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Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by RichardMcN, Aug 4, 2016.
Hope all the charging opportunities work out for our meetup.
Murray Bridge Men's Shed would make you welcome if you are still there. I used single phase but they may have 3 phase or contacts in the council. I have phone number somewhere. CHAdeMO at Mitsubishi Adelaide.
Thanks Jeff - Murray Bridge Showground is resolved now so I can get to Mt Gambier which gives me an untested backup to my untested main plan in Kingston!
@Kristymay62 gives Tessie a final hug before heading off to the airport ...
to be replaced by roadcrew #4 ...
That's good that Murray Bridge got sorted. Looking forward to hearing how and whether the neutral was wired in in Kingston SE.
Great to read that! Getting very close to the finish now...spectacular!
And thanks for the nice pictures.
That is precisely the kit I use. It does wonders restoring non-working dirty public chargers. CHAdeMO seem to be particularly sensitive to cleanliness so I also carry a few tools so I can clean out the fan housing, the typical culprit for older CHAdeMO.
Yes ony one charge (HPWC) reqd from here to Melb !
Actually a great run on Tues ...
John lends me his EVR3 charging cable. This is the exact one that @MDK used across the Nullarbor.
This step alone saved 1.5h over the 3 charges and turned the day from failure to success as we otherwise would have been stuck after dark in the killer kangaroo stretch to Portland.
My favourite sign from Adelaide airport!
Murray Bridge Showground charging.
The question of general EV access is not settled.
Drove real slow to Kingston in case the next untested charges failed!
Looks like you can buy the Lobster!
Kingston Community School offered a one-off charge for our mission (sorry not for Plugshare) in return for showing lots of kids. LOTS of questions!
Still went to Mount Gambier Showgrounds (backup) despite having enough charge, as the guys there went to some trouble.
And my first and only SA addition to Plugshare!
Still daylight thru the roo infested pines!
And a nice dinner with @brewster , @NevD and family members. Looks like @NevD 's mind is on the slippery slope to being a fellow Tesla owner!
Also reporters and camera from local paper!
No messing round unloading B-doubles at Portland!
Good on yo @brewster !
:Look forward to meeting you at the PA timorrow.
Lucky you weren't coming through SA a few days later @RichardMcN, massive power outages until tomorrow apparently!
My wife accused me of causing the outage by charging so many times in SA yesterday !
Oh, so now we know the real reason. It wasn't renewable energy sources that caused the pylons to fail; it was RichardMcN repeatedly recharging his car in one day that did it.
I was thinking about the inevitable questions from supposedly smart ICE drivers in relation to the SA outage and how Tesla drivers would be stranded by it.
It then struck me that in most cases we would be better off than the ICE drivers because we are more likely to have a 50% or greater tank of "fuel" than they are. This is because most Tesla drivers charge up at least once a day rather than waiting for a low fuel light to come on.
Many ICE drivers don't get that a power blackout equals service station is unable to pump petrol.
Plus distributing Petrol can have unique problems not connected to supply of electricity:
Tessie is on Queenscliff ferry now to make it an interesting final day.
Will get to Richmond SC at 4pm so feel free to say hi if you are around.
Too many ICE's for Tessie!
will be at SC around 6.30 PM to park & charge.
Have fun tonight guys!
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