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Anyone install a destination charger at their work place?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by jmcclureXPA, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. jmcclureXPA

    jmcclureXPA Supporting Member

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    I want to install a charging station at my office. I am considering allowing others to use it as well? I.e. employees and clients and maybe anyone

    Does anyone have any advice for this? Has anyone installed something more universal than just a Tesla charging station? Is there a difference between a wall connector with a 100 Amp feed and a destination charger?

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thank you!
     
  2. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    We are moving into a new building this Friday and we have two HPWCs in the garage (I haven't seen them yet but I originally gave them the Tesla info on destination chargers and they got two of them).

    No idea yet about the charge rate or how they are marked. I can post some pictures on Friday.

    The HPWC (=High powered wall charger), is the Tesla charger that is usually mounted on the wall and is capable of taking in 100a and charging at a max rate of 80a. The maximum charge rate also depends on the car. 80a for "older" Model S with dual chargers, 40A without, 72a for the Model X and newer Model S with the high power charging option, 48A without

    Destination chargers are simply the HPWC at places like hotels and these are registered with Tesla and show up on the Tesla car nav.
     
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  3. jmcclureXPA

    jmcclureXPA Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info! I wonder how you can apply to be a destination charging location?
     
  4. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    You may want a J1772 connector so all EV's can use it. Something like this at my office. IMG_0402.JPG
     
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  5. jmcclureXPA

    jmcclureXPA Supporting Member

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    This is a great idea! Exactly the ideas I'm looking for! Thank you!
     
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    I installed 2-100 amp (80 amp delivered) Sun Country Highway (re-branded Clipper Creek) units at my office. They can charge a dual-charger Model S at the full 80 amps but can also be used by all other EVs with a J1772 port.
     
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    We have two Clipper Creek CS-100s and had a HPWC. Because of the power that is supplied to our plant the HPWC never worked properly and we remove it.
     
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  8. jmcclureXPA

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    Thank you!
     
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    Thank you!
     
  10. jmcclureXPA

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    Mknox do you find it inconvenient to have to use the J1772 adapter when charging your Tesla on a daily basis. I plan to do most of my charging at my office rather than at home... No other EV's in our fleet currently. I have a M3 also ordered and considering a Bolt for another coworkers use.
     
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    I charge my Model S with the adapter on the Clipper Creek unit every day with no issues.
     
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    I also charge using the adapter daily since a J1772 is what I have in my garage. Once you figure out how to properly remove both the charger and the adapter in one motion, its simple after that.
     
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  13. mknox

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    No, not really. As others have said, it's not really an inconvenience once you get used to it. I used to always forget to open my charge port before getting out of the car, but when Tesla pushed out the firmware release that lets you do it from the key fob, that made it a lot easier. (push and hold the rear trunk button for those who do not know).
     
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  14. Yarder

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    I installed a Nema 14-50 at my shop. It's on a 50 amp circuit. I use the adapter there. I was thinking of listing it with Plug Share so it would be available to Tesla's and others. I first want to cut a mail slot in the wall and a packet of envelops so if the visitor should desire, they could drop in a donation.
     
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    My office has 4 of the ChargePoint J1772s. It is nice to make it so any other EV can also charge even though it does charge slower. I have the only Tesla at my office, but there are 6 other EVs signed-up to use them. As already confirmed by everyone else, it really isn't a hassle to use the adapter to charge. I am so used to doing it that it only adds a couple seconds to the process.
     
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    #16 DMC-Orangeville, Feb 9, 2017
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    We installed a similar unit to @Lloyd an Eaton 48 amp @208 Volt, and have it on Plugshare. As he said the J1772 allows for all cars to use it. As @mknox says, it is not a hassle to charge a Tesla at all. Note that it has an RFID reader, so we enable it with a FOB
     
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    How fast do you need it to charge?

    The chargers we have in the work car park are about 20 MPH - 8 hours at work would give me 160 miles range, my commute isn't anything like that bad! Using regular charging points (rather than fast ones) means that cars can be plugged in all day, rather than having to manage a rota system and each person moving their car after it has charged and someone else move their's into the EV slot. It does mean that there is more wiring around the carpark than just a, say, single charging point at a convenient place on the office wall right next to the plant room!
     
  18. jmcclureXPA

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    For me, fast charging won't be an issue. But for our outside team, they can put 200 miles of local driving in a day. They are usually in for about 1 hour between appointments? Hoping they can get around 50-70 miles of range in an hour or so?

    Thanks for asking!
     
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    I took the opposite approach when I installed my office chargers. I wanted to make them available for staff, visitors and the public, so speed was a bit more of a concern. What I did is install each 80 amp station for two parking spots. That way, someone could pull in and if the first car was done, simply plug in the second with no shuffling required.
     
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