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  1. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Miramar, FL

    Application for a permit for a new site in Miramar, FL. 12100 is the Tribeca restaurant at the corner of the shopping center. Number of stalls and exact location unknown.
  2. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Mojave, CA - Sierra Hwy (LIVE 18 Aug 2022, 12 V3 stalls)

    155 miles is basically impossible if you're towing a trailer. I'm happy to see anything that splits a segment down to 90 miles.
  3. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Primm Hub, NV

    Looks like a half-dead charging cabinet, or it's stuck in 50/50 shared mode. Moving to a different stall number usually resolves the problem.
  4. Big Earl

    Electrify America general discussion

    Rawlins and Cheyenne are still under construction. The nearest active stations are in Ogallala and Loveland. Rawlins to Evanston will be 212 miles, which is sure to get your range anxiety going in all but the best weather conditions.
  5. Big Earl

    Electrify America general discussion

    I-90 and I-94 are looking pretty sad. I saw an Ioniq 5 north of Sheridan, Wyoming a few weeks back, traveling through the DC charging desert on level 2. I want to take a moment to compare Tesla's expansion to Electrify America's. While we don't know EA's timeline for this meager list of...
  6. Big Earl

    After last update car keep charging in 16 amps

    Can you please post pictures of your circuit breaker panel and the receptacle that you plug the car charging equipment into? When you say you unplug it and plug it back in again, do you unplug the charging equipment from the car or are you unplugging it from the wall? When the car is charging...
  7. Big Earl

    After last update car keep charging in 16 amps

    What does your car show here, both when you start charging and after you experience this 16 amp limitation.
  8. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Templeton, MA

    I hope you recover quickly from both. Thanks for the updates and pictures you've provided thus far!
  9. Big Earl

    After last update car keep charging in 16 amps

    The specific question is: when this problem occurs, does the car show 16/16A or 16/32A? To me, this sounds like your car’s internal charger is staring to fail.
  10. Big Earl

    Tesla Launches Supercharger Membership for Non-Tesla Vehicles at $0.99/month

    In some situations, a policy like that could prevent someone from making it to their destination or to the next charging station. Rather than prevent them from charging, I would rather see a modest, time-based fee that would discourage, but not prevent, long charging sessions.
  11. Big Earl

    What does an EV charger actually do?

    The EVSE is a piece of safety equipment that serves a few purposes. First, it checks for ground faults before allowing power to flow to the car. Second, it tells the car how much power it is allowed to draw from the circuit. Third, it isolates power in the event of any electrical faults.
  12. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Sutherlin, OR

    So did you see construction or anything happening at the Tesla site?
  13. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Check-ins for 2022-08-18 - White Plains, MD (#1188) (First to check-in)
  14. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Washington, DC (NoMa)

    Fencing is gone - everything looks ready to go. Wall Connectors are J1772.
  15. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Santa Nella, CA (LIVE 19 Aug 2022, 48 V3 stalls)

    It's a nice day for a drive, Randy! Send some pictures our way. :)
  16. Big Earl

    Installing power line for EV wall charger is FREE? (per Inflation Reduction act).

    In my case, I already have the Wall Connectors at my current house - I just need the wiring in the new house.
  17. Big Earl

    Parking Brake Issue - Can't Drive Car

    Likely a failure of one of the parking brake motors or control wires. If you take the back wheels off, you can inspect the electronic portion of the brake calipers to see if there is a loose connector or a broken wire. If that's beyond your abilities, it's best to wait for Tesla.
  18. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Pasadena, CA - East Glenarm Street (LIVE 21 Oct 2021, 20 V3, 7 DCFC, 20 L2)

    Probably a combination of more Teslas on the road and summer travel season.
  19. Big Earl

    Installing power line for EV wall charger is FREE? (per Inflation Reduction act).

    Well, this is good news for me, as I'll be moving into an all-electric home next month! Among the upgrades we'll be making are a heat pump water heater, heat pump clothes dryer, mini-split heat pumps (currently all-electric baseboard), and two EV charging stations. We'll have to plan this out...
  20. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Soledad, CA - H Dela Rosa Street (LIVE 26 Jun 2022, 7 V3 stalls)

    An ambitious person (with gloves) might be inclined to push them back into the dumpster corral.
  21. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Granada Hills, CA (LIVE 24 Dec 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    I'd agree with that. +8 stalls.
  22. Big Earl

    Solar superchargers

    A solar canopy is better than no solar canopy. #keepitsimple
  23. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Columbus, OH - W 3rd Ave

    Looks like this is one of the two coming-soon sites in Columbus:
  24. Big Earl

    LFP batteries and Sentry mode

    Because BMS calibration happens when the car is asleep, I think it’s important for the car to be able to sleep at 100% state of charge. This would require you to turn off sentry mode at work so the car can sleep when it’s finished charging.
  25. Big Earl

    Keep cabin overheat protection on permanently

    You have a Wall Connector but use the Mobile Connector for regular charging? If you want low charge current, why not just use the Wall Connector and turn the amperage down in the car? Or just leave the amperage at a reasonable level and let it cycle as necessary? As was mentioned earlier...
  26. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Clyde, TX

    The pin on supercharge.info appears to match the pin on the car navigation - at the Landmark Travel Center east of Abilene and just west of Clyde. Intersection of I-20 and North Hays Road.
  27. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Gastonia, NC

    Thanks. I stuck the pin in the middle of the parking lot until we know more.
  28. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Congratulations! That's a big accomplishment. Are you going to stick around for Chugiak? ;)
  29. Big Earl

    I make my Model Y a Home on Wheels

    I don't really see it happening. Practically nobody uses a semi-tractor for van life. A few wealthier folks use semi-tractors to pull RV trailers, but those are typically the biggest of the big. Operating and maintenance costs for these vehicles are huge even if you completely exclude fuel...
  30. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Blue Ash, OH (SC, not for public use)

    I'm going to let you in on a little secret: they're parking cars there because they don't want you charging there. ;) This is typical of most service centers, which have Superchargers installed for their own internal use. Some service centers have large public Superchargers, which are...
  31. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Beavercreek, OH

    They don't. He probably means a boring company, not The Boring Company.
  32. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Adairsville, GA - Union Grove Rd SE

    I imagine that eventually, Tesla will have Superchargers at every major intersection along beltways like that. It's a matter of finding willing partners and getting building permits lined up, green is probably happening before red for those reasons.
  33. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Adairsville, GA - Union Grove Rd SE

    Increased network capacity. I-75 is a major route in and out of Atlanta, so Tesla probably wants to beef up the infrastructure in order to support non-Tesla EV charging that is coming later this year. The existing 8-stall site in Adairsville isn't enough to keep up with what's coming.
  34. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Covington, LA

    Yep - we'll fix that today. I didn't realize there was an existing pin under a different name, and created a new one.
  35. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Covington, LA

    There is a pin on the Find Us map with an estimated completion date of Q3 2022.
  36. Big Earl

    Sentry mode doubling my energy consumption

    Yes. Sentry mode uses about 200 - 250 Watts continuously, which really adds up over time.
  37. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Florida Mall - 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail

    Got a picture? Also, can you provide exact coordinates of this location? Our map pin is near the Electrify America chargers, but you say it's near the Crayola Experience. Please clarify.
  38. Big Earl

    I make my Model Y a Home on Wheels

    For this particular lifestyle, a trailer seems like a liability. Significantly lower driving range, less maneuverable in cities, limited/restricted parking options, where to keep it if you don't want to tow it around on a particular day, etc. The added facilities of a shower and toilet are...
  39. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Dallas, TX - Mountain Creek Parkway

    It's about time. DFW has been severely lacking in the Supercharger department.
  40. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Welcome to the asylum! :D
  41. Big Earl

    Steering assist turned off! [due to road construction]

    At this point in time, you cannot abdicate your responsibilities as the driver. If Autopilot doesn't work or has problems, it's your job to take over and drive.
  42. Big Earl

    I make my Model Y a Home on Wheels

    It depends - highway rest areas, remote areas, sometimes at or near a Supercharger. I haven't done a campground or a Walmart yet.
  43. Big Earl

    Model Y vs Model 3 Top Hats, Are they the same?

    I'm not familiar with the term "top hat" in this context. Please explain.
  44. Big Earl

    I make my Model Y a Home on Wheels

    You’re definitely not the only person full-timing in a Tesla. We have one person in our Superchargers Visited competition who is currently nomadic in a Model S 70D with a stripped and converted interior. I’ve also met several other Tesla-lifers at Superchargers. One of the more memorable folks...
  45. Big Earl

    Mexico Superchargers

    Several of the video comments point out that those aren't cartel members. They're a group of armed civilian vigilantes who try to keep drug smugglers and cartel members out of their community. Still, this encounter shows that venturing off the beaten path can be quite risky, as these vigilantes...
  46. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Raleigh NC

    Ah, right. I forgot about those.
  47. Big Earl

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be pickup up 440+ Superchargers on my way to Washington. I'm at 165 YTD and you're at 605. My record for most in a calendar year is 507, which you passed weeks ago. Speaking of the yearly record, you should keep an eye on @David99 ;)
  48. Big Earl

    Supercharger - Merritt BC - De Wolf Way

    Yes, that’s the correct address, which is what we have listed on supercharge.info.

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