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FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

Discussion in 'North America' started by FlasherZ, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Active Member

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    #481 Randy Spencer, Apr 29, 2019
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    Don't get it
    You don't have a 48 Amp charger if you have a 100 pack?
    It's not a standard if you have a 100 pack?
    It doesn't make sense for residential installs if you have a 100 pack?

    I assume the limit to the charger is related to cost vs. charge time. If I drove 300 miles to work and back and it takes me 10 hours to recharge overnight vs taking 5 hours but much more expensive and I am still sleeping. Probably makes sense, but I would like to hear Tesla's reasoning.

    48 amps is pretty good on the TM3, if I had an X I would really want more speed.

    -Randy
     
  2. AWDtsla

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    You cannot buy a Tesla with anything other than 48A charging now, of any flavor.

    Actually I just heard one quite legitimate use of 80A charger - potential owner doesn't have anywhere to charge, but goes to his father-in-law's place for dinner 1-2x a week, and he's willing to install a charger. This is perfectly doable charger 2-4 hours a week (would be 40-80% SoC per week) would have plenty of charge to do weekly driving. Becomes less plausible charging half as fast.
     
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    Gee, I would be thrilled to have my SIL freeload on dinners twice a week and also fill up his "tank" at the most expensive time-of-day electric rates. :(
     
  4. AWDtsla

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  5. Randy Spencer

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    48A is not half, but I do wonder if it, paired with the original SR Model 3's 32 AMP charger was planned to be available to create a 100 amp charger for the Model S/Xs. Seems a shame to have such an expensive car and the guy down the street with the cheap Tesla can fill his long-range battery in 2/3rds the time you can.

    -Randy
     
  6. AWDtsla

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    I have no idea what Tesla is thinking here. Home charging is need of a serious upgrade. All I've seen over the past 6 years is Tesla continually reducing home charging speeds in many different ways. In addition to that, efficiency seems to have hardly changed. 92% efficiency is good, but it's certainly not limited by technology. They could produce a 98-99% efficient charger, which would immediately be reflected in their EPA stickers.

    Seriously, WTF.
     
  7. TexasEV

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    No, Model 3 Standard Range (and plus) has 32A Charger.
     
  8. AWDtsla

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    You missed my point. Who cares, that's even worse. 48A is the best you can do.
     

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