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Supercharger - Norfolk, VA

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by LetsGoFast, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Austral

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    Even moderators don’t follow forum rules....
    I commend you gentlemen/ladies for shying away from argumentum ad hominem. Have a great day, good people. Proud to be a new member of the Tesla community. :)
     
  2. BlueTraveler

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    I stopped by this SC last Monday(5/8) and noticed a Tesla technician working on changing out the cords at the stalls. He stated that the old cords where getting hot, so new thicker wires/cords were being installed. I also stopped by this past Friday (5/12) and only three of the six stalls were operational. Anyone have an update on the status and know when all stalls might be up and running again?
     
  3. EVJunkie

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    Which weren't working? I can check today.
     
  4. BlueTraveler

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    It was the first two or three. I checked this morning and it looks like (on my car's nav) that all stalls were open again. Hopefully that's true.
     
  5. EVJunkie

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    Correct! Charged at ~90kw on the first three stalls. A passerby asked if I knew what I was doing because I kept moving the car between cords, lol.
     
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  6. BlueTraveler

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    Sweet! Glad they are all back up and providing juice. Not that there's ever a line at this location, which I hope continues to be the case. Thanks for the update.
     
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    I called Kingsmill to check about chargers. Excited to find out they have some!
     
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    Yes Kingsmill has at least 2 Tesla wall chargers. We have stayed there twice in the last year using it as our base to visit the surrounding attractions. I was always able to top off making sure I did not leave it connected after I got my required charge. During our two weeks there was only one time when I saw someone using the second one. Also, near the golf course they have numerous lower charging stations that other electrics and golf carts use. You only have to use your adapter and it will charge your Tesla.
     
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  10. firelegend

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    thanks for the heads up!
     
  11. linkster

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    #291 linkster, Jun 3, 2018
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    As a resident of KM, we had them install (5) 14-50s back in 2013 so that we could hold private test drive events. They have since upgraded to Tesla’s destination Charging Program with (2) WCs and (1) J1772 back in 2016. Shortly thereafter, a tiff occurred between KM and the very foolish, uninformed, and misguided youngster running Tesla's destination program at which time he removed KM from Tesla’s touchscreen. KM has been incredibly supportive of Tesla over the years including adding temporary charging to accommodate over 75 Teslas for the 2016 East Coast Event. Please keep in mind that KM is a closed (open to residents and resort guests only) gated community with its own Police force that is not open to the public. Please let the employee checking you in know that you will be charging your car during your stay as they often issue you an EV charging pass. Also, the Doubletree hotel just 250 yards from the rt. 60 KM entrance has Tesla chargers.

    Good-Luck!
     
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  12. kon_jelly

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    Currently charging at 25kW at the last stall.
     
  13. Saghost

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    How far did you drive before plugging in? A charge rate like that in the winter cold is usually just a cold battery pack.
     
  14. EVJunkie

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    Agreed. I charged there yesterday on that exact stall(far left if facing it) and peaked around 106kw on an empty 90D X.
     
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  15. ckoval7

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    How busy is this charger on a typical week day between 3 and 5 PM?
     
  16. EVJunkie

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    You should be fine as long as it's not a day before a holiday. The charger is rarely full. I have probably been here 100 times since it opened and have only seen it 100% full ~3 times.
     
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  17. ckoval7

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    Got here ahead of schedule. It's just me and a Model 3. Oh, and another model 3 pulling in as I'm typing this. This isn't the kind of place I'd expect a charger, but it works for me.
     
  18. BlueRidgeksky

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    Yeah, the location isn't great....not the best area. But it works, I guess. Always be vigilant.
     
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  19. scaots

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    Used it twice this week and not a good charger. Should try to avoid if possible. This needs fixed/upgraded and the VAB charger is definitely needed.
    Sat 6/13/20 - I used stall 1A and charged at a slow 33kW. Stall 1B was tried by several cars while I was there and wasn't working. A line was forming with 3 cars waiting before I left.
    Sat 6/20/20 - Was full when I got there. I used stall 2A and it kept stopping charging after a moment. I would have to unplug and replug to try again. Would have tried another stall but it was full house. After 6-8 tries it finally stayed charging at ~70kW. Stall 1B left and someone else came and said it wasn't working still. This was Tesla employee and also asked about mine as they saw my replug attempts. Hopefully they can reach out to someone to get help for this charger.
    I used it once last year (spring 2019) with a similar experience of being at capacity and not the best speeds.
     
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