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  1. lynyrdM

    Supercharger - Melissa, TX

    I wonder which will finish first, the service station at the Denison Supercharger or the Superchargers at the Melissa Buc-ee's? 😆
  2. lynyrdM

    What's going on with Francis Energy?

    I’m getting a little concerned to be honest. They don’t seem to be repairing any of their broken chargers, at least nothing I’ve noticed for a few months. They also haven’t been replying to my emails 😬
  3. lynyrdM

    GM partners with Pilot to install chargers at up to 500 travel centers nationwide

    I don’t believe this is funded by the Infrastructure bill (rather by GM and Pilot). Have you seen somewhere that says it is?
  4. lynyrdM

    GM partners with Pilot to install chargers at up to 500 travel centers nationwide

    How could they when funding is awarded on the state level and states still havent released any infrastructure bill RFPs yet?
  5. lynyrdM

    GM partners with Pilot to install chargers at up to 500 travel centers nationwide

    Wow, so I guess these units can charge two cars at once?
  6. lynyrdM

    GM partners with Pilot to install chargers at up to 500 travel centers nationwide

    This is brilliant and it’s not even taking up any infrastructure bill funds (making for a massive amount of combined available infrastructure). I was wondering what GM was thinking in investing in EV-Go while they said their deployments will only be in cities. This is a much appreciated change...
  7. lynyrdM

    Electrify America general discussion

    Well how about that, BTCPower figured out how to make a 500 amp charger! Hopefully, these will be more reliable than the Francis BTCPower chargers.
  8. lynyrdM

    CHAdeMo adapter rental

    Just buy the CCS1 adapter (assuming your car supports it). It will give you flexibility with charging in the future anyway.
  9. lynyrdM

    Electrify America general discussion

    Francis has a station (Antlers, OK) with two BTCPower high powered chargers (like EA uses) which have been down for almost a year. I don’t know that parts availability is the reason but I wouldn’t doubt that it’s that along with prioritizing repairs on other chargers. These chargers need to be...
  10. lynyrdM

    Electrify America general discussion

    They’re certainly not perfect but for me as a guy who has a CCS1 adapter, I just have to open the app, select the charger, swipe to start, connect the adapter to the cable then plug in. That process takes me all of minute or less. Yes it should be more standardized and not require an app. I...
  11. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Yeah, I was using some Chargepoint units in Edmond a little bit ago and only pulled 24kW even though they were 200 Amp stations (should see around 70-80kW). Interesting to hear about the filters. Maybe that’s what Francis needs to be working on.
  12. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Yeah, BTC straight up sucks. It seems like many of those high power units are starting to see their liquid cooling fail since they’re only letting us pull 50kW. I’m glad Francis had back-up 100kW units (200Amp) that don’t use liquid cooling but BTC should have designed these things better...
  13. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    I couldn’t disagree more. Francis Energy in my state built out many more stations than grants covered. They are promoting the transition to EVs and I know from talking to them that they would love to support Tesla’s plug. They even offered Chademo adapters for a while at some chargers before...
  14. lynyrdM

    Electrify America general discussion

    Honestly I’m surprised it isn’t worse. In Oklahoma we have probably around 60% up time with our DC fast chargers. Francis has had to build many more chargers as redundant back-ups to make up for the lack of reliability with BTCPower chargers. It’s shameful that these CCS Charger manufacturers...
  15. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    I can too. We made the special effort to import an adapter from Korea and I even performed my own ECU upgrade to make it work. Even if you add in people with Chademo adapters, we represent an extremely small portion of Tesla owners who can use third party DC charging in North America. I...
  16. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    That's the point a lot of people in this thread don't get. The third-party charging providers would love to offer a full speed charging solution for Teslas. Requiring an adapter or worse getting knee capped at 50kW harms their business and that theoretically runs counter to Tesla's mission. If...
  17. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Got a source on that? I've only ever seen the story of Tesla suing a European charging company early on trying to make their own supercharger using a reverse engineered port.
  18. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    It could have been the standard connector but Tesla kept it proprietary so it isn’t. They could have easily submitted the design to CharIN and had it formally designated a standard but that just didn’t happen.
  19. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Impossible? Never. Expensive? Definitely. EA has solar powered Level 2 chargers across California. With enough financial incentive, just about any area could be cleared and made into a road side rest stop along a highway. With a Solar Canopy added, batteries added and sattelite-based internet...
  20. lynyrdM

    Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

    Every Leaf owner certainly hated that. I can’t believe Nissan is still selling the Leaf with Chademo. They should be required to make a CCS adapter as well. Regardless, the plug debate is now settled. With today’s release, the language in the rule says CCS type 1 and/or J1772 shall be required...
  21. lynyrdM

    Is Tesla Adding CCS Chargers a Mistake? (TMC Podcast Clip)

    All chargers should work for all cars. That's always been my view on it. People shouldn't show up with their Ford Lightning to the Tesla Supercharger they've heard about through word of mouth and have their car not work with the chargers. Similarly someone who owns a Tesla shouldn't have any...
  22. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    Which service center told you this?
  23. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    It doesn’t say anywhere on the app. You have to look at the physical stations on PlugShare to guess which they are (some users might say in a comment or take a pic of the nameplate which will show it). Generally though, the new EA Signet Chargers like these are 500 Amp capable The Newer...
  24. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    I’ve never loved that labeling but in fairness to them, 800V cars like the Ioniq 5 and EV6 can come close to meeting their 125kW rating and I appreciate their reliability. They’re some of the few CCS chargers that I can use with confidence they will work the first time. What I really don’t like...
  25. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    The confusing thing for EA and others is a lack of consistency with their amperage ratings. Some 350kW stations only output 350 Amps (BTCPower, software limited ABB stations) while others output 500 Amps (New Signet units, unlocked ABB units). So just because a station says 350kW doesn’t mean it...
  26. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    Let’s get the pedantic part out of the way. Charging rates are in units of power (kW) and energy is in units of kWh. You probably already know that but it peeves me to see them get confused. As to your question, it can be a lot of factors but my first guess would be charger issues (a frequent...
  27. lynyrdM

    Electrify America general discussion

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When communication errors happen (any kind) these should fail over to an open state. It would be a great way to inspire driver confidence when things go wrong. It doesn’t even have to be full speed, just something so drivers don’t have to worry about...
  28. lynyrdM

    Tesla CCS1 Adapter: Current Draw Above Specs

    Guys, it’s happened, I got an overcurrent error……………. at a 50kW charger 😂 (the error was displayed on the Francis BTCPower charger not on the car display) Also, Chademo adapter worked fine afterward so don’t get rid of that adapter just yet 😉
  29. lynyrdM

    Tesla CCS1 Adapter: Current Draw Above Specs

    I am unconcerned. If Tesla didn’t want these drawing full power then they would have limited the amp draw on the software side when they enabled these adapters last November via an update. Tesla has a history of exceeding the ratings they set for their DC adapters. The Type 2 to CCS2 adapter...
  30. lynyrdM

    Tesla CCS Combo 1 Adapter - Comparison of Just a Few Possible Storage Options

    This also seems like a great solution for storing all my disparate RFID cars for all the different charging networks. Just a nice little place to store all my third party charging stuff.
  31. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    That's what they indicated to me yesterday when I asked. Thankfully, this morning I got a DHL shipping notification from them :)
  32. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Hopefully this is a sign mine will ship soon. I ordered on the 11th and haven’t heard a thing yet.
  33. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    This is all good except Tesla does not share their standard. If there wasn’t CCS or Chademo there would be no DC charging standard for the other automakers. They have to use something and TPC ain’t it. I know from talking to charging providers that they would love to offer a TPC cable at their...
  34. lynyrdM

    Electrify America general discussion

    A somewhat complicated solution to that might be to integrate a Chademo adapter along side it. Once the charger tries PLC and gets an error it could switch to 50kW Tesla CAN over a secondary Chademo lead and charge that way. There’s certainly some challenges with what I’m suggesting (either...
  35. lynyrdM

    Electrify America general discussion

    I wonder if this might change for newer cars when the CCS adapter becomes available. Teslas with the fully featured Gen 4 charging ECU can speak PLC CCS over their charging ports. What’s to prevent a DC charging provider from hooking up a TPC cable to a CCS port inside a charger (TPC cable...
  36. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    It was with a Tesla CCS adapter imported from Korea. I’m from the Tulsa area, if you look around on PlugShare in that area you can see entries for his testing.
  37. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    Because I’m a worry wort I did some post-install testing. Supercharging, Chademo charging and Level 2 charging all still work just fine. Now I just need Harumio to deliver my CCS1 adapter 👍 Thanks for all the help
  38. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    I put a box underneath it about a third of the way across closer to the right side to support it while I was working. It still allowed enough flexibility to move the left side around to get where I needed but helped reduce the torque a bit on the right side fastener.
  39. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    I followed your post except I did it at home and used a software update I had waiting to provision the ECU instead of going to a service center. Like in your guide, I did not disconnect 12V or the high voltage battery.
  40. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    It’s a 2021 Model 3 LR that came with a -80B stripped down Gen 4 ECU I followed Bunklung’s guide here It did sketch me out to be pulling stuff clearly not meant to be pulled (glue was detaching from the foam to the liner) but it all worked out and things look normal in my trunk after reassembly.
  41. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    I have heard of Nissan Leafs achieving 70+kW on some EA stations. So that tracks Edit: Also just swapped in my -00B board!
  42. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    Just swapped in the -00B board and am running software update to 2022.12.3.2 🤞 Edit: yay!!!!
  43. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    You didn’t disconnect 12V or disconnect the high voltage battery when you did this right? I am getting ready to install my new ECU and just want to be sure
  44. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    I have a few FreeWire stations local to me. Another guy has used them with his CCS adapter on a Plaid Model S with success. I will say those stations are pretty unreliable. The station nearest to me has been repaired multiple times and in fact had to be completely replaced at one point. It’s...
  45. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    For the new Signet units you would be correct but the older original Signet units can only output 350A. If the old ABB units are capped at 350A then it seems that current carrying capacity was intentional for EA. ABB must have just only designed 500A units and nerfed them to 350A to meet EA...
  46. lynyrdM

    Retrofit CCS compatibility onto earlier (NA) Model 3 - DIY approach

    You didn’t ask me but I paid $154 after tax for mine new from a service center 😆
  47. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    Francis uses the same BTCPower chargers in Oklahoma which also have a 350A max current rating. Electrify America also uses these units in some markets. I wonder why ABB went with 500A capability and all the other manufacturers designed around 350A (at least initially for EA)? I can’t believe...
  48. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    One guy posted in the TOCO Facebook group about it. He was very happy mostly because of how the charging speeds make Francis’ per minute billing structure tenable and cheaper than Supercharging. I believe he was seeing around 130-140kW peak with his Model S (plaid generation) at the BTC high...
  49. lynyrdM

    CCS Adapter for North America

    My Model 3 delivered in September of 2021 and I have a nerfed Gen 4. I did have my chargeport replaced under warranty early on last year so I don’t know if the initial board may have been a -00B or also a nerfed -80B. I only figured out I had a nerfed board when the V11 software update came out...

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