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Super Charger; Harrisburg, PA area

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by SabrToothSqrl, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Theshadows

    Theshadows Active Member

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    Only problem is I doubt many supercharger users are buying groceries. We have never bought groceries at a supercharger. Meals and coffee all the time, but not groceries.
     
  2. FerraraZ

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    I tweeted in thanks to the Weis in Hburg for supplying the power but I did not buy groceries. Try to show my gratitude in any way I can!
     
  3. Saghost

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    I bought groceries there at the beginning of my road trip to Chicago while supercharging.
     
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  4. JSergeant

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    I stopped at the Harrisburg SpC on the way back from Pittsburgh on Sunday and had an unusual occurrence.

    After plugging in, we walked over to the Texas Roadhouse to have dinner. While waiting to be seated I checked the charging status on my iPhone, and it showed that charging had stopped. I started it again from the iPhone and that seemed to work. I checked on it several times while we were eating dinner and it seemed good. However, when I look at the log on Teslafi, it actually shows it stopped and started five times -there were five sessions of 7, 3, 27, 3 and 29 minutes over the period from 6:19 to 7:34 pm. There was a one minute gap between each session. I started charging at 30% and ended at 99%. I've never seen anything like this happen before. I was using the face-in station in the middle of the group of SpC's.
     
  5. Saghost

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    That actually happened to me Friday at that exact stall; it was the first time I Supercharged in heavy rain with both sides looking wet when I plugged in, so I assumed that had something to do with it and gave up/decided I could make it after the second time it stopped.
     
  6. jthompson

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    Please call the Supercharger team when things like this happen - it may be a harbinger of things to come at that site.
     
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  7. SabrToothSqrl

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    Well.. they did put it on the wrong shore... lol
     
  8. FerraraZ

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    Are there issues with plugging in when it is down pouring?
     
  9. vdiv

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    Yes, you get rather wet in the process ;)

    EVSEs (charging stations) are usually designed, tested and certified so that they are safe to operate properly in all weather. If water gets in the plug the supercharger will not energize it. Rain water cannot get in the plug while attached in the stall or once it is connected to the car.

    The potential issue is lightning which may damage the supercharger and the car. It is a good idea to be generally aware of the weather nearby and perhaps wait for a storm to pass before plugging in.
     
  10. Saghost

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    Not that I'm aware of. Certainly the design takes a bunch of steps to try to keep you safe - neither end has any voltage across it until well after the plug is inserted, and both the car and the cord continuously monitor for isolation.

    However, storms tend to create electrical issues in general, so I just assumed the pouring rain was tied in to the problem, whether it had anything to do with the connection between car and Supercharger or not.

    Based on this thread, that assumption appears to be in error and there must be a fault with the cord or something upstream of it.
     
  11. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Legend has it that all cars connected to the supercharger station will be fully charged within milliseconds if the supercharger gets struck by lightning while charging. :cool:
     
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  12. Half Dollar Bill

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

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    A Tesla employee is at the charger today swapping out charger cables.
    And I wish I'd have remembered not to connect to 3B because it's still exhibiting the stop/start behavior. I'll tell him when I get back from McD's.
     
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  13. Half Dollar Bill

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

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    He is going to fix 3B. Something about a proximity circuit?
    Btw, he mentioned that he either visited Newark, Paramus and Egg Harbor recently or is on his way to those sites.
     
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  14. Lanny

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    Glad they are fixing 3B. I was there on Saturday when @PhillyGal had problems with that stall stopping and starting.
     
  15. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

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    That would do it.

    Under J1772 (which Tesla uses for the basic communication with all chargers,) there's a dedicated proximity pin which is designed to be the first to disconnect/last to connect and the car is required to cease charging immediately if it loses that signal.

    (That's also what the button on a charge handle interrupts when you press it.)

    An intermittent connection on that wire/connector would be likely to produce the problems we've seen there.
     
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  16. Bobbyducati

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    was at the charger thurs/saturday. 3b was still exhibiting this issue. has not been fixed. FYI to those traveling through.
     
  17. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    Thanks for the update. I will be there the weekend of the 9th. If no one reports it fixed before then I will try to remember to check it.
     
  18. Half Dollar Bill

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

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    3a and 3b are down. Ticket is open.
     
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  19. DevinH

    DevinH Supporting Member

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    If it's not near the PA Turnpike, it's more like a destination charger...
     
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  20. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    IMG_3321.JPG Used 3b and no problem today.
     
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