TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

A record? Max Supercharger: +275 mph!

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by JoshG, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. JoshG

    JoshG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    336
    Anyone been able to beat this?

    370v @ 230A = +275 miles of range per hour! Yee-ha!

    Just now at Tejon bay 1B (no one else here, all the power for me). :)

    In last 24 hours, I've been at Gilroy, Harris, Tejon twice, Hawthorne twice. Never gotten above about 220 mph.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1372041232.269777.jpg
     
  2. JoshG

    JoshG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    336
    Makes me wonder what speed it would have been if I were closer to empty. Probably even faster.
     
  3. fiksegts

    fiksegts Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,048
    Location:
    Miami
    nice, so this is before they make the updates to charge even faster?
     
  4. mitch672

    mitch672 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,868
    Location:
    Stoughton, MA
    That's 85.1KW, should be able to get to nearly 120KW, once the SuperChargers are upgraded from 90KW to 120KW
    You might see 370V @ 324A, if the Model S connector can handle that amperage, or you might only see it at a very low SOC
     
  5. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,676
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Are you on Rated or Ideal miles?
     
  6. Zextraterrestrial

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,636
    Location:
    Humboldt/Los Altos
    I saw 88 kW @ Folsom
     
  7. JoshG

    JoshG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    336
    That record didn't last long. Beat my own record at Harris Ranch just now.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1372049587.996289.jpg

    285 miles/hr.

    Again it's undoubtedly helped substantially by me being the only car in the bays now.

    And yes, a moment of panic since many of the chargers ARE still down here tonight. The two bays on the right ( the ones you back into rather than the standard setup) ARE working. And fast as you see. One at the shell station must be working too as someone's using it.
     
  8. johnbr

    johnbr Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Fountain Valley
    at Hawthorne a couple weeks ago..

    8agy3ubu.jpg

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD
     
  9. spdntckt

    spdntckt New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    california
    I have been able to get the advertised 300miles per hour charge rate @ harris ranch :)


    IMG_0646.jpg
     
  10. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,734
    Location:
    Smithfield, VA
    Wow, it's encouraging to see these rates at 50% SOC! I'm looking forward to losing my Supercharging virginity.
     
  11. JoshG

    JoshG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    336
    Wow... ok, record-holder is "spdntckt" now with +300mi/hr.; JohnBR holding silver medal with +291mi/hr.
     
  12. Zextraterrestrial

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,636
    Location:
    Humboldt/Los Altos
    Why are people looking at mi/hr? this # varies depending on your driving!

    switch to kW then compare
    at 30% SOC I saw 245A / 361v ~ 88.45 kW/hr which is > 300 mi/hr
    I'm sure it was charging faster but this is the only time I happened to look at it and take a pic

    the 300 mi/ hr above is only 86.7kW/hr
     
  13. swaltner

    swaltner Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    495
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    Grammar (unit) police here...

    You meant 88.45 kWh per hour or 88.45 kW, which is just below the max of 90 kW of power the current Superchargers can provide.
     
  14. Zextraterrestrial

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,636
    Location:
    Humboldt/Los Altos
    err, ya...tghanks, my bad
    I was complaining about units and messed mine all up!

    report on V*A (or kW) not mi/hr when you are at a Supercharger :smile:
     
  15. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,676
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Because saying "300mph" just sounds so much cooler... :)
     
  16. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,734
    Location:
    Smithfield, VA
    Pretty sure it only has to do with whether you're in ideal vs. rated mode.
     
  17. hans

    hans P631

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,123
    Location:
    Menlo Park
    #17 hans, Jun 24, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2013
    I display mi/hr because I am a math major and I can multiply the V*A and divide by 1000 to get the kW/hr.

    I also love saying to people that I've had my car up to 300 mph!

    How do we get to 120 kWh? Is it 255A @ 470ishV?
     
  18. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,169
    Location:
    MA
    It was in fact based on your driving.
    It's been fixed -- but I'm not sure which version fixed it.
     
  19. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    15,487
    There's a running theory that (in at least some firmware versions) the charging rate is reporting something more like the original Projected than like either Rated or Ideal.

    Edit: Didn't see cinergi's post 'til now.
     
  20. actualsize

    actualsize Instigator-in-Training

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Santa Ana, Ca
    Cool, and all, but I want to know is this: how does that rate taper down as the battery approaches full? Anyone got a graph or a screen shot of this? 300 mph implies an empty 85 kWh battery will be full in about an hour, but I know from experience with other EVS that the charging rate tapers off greatly during the last 25% or so. Most of these examples represent an instantaneous "speed" at a given moment around about the half full mark. What does the charge rate display read when you get to the point where you're at 90%+ full (in extended mode) and are about to unplug and leave the Supercharger?

    Meanwhile, I'm racing along here at home at 3 mph on Level 1. The 30-A Level 2 is at the office and the 100-A HPWC is in a box awaiting permits and the electrician.
     

Share This Page