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Dual Chargers for Benelux?

Discussion in 'Belgium and the Netherlands' started by Lycanthrope, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Lycanthrope

    Lycanthrope Active Member

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    Hi Folks

    What's the general consensus on fitting dual chargers on NL/BE? Would it be advantageous in your opinion, or more a waste of money?

    By this, is there an infrastructure in place that the Tesla could take advantage of?

    Cheers, Dave
     
  2. JoeNe

    JoeNe EU P 1662

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    I have dual chargers. I'm happy with them, but I think that soon they will become obsolete when DC chargers start spreading out.
    But for now it's a joy to charge at 22kW if your battery is running low.

    So in this early adopter's fase the dual charger is an advantage.
     
  3. Dylan

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    I charged at a BlueCorner outlet in Antwerp this weekend, which was 3x32A. It was the first time I had use for the twin chargers, but then again I only have the car for a week :)
     
  4. Highkick

    Highkick Grinning SRV-man

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    I have not opted for the dual chargers, as I charge each day at home. Even with single phase, I can manage. So with 3-phase (13 amps, when the adapter becomes available), it should be fine in all cases (let's hope). For now I am happy with my choice, especially knowing the plans of fastned, and the chademo adapter that is coming out soon(?), see http://shop.teslamotors.com/products/chademo-adapter.
     
  5. Lycanthrope

    Lycanthrope Active Member

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    Chademo, that's DC isn't it, so bypasses the chargers??

    It's a bit of a minefield...
     
  6. Rutger

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    I think faster charging is mainly relevant if you do a lot of long distance traveling. I haven't twin chargers, since I almost never drive more then 300 km a day. If you do, it might be a good idea. And if so, you have two options:

    - duo chargers
    - Chademo adapter
    (or both)

    Last one is faster, but less common I think. Certainly is doesn't seem to be the standard for the future. You can check the various websites like
    http://openchargemap.org/site/ , http://www.oplaadpalen.nl/ or others to see what amount of both chargers is available in your region.
     
  7. widodh

    widodh Model S 85kWh

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    Correct, CHAdeMO is DC and bypassess the internal chargers.

    I've taken the Dual Chargers since I still see a use-case where 22kW would be useful during "destination" charging.

    At home I charge with 3x32A as well, so I needed the dual chargers to do so.
     
  8. Highkick

    Highkick Grinning SRV-man

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    This is how I approached it.... if my needs change, I can always add the 2nd charger later (at a greater cost of course).... for now my set-up will suffice..
     
  9. Lycanthrope

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    Well I don't travel much and when I do even a 5 hour charge would be no good, I'd need an SC. In those cases I'll borrow the wife's ICE.

    Vacations pose a problem until there's an SC network, will hire a Sharan if necessary...
     
  10. martinve

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    I took the dual chargers.
    Reason for me is that my driving route could change every few months. In that case I wanted to have the possibility to charge at a faster rate.
    I doubt that I will ever use the CHAdeMO adapter as the 70-80Km/u charge would be enough for the trips in between. If i need a faster charging method I'm probably going to use the SC system.

    Driving at least 150km daily with only 8 hours of charging time, indirectly forced me to opt for twin chargers.

    I'm happy with my choice.
     
  11. Daniel 74

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    I Have the single charger. At home I don't need to charge faster than 3x16A, on route the chademo adapter seems a better (and cheaper) option.
     
  12. jm71

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    Yes, being able to charge at 11kw at home wil be sufficient in most of the cases. And yes, a SC or Chademo will bypass the dual charger.
    But the day you will be happy to be able to charge 100km/h instead of 50km/h at a location will come sooner or later.
    I'd say: better safe than sorry, take the dual charger unless you really can't afford the investment.
     
  13. S-19910

    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

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    +1. In my case : it was much sooner than thought. that's why I 'm happy I've added the 2nd charger.
     
  14. Z1970

    Z1970 Tezla has arrived

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    I don't approach this very logically. I just want the car with all the specs (ok, no P, but that is for my own safety). So of course I want 22kw, and I got myself a 22kw charging station with that ;)
     

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