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HPC problem/question

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

  1. ModelS1079

    ModelS1079 Member

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    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

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    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

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    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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