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40/60kWh and SuperCharger

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Eeyago, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Eeyago

    Eeyago Member

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    Anyone with a 40 or 60 (non-supercharger) attempt to connect to a supercharging station to see what happens? I'm curious to know if nothing happens at all, get a warning, or maybe get some type of standard charge. Thoughts or brave souls?
     
  2. Lump

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    I asked the same question a couple of weeks ago, member JohnnyS answered "It will not work at all. The superchargers bypass the on board inverter and supply DC power directly to the battery. Normal house current is AC. Since the car does not have the software to know what to do with the DC power, I suspect you will get nothing."
     
  3. bhuwan

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    Didn't elon say all cars come with super charger built in ? That means its software locked
     
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  5. Eeyago

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    Thanks guys for the reply! +1 Discoducky
    It sure would be nice to just pay the $2k for the software upgrade for the 40 instead of the other extreme route.
     

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