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Supercharger - Perry, OK

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest Supercharger locations' started by BlueShift, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. purplewalt

    purplewalt Active Member

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    I stopped and charged @ 2A yesterday.
    Or stopped and got nothing from 2A, so I went to 1A, which worked.

    Went to call Tesla, and none of the Superchargers had the printed telephone contact information attached to the little spot.
    After I got to Wichita, I called the Tech Service folks (contact telephone number was printed and available) about 2A status.


    Any two of the three chargers (OKC, Perry and Wichita) are valuable if you have an 85, or even a 70.
    Depending on weather and other conditions, a 60 might need them all.
    As OKC continues to fill in the I-40 route heading East, it is very valuable.

    Looking down the road a bit, as battery packs begin their decline for capacity, all three might still be necessary at some future date.
    And although it is not the Ritz, charging at any of the Superchargers is minutes compared to literally hours at an RV park (I have the T-shirt).

    BTW, the RV camper was still there yesterday along with about 5 fully-loaded big rigs.
     
  2. dhanson865

    dhanson865 Active Member

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    "You must not be from around here"

    er, excuse me sir, what is a HIE?
     
  3. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Almost every Supercharger around here is at a Holiday Inn Express. Why not this one?
     
  4. Mark Z

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    If someone asked me if I was an OK native, I'd just sing them the BC Clark's Anniversary Sale Christmas Jingle.

    (If you live in Oklahoma long enough, you'll remember those lyrics!)

    Home | The BC Clark Anniversary Sale Jingle
     
  5. snellenr

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    I had some problems here yesterday on the second day of a drive from Michigan to Houston. I pulled into 2A and wasn't able to get the plug seated at all (yellow ring, etc). Thought it might be a cabinet issue and moved over to 1A -- and still wasn't able to get plugged in. I called SuperCharger support because I was becoming concerned that it might be a problem with the car . After some suggestions to "push harder", we got around to checking the port & plug for debris/damage and found some insect casings and other debris in the supercharger "plug". They also checked the records and found that 3B had been used successfully earlier in the day -- we switched over and charged without incident. They were very helpful -- and even called us this morning to make sure that everything else was working.

    Lessons learned:
    • Use the pull in slot that is closest to the entrance and has the widest opening -- cause that's the one that everyone else is going to be using
    • Know what the business end of a Tesla adapter should look like (shiny, no insects) and inspect them before shoving it into your car.
    • Tesla has an open position to fill -- "Person with the admittedly unglamorous job of regularly checking SuperCharger sites *in person* for mechanical issues that can't be captured by the elegant electrical system monitors".
     
  6. Ddowns2050

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    I was at this charger a little over a week ago and 1A and 1B would neither one work. 1A wouldn't plug in all the way and 1B would show the yellow ring. I called it in. I hope that 4 out of the 6 aren't down.

    Snellenr, did you get 2A to work? It sounds like it might have been 1A and 1B you had trouble with unless something else has gone bad. I charged I believe on 2A when I was there. The 2 chargers furtherest away from the transformer were the 2 not working when I was there. I will be there this weekend and check it out.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I used 1A on Friday evening and it was working fine then.
     
  8. BrokerDon

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    Now if Tesla would just put an SC in Tulsa I could road trip from SoCal to my college roommate & investment partner without using destination chargers.

    Are there any high amperage chargers in Tulsa? I have dual chargers in my P85D and am spoiled using an 80A / 240V Tesla HPWC at home and several SC's locally in SoCal...
     
  9. bluefuego

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    I can confirm that construction has started on the super chargers in Catoosa (Hard Rock Casino)!
     
  10. strider

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    Tesla is reading your mind :p
    Supercharger — Catoosa, OK - Near Tulsa, OK
     
  11. snellenr

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    It was either 2A or 2B that I tried first -- then switched to 1A (for certain) -- I figured that it was a bad cabinet, so I wanted to switch to a different one. It was 3B that I finally was able to use to charge -- it's the one nearest to the enclosure. 1A was really messed up -- one high-power plug had some kind of bug chrysalis in it, the other side had some brown stuff at the bottom of the socket -- looked like a brown washer, but probably just dirt.
     
  12. MrPinrel

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    I wonder what kind of obligations the supercharger agreement puts on the location owner to keep them physically clean, etc. Having been at the Perry location I doubt the truck stop people are doing much, especially cleaning the plugs.
     
  13. TexasEV

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    I can't imagine that there's any requirement at all. In most places Tesla is just happy to get the use of the land for a nominal price.
     
  14. JClu

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    This is my review of this SpC location based on our recent trip:

    Location - less than a minute off I-35, physically in the parking lot of the Sunmart Travel Plaza (Mobile gas station). Easy to find.

    Charging rate - very good. Followed the general rule of (125kW - battery SOC) rate.

    Facilities - as above, the "travel plaza" is right there, although it seems smaller and less modern than the travel plazas I've seen on major highways. There is a Subway in the travel plaza. McDonald's is about a 3-minute walk away, and there is Taco Mayo a bit further.
     

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