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Free Destination Charging: 50x L2 80A Stations @ Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by MITE46, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. AMPd

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    That’s a very reasonable fee
    Still have yet to visit the place. One day!
     
  2. MP3Mike

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    Very sad that you will exclude anybody that doesn't have a compatible smartphone.
     
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  3. Jeff N

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    FYI, the DC charger at the CalTech lot was behaving strangely yesterday. I used it to charge my Bolt EV a few months ago but yesterday it started the charge normally and then after a few seconds it ended with “charge complete” even though my battery was at 36%. A second attempt yielded the same result.
     
  4. MITE46

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    There will be a kiosk for those who don’t have a smartphone.
     
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  5. MITE46

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    Btcpower is coming to repair it this week. Probably something died in the power electronics module.
     
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  6. Jeff N

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    The 2019 Volt now has an optional “7.2 kW” AC charger versus the default “3.6 kW” unit. They never state this as amperage but they do state it as being twice the power.
     
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    Looks like the free ride is coming to an end soon, George. It will be interesting to see how this affects useage. Regardless, still the best EVSE installation around!

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  8. MITE46

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    I can share some JPL photos...(52) Level 2 chargers across 3 floors

    jpl1.jpg jpl2.jpg
     
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    Swung by - looks like they have about a dozen Tesla chargers installed! Did a quick test and everything worked great including 72A charging. I imagine soon they will be connected to Powerflex app for billing.
     
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    Like this?

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  11. RubberToe

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    Just FYI, the Caltech garage at 341 S. Wilson has been approved for: 3 DCFC's, 8 Tesla destination chargers, and 55 L2 chargers.

    Not sure if Powerflex is building that out. @MITE46 might know.

    RT
     
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  12. yoonster

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    are the chargers at Caltech only for staff and students? or open to the public? Also, Caltech has several parking structures, which lot is the one with Tesla chargers? Than you.
     
  13. Jeff N

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    I believe it is public even though the PlugShare page marks it as “restricted”. I have charged there several times.

    It’s a little hard to find the first time because it is tucked in from the street and is an underground parking garage.

    Caltech Parking Garage #3
    1248 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125

    PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You
     
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  14. mblakele

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    I’ve never tried it, but this page seems to have the relevant rules: looks like it’s unrestricted after 5pm, and on weekends.

    Visitor Parking - Caltech Parking & Commuter Services

    Campus visitors may park in any commuter (unreserved) stall on campus with a daily or weekly permit. Permits are required in all campus lots between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Visitor permits are available at automated pay stations at the following locations:

    • Structure #1 (North Wilson Structure)
    • Parking Lot #6 (Tournament Lot )
    • Structure #3 (California Structure)
    • Structure #4 (Holliston Structure)
    Visitor permits may be purchased at the following rates:

    • 1 hour permit: $2
    • 2 hour permit: $3
    • 3 hour permit: $4
    • 4 hour permit: $5
    • All day permit: $6
    • Weekly permit: $18
    A $6 daily permit is valid through the end of the business day (5:00 p.m.) in which the permit is purchased.​
     
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  15. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    341 S. Wilson is the garage that is in the process of being upgraded with EV infrastructure. Much easier access, but construction hasn't started yet.

    RT
     
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    Thank you! I pass by there all the time but I didn't know which lot it was. I guess we just have to pay for parking.
     
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    Congrats !

    I presume you will have enough money now to buy a Roadster :)
     

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