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Falls Creek - Destination Chargers

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by EcoCloudIT, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. EcoCloudIT

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    Has anyone used the Destination Chargers in Falls Creek?

    Can anyone just uses them or does one need to be booked in to the resort? Any pre-arrangements need be to made?

    Thanks.....
     
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    No personal experience but from what I've heard they're publicly available in a car park, and so often ICE'd as well.
     
  3. Icey

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    Free to use for the public in the lower car park... Often ICE'd in winter - Always free in summer I've found.
    No pre-arrangements needed, no booking, no hotel reservation needed. Just rock up and charge.
     

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    That's a bit of a bugger (not being able to rely on it re being ICE'ed).....we'd be driving up in a Model X 75D (from Melbourne) and not sure if the trip will be doable (given being ICE'ed at Falls), leaving the car in the carpark for 7 days (not plugged in, I'd charge up and then move the car of course).....anyone's thoughts?
     
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    #5 Icey, Jul 21, 2018
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    Very keen to hear how you go. I've been up there every year in my ICE, but this is my first year with my X75D. I'm going in late Aug.

    My plan for when going up there is charging at Euroa then Albury before heading up to Falls. (Extra 50km's or so)

    ABRP says you can make it with 10% if you stay at 100kmph... but that scars me with the elevation + cold temps, not going to risk it.
    When I get up there i'll charge for the first day to 70% then park it in long term. I'll keep an eye on it a day before I'm due to leave and see if i need to charge for the trip down.

    Wish the Bright supercharger was up and running.
     

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    If you have a week you should get a chance to grab a charge when some ICE moves their car.
    I'd leave a note on your dash with your contact number for fellow Tesla drivers to hand over the spot if they need it.
     
  7. EcoCloudIT

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    Trouble is it's a day park (where the chargers are) and would be a bit of an effort to move the car from the night car parks when/if ones comes up.....how would i know it's come available and then know it's going to be available by the time I rush back up to my car and move it (getting ICE'ed in that time lapse).

    I've attempted to ring Falls Creek listed number and it just rings out and eventually hangs up, then I called Falls main number and they transferred with the same out come (no answer).....

    Update: Just got through to a nice lady at Falls and she said upon arrival just let the transfer desk know I need to charged and it's ICE'ed (she used different words ;)) and they'll call me when a spot becomes available (which they'll hold for me).
     
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