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Other Charging Options in Rock Springs, Wyoming?

Discussion in 'North America' started by pox, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. pox

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    On my way home from Salt Lake and was planning to charge at the KOA in Rock Springs. I've charged there quite a few times without an issue. I need a good 100 miles of range to get home to Riverton.
    They said they were overbooked and didn't have a 50,30amp or any space due to a rodeo. So we are at a Super 8 overnight that has 16amp 120v. All the other RV parks are more long term mobile home parking and didn't a 50amp for overnight. I was thinking welding shop or Tire Shop might have a 240v. Any Thoughts on faster charging in the area?
     
  2. wws

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    Allstays shows another campground with 50a, about 11 miles west of Rock Springs: http://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds-details/33948.htm

    The truck stop in Little America is supposedly a Shorepower.com site. That would provide a 14-30. But Shorepowerconnect.com is showing it as "coming soon". Not sure what is up with that.
     
  3. pox

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    WWS,

    The overnight hotel worked out this time, the other campground in green river was also sold out. I have used little america in the past. It's up and running and always iced with big turks not using the service. The are over 30 stations and I have managed to squeeze once and it was very slow charging at 30amp 208v. They also have 480v 30A with a connecter I've never seen before, would be good to get an adapter.
     
  4. wws

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    The 480v connection is 3-phase. So unfortunately a simple adapter wouldn't work.
     
  5. miimura

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    You could pull one phase and neutral out to get 277VAC with a simple adapter. However, I believe things like NEMA 14-50 sockets are only rated to 250VAC. I also wouldn't want to be the first one to try it on my Model S (if I had one).
     
  6. pox

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    Back in Rock Springs again, almost all the hotels sold out. Found the motel 8 and super 8 have 120v outlets. The Super 8 is 20amp if you have the adapter. Added them to plug share.
     

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