I was at the supercharger at the Madonna Inn in SLO, and the sign was there. It was a popular spot, but no lines... and the 40 minute limit wasn't enforced (I had to charge for 50 minutes, but I made sure I wasn't being a hog!) . I took a trip up to SF and saw the 40 minute limit sign frequently, though not at every stop.
However later when I was in Hawthorne, the supercharger near the mall had a line of at least 4 cars. So I swooped over to the SpaceX HQ and charged up there instead. Neither of the Hawthorne stations had the sign, though.
I think this is more along the lines of a courtesy announcement. If others are waiting, best to move along and let someone else charge.Sign is useless without enforcement. The supercharger should automatically switch to idle fees after 40mins.
In 30 minutes I add about 42 kwh of juice or at least 150 real world miles of frwy. traveling or 177 range rated miles, only time I add more is if i'm in a nearby restaurant eating or if the next stop is further than I can make, 20% to 80% on the 3 is fast (30minutes) but the last 20% will take even longer than that, when you arrive at 20% or just under you can have an average of 80 to 85 kw charging speeds for the entire charge when only going to 80%I was at Atascadero this week and the lines were huge... I didn't see the sign so perhaps they put them up once they started noticing the big lines. I did see this sign at San Luis Obispo (Madonna Inn) but it was behind all the chargers out of site.
I don't get why people would sit there for a long time waiting for 100%.... isn't that last 10-20% like 40 minutes? I would rather stop twice at chargers a shorter amount of time than fill up at one.
Yeah but 170 miles in half an hour is so much better!, I think we are just spoiled by the speed of charging at max rates, at least I am, makes a big difference when road tripping over 1,000 miles one way.charging at 45 kW is the equivalent of 135 mph in a Model S or 170 mph in a Model 3. I would not consider that 'slow'.
Do you mean Fox Hills (Westfield) mall in Culver City? There's always a line there. In the South Bay, we just have SpaceX and the Hilton in Redondo.
You only need enough charge to get to the next SC ( or home). In most cases, 40 min. is plenty of time. I have better things to do than sitting at a SC trying to squeeze the last few electrons into my battery.charging at 45 kW is the equivalent of 135 mph in a Model S or 170 mph in a Model 3. I would not consider that 'slow'.
Yes, this sign was noted in the Atascadero Supercharger thread at Supercharger - Atascadero