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Supercharger - Darien CT Rest Area

Discussion in 'New England' started by aaron.s, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. ModelNforNerd

    ModelNforNerd Active Member

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    That's my preferred ICE route.

    But this weekend will be our first trip in the S down that way since Danbury opened.

    Pretty sure I can get to Tarrytown without needing to charge, but having Danbury as a fallback will be nice.
     
  2. SureValla

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    100% agree, especially Greenwich, I think they need to remove that station, expand it, and move it elsewhere, as its nearly useless most of the time
     
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  3. North75

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    I'm planning a trip from Boston suburbs to Philly area in a few weeks. It will be my first long distance trip actually requiring supercharging. My plan is to stop in Manchester,CT where there is a big 16 stall supercharger near a five guys, I'm going to top off enough there to make it all the way to the Burlington, NJ supercharger right before the PA turnpike bridge. I will then top off there so I have enough charge to drive around for the few days I am down there. Supercharging (actually any public charging) in Philadelphia suburbs is surprisingly sparse for some reason.

    I have a model 3 with 19" rims. Should I be able to make it from Manchester to Burlington? or will I need another stop somewhere. per google maps its 190 miles, so I'm thinking I should be ok with a 80% or 90% charge.
     
  4. EdA

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    There are many Philly garages with chargers on the Blink network.
    We generally stay in a hotel with a charger when there. But yes,
    Philly needs some city superchargers!
     
  5. HankLloydRight

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    What's your 100% range charge? I think 190 miles may be a strech.. if there's rain, wind, or traffic, or you drive a bit fast, you could end up a little short. I'd suggest stopping at Tarrytown before crossing the TZB for 15-20 minutes for a quick top-off, then charge to 100% at Burlington, NJ.

    Or just wing it, and if you are running low, stop at Cranberry Twp, on the NJTP SB.
     
  6. North75

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    I haven't charged to 100% yet, so I'm not sure. 80% is 250 miles, I did a highway trip of around 130 miles this past weekend and basically used 130 miles of range to actually go 130 miles while cruising between 65 to 70 which is what I am planning for this trip.

    I agree weather could be an unknown. I'll most likely be taking the GWB, Not a fan of the extra distance of the TZB. If the car tells me to stop earlier in NJ, it looks like there are a few different options. I'll wing it.
     
  7. NickFie

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    Nissan dealers have charger. Easy to use when the dealer is closed.

    PM me if you’ll be around Ardmore - could let you use our HPWC. Good for up to 80 Amps.
     
  8. North75

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    Looking at the supercharger map again, Another option would be to stop at the new Milford supercharger which would get me a bit closer.
    When I use all of the automatic routing tools they all recommend stopping in Greenwich on the Merritt Parkway, but I have read lots of comments about that location being trouble so I'm trying to avoid it if possible.
     
  9. HankLloydRight

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    If 80% is 250 miles, then 90% is somewhere around 280 miles. That's way more than enough to go 200 miles between Manchester to Burlington. I didn't realize the Model 3 had such range, I'm used to my P85D with about 245 miles at 100%.

    I've done many summer road trips over the last few years, and my default mental calculation when supercharging is to charge at a minimum 25% over the actual mileage to the next stop. I've never had a problem using this method (although winter driving is different). At 200 miles, using my rule, I'd charge to at least 250 miles. On my road trips, if it was raining or I'd be expecting rain or increasing elevations, I'd increase that to 30% to 35%. But driving from Manchester to Burlington in the summer, I think you'll do absolutely fine charging to 90%.
     
  10. Okemonkey

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    I just drove to FL from CT a week ago. Newark DE was my first charge, then Lewes (you can skip that), Salisbury, Norfolk, Plymouth...

    Is that they way you go - down the peninsula? It was a nice drive.[/QUOTE]

    Traveling south we will stay on 95 for a stay-over in DC (with a destination charger), spend all day there Saturday, and then head to OBX via Richmond and Norfolk late in the day so that we cross the bridge after 8pm and avoid traffic on the causeway and up the island. Coming home we are planning to head up the Delmarva peninsula and stay at a Courtyard outside Philly that has a destination charger.

     
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    Somehow I messed up the quoting on that post...
     
  12. tes-s

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    Looks like V3 upgrade underway Darien North. Not sure if anything is going on at Darien South - will stop by the next time I am there.

    2019-09-06 09.17.44.jpg 2019-09-06 09.17.13.jpg
     
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  13. sjg98

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    First V3 in the NYC area, very excited!
    Given the amount of equipment, does it look like they are putting in more than the current 4 stalls?
     
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    Two cabinets, so would that mean 8 stalls? Will be interesting to see if they remove the others.

    These are nicely located AWAY from the building.

    Another V3 well along in construction at the Madison rest area.
     
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    No supercharger cabinets seen in the pictures yet, so there's no way to know for sure exactly what's going in or how many stalls.
     
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    I gues that is what happens when you see something new - never seen boxes lke that so assumed they were the V3 chargers!

    I'll still stand by 8 stalls though. :)
     
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    Darien South is further along. 12 stalls. V3. Looks all set waiting for Tesla chargers, pedestals and a transfomer.
    2019-09-07 11.29.48.jpg
     
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  18. mcot222

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    Did they remove the current 4 south and 4 north V2 cabinets? I didn’t notice an outage on the map there.
     
  19. HankLloydRight

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    I'm stopping there later today, will let you know.

    Last time I drove by they appeared to still be there.
     
  20. tes-s

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    No change to exsiting supercharger north or south. These are better situated away from the building. On the north side they are new parking spaces, not sure about south, but they look to be new too.
     

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