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Calling on the Experts: Exporting to Indonesia

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Muzzman1, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Muzzman1

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    Hey everyone,
    My good friend has decided to get a new P100D MX, and he took delivery of it here in LA. He bought it with the sole intention of taking it back to indonesia.
    Besides the regulatory stuff: Such as RH/LH drive, will he have trouble charging the car?

    I know the onboard chargers in the past were 50/60hz, are the new 72A chargers the same?
    He also bought a new HPWC and plans to connect it to a hot leg neutral and ground over there.
    ...so all of you electrical experts, will that work?
     
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    How does he plan to get it serviced? Bigger problem than charging.
     
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    #3 Tam, Jul 20, 2017
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    I am not electrical expert but I think Indonesia uses European standard which may not work with US Tesla standard.

    I think US HPWC uses 240V, 2 phases, 60 Hz.

    Europe and Indonesia HPWC uses 230V, 3 phases, 50 Hz.

    Your friend needs to make sure to pickup the right HPWC.

    The same goes with Mobile Universal Connector that connects from a wall outlet to your car. You should not get the one that's working perfectly in the US. You need to pick one that doesn't work in the US but works in Europe and Indonesia.
     
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    #4 Muzzman1, Jul 20, 2017
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    He has his own wide body plane. He would have no issue transporting it back to the US as needed. If not he would just put it on a boat.

    Don't ask. He's a legit businessman and deals with coal. Ironically.
     
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    #5 Muzzman1, Jul 20, 2017
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    He did grab a US HPWC. I'm gonna go check the manual. It might specify 50/60.
    As far as the phases are concerned I believe if they hook up one hot leg that would suffice?

    Edit: Yeah it looks like it supports 50/60

    Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.11.21 PM.png
    Here's the manual for the latest North American HPWC, so it looks like it will actually work!
    Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 7.15.09 PM.png
     
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    [QUOTE="Muzzman1, post: 2202538, member: 21294"...it supports 50/60...[/QUOTE]

    I have no idea about it but I think "phase" is what makes whether US 2-phase equipment would work on a European 3-phase system or not.

    There are already Tesla cars in Indonesia. Your friend should buy the standard that they already have now because soon, Tesla supercharger will be there and your friend want to be able to use the same kind of supercharger plug/port.
     

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