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Abercrombie House DC

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by ShockOnT, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. ShockOnT

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    Does anyone know if this destination charger is accessible after hours?
    I'll be coming back from Dubbo on Wednesday night. It would be handy to have this option available. Will be stretching my 75D battery...
     
  2. Mark E

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    Do you have a portable charger? If so, you can always charge at the Bathurst Showgrounds, which is about a 10-15 min walk from the shops. Check out plugshare for details, but basically you arrange and pay the caretaker $10. They are 32A 3 Phase plugs.
     
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    Sadly I don't, and I left it too late to use the TOCA loan program. Apparently their nearest adapter is in Melbourne at the moment.
     
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    Give them a ring. The pics were taken at night so might be ok if you ask.
     
  5. ShockOnT

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    That's what made me think of it. The plugshare check-in was at 11:30pm, with night time pics.
    I'll call them and see.
     
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    You can use my loan program :) I have a spare 3 phase 32A & Euro plug. PM me & come grab them if you like.

    Only problem could be that I'm in Sydney.
     
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    Thanks, PM sent!
     
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    PM me if it doesn't work out.
     
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    Thanks Mark. @WhiteStar has loaned me one.
    What a great community!
     
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    Used the 32A adapter at Dubbo Showgrounds.
    Gonna have to buy one of these.
     
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    Can you add the Dubbo Showground details to plugshare sometime?
     
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    And here I was thinking the 16A plug would be useless. So that's Dubbo & Gin Gin Showgrounds that has 3⌀ 16A. Where else?
     
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    Actually its 32A, but I'm only charging at 16A due to single charger.
    BTW, I've purchased an adapter from evnomics.

    There are actually dozens of outlet boxes scattered throughout the grounds, about every 20 metres.
     
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    I used a 32 AMP 3 phase outlet at Stanthorpe showground on the weekend. I had been advised to seek the caretaker but at that time there were hubdreds at a market so I just pulled up, pluged in and went to market. :D
     
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    We charged at Abercrombie House (3p/32A) last Saturday en-route to the Blue Mountains. The house is a family home, however it is open to the public on a self guided basis for a fee ($15). They have 2 HPWC, but one is as the owner described to me a 'boutique' HPWC (1p/15A) and is used by guests on overnight stays.

    Access to the high power one is across the paddock immediately to the right as you enter the main gates. Look for tyre tracks heading off to the right at 45 degrees to the road. You will know if you are in the correct area if you pass two lovely 1930 era cars that are part of a growing attraction. The HPWC is on a power pole about 100m further on, and about 200m from the main gate.

    We contacted the owners before our arrival by email and they made us hugely welcome. Cake and tea! They would also be able to answer if you could access 24hrs a day. Wonderful people...

    When the Bathurst SC comes online this facility will be largely redundant.

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    Abercrombie House Tesla recharging (2).JPG
     
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