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Road Trip - Take 2 - Yaaaaaaah! Melbourne to Adelaide

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by alpal, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. alpal

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    The next RT plan is shaping up - couple of probs - main one is - I will be passing through Adelaide on one day but will not have enough charge to make my destination - can anyone advise of the fastest/best/most reliable way to top up charge in Adelaide?
     
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    There is a 32A destination charger (two actually) at Burnside village shopping centre, which is a few minutes from the bottom of the freeway.
    You're also most welcome to visit my office in the CBD, where I have a 40A connector....sitting right next to a 500 amp transformer. Anything quicker than that I can't really help. It's a few minutes from the mall or markets by foot if you need to wipe out a few hours.
     
  3. alpal

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    Sounds great Paulp! Not sure when the trip will be but will contact you close to the date to arrange.Thanks.
     
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    Isn't there a CHAdeMO in Adelaide?

    Mitsubishi Administration Building
    Mitsubishi Administration Building | Adelaide, SA | Electric Car Charging Station | PlugShare

    Apparently it needs a code but it must be obtainable as Tesla owners passing through have used it.
     
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    @LGGD - I turned my filter off for CHAdeMO chargers (probably because I don't have a plug) on plugshare. Any idea how I could get the code??
     
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    You could try messaging through the app one of the Tesla owners who have checked in and successfully charged there and ask them how to get a code.
     
  7. alpal

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    Face palm ... :)
     
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    Trip shaping up nicely (mind you, nothing as daring as the current trip from WA currently underway)- launch date around the beginning of June.

    Small prob - need a top up charge of about 100ks around Robe, SA?

    Any ideas anyone?

    Cheers
    Alpal
     
  9. brewster

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    I assume the Destination Charger at Penola (Raidis Estate) is out of range or you have already come from there or going there?
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous town. You can get fresh crays at the factory, and the cafe's are all very good. Even the fish'n'chip shop had cray sandwiches.
    So I'd stay a night or two on long beach (loads of house type options) and use the mobile charger overnight.
     
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  11. alpal

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    Thanks brewster - changed my plans to incorporate a daytime charge here.
     
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    Yup - sounds too good to turn down. Will stay at least a night at Robe - thanks.
     
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    Our next road trip is shaping up for departure 2nd June for ten days - see following image (we're going clockwise from Melbourne). It's an interesting exercise when there are no superchargers around which was the case with my last trip North.

    Thanks for everyone's suggestions and advice.

    BTW Can anyone recommend some portable electric bicycles or scooters for us to take on our adventure. We have to wait on a few occassions for a daytime charge and I think these could come in handy (eg a three hour stop at the Murray Bridge showground).

    RoadTrip2.jpg
     
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    Are you staying at The Frames near Renmark with their destination charger?
     
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    For a couple of nights on your recommendation, paulp! Sounds a nice spot.
     
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    image.jpeg

    Found! And to maintain our theme, electric too!

    So for the record, to accompany us on our next road trip we have purchased two electric scooters to occupy us whilst we charge during the day, and for those who like to see the specs: ;)

    48v 12AH Lithium battery => .576 KWh (Yes that's half a KWh!)
    (Software upgradeable to 1KWh - as soon as I find the onboard computer)
    25-35 km range
    6-8 hours charge via 'super' chargers
    800 watt motor
    Black - multi coat
    Transparent pano roof (?)
    Black next gen seat
    9" turbine tyres
    Smart suspension
    Premium interior
    Autopilot enabled (when pilot onboard)

    Ordered 17/5 - picked up 17/5

    I can already hear your questions:

    What happens when you run out of charge?
    How far can you go on one charge?
    Does it use coal fired electricity to recharge?
    Pretty exxy hey?

    Yeah, yeah - I know - enough already. :)
     
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  17. RichardMcN

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    Cool!

    And yes the questions ...
    • How fast does it go?
    • Is it street legal?
    • Where did you get it?
     
  18. NovoCasGreeny

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    Can you fit a tray to the back? This might do me for the weekend repair jobs on the rentals!!
     
  19. Blue heaven

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    FULLY SIK

    (Has a drink holder too!)
     
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    They must foldup for transport?
     

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