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Supercharger - East Point, GA - N Commerce Dr

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Moderator note: This thread is a merge of two threads for the same Supercharger site.

Per reddit, a V4 supercharging site has been spotted under construction in a parking lot at:

Lowe's Home Improvement
3625 North Commerce Drive, East Point, GA 3034

For locals, this is at the intersection of I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway, west of the airport.

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Permit Details: PE23-0415
Property Address: 3625 NORTH COMMERCE DR TESLA-EV, EAST POINT, GA 30344
Property Owner: LOWES HOME CENTERS INC
Category Com Charging Stations
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Work Description · INSTALL PAD MOUNTED UTILITY TRANSFORMER · INSTALL (1) 2000A SWITCHGEAR · INSTALL (4) TESLA SUPERCHARGERS · INSTALL (16) TESLA STANDALONE CHARGE POSTS

 

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OK, this has reached the point where we have to say that there's an unannounced agreement with Lowe's.

I thought the one in Alabaster, AL was just using the Lowe’s address as a place holder and Tesla would build across the road as there is a large grassy section that would work well. You can get to food establishments from the Lowe’s parking lot, but can be a bit of a hike.
 
Stopped by to see my first v4 site :)
- the transformer is onsite and was opened up for work
- 14 of the pedestals are installed parallel (in between) the parking spots, not transverse at the end
- 1 pedestal IS transverse
- 1 pedestal is pull through for trailer, as already noted above
- closeup view of plug is unclear on A) Magic Dock or B) card reader

Photos illustrate the above.
 

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Is it just me or should these be installed the other way. If a Tesla driver were to back in they would be forced to use the cable of the charger with it's "back" to them. Effectively taking up 2 stalls. These are still TESLA superchargers after all, and owners should come before compatibility for other EV's. See the Prattville, AL station, and their stalls are set up in the same configuration, but installed facing the other way, so the white "front" of the charger and cable is closed to a Tesla's rear driver side charging port when backing in.
 
Stopped by to see my first v4 site :)
- the transformer is onsite and was opened up for work
- 14 of the pedestals are installed parallel (in between) the parking spots, not transverse at the end
- 1 pedestal IS transverse
- 1 pedestal is pull through for trailer, as already noted above
- closeup view of plug is unclear on A) Magic Dock or B) card reader

Photos illustrate the above.
It's a contactless payment module below the handle. Magic Dock is integrated into the charge handle receptacle.
 
Yeah I know, but IIRC early V4 pedestals looked the same (from a distance) without a magic dock, and the card reader could just be blanked out. I don't have enough personal experience yet with these to spot the difference from ten feet away :) Anyway with the transformer already onsite, this fence should be down soon and we'll get an extremely close look ...
 
Is it just me or should these be installed the other way. If a Tesla driver were to back in they would be forced to use the cable of the charger with it's "back" to them. Effectively taking up 2 stalls
Maybe I don't see what you're talking about, but it looks to me like the East Point and Pratville installations are the same. I think both the "front" and "back" of the pedestal (the white piece with "Tesla" on it) are the same for both sides. It looks like the cables on both sites are facing outward. In any event, the cords are longer on V4 so I don't anticipate a problem.
 
Thanks @AtlantaMCR for those photos -- and the implicit news that the fence is down. Coincidentally, I was just now digging through the Sparks NV thread (first V4 pedestals to go public, four days ago) to get a good look at the END of the plug. Photos are here: Supercharger - Sparks, NV

And farther down on that page you can see a few more comments that show how V4 plugs are designed differently from V3 and earlier plugs.

My guess now is that these V4-pedestal sites will go online for Tesla EVs as they are ready (so this site any day now) but won't be enabled for non-Tesla CCS EVs until Nov 30th. I'm speculating (with zero inside knowledge) that the V4's improved CCS support will be part of the Cybertruck announcement, and they'll light them up the day of or after the event.
 
I stopped by. Nothing new, except that there are now numbers on the pedestals, which in the old days used to be our sign that going online was imminent. It really does look done and ready to go.

The power cabinets are standard old V3 with 500V max capabilty. The plugs look like the slightly bigger V4 design, and the pedestals are different, of course.
 

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