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DIY Urban Supercharger

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by Tubesocks, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Tubesocks

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    That's not a supercharger, its just a regular charger with a cabinet over it.
     
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    Chaserr Hyperactive Hyperdrive

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    Yes, we know. Like the old school white donut garage Supercharger, it's a cool looking way to store your charging equipment.
     
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    It is designed after a supercharger. The "Urban" ones they've put in Chicago & Boston look just like that.
     
  5. jaguar36

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    Except that they charge at 72kW, bit of a difference that.
     
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    Chaserr Hyperactive Hyperdrive

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    More importantly, they ALWAYS charge at 72kW, no dropping performance when someone is charging next to you.
     
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    It's a cabinet designed to look like an urban supercharger, as specified in the original post. No one is claiming that it matches the charging capabilities of a real supercharger.

    OP, I think it looks awesome!
     
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  8. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Technically its just a cabinet, hence being called a suburban supercharger - but still pretty darned cool. Nice work :)
    I might try that myself, it looks easier than the fake Supercharger and worth the effort of making the front curved.
     
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    That’s pretty neat if he’s got the space. I can barely fit the HPWC......
     
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    With that logic, could I make one that doesn't charge at all but looks pretty?
    C'mon its pretty misleading..

    Agreed that this is super cool nonetheless
     
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    Very clean and sanitary! I understand the concept without getting all anile about the output. Where can I get the Tesla logo? Now, I have another project! o_O

    Why not, go for it!
     
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    Chaserr Hyperactive Hyperdrive

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    If you make it, a lot of us will buy it!
     
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    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    hmm - not sure why @Tubesocks disagreed with me - I thought I was complimenting the build.
    The only thing I'd change is adding one of these Model S/X/3 Cable Organizer into the side to give it a finished look instead of a friction hole.
    Hey ho :D
     
  14. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler We Are Cognitive Dissidents

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    Hey, at least no one was picky enough to say "That's not a charger, it's a connector!"
     
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  15. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Hey you're right - that's an EVSE not a charger :rolleyes:

    But the bigger question as brought up by @T34ME - How did you do the Tesla logo ??
     
  16. Tubesocks

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    Not sure where he got the logo. I’ll ask him and find out.

    My intent wasn’t to mislead that it was a “Supercharger” (sorry). I just thought it was a pretty cool idea. I plan on having him make me one when I get my M3.
     
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    Sorry, I must of hit the “disagree” button on accident.
     
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    This looks like the one he used. I’m waiting to hear back from him for confirmation.
    Tesla T Logo Wall Art Window Decal - Large Sizes
     
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    I have finished my DIY Urban Charger today :)

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    Greetings from Germany
    Peter
     
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