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Hong Kong Tesla Model S Charging Standard

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by markwj, Mar 11, 2014.

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  1. punter

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    A quick question about using e-charge facilities here in HKG. Although the units offer the choice of 16A and 32A, and I choose 32A on the e-charge unit, the MX charging screen only allows me to select 16A. My charging rate is therefore 45 km/hr. Is this typical? Am I doing something wrong and how can I access the higher 32A charging rate?
     
  2. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Depends on the specific car you have, and charger configuration. For X with standard charger, 3 phase 16A is the limit (total 48A).
     
  3. punter

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    Thanks for the answer. Can I clarify.....I didn't purchase any enhanced charging options with the X, so I presume that the 16A 3 phase charging is what I am seeing when I am getting 45km per hour? Reason I ask is that when I purchased the car, I remember there was like a HKD12k option that would facilitate faster charging (I'm not talking about the Chademo adaptor). I seem to recall that it was a software feature. But when I looked at the configurator I no longer see it as an option.
     
  4. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Yes, with the base X charging system you will get 48A limit when AC charging. 3x16A.
     
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    I've been trying to figure out the use of the high amperage charger upgrade in my new S - would my car be able to charge at 3-phase 32A (3x32A) on the stations punter mentioned that offer both 16 or 32A choices? Or is it a 72A max as with the rest of the world, ergo 3x24A?

    Haven't run into any so far in HK personally, but will keep an eye out...
     
  6. markwj

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    North America is different, I think. Not sure if you even have three phase support?
     
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    I am referring to my Model S in Hong Kong - I have one in Canada as well as one in HK :)

    North American vehicles are indeed limited to 48A (or 72A with high amp upgrade) single-phase.
     
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    I live in California and my Model S has dual charger, 80Amp.
     
  9. yamanote

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    Indeed, unfortunately all new NA Teslas produced have a single charger limited to 48 or 72A. Dual chargers are no longer available.
     
  10. punter

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    Does anybody out there experience reliability problems when charging at the Star Ferry charge points? I'm talking about the "medium charging" setting, which should give about 25km per hour. I find it works only 50% of the time, and then I need to opt for the 8km per hour normal plug in option instead. Thoughts? Experiences to share?
     
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    Star Ferry medium chargers (green ones) are a hit or miss for me too.
     

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