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Supercharger - Columbus, TX

Discussion in 'Texas' started by texag, Nov 2, 2016.

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  1. texag

    texag New Member

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    Had a little idle time while Supercharging in Columbus a few weeks ago, so I recreated the poster-child Supercharge picture found on the landing page of Supercharger | Tesla to reflect a newer Model S than when their photo was taken (~2012):
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    2016:
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    This location is still in decent shape, but could use a little TLC.
     
  2. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    Nice shot!
     
  3. brkaus

    brkaus Active Member

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    Did they swap out the pedistals?
     
  4. L.Robinson

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    I was there twice last week (first time on I10) and did not recognize it as being the location of that photo. I was the 4th charging the first time and moved once one of the other three left to get the higher charge rate. I did see that pedestal 3B has a worn connector to the point that the internal conductor(s) are exposed on their side. I also noticed that this place is in a flood plane. The hotel is elevated as are the transformers for the hotel and the Tesla gear and the Tesla charging equipment. Only the pedestals are 6+ feet lower than those platforms. So if it is flooding in the area check ahead if planning to use them.
     
  5. ThortsMD

    ThortsMD Member

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    That tree branch also hangs out over the cars. I had a big side branch land on my roof while charging there.
     
  6. Speight

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    The site has the old pedestal design. Apparently, at some point post-pedestal-design-change and pre-S-refresh they must have "swapped out" the pedestals in the photo with Photoshop. I wonder if they digitally edited out the streetlamp also.
     
  7. KublaConn

    KublaConn Member

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    Welcome to Texas! That's a pecan tree, our state tree, and it's a shade-intolerant species, meaning it will engage in "self-pruning", where it drops any branch that it deems isn't getting enough sunlight to be useful anymore. This feature makes pecan trees resilient and able to survive in the sometimes harsh & dry Texas climate, but it also means you don't want to plant one next to your driveway, or at least be very proactive in maintaining the tree if you do so.
     
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  8. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    Fun fact: Columbus has conduit in place to add a future fourth SC cabinet and two more stalls.
     

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