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Charge Boosted Board in a Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ozweepay, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. ozweepay

    ozweepay Member

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    I went up to some remote roads to ride my longboard (Boosted Board) and had no way to recharge when the battery went dry. Is there a way to recharge with my car?

    Seems wasteful to convert from the MS power to 120v AC and then back to DC for the longboard, but this may be the only option?!
     
  2. garygid

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    What charger comes with your "board"?

    If your only charger is just a 120v AC charger to produce perhaps 24
    (or other) volts DC for charging the board, then using an inverter
    ("12v" to 120v AC) is probably your best bet.

    What voltage and amperage (DC) is the board's charger?
     
  3. ozweepay

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    43.2V and 2.7A

    There are a number of Boosted Board users here and I'm hoping (because I'm lazy) to find out if anyone's solved this problem by using something other than an inverter. :)
     
  4. ozweepay

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    Are inverters even available for the MS? I just searched for a while and found nothing... in fact, I found a post saying that Tesla disallows this on purpose so you don't "steal" power from the superchargers?!?

    Can we just use a cigarette-lighter inverter like conventional cars use?
     

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