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Maximum charge rate actually 45 mi/hr

PoitNarf

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Jun 7, 2016
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Tesla’s documentation says that the Model 3 is able to charge at up to 44 miles per hour when using a Wall Connector on a 240 volt 60 amp circuit. I’ve witnessed on several occasions that my Model 3 is actually able to get up to a charge rate of 45 miles per hour. Anyone else seeing this?
 
Tesla’s documentation says that the Model 3 is able to charge at up to 44 miles per hour when using a Wall Connector on a 240 volt 60 amp circuit. I’ve witnessed on several occasions that my Model 3 is actually able to get up to a charge rate of 45 miles per hour. Anyone else seeing this?
Mine gets 46 miles per hour at 48 amps on occasion, usually 45 though
 
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nitzmahone

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Feb 28, 2018
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I've found the mi/hr rating when charging to be pretty useless. You should really only care about the kW the car is charging at.
This. The mi/hr rating calculation appears to be reverse-engineered from the overall range calculation. So on a brand new battery, if you're getting a slightly higher maximum charge rate, my psychic powers tell me your 100% charge range is > 310mi (this is the case with mine- it reads 315mi at 100%). The true values for any given charge are battery SoC and kW draw, anything else is derived from "fluffy" values.
 

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