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PA: Whitehall ( Allentown) Superchargers Updates

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by jrreno, May 2, 2014.

  1. PhillyGal

    PhillyGal Member

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    I've been compulsively checking this thread... just being quiet about it because we aren't heading back up to where we'll need it until after it's live. (I think.)
     
  2. Syd

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    so is that a once a day compulsion or more often? (keeps quiet about how often I look for picts of progress here)
     
  3. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    Speaking for myself, its everytime I pick up my iPad ( two to three times a day ). I am subscribed to thread ( and others )
     
  4. PhillyGal

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    Once a day... but probably would have been more if I wasn't traveling the past week :)
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Damn squirrel can't get a nut.

    we need one near Harrisburg, and Williamsport.
     
  6. JakeP

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    And Erie!!!
     
  7. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    +1 ^^^
     
  8. EVSteve

    EVSteve 110% Solar Powered

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    Update 1-6-2016

    Night time pictures but still bright enough to see what's going on. Lots of progress made. Looks like PP&L has completed everything on their end so its only a matter of how quickly the contractor can complete the rest of the installation. Most wiring looks to be in place. Best case scenario in my opinion is either online or testing by the end of the week assuming they don't have any issues with inspection scheduling. Worst case scenario being 3 weeks? I'll keep checking.

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  9. ericallyn

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    Thanks for pics, EVSteve. Great to see (and read) about the progress. I'm driving to FLA next weekend, and this one would help my route...
     
  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the pictures.

    Looks like:
    - cabling
    - transformer hookup
    - meter and hookup
    - complete Supercharger/distribution enclosure
    - testing
    - inspections
     
  11. Buddyroe

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    One month.

    (based on most all previous SuperChargers)
     
  12. rickrickrick

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    EVSteve, thanks for the update! As a new model S owner it's fascinating to "watch" the Supercharger infrastructure installation process. We took a trip down to D.C. our first weekend with the car and used the Newark, Delaware supercharger but that's been our only experience. Looking forward to using Allentown on one of our future trips to visit the in-laws in NJ.
     
  13. PhillyGal

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    The updated supercharger map has a Harrisburg area gray "coming soon" marker, same as this location which we know is actually coming soon. I'm still hoping there's a permit somewhere no one has picked up on yet. There are only so many places I can visit up and down I-95 :)
    (Already been Maine to Georgia in our MS.)
     
  14. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant, innkeeper

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    There were a few install teams working the east coast before the holidays. Nothing active on the east coast now but Allentown so hopefully a few went into stealth mode in Harrisburg and along I80. Fingers crossed.
     
  15. EVSteve

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    This baby looks almost ready to turn on and start testing. All the stands are buttoned up and the enclosure looks basically completed.

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  16. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Yes, that looks like everything is in place. The covered thing near the distribution cabinets is, I presume, the meter. (Pole-mounted transformers, so can't put the meter by the transformer!).
    So, should just need
    a) clean-up
    b) testing
    c) inspection
     
  17. jaguar36

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    I think that's a little overly optimistic. They've still got to install the equipment into the grey cabinet. And since it looks like everything is ready except for that, I bet they are waiting on parts, which doesn't bode well for this being finished soon.

    I wonder when we will start seeing those nice thin liquid cooled cables.
     
  18. Cottonwood

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    Thanks for the pictures.

    Those big black cables in this will connect 480V AC from the transformers on the pole to the grey distribution cabinet. The horizontal, bars that the cables will be connected to are from top to bottom, the three 480V power phases, neutral, and ground. The big plate between neutral and ground is the service-entrance, single-point connection of neutral to ground. The meter under the plastic bag will be a CT (current transformer) meter.

    These last connections can happen in a day or less. After that the last tests need to be done by Tesla Supercharger Techs with a Tesla Model S before the site can be commissioned. All of this could take from days to months, but is usually less than weeks.

    Good Luck!
     
  19. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    EVSteve, many thanks for posting pictures. Nice to see the stands all buttoned up.

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    The last picture of the transformers ( #386 ) did not have the high voltage connected to the fuses on the pole or the 480v lines connected to the transformers.
     
  20. SabrToothSqrl

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    can the liquid cooled ones also heat? These thick cables are hard as heck to bend in the PA cold.

    Unless they are thin enough to be more flexible anyway...

    On the Tesla 2016 map, I think I see Harrisburg, and the Williamsport or I80 area.
     

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