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smilepak

Active Member
May 11, 2015
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Eastvale, CA
Anyone used this in California? I got a membership from them and used 4 times at 4 different location (i.e.: Corona - Costco Plaza) since there isn't too many SC around So Cal. I haven't see them billed my credit card yet. I wonder if they are slacking off or is it free ehehhe.

By the way, what's cool about their CHAdeMo is that it is limited to 30 minutes of charging. After you press START to charge, after 30 minutes, it stop charging. Which is cool for those who are waiting and always know when they can just disconnect other people car to charge yours. hehehe.

The Super Charger should have similar.
 

David99

Active Member
Jan 31, 2014
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Brea, Orange County
Yes I have used many of them. They have quite a few of these. I agree the 30 min limit is a good idea. The idea is to keep the chargers free not have people use it as parking spots.
Not sure when they bill you. I think once a month.
 

kmontoya

Member
May 4, 2015
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1
Los Angeles, CA
It's not free, they are just slow in billing, I have been charged for using the Corona one.

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Oba

Member
Jun 7, 2015
234
7
SoCal
There's no reason for Tesla to put a 30 minute time limit on the Supercharger, unless they guarantee that I can get fully charged in 30 min.

if I really needed a full charge at a 50kW CHAdeMO station with a 30 minute limit, and I needed an hour to charge, it would be a MAJOR pain in my posterior to go to lunch and midway, come back to restart the charge.

No thanks. Great for LEAF drivers.
 

smilepak

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May 11, 2015
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Eastvale, CA
30 mins is good, if u need more restart. It forces ppl to be courteous to other drivers. I've seen ppl at rancho location parked there over an hr when they had finish charging in much less time. They too busy shopping or eating lunch, hogging up spaces. Or charge ppl or something. It's a minor issue now but as more Tesla are on the road esp Model 3, it's going to be a nightmare
 

Oba

Member
Jun 7, 2015
234
7
SoCal
30 mins is good, if u need more restart. It forces ppl to be courteous to other drivers. I've seen ppl at rancho location parked there over an hr when they had finish charging in much less time. They too busy shopping or eating lunch, hogging up spaces. Or charge ppl or something. It's a minor issue now but as more Tesla are on the road esp Model 3, it's going to be a nightmare

So, here's a simple question:

If they're not moving their car when the charge is complete, how does a 30 minute limit change that dynamic?
 

smilepak

Active Member
May 11, 2015
1,710
513
Eastvale, CA
Having the sc design spot similar to evgo with longer cords so you can park facing both side. Once 30 mins are met and system stop charging, the next user can unplug that person car to charge theirs.

If the want to continue with the short cord design, implement a card rfid system that tracks who is charging, if full or limit is met and idle greater than 10-15 mins, charge them a fee for each interval mins parked.

Do something is better than do nothing and keep status quo
 

David99

Active Member
Jan 31, 2014
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Brea, Orange County
How about letting the car charge to 100% and if you don't unplug it, it sucks energy out of the battery again LOL If you don't come back and move your car, your are draining your battery again :) :)

JK!
 

smilepak

Active Member
May 11, 2015
1,710
513
Eastvale, CA
The would work if the reposition the station to allow two parking spots per charging station and long cables. So one can disconnect from one to charge other
 

smilepak

Active Member
May 11, 2015
1,710
513
Eastvale, CA
Yea, 3 of 8 are next to each other, leaving a Hugh part of OC / LA / inland empire without SC.

Those living in places like brea, diamond bar, Pasadena, etc don't have access to SC. There far more CHAdeMo than SC for convenience
 

Dave EV

Active Member
Jun 23, 2009
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1,048
San Diego
How about no time limit and the charge plug unlocks when charging is complete... then you can use it.
That's not bad, but often a car will charge at a very slow speed (you could charge faster on the J1772 plug next to it) as it approaches full.

I would suggest that as long as the car is pulling 10 kW or more let it charge longer than 30 minutes. If the car pulls less than 6 kW, stop the charge even sooner.
 

brucet999

Active Member
Mar 12, 2015
2,674
1,484
Huntington Beach, CA
30 mins is good, if u need more restart. It forces ppl to be courteous to other drivers. I've seen ppl at rancho location parked there over an hr when they had finish charging in much less time. They too busy shopping or eating lunch, hogging up spaces. Or charge ppl or something. It's a minor issue now but as more Tesla are on the road esp Model 3, it's going to be a nightmare

What am I missing here? How does shutting off charge force people to be courteous? Unless it disconnects and remote controls your car to move it, it just results in a partly charged Tesla taking up space instead of one still charging.
 

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