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HPC problem/question

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by dhrivnak, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. ModelS1079

    ModelS1079 Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Suburban Boston
    Thanks - somehow I lost track of the Tesla HPWC cost along the way. Not to belabor this point but - does one really have to BUILD an open EVSE 70A.... Isn't there just a connector/interface out there that can (out of the package) just take to 70A I can offer it and give me back 56A and therfore about 45mi/hour of charge, without the MIT degree in electrification of my Model S? Else, I am now thinking maybe I should just get the Tesla HPWC... posted a similar concern on the Finalize your order thread (don't mean to double post). Thanks.
  2. mitch672

    mitch672 Active Member

    Jul 1, 2012
    Stoughton, MA
    Yes, you can spend the $1,200 for the Tesla WHPC, or spend more to get a Clipper Creek CS-70, 80, 90 etc, or build yourself an OpenEVSE for about $700. Those are the choices out there so far...

    You don't have to do anything, really, the unit that comes with the Model S will handle up to 40A, but that's not going to do you any good to run the 2nd onboard charger.
  3. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    NE Tennessee
    Yes i reprogrammed mine to 64 amps. But I normally charge well in under that. As for where to find one. Keep an eye on ebay and this forum to see when they pop up.

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