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Supercharger - Angola IN

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by J in MN, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. J in MN

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    #1 J in MN, Nov 26, 2013
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    Mod note: TMC needed a thread that was dedicated/specific to the Angola, IN Supercharger site, and we didn’t have one. So just started this one by copying ~20 Angola-mentioning posts from the Mishawaka SC thread to here.

    Did they say anything about Angola? I desperately need that one for our Christmas trip to Toronto. If there is anyone that can go on a scouting trip I would appreciate it.
     
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    Great! Maybe William13 can go "help" with the testing.

    Any news on Angola yet?
     
  3. William13

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    Mishawaka is online and on map in car !!!!!!!!!!!

    Angola IN is also on the map today. It may also be working...... Mishawaka and Angola may have gone online simultaneously.
     
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    I succeeded with charging at Mishawaka and then made the mistake of driving to Angola with 150 range miles for a 120 mile round trip in 25F weather. I used up more than half my charge on the 80/90 toll road. The Angola chargers did not work even though there was a humm from the transformers and the utilities power meter was turned on. I drove home on highway 20. The old Lincoln highway through Amish country at 43-45 mph with the heat turned off and arrived home cold with 4 range miles left.

    Moral: don't believe the Tesla Supercharger icon on the map until someone confirms that the super charger is working.

    This makes Mishawaka the first site in Indiana to successfully charge!!!!!!!
     
  5. Aphysician

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    Great News. Both showing up in the car map, however as you told need to wait for Angola to be turned on. I must say, that was very brave of you to make a trip to Angola. Thank you for trying out. Please upload if you have any pics. I guess Toledo should not be far behind, if Cleveland has began construction.
     
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    I have updated both locations in the Supercharger map, It was already added in the table below. It seems Angola Supercharger is in middle of nowhere, not sure how many charging bays. I looked up address in car map and have added the location accordingly. Google maps show a parking lot of a mini-golf. If @william13 can confirm or update as per his experience. Looks like we need to look even closer for Toledo one.

    Tesla Supercharger locations - Tesla Motors Club - Enthusiasts & Owners Forum
     
  7. Sgt Barone

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    @William13,

    How many charging bays were at Angola?
     
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    6 charging bays at Angola. It is on the top of a small hill. A Ramada Inn and a nice restaurant share parking lot space. It would be about a 10 minute round trip detour off I-80-90 tollway and 3 minutes round trip off I-69.

    By the way I was not "brave", I was over enthusiastic and did not charge up prior to my excusion. Thanks for the cover.
     
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    I've successfully charged at the Mishawaka charger the past 2 days, since I drive by it at least twice a day on my way to/from work it is all too convenient. Would have actually preferred it closer to Hammond, IN where the original tesla supercharger map showed it (would have made some of my forays into Chicagoland more convenient). Once the novelty wears off, I probably will not use it much.

    I know the location of the Angola charger, there is a Ramada with an attached restaurant. Restaurant is what you would expect attached to a Ramada Inn. Nothing else within walking distance. Kind of disappointing. Was hoping that it was going to be at the outlet mall about 2 miles north of the location, would be more convenient to the 80/90 and much easier to kill an hour there.
     
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    Anyone know if Angola is working yet? I am in Ft. Wayne for work tomorrow, and may be able to squeeze enough range to make it up to Angola for my first ever Supercharge! Assuming it is open... Which I would hope since it is listed on the "Open Superchargers" page.
     
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    Now that it is on both the supercharger page and on the nav map in the Model S, I think it's safe to say that it's open.
     
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    Safe to say, and safe to plan on arriving with 5 miles of charge left are two different things. :)
     
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    Maybe you can call the Tesla supercharger support line and ask? We don't really have many people out that way to go visit it, so it'd be hard to get a solid confirmation.
     
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    Just received confirmation from ownership that it is up and running! I have a crazy trip tomorrow, complete with a 2 hour L2 stop to try and make it to Ft. Wayne in the cold tomorrow. However... I'm gonna try my best to check it out if I get in town early enough.
     
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    Awesome! Please take a quick picture if possible!
     
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    Dave, I would not trust Angola yet. It did not work for me yesterday (Sunday) and is not on the list of openings sent out today.!!!!
     
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    No worries Al, I can't make it either. But if there's a weekend road-trip organized sometime in the future... :wink:

    Have fun everyone and TAKE PICS!
     
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    I was able to charge at Angola last night! More info when I get home on my normal computer.
     

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