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Helen Ga. Charging?

Bodyhauler

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Jun 20, 2019
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I'm planning a trip to Helen, Ga. PlugShare only shows a couple J-1772 in the Public Parking lot.
Has anyone stayed at a hotel in town that has charging? There aren't any listed on PlugShare but I thought maybe someone's been there recently and seen one that may not be listed yet.
 

xkctr8se

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I'm planning a trip to Helen, Ga. PlugShare only shows a couple J-1772 in the Public Parking lot.
Has anyone stayed at a hotel in town that has charging? There aren't any listed on PlugShare but I thought maybe someone's been there recently and seen one that may not be listed yet.
Interested about this too since we will be going soon to Helen as well.
My thinking was to bring the Mobile Connector and charge in our Airbnb (with NEMA 14-50 or the regular 110V plug).
We are coming from the south so I will stop by the Buford, GA supercharger to top off to 80% before arriving to Helen.
You can take a look at “A better route planner” so you have some ideas of what percentage you should be arriving with.
 

ChrisC

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I'm planning a trip to Helen, Ga. PlugShare only shows a couple J-1772 in the Public Parking lot.

And that SemaConnect in the public lot has not been working lately.

I've charged at a B&B there using my portable cordset and a wall outlet. Obviously that's slow but it added 50 or so miles of range.

Turn on wall outlets in your Plugshare filtering and you'll find a couple options.
 

Saghost

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When I was there a few years ago, I used the semaconnect in the public parking lot - and the HPWC at a little restaurant half an hour or so away.
 

xkctr8se

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Update on the trip:
Successful trip. No Range anxiety. We charged to 60% at the Bufford SC and used the underrated, trickle 120V charging. We always woke up with 90-95% SoC.

Mountain regen worked perfectly around the mountains. We even drove to Brasstown Bald and regained most of the battery on the way down!
Definitely easy to travel to the mountains with a SR+ Model 3 as long as you at least have access to a regular 120V outlet.
 

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EnrgyNDpndnce

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Update on the trip:
Successful trip. No Range anxiety. We charged to 60% at the Bufford SC and used the underrated, trickle 120V charging. We always woke up with 90-95% SoC.

Mountain regen worked perfectly around the mountains. We even drove to Brasstown Bald and regained most of the battery on the way down!
Definitely easy to travel to the mountains with a SR+ Model 3 as long as you at least have access to a regular 120V outlet.

Its Buford, only one f. Sorry, we lived there for 15 years so I couldn’t stand to see the misspelling. Glad your trip worked out well.

Go Wolves! :)
 

Jimmer

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Yonah Mountain Vineyards Is just south of Helen. Free charging with several HPWC. Can drink wine and charge simultaneously - that can’t go wrong. Beautiful area and tasting room that I visited last year. Not sure what they have open with COVID.
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ChrisC

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Yonah Mountain Vineyards Is just south of Helen. Free charging with several HPWC. Can drink wine and charge simultaneously - that can’t go wrong. Beautiful area and tasting room that I visited last year. Not sure what they have open with COVID.

They're open but they have modified their operations to suit. No tours, for one. The availability of the charging stations has changed, and this is thoroughly documented in the Plugshare listing: PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You
 

xkctr8se

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We almost went to Yonah Vineyards. We ended up going to Cottage Vineyards instead since it was pet friendly.
However, we did pass right in front of Yonah and it looked very nice. Beautiful pastures and hills all around.
 
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