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Private Tesla Fastcharger? [Not quite a supercharger] This guy bought 2.

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Fanatic, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Fanatic

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    I know some ppl has been talking about having their own Supercharger. This man did almost this when he bought 2 Fastchargers? 60kW output. They are publicly accessible.

    Never heard about Tesla Fastchargers before..

    Google Översätt
     
  2. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    How do you know they are 60kW output? The article doesn't say that...
     
  3. Fanatic

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    No it doesn't but this guy says it is just 60kW..
    European SuperCharger rollout updated - Page 131

    And supercharge.info says its limited to 60kW as well.
     
  4. markb1

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    Supercharge.info likely got that info from the TMC thread you cite.
     
  5. widodh

    widodh Model S 85kWh

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    I know that in Amsterdam at Schiphol Airport there are 4 60kW chargers from Tesla as well.

    They are NOT public, but they were bought by the local taxi company to charge their taxis.
     
  6. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

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    Odd. Why would Tesla go through all the work of creating a 60kW Semi-Super-Charger, but then only sell it in such limited quantities?
     
  7. Fanatic

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    Feel like this 2. And why aren't there some info about how you can acquire such a charger.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Perhaps it's in "research" / "trial" phase like power pack was.
     
  9. markb1

    markb1 Active Member

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    They've also installed at least one private full-power supercharger, that I know of, which is in Las Vegas. I'm sure it's pretty expensive. If you're really interested, reach out to Tesla. I presume it's not something they advertise because the market is really very small.
     
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    glhs272 Unnamed plug faced villian

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    I wonder if these are your typical 120kw superchargers just locked in a split of 60kw - 60kw to both pedestals. Or if this actually a 60kw supercharger that will split that 60kw between both pedestals such that if there were 2 cars charging there, they might see less than 60kw.
     
  11. Fanatic

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    Not really that well funded..
     
  12. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    I'm guessing that Tesla can set the maximum power or current or both on Supercharger Ports. They certainly do it during initial Supercharger testing.
     
  13. T B

    T B President, Tesla Club Sweden

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    Read more about the Karlskrona Fastcharger at Tesla Club Sweden:

    Google Översätt

    They are privately owned, but free access to all Tesla owners. They are limited to 60 kW due to simpler mains connection (100A 400V three-phase).
    The TCS article also describes how to order your own, they cost around €60,000 for a pair.
     
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    "To get a Fast Charger... contact Tesla Motors via their "Suggest a Supercharger-site" page and write in the comment field that it's Fast Charger you are interested in."

    Anybody want to try this?
     
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    The smart money is betting that Cott will be the first U.S. install at his "Hole In The Wall". :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  16. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Nope, but Salida would be nice. That would greatly help my Pagosa to Boulder and back commutes... Salida does call itself the "The Crossroads of the Rockies."

    A crowd funding initiative got a Destination charger in Sheridan, WY paid for by Tesla. Maybe we should work on a Salida crowd funding initiative to prompt Tesla to put a Supercharger in Salida, CO. The riverfront picture in the Wiki link below is 2 blocks from the current 70-Amp J1772 at Wood's High Mountain Distillery, and near where a Supercharger would fit perfectly!

    Salida, Colorado - Wikipedia

    :smile: :wink: :biggrin:
     
  17. electracity

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    The fast chargers are low cost items for business like restaurants. No reason a restaurant would benefit from offering supercharger. Business probably have the option of throttling even the fastcharger.
     
  18. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    At $60k for a 60 kW HPWC, a CHAdeMO for $25k seems like a bargain and is compatible with more EV's.

    To offer 50 kW to the car with either, takes a 150A/208V or a 70A/480V 3-Phase connection; that is the big issue.
     
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    Are those continuous currents? Specs for 50 kW CHAdeMO in the USA usually say a 200A circuit if using 208V triphase.
     
  20. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    You are correct, I did not put in the 125% of continuous for conventional breakers.

    That means to offer 50 kW to the car with either a throttled Supercharger or a CHAdeMO, takes a 200A/208V or a 90A/480V 3-Phase connection; that is the bigger issue.
     

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