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3 Phase HPWC vs Juice Buster2/Maxi Charger, etc. for traveling?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by possum22, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. possum22

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    Hi, I recently brought 2015 Model S 85 with Dual Chargers, I found charging with the UMC with the 3 phase Euro adapter in outback Queensland quiet painful, taking 7.5 hours during the day to fully charge(night time wasn't as bad as it allows you to get some sleep.

    I am considering buying a 3 Phase HPWC or Juice Buster2/Maxi Charger, EVR3. for traveling, I haven't priced the 3 Phase HPWC yet, I priced the Juice Buster2 at about $1540AUD including post & import duty, EVR3 about 745 Euros(1200AUD) plus post/duty.

    I just want some other opinions of which way to go, thanks in advance.
     
  2. Blue heaven

    Blue heaven Fair Dinkum Tesla

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    I use the Tesla HPWC with an angled 5 pin plug attached, the downsides are that the HPWC is not designed for portable use and are known to be fragile, they are bulkier and awkward to carry compared to a juice booster, if you're going to use this method pack it carefully.
     
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    Also did this, set it to 40A(x3) internally and limit in the car if the breaker requires it.
     
  4. possum22

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    #4 possum22, Aug 9, 2018
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    Thanks for replies, the HPWC is more fragile than the others, just have to be more careful when using it & storing it in the car.

    I priced the 3 phase HPWC at $700 +GST, so $770 + freight.
    I forgot to ask, are new one full 32 amp capable?
     
  5. WhiteStar

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    Well according to the manufacturer, the Juice Booster will survive being driven over...downside your Tesla won’t !!
     
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    I have a 3 phase HPWC torn down in my shed that has failed. I would not recommend it for any long distance travelling regardless how well you pack it. JB2 or UMC or roll your own OpenEVSE..
     
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    I bought a 2nd hand HPWC for about $300 about a year ago. Installed it at my parents' place up the coast.
     

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