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  1. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Grapevine, TX

    Pics from today.
  2. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Fort Worth, TX

    Construction is finished! Now we just need the Oncor meter...
  3. jaysquyres

    200,000+ Mileage Club

    Since I have had 6 sets of tires (most of them different tires each time,) I thought I would share which ones I like. I do NOT work for a tire place or get any kick-backs, so these are my recommendations as of today. First choice (& best rated according to Discount Tire,) Yokohama ADVAN...
  4. jaysquyres

    200,000+ Mileage Club

    When I first started shopping, Discount Tire did not have any tires for the Tesla. Now they have plenty. I always get tires with at least a 40,000 mile warranty - so I won't have to pay full price on the next set. After getting the best alignment you can get on your car, you should be able to...
  5. jaysquyres

    200,000+ Mileage Club

    Shameless Plug time: I own Apex Express, Inc. which is a Same-Day / Time-Critical Delivery Service. UPS & FedEx are amazing...at tomorrow deliveries. We do everything that does NOT fit their system. Courier / Trucking / & Air Freight that needs to be delivered NOW! Missed deliveries...
  6. jaysquyres

    200,000+ Mileage Club

    Correct. I only stay at SC's long enough to reach the next one, which is between 50-80 minutes. Don't EVER get a small battery if you drive distance. A larger battery lets you charge at a higher Wattage, higher Amperage, and shorter amount of time. I was the test-case to prove this. I will...
  7. jaysquyres

    200,000+ Mileage Club

    That is a good question, I have to try to find 4 year old pictures. I think it was full at 208.
  8. jaysquyres

    200,000+ Mileage Club

    I don't think there are many of us, but I drive 1,000 miles a week. I passed the 200,000 mileage point, so I thought I would share info on my small worn-out 60 battery. My FULL charge is 170: My 80% charge is 151: I drive fast, but my average usage is 352 Watt Hours/mile: I charge...
  9. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Plano, Texas

    Meter is in! But they still aren't turned on. Bummer.
  10. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Southlake, Texas

    Spoke with construction Again. The late night workers in the rain is because they hit a water main. Digging 4 ft was not deep enough. They need to redig under the street 7 ft this time, before they can run lines to the transformer. They will be gone next week after stripping & landscape...
  11. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Southlake, Texas

    I spoke with construction. They are angry because they must wait 2 weeks for Oncor to drop the transformer and run the lines from the other side of the street to the transformer, before they can finish: They are re-grading the last 4 positions because the angle is too high for Handicapped...
  12. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Southlake, Texas

    Spoke with construction today, they came from installing CO SC's. They said they should be done within 3 weeks, but ONCOR has to bore under the street to get power to the traqnsformers. There could be some delays.
  13. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Bad choice of places. At Small Ball field. Walk 13 minutes to a much better choice of restaurants (Joe's, Pappadeaux's, TX Land & Cattle, etc.) here: Google Maps
  14. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    FYI, the transformer is REALLY loud! There is a ton of power in here. Transformers lose 3% of energy, even if there is nothing being used. The meter shows there has been nothing used - yet. I bet Tesla shows up tomorrow to turn the thing on.
  15. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    I'll bet construction finishes tomorrow (signs, concrete, & electrician must be there during Inspection,) but when the Tesla staff shows up - THAT is when we want to be there. They don't like us talking to them (or taking pictures,) but I saw the guy when he was working in Denton changing the...
  16. jaysquyres

    Carl, Thanks for your help! 2 things to look for are A) Meter B) The Tesla's being lit up in...

    Carl, Thanks for your help! 2 things to look for are A) Meter B) The Tesla's being lit up in Red. If so, then I can plug in. Call my cell and I can meet you there. 214-878-4000 -Jay
  17. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    I would, but with no electric meter - there is no juice. Maybe I can get lucky enough to visit the same time Tesla turns it on, and report the opening. Arlington is fast on inspections, so I'll bet the concrete is poured, signs get installed & inspections happen tomorrow. I would also bet...
  18. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    When I spoke with the electrician, he confirmed those pipes are NOT for Gen 3, or Tesla Power Paks. They are for possible customer-side transformers if the Voltage is not perfect. This happened in Sulphur Springs, and they added them. Seems to be standard on new installs now.
  19. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    They are finished except for a tiny bit of concrete: Unfortunately, there is still no meter: But the electrician is finished! The incoming side is also finished and sealed: The drains are here: and there is nothing where the future Generators could be installed: it does need...
  20. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Fire Lane. I don't know if the meter is installed yet, but if it is - I'll get a good shot of a Tesla with Cowboys stadium in the background.
  21. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Forms are poured and they are filling in the dirt. Installing the Dispensers next week: The electrician ran his lines from the Transformer to the Distribution cabinet: This Transformer converts 12,470 Volts down to 3-phase 480 Volts: I asked about the Tesla batteries going into the vacant...
  22. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Getting an update last night during the TX Rangers Home Opener was not easy. I'm guessing as to why there has been a delay for the Dispensers: They didn't dig deep enough. There are more placed, but very wet. Looks like they dug deeper and there is more space under the Dispenser forms. I...
  23. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    I suspect it's for Gen 3 Upgrade. This is being installed as Gen 2 (120kw per charger) but Elon has tweeted about having chargers greater than 350kw. Reasons I believe this are: A. Anyone that has seen the Superchargers at other locations know there is 2 tall distribution cabinets (Red)...
  24. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Correct. This box is where heavy power is split, and continues to the Transformer. Oncor appears to be finished, and this will be a Gen 2 Super Charger. I was really hoping it was going to be a Gen 3 with such heavy power - but it's not going to be. If inspections allow, we could be live in...
  25. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Oncor runs wires to transformer, then installer takes over on customer side.
  26. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Curious to see how huge the Transformer wires are? Oncor just finished running them:
  27. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Construction has stopped, here is why: A) They can't get concrete till Monday. B) They MUST finish the new Handicapped spots before digging existing Handicapped locations. C) The ADA spots will need 3 inspections; ramps, access, asphalt. Trying to answer everyone's comments above here...
  28. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    The Arlington Contract states 10 parking spots & the red paint goes down over 10 parking spots. There is a new Electrical Contractor and permit for this dated 02/14/17 (WSE LLC.) I spoke with the company, there will be 10 charging spots. Either we can't see the 5th conduit, or somebody messed...
  29. jaysquyres

    150,000 miles. How much Energy did it use?

    Full battery used to be 208 at start, now full battery is 185. I charge daily, use Super Chargers & CHAdeMO's, and usually charge to 80%.
  30. jaysquyres

    150,000 miles. How much Energy did it use?

    Oncor (our REP) pays a maximum of 10k/year. We installed 10k - 3 years in a row to get to our 30k system. We use a ton of energy in our house, but at least we are Net-Zero - including the Tesla!
  31. jaysquyres

    150,000 miles. How much Energy did it use?

    I only have 1 currently, the other one is my friends that had the Quad-Copter.
  32. jaysquyres

    150,000 miles. How much Energy did it use?

    I installed meters at our house & office so I could see how much energy the Tesla uses. After 150,000 miles, here are the results:
  33. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    2 weeks ago we had 14 US locations under construction, today there are 7. I assumed this means Arlington would be starting, but as of today - still just the new paint, flags, but no construction...
  34. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    supercharge.info Shows 17 sites under construction with 9 that have Permits. We also know Little Rock is under construction. I expect several other locations to be complete before Arlington gets going, but they did come and repaint. The 10 spots will stop where the white line is: The...
  35. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    As of last night, still paint...
  36. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    I think construction should start soon! Went by today, they have already marked where the Heavy Power Lines will be going to the transformer (far right of picture by tree): The white paint is where the Large Transformer concrete pad should be going: Then out to the Power Lines: My...
  37. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    Drove by today - nothing yet. Asked lady there if she knew anything, "They haven't told us when construction will start."
  38. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    I think the whole row is Handicapped (30 spaces,) so they wanted to put them the farthest away. They probably have the same rules as Whole Foods & Central Market: EV or Handicapped. Here is my son at the one by our house:
  39. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Arlington, TX

    I went by today, no construction yet. There have been survey crews out (according to staff,) and he thought there would only be 4 spaces? I thought they mentioned 10. He pointed to the first 4 Handicap spaces is where they will go. I marked it with a Red circle:
  40. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Sulphur Springs, TX

    It's open, many people stare at our "Spaceships," town folk have questions, & the restaurants are great! Here are pictures of the restaurants. I ate at Joe's German Restaurant.
  41. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Lindale, Texas

    Lindale is still closed. Transformer is in, meter is installed, but shows ZERO's on the meter. Spoke with the manager to find out what the problem is, he was told the Fuses keep blowing and Tesla needs 2 more weeks to repair. I have the 60 battery, so getting to Shreveport will be difficult...
  42. jaysquyres

    Supercharger - Lindale, Texas

    It looks like there are 8 spots for us in the rear of the building.
  43. jaysquyres

    New Dallas Service Center, Near Love Field

    The Certificate of Occupancy was completed on Wed Mar 15, 2016. This means the work is complete and they can legally move in. The contractor can still work, but at least we know they are allowed to move in - that is why I went by yesterday to take pics. The contractor is the one that told me...
  44. jaysquyres

    New Dallas Service Center, Near Love Field

    I think they are opening tomorrow. Here are pics:
  45. jaysquyres

    Navigations locks up (even after reset) and what the fix is.

    After Software version 7.2 was installed, my Navigation quit working. I tried resetting the main console, small console, powering the car off, trying again, etc. Nothing fixed it. Everything works on the console except the Navigation. The Service Center had me try navigating by voice...
  46. jaysquyres

    New Dallas Service Center, Near Love Field

    They need 2 more months (because construction is taking way too long,) but they applied for a Certificate of Occupancy on Jan 14, 2016:
  47. jaysquyres

    100,000+ Mile Club

    I just joined the 100,000 mile club. Here is a video of what it cost me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDCJuh_sLCs
  48. jaysquyres

    Model S: Clever Vanity Plates

    Very weird. Here is almost 100 from Texas: If yours isn't listed, PM me!
  49. jaysquyres

    New Dallas Service Center, Near Love Field

    I went by today to try and take pictures. I can't reveal the source of info. I was going to look in the windows to get backup pictures for you guys. There were many cars there and I didn't want to intrude. I drove around the building looking for the tenant in the back, which appears to be...
  50. jaysquyres

    Dallas Service Center

    I went by today to try and take pictures. I can't reveal the source of info. I was going to look in the windows to get backup pictures for you guys. There were many cars there and I didn't want to intrude. I drove around the building looking for the tenant in the back, which appears to be...

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