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PA: Whitehall ( Allentown) Superchargers Updates

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

  1. Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Member

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    You're right... there's a big hole between Hagerstown - Binghamton I81... came back the other day and had to emergency charge (because of the strong winds) at Sheetz in Mechanicsburg/Harrisburgh (the one on Carlisle Pike). Been able to add couple of % but the L3 charger stopped when I was at 75% SoC... was hoping to get an almost full charge to be able to get to Binghamton but was forced instead to longer my trip to Tannersville to top up... at least I had enough juice to get to Syracuse instead of Binghamton...

    Harrisburgh is at a «do it now» status...
     
  2. ericallyn

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    Harrisburgh is at a «do it now» status...[/QUOTE]

    I AGREE!! We need Harriburg. Its a key N-S connection!
     
  3. rickrickrick

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    If we have a meet up I'd be willing to help anyone install or show show them how I installed the external EZpass transponder under my nose cone. I tried the transponder out a couple of days ago when we drove my son to JFK, it worked without issue at all of the toll plazas. I have a couple of small suction cups that I purchased from Harbor Freight, I have spare automotive tape, and I have extra zip ties. The whole process was pretty simple.
     
  4. Syd

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    Rick,
    The SC will install the external transponder in the nosecone for you. I had mine installed when I picked up the car, and it's worked flawlessly for me since I got it. the metal behind the nosecode will act as a good ground plane reflector for the antenna in the tag (just like the car bumper does for the license plate mounting position it was intended for).

    Looking forward to the meetup, but as a worst case, I have a meeting in Bethlehem on 2/2, so I hope it's up and running by then.

    Syd
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

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    I drive the Carlise pike near that sheetz often. I'd like to see a Harrisburg, but since I live near, I'd only visit out of fun or if I need a fast charge.
     
  6. Theshadows

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    That gray dot has been there since 2012 on the coming next year map.
     
  7. glenndunk

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    Anyone able to swing by and get photo of how the construction is doing? My hometown is Kutztown and now live in Florida so interested in planning trip with the Allentown superstation.
     
  8. jaguar36

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    I bet it looks pretty much the same as on Friday when the EVSteve took his pictures.
     
  9. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    And I bet you were as disappointed as I was that the post didn't add new information.

    Here's another one. :p
     
  10. SabrToothSqrl

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    Are we there yet?! :-D

    lol
     
  11. mmccord

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to SabrToothSqrl again.


     
  12. jaguar36

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    Don't make me come back there!

    I will turn this thread right around and go back to Tannersville!
     
  13. PhillyGal

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    :smile:
     
  14. SabrToothSqrl

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    Ok, so here's the plan. We go find a rarely used or area with too many super chargers. California looks like a good place.

    We get some electricians, trailers, and some type of a distraction.

    we roll up, um, move some chargers, and drop them near Harrisburg, PA.

    whos in?!
     
  15. jrreno

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

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    Do you want me to pull this car over and show you where we are?! :)
     
  16. wabbit

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    A better plan. Tesla hires someone to manage SuperCharger manufacture, distribution, and site acquisition management who can get the job done on time. Take a few electrical engineers, put them in a room to design a unitized SC< Set aside an unused space in Fremont and create an assembly line to assemble the transformer/distribution room on permanent mounts ready to be set on a concrete pad and connected as a single unit (or double unit) to a 4 station sub unit that can expand to two 4 unit subs that again only need to be set on a concrete strip foundation. All electrical could be contained in steel conduit and bolted together on site with minimal electrical connections ready to fasten. Ship it on a few long semi-trailers. And pursue agreements with several of the truckstop chains for sites. Easily do another 500 x 4 chargers in a year.
     
  17. ericallyn

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    SabrTooth. I am desperate for a Harrisburg SC, as I live in upstate NY and often travel south. And, co-incidentally, I am presently in SF, CA. And I will be touring through the TESLA plant in Fremont on Wednesday afternoon. I'd be happy to grab a couple of superchargers, shove them into my carry-on bag (I don't ever check bags), and bring them back East. I can then drive them down to Harrisburg (I will be driving there Sunday evening), and would be happy to drop them off where ever you would like in H'burg. You will have to find the electricians for the install. Sounds like a plan, right? :smile:
     
  18. EVSteve

    EVSteve 110% Solar Powered

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    Everything is completed and buttoned up except for the main feed from the meter base. They even installed some bright led pole lights to better illuminate where the chargers are. No pics as there's nothing really new to show.
     
  19. djinn1

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    Any ice's parked there yet? Oh wait, this isn't Michigan… :tongue:
     
  20. SabrToothSqrl

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    Now that the X can tow, I'm not above carrying some tow straps... I'll fix that ICE problem myself.
     

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