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Question on the SC at Gilroy , CA

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Elctrek, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Elctrek

    Elctrek Darth Voltage

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    While driving home from the factory Friday I stopped at the Gilroy super charger to check it out. I noticed about 4 chargers with front drive in slots but they were all marked reserved. Are these for Tesla employees or for public use? The others with back in slots were not marked reserved... just Tesla.
     
  2. markb1

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    I don't know, but those four are the original ones, and they were still 90 kW last time I was there. The others are 120 kW, so at least it's the slow ones that are roped off.
     
  3. Lou Olsen

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    I use the Gilroy chargers fairly often and I've never seen any reserved signs on any of them. As markb1 mentioned, the four to the right of the power junction are the original ones. Although they say 90kW, I believe that all are now 120kW chargers. At any rate, the Gilroy chargers seem especially prone to charge rates that vary wildly. I've had the rate vary from 7kW at one charger to almost 120 at another. This seems to go beyond the typical variables of outside temperature or the number of charge ports in use. As far as the original question, I think that the "reserved" sign is probably "reserved for Tesla owners". Go ahead and use them. If you have any problems with the chargers, just call the help number. I was amazed that the guy I talked to knew when I got there, what stall I was in, the color of my MS, and much more. These folks seem to be on top of everything!
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    A close-up picture might help unravel this mystery.
     
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    Doesn't that just mean reserved for Tesla's?
     
  6. Elctrek

    Elctrek Darth Voltage

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    I will take a photo next time I stop there... There was a mfgr's car there when I pulled up.
     
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    +1 on the wild charging differences...I tried two of the older ones and could only get 40kw. Then moved over to the newer one and got over 100kw. I made sure the plug was snug each time. No adjacent cars.
     
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    I was there yesterday, before seeing this thread, and it was clear to me that "reserved" meant "reserved for Teslas".
     
  9. smartypnz

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    Hate to bring up an old thread, but there are 4 additional superchargers here - total 16. If mentioned elsewhere, I apologize.
     
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    Thanks for the great news!
     
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    Here are 2 pix. First pic - the new ones are on the far left opposite the current bank of SC's. In the second pic, it shows they are rear in configuration.
    Gilroy 1.jpg Gilroy 2.jpg
     
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  12. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    Cool, on the same side as the CHAdeMO/CCS stations...

    Kudos to these guys. They were among the first ones with the old Blink J1772s and the original Supercharger location...
     
  13. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    There is a forum specifically about all the California Superchargers, with one thread on each location. See California Supercharger locations

    The news about the Gilroy expansion was reported in the Supercharger - Gilroy thread some time ago.
     

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