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HPC's in Europe

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Mitrovic, May 3, 2011.

  1. Mitrovic

    Mitrovic Member

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    I have really the impression that with its range the Tesla roadster is good for serious travelling across Europe. But you need to be able to charge it pretty fast. As far as I know the HPC is the only way in Europe to charge the roadster fully in about 4,5 hours. ( AM I wrong ? ).
    But when I was planing a trip I was disappointed to learn that even not every Tesla store has a HPC.
    Could we make a list of all available HPC's in Europe? May be there are also owners who are willing to offer their HPC's to other travelling roadsters?
    In Switzerland it is difficult to install a HPC because of legislation, how is it in other countries?
    So far the only HPC I know is in the Tesla store Zürich.
     
  2. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    Tesla Store Munic
    Tesla Store Milan had 3 HPC for the Store Opening, but I learned, they are not operable at the moment.
    Feldkirch Austria - privat HPC at the "Stadtwerke" 60A
    Tesla Store Zurich
    Gran Dolder Hotel in Zurich 1x HPC 63A 2x32A
    private HPC in Kaufbeuren
    Tesla Monaco HPC 40A in private Garage but with cleaning the car
    Tesla Eindhoven private socket 32A of Tesla staff
     
  3. Mitrovic

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    Thank you!
    I learned that the HPC's in Milano will not be operable for some months, which is a pity because they have the ideal location ( 300 Km from Zürich.
    I would love to see some possibilities in areas like: Lyon or Grenoble and Dijon. Together with Milano this could make a trip to the sea or to Paris with the roadster in one day a possibility. Any private HPC's there?
    I think they plan a store in Geneva, so that would be great, too!
     
  4. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    I have two 32A charging stations in Middelburg (Netherlands) available, just take your UMC with you.

    I haven't spotted a HPC with 70A in Europe.

    But for 32A, Germany seems to have a lot of them.
     
  5. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    Why is the UMC restricted on 32A, on a 63A socket it can do 50A(48A) as well?
     
  6. AndrewBissell

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    Can or could or should?

    If it can, please can you state what kind of pigtail cinfiguration you use. Thanks.
     
  7. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    It should work with any 63A CEE socket blue or red but need the proper resistor for 50A (48A?). For full 63A you need the HPC.
    I use my UMC with 32A CEE red.
     
  8. AndrewBissell

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    I think 50A resistor coding (as in the pigtail for the NEMA 14-50) will only allow 40A continuous current.
     
  9. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    ok, only 8A gain? = 25% less time to spend while charging up?
     
  10. emq

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    The US only UMC is specified:

    Technical Specifications
    •Maximum Current: 40A
    •Voltage: 120-240V
    •Maximum Power: 9.6 kW
    Does somone have a 40A UMC
     

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