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first time experience with supercharger

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by nghktom, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. nghktom

    nghktom Member

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    Need to go to Tsuen Wan this morning. Remembered Panda Hotel with Supercharger. Got in, spare one available, parked, plugged.

    Business completed, shopping done (two hours free with HKD300 spent). Car is fully charged within 2 hours.
     
  2. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    Remember to vacate once charging is done, usually in less than one hour if battery level is at 50%. Otherwise, other cars won't get to charge. Also, do update the Tesla supercharger availability website. IM Tesla
     
  3. MingMan

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    Should we not charge the car to 100% but 90% only?
     
  4. 3fiftynine

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    You'll get warning on the 17" screen if you charge to 100%, from experimenting different % I think 94% is the upper bound if you don't want to see the warning. Repeatedly charging to 100% will affect battery life. Charging rate slows down dramatically anyway when it's near the top.
     
  5. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    Well, you can if you want, but not recommended unless you really needed that full charge, as this will waste time (you should have knowledge about the charging curve on the official Tesla website) and is bad for your battery life.
     
  6. joywalker

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    I don't think it is conclusive that 100% charged is damaging to the battery.
    I think many of us will likely trade-in the machine after 3 years. This battery issue should not bother us.
    For those wanting to keep the car for long time, 8 years warranty means you don't need to worry much of the battery pack.
     
  7. 3fiftynine

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    I'm sure the battery after 8 years is still good it's the degradation in capacity that matters. Say a LEAF after 4 years has about 60-70% of original capacity (someone quoted this) so you'll have to charge it more frequently. LEAF doesn't have thermo control for the battery pack which helps to preserve battery life. You will notice that cooling fan works very hard (and loud) when you supercharge. If you charge it slowly with 13A it doesn't make that kind of noise.
     

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