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Folsom SC and Reno

Discussion in 'California' started by Larry, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Larry

    Larry Member

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    Charged up in Folsom last week on the way up to Reno from Lafayette. Easy to find. We were the only one on Thursday about noon then on Sunday at 3 there was one other. There is an excellent Mexican restaurant near the chargers-as you are looking at your S from the back its to the left at the end of the parking lot. Charged in Reno at the Harrahs garage-4 Chargepoint charge stations on the 3rd floor of their garage. Safe and secure but you need a chargepoint card. We left it there over night and got a 200 miles with dual chargers in 8 hours.
     
  2. Jeddi

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    So far I've done two Lake Tahoe runs (both hwy 50 and 80). I like the location of the Folsom chargers. However I'm looking forward to a SC off 80 (Rocklin would be great). BTW there are several other eating options across the street from the chargers as well.
    See my post from a few weeks back:
    East Bay to Lake Tahoe Road Trip(s)
     
  3. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    thanks for sharing. fyi: dual chargers are irrelevant with chargepoint chargers.
     
  4. RandyS

    RandyS Fan of Elon

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    My son and I went on a trip up to Reno last summer. We stopped at the Clipper Creek HQ in Auburn on the way up to charge and had lunch nearby while charging at 12 kW. There is also an 80 amp Clipper Creek Station in Reno as well away from the casinos (check on Plugshare for it)...There are a few places to eat nearby and a yogurt shop....Fun trip....
     
  5. Larry

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    educate me why the duals dont make a difference please at Chargepoint
    thanks
    Larry
     
  6. spleen

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    I'm curious too.
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Chargepoint stations are only 30A. The single charger in the Model S supports upto 40A while dual chargers can support upto 80A (from Tesla HPWCs and certain high power charging stations such as the ClipperCreek CS-70/90/100). Chargepoint employs no EVSEs greater than 30A so, the second charger in a dual charger Model S never comes into play.
     
  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Casa Ramos (looking on Google maps).
     
  9. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Yes... that's the reason.

    The dual chargers would make a difference at the rare public charger that provides 80amp service. Randy describes one such station in his post above. The other 80 amp public charger that I know of is in central California.
     
  10. Larry

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    Talked to the Rocklin service center yesterday. No charging stations yet but she said they will have charging capabilities in the next couple of months, unsure if supercharger or hpwc or 14-50
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    The I80 superchargers will either be near the Galleria area (slightly off I80) or in Auburn. If I had a vote, I'd vote for Auburn. The traffic around the Galleria is miserable during the holidays. Great place for a Tesla storefront, though.

    I was told by a city official that there are currently some power feed issues holding up a supercharger at the Galleria location. So my fingers are crossed for the Auburn location.

    As for a supercharger at the Rocklin service center, that won't happen any time in the foreseeable future. There will likely be a HPC or two, but those will be first come for the cars being serviced, so they can be returned with full charge. If hoping to charge at any service center, I highly recommend calling ahead to make sure they can accommodate you. I know every service center would like to accommodate traveling owners, but they have to take care of the cars being serviced first.

    If anyone is on I80 and is desperate for a charge in the Roseville/Rocklin/Auburn area, there are two HPCs in the area: one at Stanford Ranch/Roseville, another in Auburn at the Clipper Creek facility. You can find both on recargo.com. And you're all welcome to use my NEMA 14-50 40amp at my house in Loomis, but must like dogs. :)
     
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    Agree with everything stated here, but will add that there was a rumor, unconfirmed to date, that Chargepoint was going to start rolling out higher amp stations. If that ever becomes a reality, having dual chargers would be necessary to take full advantage of the higher amperage. I haven't read or heard anything to substantiate that rumor, and it was months ago that I read that.
     
  13. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Inevitable that most/all future charging stations will be higher amperage ones. Yet another reminder that the $1,500 that I saved by not getting the twin chargers last fall was one of the lamest bit of savings that I ever made! :)
     
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    I'm not so sure. Except for your choice of colors, I think you chose well. How many times have you actually been to a high current station and had to stay longer because you only had the single charger? With the expansion of the Supercharger network and the impending availability of the CHAdeMO adapter, I don't think that dual chargers would actually be that useful or have a good return on investment in terms of $/session over 40A over the lifetime of the car.
     
  15. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Hey, I love my Green with Black interior :)

    I've been in the vicinity of well-located Tesla centers (Palo Alto, Santana Row and less so, Burlingame) a few times and wasn't able to tap into the full power of the HPWCs there.

    Next fiscal year, my workplace is set to install several high amp L2 charging stations (the current ones are all 30A indeed) and there I'd be, charging not much faster than the gaggle of LEAFs and Volts. I would have been able to move my car that much sooner with twins.

    I get your point about Superchargers and CHAdeMOs but, those (atleast the former) are more likely going to be located well "out of town" (except for the one at the Fremont factory!) With suburbs and exurbs atleast a 100-150 mile roundtrip away in places like the Bay Area, juicing up as fast as possible would be ideal.
     

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