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Supercharger - Ocala, FL

Discussion in 'Florida' started by airj1012, Aug 7, 2014.

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  1. Mnlevin

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    I will be there Saturday, passing through on my way home from Mass. I would prefer if it was working, but will get by with a 110v charge at my in laws house if not. Hoping someone gets moving on this today or tomorrow.
     
  2. hoofhrtd1254

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    Is there a way to visually check this? Only because I pass by it everyday and would be happy to check on it.
     
  3. jbabb

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    If the red TESLA logo on each charging post is lit up, that would be a good indication that power is on.
     
  4. hoofhrtd1254

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    #64 hoofhrtd1254, Oct 11, 2014
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    Not quite ready....

    As if this afternoon:
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  5. KeithM

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    Looks like the transformer has been installed. That's a big change. Shouldn't be long now.

    Wait... The picture of the transformer doesn't look right. Has the image been flipped?
     
  6. hoofhrtd1254

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    Yeah, lol taken in my side mirror.
     
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    Update - still no power.
     
  8. SeminoleFSU

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    Thanks for the updates guys! Keep'm comin
     
  9. Lawsteve

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    #blame jameis
     
  10. SeminoleFSU

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    Hahahaha :)
     
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    Man, Ocala sure is taking a long time... I hope we don't have another Greenville, SC on our hands... :scared:
     
  12. Btrflyl8e

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    My niece was here this weekend and told me the supercharger location is right outside her apartment complex. I'll see if she is willing to check on it daily!
     
  13. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    Stopped by today. No change. I noticed the signs are not yet in place. Really weird to get into. The entry way does not let you drive directly to the chargers.
    Here are a couple pictures. The transformer is for Cottonwood :)

    Site.jpg Transformer.jpg
     
  14. Cottonwood

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    Thank you! The transformer looks very nice!!! :biggrin:
     
  15. BryanS

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    The easiest way to get to the chargers is to go in via the Dicks Sport Goods entrance then take the first available right.
     
  16. G8rbev

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    Is there anyone in Sumter Electric or Tesla we can call to get this Ocala charger activated? This is getting ridiculous....
     
  17. KeithM

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    #77 KeithM, Oct 21, 2014
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    Visited the site this afternoon. The transformer and concrete pad were placed over the frame visible in post #43 of this thread.

    Jrreno's photo above in post #73 of the transformer, shows marks in each corner of the transformer concrete pad. These are lifting eyes. It appears the transformer and pad as an assembly were lifted in place with a small crane. There is no evidence that any power has been connected to the transformer. No marks or other indiction of digging in the grass or pavement that the conduit would need to cross is evident.

    It appears the delay is now due to no power to the transformer because the conduit and wiring has not been installed.
     
  18. Tyl

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    Post 20 in this thread shows the conduit for the Utility Transformer. Most utility transformer pads are pre cast with a cutout in them and are ust set on the ground over the conduit. It would have been really unusual for them to have a utility transformer in place without the conduit . I think this site only needs wiring, testing and final certification. Should be "soon"! Anyone been by lately to check?
     
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    I'm getting a little nervous about this one because it has been "almost complete" for a while... seems like progress has stalled... hopefully it's just "turn it on" and the power company is the delay.. I need this bad boy in November!
     
  20. KeithM

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    Stopped by this afternoon. The transformer is powered. I can hear it humming. The electric meter is installed and powered. Only thing that is obviously missing are the parking signs and labeling the pedestals, (!A, 2A, 3A, etc). Tried to charge, but could not.
     

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