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Charging a Supercharger for the First Time - Question

Discussion in 'Florida' started by rogbmw, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. rogbmw

    rogbmw Member

    Feb 10, 2012
    Central Florida
    OK...getting ready to use a Supercharger in St. Augustine this weekend. It will be my first time using a Supercharger. I have the car set to charge each night at 2am at 40 amps now.
    My question is this...will I need to change the settings, or will hooking up to a supercharger automatically over-ride my settings and charge the car?
  2. widodh

    widodh Model S 85 and 100D

    Jan 23, 2011
    Middelburg, The Netherlands
    You don't need to do anything. The car remembers just settings based on the GPS location. So at the SuperCharger you simply plug it in, verify that it starts charging and walk away.
  3. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

    Aug 19, 2013
    Victoria BC Canada
    I'm sure others will have far more detailed and accurate responses. But the short answer is the superchargers bypass your single- or dual-chargers in the car (the 40A or 80A adjustable) and go directly to the battery. We just took our first supercharger trip last weekend, they are incredible! You don't have to change any settings; they just work.
  4. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    Austin, TX
    No need for a more detailed response. This is one of the great things about Tesla, the car knows what you want it to do and it does it, like turning on when you sit down and put your foot on the brake. Just plug in the supercharger and go have lunch. No settings to set, no icons to tap, no disclaimers to accept. It just happens.

    Having said that you should make sure your charge port ring turns green to show it is charging. Once I didn't have the connector pushed in all the way, it does need a harder push than the UMC.

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