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Supercharger - Manchester, TN

Logger

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May 11, 2017
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American Southeast
nice to see that we aren't the only ones annoyed by nashville/chattanooga and do the Kuttawa/Manchester/Atlanta hop.

Same here. Both of those chargers are too far off the path for my liking. Sadly we still charge at Chattanooga for just enough to get back home south of Atlanta. Once the Supercharging station goes up in northwestern Atlanta we can hit that one for 10 minutes to bypass Chattanooga.

They must be mislabeled as urban chargers.

I think it's been mislabeled since day one.
 
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I had a travel situation recently where I thought I was encountering a lot of bad chargers because I’d eventually have success. Turned out it was my car that was the problem. After it got fixed, I never encountered another “problem” charger.

As an update, I think this is what's happening to me, too. When we got to both Chattanooga and Atlanta, I found that I had to plug and re-plug up to 5 times to get anything other than an immediate red light. Eventually it would start charging, give me a green light, and charge as normal, so it looks like it's me so I guess I'll have to get it in to Tesla.

Bighorn, what ended up being wrong with yours?
 

Devilstower

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Sep 30, 2019
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St. Louis
We recently did a swing across Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with stops in the Smokies, Chatanooga and Nashville.

Along this route, I think the Manchester stop was my favorite. Not only was it large and uncrowded, it was right there in the parking lot where you could grab a donut and coffee -- perfect for a 20-minute stop.

The worst location on the route, by far, was Nashville, where every stall was crowded, the dealer was using the charger to charge up cars while in-transit drivers waited, the charger was dog-slow, and they put a time limit on my charge that, combined with the miserable charge rate, forced me to limp slowly to the next charger on my route. Plus the Nashville charger is near nothing, so there was little to do, and nothing to eat, while waiting.
 

M3BlueGeorgia

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Dec 10, 2018
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Atlanta, GA
We recently did a swing across Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with stops in the Smokies, Chatanooga and Nashville.

Along this route, I think the Manchester stop was my favorite. Not only was it large and uncrowded, it was right there in the parking lot where you could grab a donut and coffee -- perfect for a 20-minute stop.

The worst location on the route, by far, was Nashville, where every stall was crowded, the dealer was using the charger to charge up cars while in-transit drivers waited, the charger was dog-slow, and they put a time limit on my charge that, combined with the miserable charge rate, forced me to limp slowly to the next charger on my route. Plus the Nashville charger is near nothing, so there was little to do, and nothing to eat, while waiting.

There's a new Supercharger in Nashville under construction.
According to Supercharge.info, it will have 12 stalls each at 250 kWh
Off I-24, one exit south of I-440 and 3 miles south of I-40.
 

ztodd

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Jan 14, 2016
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Atlanta, GA
As others have commented, despite the Tesla map showing this as a max of 74kw, I get 120kw+ when charging as well. Afraid to report it for fear Tesla might "fix" the bug and cap the charging rate (doubtful, I know)
 

M3BlueGeorgia

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Dec 10, 2018
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Atlanta, GA
Same here. Both of those chargers are too far off the path for my liking. Sadly we still charge at Chattanooga for just enough to get back home south of Atlanta. Once the Supercharging station goes up in northwestern Atlanta we can hit that one for 10 minutes to bypass Chattanooga.



I think it's been mislabeled since day one.

You must be happy about the Acworth, GA location, in that case.
 

shots

Member
Jan 2, 2020
13
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Atlanta
As others have commented, despite the Tesla map showing this as a max of 74kw, I get 120kw+ when charging as well. Afraid to report it for fear Tesla might "fix" the bug and cap the charging rate (doubtful, I know)
No we need to tell Tesla to update this. Our computers don't factor this one in because it is seen as 72 kW. Computer told me it would take 70 minutes to get the charge i needed there on my Indy->Atlanta trip when in fact it took 25. This needs to be updated.

Also I looked the equipment and it should be 150 kW chargers (also they are labeled as 135 kW, but I've seen that label on many so called "150 kW" chargers. I wonder why the difference.)
 

mociaf9

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Oct 18, 2018
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CA
they are labeled as 135 kW, but I've seen that label on many so called "150 kW" chargers. I wonder why the difference.
Even though they maxed out at 120 kW previously, 135 kW was actually the original rating for the hardware before Tesla increased it. They just didn't update all the labeling.
 

shots

Member
Jan 2, 2020
13
25
Atlanta
There I was, in the middle of nowhere Texas (Van Horn) charging up at 10:30 PM when I run into a Tesla employe doing maintenance on the chargers there. We get to talking for a bit, mostly things that started with "You cannot talk about this on the internet". I mentioned this Supercharger in Manchester that was erroneously marked on the computer. I had pictures to prove it, and he promised to look into.

I've been checking my computer for the last month and finally today, voila! It is correctly labeled as 150 kW!
 

EnrgyNDpndnce

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Sep 12, 2016
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Charleston, SC
There I was, in the middle of nowhere Texas (Van Horn) charging up at 10:30 PM when I run into a Tesla employe doing maintenance on the chargers there. We get to talking for a bit, mostly things that started with "You cannot talk about this on the internet". I mentioned this Supercharger in Manchester that was erroneously marked on the computer. I had pictures to prove it, and he promised to look into.

I've been checking my computer for the last month and finally today, voila! It is correctly labeled as 150 kW!

I’m pretty sure there’s a one month statute of limitations on all “can’t talk about this on the internet” type conversations. May only be two weeks in Texas. So spill the beans man, what other nuggets were discussed that night?!!?
 

Traffic_Cone

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Oct 24, 2020
24
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Sewanee, TN
Hey guys. I was driving by the supercharger in Manchester, TN today when I saw this. Looks like somebody drove into it hard. Sorry about the far away shots.
 

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