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Battery Option Question

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Ocean Archer, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Ocean Archer

    Ocean Archer Member

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    If I get the 40 kWh battery, will it be able to charge at the same rate as the 85 kWh battery? -- assuming same charging equipment and same outlet.
     
  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    You will be able to charge at the same rates as the other batteries. You will not be able to use a 'Supercharger' which is a 90kW high voltage DC charging station. At home, at a RV park, at work, at any AC charging station you can charge the same rate as the other packs.
     
  3. Ocean Archer

    Ocean Archer Member

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    good to know. Thanks for the fast response!
     
  4. Zextraterrestrial

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    10kW with 1 charger ~ 32 mi / hr charge at max
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    2okW with the 2 chargers ~ 62 mi/hr which seems unnecessary for a 4okWhr battery especially if it is a city car
     
  5. Kevin Harney

    Kevin Harney Active Member

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    Something about this post made me realize that a base Model S could be fully charged off AC in about 3-4 hours. That seems quite reasonable. For some reason putting it this way just sounds better to me .....
     
  6. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    CAVEAT: only with the equivalent on-board chargers. See *Zextra's* post above.
     

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