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Indianapolis Airport (IND) - 2 new Tesla chargers at Valet Parking

bjwModelS

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Dec 27, 2013
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Does anyone know details about the newly installed Tesla chargers at the IND airport? It's nice to not have to use the adaptor, but when I checked my app to see what it was charging at, I was chugging along at 12 mi/hr, 239V, 16/16A. About the same speed as the other units. I thought these would be HPWC's, and that we would see charging rates closer to 30+ mi/hr. They look like HPWC's too.

I usually try to balance free electricity with the car sitting there, and not hogging a charge station for 10 hours since others might drive from further, or might not have as much range (Volts, Leafs, etc.). I thought a 30mi/hr charge would be nice to get 150-200mi on an afternoon.

Side note - Came out to see 4 Teslas parked yesterday afternoon, including a beautiful black P90D with Ohio temp tags on it. VIN 105XXX I believe. Beautiful sight. :)
 

FlasherZ

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Jun 21, 2012
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Does anyone know details about the newly installed Tesla chargers at the IND airport? It's nice to not have to use the adaptor, but when I checked my app to see what it was charging at, I was chugging along at 12 mi/hr, 239V, 16/16A. About the same speed as the other units. I thought these would be HPWC's, and that we would see charging rates closer to 30+ mi/hr. They look like HPWC's too.

I usually try to balance free electricity with the car sitting there, and not hogging a charge station for 10 hours since others might drive from further, or might not have as much range (Volts, Leafs, etc.). I thought a 30mi/hr charge would be nice to get 150-200mi on an afternoon.

Side note - Came out to see 4 Teslas parked yesterday afternoon, including a beautiful black P90D with Ohio temp tags on it. VIN 105XXX I believe. Beautiful sight. :)

Re: Airports, I found when talking to some of the folks at STL that they think a bit differently. They're fine with 16A because they figure you're gone for a day or so, if not more. STL lot A has a handful of 208V (more like 199V because of voltage drop in the distance of the circuit), 16A charging units. They don't work well for short-term parking or for road trippers, but they work just fine for me when I go on trips.
 

patrick42h

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May 20, 2014
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Indianapolis
I figure that if you have a Model S and need a faster charge, you should just head a few miles to the east and use the Supercharger. It makes sense to me to have a lower-power charging station at an airport for the reason FlasherZ gave. I don't get why they would get HPWCs when there are much cheaper EVSEs that can charge a car at 4 kW.
 

bjwModelS

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Dec 27, 2013
194
39
United States
I figure that if you have a Model S and need a faster charge, you should just head a few miles to the east and use the Supercharger. It makes sense to me to have a lower-power charging station at an airport for the reason FlasherZ gave. I don't get why they would get HPWCs when there are much cheaper EVSEs that can charge a car at 4 kW.

I'll take a closer look this week when I park, but they looked like HPWC's which had me confused on why they charged so slowly. Hopefully my 7.1 update comes in overnight as well and I can Summon to the tight spot on the west side of the pole :)
 

FlasherZ

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Jun 21, 2012
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I figure that if you have a Model S and need a faster charge, you should just head a few miles to the east and use the Supercharger. It makes sense to me to have a lower-power charging station at an airport for the reason FlasherZ gave. I don't get why they would get HPWCs when there are much cheaper EVSEs that can charge a car at 4 kW.

If Tesla supplied the HPWC's, they were likely free to the airport authority.
 

DCGOO

Active Member
Nov 24, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN
Side note - Came out to see 4 Teslas parked yesterday afternoon, including a beautiful black P90D with Ohio temp tags on it. VIN 105XXX I believe. Beautiful sight. :)

Many local Indianapolis Tesla's start with Ohio temp tags because they were delivered in Cincinnati. Mine still has the Ohio temp on it. Probably will for another month. A local SC is on the horizon ...sometime.
 

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