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Supercharger - Bay City, MI

Jim MacInnes

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Nov 1, 2014
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Michigan
Yeah? Very cool. Did you actually see 135 kW on the car's display? I thought that was a theoretical maximum with the latest Supercharger design. The highest I've actually seen was 116 kW when I arrived with a 20% state of charge a few months back.

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No, The highest reading was about 120kw, My battery was at about a 25% SOC when I arrived. Checked the nameplate rating on one of the four white chargers behind the charging pedestals and it said 135kw. Also used one of the Ann Arbor SC B charging stalls yesterday morning and it seemed quite a bit slower only reaching a peak rate of about 250 miles per charging hour. However, I began at about 33% SOC charge for that session so it should have been somewhat slower. I think the latest SC design is 145 kw.
 

MichFin

Member
May 8, 2015
303
61
Detroit, MI
Went there on Sunday and their already taking icing to a new level.
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Casavant

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Apr 25, 2016
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NJ
Glad it's working, but wondering why it still hasn't made it to the "Find Us..." map (just checked) or in-car navigation (last time I checked)...
Charged twice earlier this week. For fun I called support and asked if the site is open yet... Ehm, they said they have no record of it. LoL. Data travels slowly sometimes . Glad we have it!
 

bgri5th

Ben Griffith
May 26, 2015
25
2
United States
Charged today at the unmarked bay city supercharger. It is located at the Meier on Wilder road. It nearest the north east corner of the building perpendicular to the garden center.
 

Chintan047

New Member
Sep 8, 2016
3
4
Dearborn
Hey guys just wanted to share this, last night I arrived at the bay city charger by 9.00 PM and the chargers where not working.
I had used the charger few days ago during afternoon time and they where working fine. When I called the tesla supported they said the site is officially not open thats the reason charger are not working. I only had 23 miles range left, luckily my destination was just 10 mile so i had to charge at my buddy's place. I would suggest that have a back-up plan for charging until the site is officially open. Thanks!
 
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bgri5th

Ben Griffith
May 26, 2015
25
2
United States
Stopped by today, added 87 to my range but shut off at 184 miles of range. ( I have capacity for 267)Tried 1A and 3A. Ran up to 4kw and back to 0. But very little or no charge
 

GSP

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Dec 28, 2007
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I was able to charge yesterday, but power seemed to be limited, and somewhat erratic. I arrived with about 50% charge and, using stall 1A, I got about 60 kW charge rate. The charge rate did not appear to be as steady as usual, varying up and down about +/- 10 kW. I left with about 85% SOC, with the charge rate about 30 kW.

The Meijer store deli has a small seating area on the west wall of the building. Not super impressive (the Ann Arbor Meijers has a nicer seating area with a Starbucks inside), but it is an option for a quicker meal. Even at the reduced charging rate, it is hard to eat fast enough to keep up with the superchargers. :)

GSP
 

Alrug

Member
May 7, 2015
13
13
Williamsburg, MI
I charged last Friday and Sunday with no issues. It's a good thing it was active because I only had 5 miles of range when I charged Sunday morning at 6:30. A decent backup plan is the charger at the state park, not to far from the Meijers. It's not real fast, but it's better than nothing.
 
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Electric Joe

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Apr 15, 2015
300
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Howell, MI
A decent backup plan is the charger at the state park, not to far from the Meijers. It's not real fast, but it's better than nothing.
Sorry if this has been stated before, but is the charging at the state park free to all visitors? Is it a NEMA 14-50 outlet, or an actual EVSE charging station?
 

bafreer

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Oct 24, 2014
31
12
Troy, MI
The charger at the state park technically requires that you have a passport for using state parks, but no one ever asked me to show my registration. The station is an ev type charger, not a NEMA outlet. I attach to the ev cord a black plastic converter that came with my Tesla charging bundle and plug the connector into my car charging port. I don't know what it is called by name.

Just looked it up. The connector is called an SAE J1772.

Hope this helps.
 

Electric Joe

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Apr 15, 2015
300
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Howell, MI
The charger at the state park technically requires that you have a passport for using state parks, but no one ever asked me to show my registration. The station is an ev type charger, not a NEMA outlet. I attach to the ev cord a black plastic converter that came with my Tesla charging bundle and plug the connector into my car charging port. I don't know what it is called by name.

Just looked it up. The connector is called an SAE J1772.

Hope this helps.

Perfect. Thanks, bafreer. I'm well aware of the use of the J1772 adapter. I asked because I'm heading up past Bay City next weekend and was wondering if I need to take my UMC with me. I prefer leaving it at home and it sounds like I can.
 

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