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Charging at Golf Courses

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by DennisLevitt, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. DennisLevitt

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    Seems like a natural. You're going to be parked for 4 or 5 hours. Since a charging station isn't all that expensive, you'd think golf courses would want to offer it as an incentive to play there.

    I only know of one location where there's chargers. The Los Angeles City owned courses at Encino-Balboa have two Level 2 J-1772 chargers, although sometimes one or both are not working.

    Has anyone tried talking to courses about this? Any suggestion on commercial grade Level 2 chargers? (The chargers at Encino-Balboa are Eaton, and they are about as reliable as a Jaguar from the 1970's)
     
  2. AndreSF

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    Talk to the course management about joining Tesla destination program perhaps?
     
  3. DennisLevitt

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    Thanks for the suggestion Andre. I can approach them but if they put in a Level 2 J-1772 there's a whole flock of other cars that can charge. With destination charging, does Tesla require a 50amp or greater line for the HPWC?
     
  4. AndreSF

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    I don't think Tesla requires specifically 50Amp circuit for wall connector. Wall connector supports a range of diff sized circuits and is quite flexible to what service it can run on. Beyond that, I'm not familiar with the actual destination charger program other than being a user of it a few times, which was quite nice. A few that I've seen actually had a couple of Tesla wall connectors as well as 1 or 2 J1772 based EVSEs together.
     

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