Are you saying this is effectively an "urban" SC? Also isn't there more than one transformer?
A little on the small side only being 500 kVA (62.5 kW per stall when full if no solar or battery storage). I guess we'll take what we can get.
500 kVA / 8 stalls = 62.5 kWI'm not expert in electrical engineering but isn't that 500 KVa referring to the AC side and the 250 kW referring to the DC side (different voltages?) so the numbers are not divisible?
VA (volts multiplied by amps) is equivalent to Watts, not accounting for power factor. In this application, they are roughly equivalent. I don’t know what the power factor of a Supercharger station is but I expect it’s closer to 1 than 0.8.I'm not expert in electrical engineering but isn't that 500 KVa referring to the AC side and the 250 kW referring to the DC side (different voltages?) so the numbers are not divisible?
I've seen comments like that as well. I really wonder what this is capable of and for how long?I did some reading on this the other day and it appears a lot of 8 charger v3 sites are on a 500 kVA transformer So this isn’t out of the ordinary. It’s talked about widely that you can often exceed the “limits“ of these utility transformers by quite a bit as long as it’s not sustained so there may be some agreed upon short term max between the utility and Tesla perhaps?
In case others forgot this detail as I did: "Each V3 cabinet supports four pedestals instead of V1/V2's two pedestals"If I'm not mistaken, each of the V3 cabinets only "consumes" (i.e. converts to DC) a max of 350kVA, so there is only 200kVA being "left on the table" here anyway. Not a small chunk, but maybe statistically Tesla has determined that this is sufficient, and/or it's simply a practical limit of what the utility can supply as @Big Earl posited.