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Hello from the Peak District UK :)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by RS-MAC, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. RS-MAC

    RS-MAC Member

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    Just joined the forum & wanted to say Hi...

    Have my P85D Model S on order hopefully arriving in May :)
     
  2. GSP

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    Welcome to TMC, and congratulations on your P85D order.

    Have you made plans for home charging yet?

    GSP
     
  3. RS-MAC

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    Hello there GSP, yes I have a Chargemaster install booked in 3 weeks time.

    I'd read some mixed reviews so thought Id get it booked sooner rather than later!
     
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    Welcome to TMC.
    You will have the time of your life in your new car.
    What color and interior did you select?

    I have been to the Peak District and Haddon Hall.
    You are living in an area of amazing beauty and history.
     
  5. RS-MAC

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    Hello purplewalt... and many thanks :)

    Haddon Hall is only a 10 minute drive away from where I live!

    I've gone for the solid white with black leather, black headliner and carbon fibre decor - how about yourself?

    I'm really excited, but have to wait until May.
     
  6. GSP

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    #6 GSP, Nov 16, 2014
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    A 7 KW (30 A, single phase) Chargemaster will be great for overnight charging. At about 20 miles per hour of charging, your Model S will be fully charged almost every morning.

    However, if your home has 3-phase service, you might want to consider a 3-phase type 2 charging station. It would be helpful if you arrive home late after a long drive and need to leave early the next morning. Also, faster charging is nice if you are at home, and decide to do a 100% "range charge" before leaving on an unexpected long trip. Is it worth paying extra for? Everyone is different and it is for some, but not others.

    GSP

    PS. Link to good discussion about charging in the UK:

    UK charging cable provided with your cars
     
  7. RS-MAC

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    Good info GSP...

    Looks like i'll be on a 7kw given my home electrics so will be charging over night.

    We might be getting a type 2 charging station installed at work so I should be covered (hopefully!)

    Thanks for the welcome & help :)
     
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    Specs for your new car sounds great.
    With the P85D my understanding is you also get the red brake calipers, so a little sparkle at the wheels.

    I am hanging on my dolphin grey (not the darker new grey)/tan leather/obeche gloss interior S85 for bit longer, hedging my bets for an upgrade until the 110kW version is introduced (lol).

    Yep, unfortunately waiting is just part of getting this really great car.
    And it IS worth the wait.
     
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    Thanks & nice choice yourself... I spent ages making sure I was happy on the colour + combination!

    Don't joke about the 110kW, I got lucky as i'd placed my order before the D event and just managed to upgrade before hitting the confirm button :eek:
     
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    Wow.
    You may have the best timing of almost anyone I know.

    You are really lucky to have had that golden opportunity and seized it.
    Good for you!

    Not really wishing for a 110, but it sure would arouse a lot of my interest should it become available.
    In the meantime, the new S85D would suit me just fine (a fella's gotta have a dream.)
     

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