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SuperCharger V3, MegaWatt Cabinet, MegaCharger and Tesla Semi

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by tpedwards, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. tpedwards

    tpedwards Member

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    Has anyone else drawn a connection between the new MegaWatt cabinet that was announced with V3 and the future charging station for the Tesla Semi?

    Here's my thought... SuperCharger V3 stations are serviced by a new megaWatt cabinet. 4 stalls per cabinet, each stall up to 250 kW.

    I have seen photos of the Tesla Semi charging at SuperChargers. It uses an adapter that connects 4 stalls to the Tesla Semi. The charge rate would be presumably up to 480 kW. However, wasn't the max charging rate for the Tesla Semi to be 1 MW? And the new cabinet capacity is 1 MW? Coincidence? I don't think so...
     
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    I think that V3 is the scaled down or single company version of the semi charger. If you are going to charge a number of trucks, I think that you will want even more than that.
     
  3. tpedwards

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    I submit that the cabinets will be the same. The difference is that at a Supercharger, it will be a 4:1 ratio of ports to cabinets. At a Megacharger 1:1. The important equipment of Megacharger stations is being quietly rolled out before our eyes.
     
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    I don’t think we’re going to see a tesla refueling station for the semi in quite some time.
     
  5. tpedwards

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    This may just be a precursor to the Tesla Semi charging solution. But if there is an announcement in the next year regarding actual sales, you will likely see the early rollout of the charging network with these MegaWatt cabinets at the heart of those installations.
     

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