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Manchester TN Supercharger

Mike Robinson

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Feb 3, 2016
521
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Atlanta GA
Does anyone have charging experience at the Manchester TN supercharger? The Tesla supercharger map indicates that it has max 72 KW charge rate. That seems really low. Can anyone verify from experience what charge rate you get at that location?? Thanks!
 

jackhodges

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Jun 13, 2018
49
45
Kentucky
I have charged there several times going to and from ATL. Coming from Southern KY (Model 3 LR RWD), I typically start out around 100KW+ and taper down fairly quickly. We typically don't have enough time to enjoy Dunkin Donuts or Waffle House (across the street) until we are more than charged to hit the road again. It's a great stopping point coming from ATL and will get you back to ATL
 

Mike Robinson

Member
Feb 3, 2016
521
172
Atlanta GA
Yes, I charged there today. Made it from Peachtree City GA (south of Atlanta) to Manchester TN SC with 13% remaining. Charge started at 109 kw and went down pretty quickly.
 

fwiw

Member
Feb 24, 2019
34
18
FL & WI
I stopped there twice on cross country trips. I didn't notice any reduced charging.
It's a nice on-off location. Behind DD and across from a McD.
Only had one other car charging and was able to park in the shade. Great for a quick nap.
 

M3BlueGeorgia

Active Member
Dec 10, 2018
1,375
1,083
Atlanta, GA
Does anyone have charging experience at the Manchester TN supercharger? The Tesla supercharger map indicates that it has max 72 KW charge rate. That seems really low. Can anyone verify from experience what charge rate you get at that location?? Thanks!

Supercharger.info, which is more reliable than the Tesla.com maps, shows this as a "normal" Supercharger station not an urban supercharger station.
That was also my experience a few months ago.
 

Mike Robinson

Member
Feb 3, 2016
521
172
Atlanta GA
Does anyone have charging experience at the Manchester TN supercharger? The Tesla supercharger map indicates that it has max 72 KW charge rate. That seems really low. Can anyone verify from experience what charge rate you get at that location?? Thanks!
Supercharger.info, which is more reliable than the Tesla.com maps, shows this as a "normal" Supercharger station not an urban supercharger station.
That was also my experience a few months ago.

Showing my ignorance here: what’s the difference between “normal” SC and “urban” SC??
 

M3BlueGeorgia

Active Member
Dec 10, 2018
1,375
1,083
Atlanta, GA
Showing my ignorance here: what’s the difference between “normal” SC and “urban” SC??

About 75 kWh.

"Normal" Superchargers share ~150 kWh dynamically between each A/B pair, which is why you should always try to find an unoccupied A/B pair to connect to (or guess who has been there longest). But if a "normal" Supercharger station gets congested, people can see their charging start in the 30's and slowly rebalance.
Benefit is that if you find an unoccupied A/B pair, you can see charging speeds up to 147.

"Urban" Superchargers expect congestion and heavy usage, so instead Tesla make a hard split of the ~150 kWh, which means all pedestals max out at 72 kWh, but when you plug in you are going to get 72 regardless of how many other cars are charging.
 
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mociaf9

Active Member
Oct 18, 2018
2,632
5,357
CA
Showing my ignorance here: what’s the difference between “normal” SC and “urban” SC??
Besides the behavior difference M3Blue gave, there's also a physical design difference. The urban superchargers look exactly like the picture in Tesla's blog post announcing the new equipment/strategy

supercharging-cities-announcement.jpg
 

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