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Charging near Thunderhill Raceway, California

Discussion in 'California' started by dortor4ev, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. dortor4ev

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    #1 dortor4ev, Aug 7, 2019
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    while i love the Tesla SC network - i’m thinking the better bet is chademo adapter + the Electrify America fast chargers being installed near thunderhill @ wallmart - much closer and more charge left when you get back to the track...
     
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    Interesting...I didn't know that was an option. How many are there?
     
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    There will be at least two - site is under construction now according to PlugShare. I’m just saying that’s an option once it’s open.
     
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    Electrify America typically has only one CHAdeMO connector per site. That is the only fast charge plug that is Tesla compatible so far and you have to have the $400 adapter. IMHO, relying on a site with a single stall is not a great plan.
     
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    I agree - I'm used to EVGo where most of the stations have both - I would enjoy a CCS adapter from Tesla.
     
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    Not true. If you check any photos from completed Electrify America sites, you will see that each charging cabinet have two connectors (CHAdeMO and CCS). It is weird how they are labeling PlugShare locations as having only one CHAdeMO connector....
     
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    I think we'll have to wait and see - I agree Tesla Superchargers are the best solution - and Chademo is limited to 50 kW if I remember correctly - but it's less than 7 miles from the track vs. 33 miles to the Tesla Supercharger…(either williams or corning - LOL).
     
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    Believe me, all the stations have two cables, but all but one are dual CCS. Only one pedestal has CCS + CHAdeMO. They are required to support both standards, but not equally and they are not shy about showing their bias.

    Look at this picture of the Livermore EA site. The blue handle is CHAdeMO and the white handles are CCS.
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    That's not an error or a typo. EA stations only have a single CHAdeMO connector on a single charger. That one charger will be dual CCS + CHAdeMO. All the other chargers have 2 CCS connectors.
     
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    I see it now, but it makes it even more strange. Usually it is one cabinet per one parking stall, why do you need two CCS connector per one car?
     
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    According to EA, it's so that the chargers are agnostic about which side of the car the charging port is on. Different brands put them in different locations on the car and since EA is supposed to be brand agnostic, this was the solution they determined to use to be able to reach no matter where the ports were.
     
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    The one good thing about the dual CCS cables is that it provides some redundancy against broken or worn cables. It is still spiteful to put only one CHAdeMO per site. I can understand putting only one at a 4 stall site, but a 8 or 10 stall site should have at least two.
     

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