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Found on a different article in which people interviewed the founders:

Stack Charge will not, at least initially, build its own chargers, but will “white label” existing units, Fung said, adding that electricity prices will be competitive. “We’re not looking to gouge people on charging.”
 
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smilepak

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May 11, 2015
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The free CalTrans chargers are all 50kW CCS+CHAdeMO units. If you don't value your time, they're a great value. You also have to have an adapter to charge your Tesla there.
Interesting. Didn’t know thst


 

Randy Spencer

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Mar 31, 2016
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Alameda, CA
The free CalTrans chargers are all 50kW CCS+CHAdeMO units. If you don't value your time, they're a great value. You also have to have an adapter to charge your Tesla there.
They don't have the best support. One of the chargers at Tejon Ranch was down for the first half of it's life last year, both chargers going over the Sierra have been down since the winter. Not sure who to even contact when they are.

And yes, I am retired, no new money coming in, I'll take free, and 50kW is the fastest of the free chargers.
 
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The free CalTrans chargers are all 50kW CCS+CHAdeMO units. If you don't value your time, they're a great value. You also have to have an adapter to charge your Tesla there.

I used my chademo adapter at one on my way back from Vegas. I didn't need the juice, but no one else was connected and I needed a restroom break and a chance to stretch my legs.

9 kwh of energy (in about 15m) , free... Is free...

Also wasn't like I was blocking anyone in a 1st gen leaf or anything.

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miimura

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That is a very strange charging curve. I would have expected it to peg at 100A or 125A, not floating around at values below those.

Oh, wait, is it showing amps into the battery when it is labeled "Charger Current"?? That makes more sense. It probably used battery heating for a while, pushing down the current into the battery for that time. The time between 100A and 125A is probably also because of overhead usage in the car.
 
That is a very strange charging curve. I would have expected it to peg at 100A or 125A, not floating around at values below those.

Oh, wait, is it showing amps into the battery when it is labeled "Charger Current"?? That makes more sense. It probably used battery heating for a while, pushing down the current into the battery for that time. The time between 100A and 125A is probably also because of overhead usage in the car.
yeah, this Chademo/CCS can only put out a max of 125A @ 500V (62.5 theoretical max), but at 380V charging voltage, it only ended up being 40-42kw, still free is free. I will never consume enough free electrons to make buying the ChaDeMo, or CCS adapter 'profitable' from that sense, but that wasn't really the point at all.
 

Randy Spencer

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Mar 31, 2016
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Alameda, CA
If you are almost anywhere in LA there are free CHAdeMO chargers from LADWP. Also the Zoo, and AAA, and some Park and Rides. I never pay to charge when I drive from SF to San Diego there is just too much free power for CHAdeMO and CCS cars.

edit: I mean, no, don't buy an adapter, nothing to see here, move along
 

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