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IKEA Charging Stations

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  1. Forty Creek

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    #1 Forty Creek, Jul 9, 2015
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    Kudos to Ikea. I wonder if we will have to assemble the charger prior to use?:wink:
     
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    Haha.

    No problem for me. I can assemble Scandinavian furniture with my eye closed.
     
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    ikea.jpg

    Seriously, though, this is great news. As long as they don't get ICEd all the time, they will be very handy. There's enough power at 60A to make them very useful to road trippers.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Totally awesome. Not just the charge points, but the amps.
     
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    We have some charging stations at the IKEA in Tempe, AZ. Unfortunately, they are the Blink stations. Not only are they slow (24A), but now with their new cost structure, it’s not worth it to plug in. No problems with ICEing, though.
     
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    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Darn, you folks beat me to it. I knew I should have posted this story when I first saw it a few hours ago.
     
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    I hope they have plans to do something similar in the states.
     
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    That would be good. Ours already has three Blink stations, but there's room for improvement.
     
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    Keep in mind that's only about 11 kW going in. For the big cars, that's not much. Good move, though, on Ikea's part.
     
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    Of course! And you'll have to go into the store, navigate the entire maze, and at the checkout you'll get the instructions and your own chärgkärd.
     
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    They are not 60A, but 48A. (Clipper Creek/Sun Country nomenclature which goes by the breaker rating instead of the continuous current rating.)
     
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    Yes, we know, that's how rapoport3a calculated 11 kW (if it's at 240V; if it's a 208V supply it will be less).
     
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    So it's 10 kW or so. That's still pretty darn good compared to the usual 30A circuit / 24A delivered chargers. Believe me, it's beyond tedious waiting for one of those - it's not even enough to charge a Roadster overnight (I've had exactly that experience...more than once.).

    With these chargers, you could stop for some Swedish meatballs and do some window shopping, and get usable range.
     
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    Yes, you will have to assemble the charge station, with one Allen Wrench. And take it apart again before you leave.

    At least it will be simpler than the Ikea Schmuugan Flaagen discussed here: [video]https://youtu.be/7o0Z1ywt_Rw[/video] :biggrin:
     
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    And there will be one screw missing :wink:
     
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    New to Tesla ownership. Do you need an adapter? Do you need a credit card or are they free?
     
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    The article linked in the first post says there is no charge.

    The connector is certainly a J1772 and you get an adapter for that with the car.
     

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