. Even though I had a card attached to my account, the charger wouldn't activate. I had to call the help line and they explained that I had to actually add funds to my account, which I thought was odd...
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    Maybe it was an EVgo station? I'm not aware of any EA stations that are 50kW. It's not unusual for "50kW" EVgo stations to be less than 50kW. I've seen some as low as 35kW. And EVgo seems to be lax about fixing their chargers. But yeah, the CCS network as a whole doesn't match Tesla's...
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    4680 batteries, what is the advantage?

    IMO, Sandy does well on construction techniques but is not a chemist. The lifetime of a battery is heavily dependent on battery chemistry, and AFAIK, 4680 uses the same chemistry as 2170.
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    Interesting. EVgo got its start as a settlement between NRG and California Public Utilities Commision. Eventually, NRG spun off EVgo and BMW and Nissan contributed to funding network expansion. Now I think GM has committed to upgrading the network for 800V charging. It'll be interesting to...
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    I suspect "Tesla CCS" are Tesla superchargers in Europe that Elon has opened for CCS-2 equipped cars. I'd go ahead and check both and see if there were any "Tesla CCS" chargers on my route, then maybe we could figure it out for sure.
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    Supercharger - Beaumont, TX

    Great!! Maybe in the Holiday Inn parking lot? This would make my drive from Baton Rouge to Houston much easier.
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    Supercharger - Baytown, TX

    Hope that doesn't delay the project.
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    What's the all in cost for an adapter through Harumio?
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    Supercharger - Iowa, LA

    Always happy for a new charger, but the amenities are few and far between.
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    Supercharger - Iowa, LA

    Not on Tesla findus map yet, or plugshare.... Does the car nav show it?
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    Supercharger - Hilton Head, SC - William Hilton Parkway

    Wow! This one doesn't even show on Tesla's map. As has been stated many times, we need a charger between Columbia and Spartanburg, preferably at the I-385 split.
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    CCS Adapter for North America

    I don't think so. The adapter from Korea is an official Tesla adapter. They did brick the Setec adapter a couple of times but again, that adapter isn't made by Tesla. Somewhere in this thread is an announcement from Elon (or maybe Tesla) that says an adapter is coming to the US "soon", so...
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    Supercharger - Asheville, NC

    Then maybe this article is a bit optimistic: "Supercharger stations with V3’s new power electronics are designed to enable any owner to charge at the full power their battery can take – no more splitting power with a vehicle in the stall next to you"...
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    Supercharger - Asheville, NC

    Maybe I don't understand you post, but V3s don't share power like V2s. So it doesn't matter if all 4 V3s are in use, each will draw max power depending on SOC.
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    Scheduled charging for road trips...

    Yep, my experience has been spotty with scheduled departure. I now do as you suggest...charge to 90% or so then to 95-97 and time it so that it's just finished before I want to leave.
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    Any good "teardowns" or articles discussing the battery modules (not cells or the overall pack)?

    Weber Auto might have some videos on Tesla batteries. https://www.youtube.com/c/WeberAuto/videos
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    Supercharger - Walterboro, SC

    Amen, brother!
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    Los Angeles --> Atlanta ('18 Model3 LR)

    You can use the plugshare app to find hotels with chargers. Set your filters for J1772 and "Tesla". The filter for hotels is located under "temporary filters". FWIW, we try to stay at a hotel near a supercharger. We use the nearby supercharger as a backup in case the hotel's charger is iced or...
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    Supercharger - Baytown, TX

    Looks like a big installation. Anybody know how many stalls?
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    Supercharger - Baytown, TX

    I agree the HI isn't all that bad, but usually the restaurant is closed when we stop there. Besides, this is a "charge and go" location for us and we don't want to spend 45 minutes charging. The employees are nice and helpful as you mentioned.
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    Supercharger - Baytown, TX

    Thanks for the update!
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    Supercharger - Orangeburg, SC

    Some of these were announced several years ago, so they've seen the light for a while. At least some locations have. I don't know the Love's ownership structure well enough to know if this is a corporate thing or a local ownership thing. I certainly hope Love's is aggressive on adding new...
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    BMW using a brushed motor

    The Tesla network on the east coast is pretty good. Do you have a specific location in mind, or are you talking about the CCS network?
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    BMW using a brushed motor

    The iX and i4 have been on sale for maybe a month? So it's too early for sales numbers. The iX3 is not available in the US, so US sales of zero. I think BMW stopped making the i3 but still may be selling a few. And yes, sales matter to BMW

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