Thanks! I'm going to pass on it - hasn't been a problem yet and seems like it's going to go away..So sorry man, got busy with life, ok I’ve never had to use the CHAdeMO adapter once on this trip or any long distance trips, I’ve only used it locally a few times to make sure it worked and that was EA, Blink & Charge Point. So in long cross country trips like this one it’s good to have because some areas might not have SC’ers. But there were plenty of Super Chargers everywhere. I recommend not to buy one. Only if your town doesn’t have a Supercharger working 200 miles.
Note: that my first CHAdeMO didn’t work out of the box, it would make a Pop sound and then you can smell the smoke. Had it replaced and the new one works fine.
That’s awesome!The wooden table shown above slips down under the passenger seat and you can pull it out for when you’re ready to eat, the bottom folds open with magnets. Company that makes them is posted below. I purchased the plain one and painted it myself.View attachment 670010View attachment 670011View attachment 670013
Nice report. I am travelling cross country to the east coast next month in my M3. Jacksonville, FL then Myrtle Beach. My question is regarding Tesla Nav and actual energy consumption. Does the navigation dynamically adjust arrival SoC and charge level to next SC based on actual consumption? What I mean is if I am driving speed limit +5 mph, will navigation dynamically adjust how much charge it expects I will need to get at (SC...next) to arrive at (SC...next+1) with the desired remaining SoC?Took a road trip 2 weeks ago so (14 days) with the AWD 2020 Model Y with 19” aftermarket light weight wheels (19.6 Lbs each)
This trip took me from San Diego California to Erwin Tennessee, then from Tennessee to Key West Florida. From Key West up the panhandle of Florida and back West to San Diego.
I took my modern spare tire which thankfully I didn’t have to use, also took all of the tools needed to fix a flat and replace the tire.
Tire pressure was set to 46 cold and reached 50psi when temps were 109 degrees in the Arizona area.
I also took my 6” mattress for that back where I would take a 1 hour nap during charger times.
Out of all of the chargers that I stopped to use, at only one station 4 stalls were down out of 8, I just waited 5 minutes to get one to charge. No other issues with all of the Tesla Superchargers I used nationwide.
60% of the Tesla Superchargers were located behind a hotel like Hampton Suites or Holiday Inn and most were located by a Loves Travel Center or a Pilot gas station with many food options.
90% of my drive was on Auto Pilot, so the drive was very pleasant. Weapon against dead bugs on the Windshield & front bumper is glass cleaner with a micro fiber cloth, make sure you bring 3 cans of windshield cleaner to keep those areas super clean. when I stopped to charge I was cleaning bugs off the car, except for areas that were 109 degrees out.
Never had any issues with running low on juice, if the Nav station said you would arrive at your next Supercharger with 10%, you got there with 10%. I always charged enough to arrive with 20% so that I can hit speeds at 75 - 80mph. Only Texas out of all states had the 80mph speed limit sign while other states had 75mph speed limit signs.
If you have anyone questions hit me up.
Boss tip: make sure you hit any Texas BBQ when in Texas, The places I stopped was super good.
Yes, it monitors how you drive and adjusts accordingly. Will tell you to slow down to a certain speed to reach the one planned or will have you stop at an closer one, painless!Nice report. I am travelling cross country to the east coast next month in my M3. Jacksonville, FL then Myrtle Beach. My question is regarding Tesla Nav and actual energy consumption. Does the navigation dynamically adjust arrival SoC and charge level to next SC based on actual consumption? What I mean is if I am driving speed limit +5 mph, will navigation dynamically adjust how much charge it expects I will need to get at (SC...next) to arrive at (SC...next+1) with the desired remaining SoC?
Thanks for the bug report as I was thinking about what I need to clean windshield and front bumper at SCs.
I’ve found that while it can calculate, it can be a little too optimistic initially and it remains best practice to self-calculate based on worst case climate.Yes I’m positive- if you drive too fast/ use more energy it will tell you to slow to a specific speed to reach you destination or will recalculate to have you charge earlier. But I’ll let you do your own search to confirm, I’ve experienced it many times myself.
yeah I have seen that part of the graph. pretty cool the way it'll show you sucking up energy going up hil and then harvesting on the downhill side.You can see all of this by going into the consumption graph. It will show you what your expected destination charge is and how that will change along the plotted route. There is a grey line that shows rated consumption and a colored line that shows how you are actually doing. You will be able to tell where the hills will be along your route based on the curve of the graph. You will also see what your anticipated arrival charge will be etc. So, no, it does not just do the calculation while you are charging.