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Supercharging IR Pics (fun!)

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by wk057, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    #1 wk057, Jun 24, 2014
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    So, took a road trip from NJ to western NC this weekend. Took my FLIR cam with me.

    Stopped at my normal two superchargers (Glen Allen, VA to ~250 rated miles, then Burlington, NC to ~175 rated miles).

    Ate at Chilis in Glen Allen, so, no pics there. But, everything was closed at Burlington when I got there (~2AM), so, played around with the cam a bit. Only about 130 miles to my destination from there, which has a HPWC... so 175 rated is plenty to fly down the interstate. :D

    Heres some pics and a link to the FLIR report (with the real-color pics, also... but they're pretty dark).

    Supercharge, Burlington NC, 52RM to 175RM.pdf

    FLIR0039.jpg FLIR0040.jpg FLIR0041.jpg
    FLIR0042.jpg FLIR0043.jpg FLIR0044.jpg
    FLIR0045.jpg FLIR0046.jpg FLIR0047.jpg
    FLIR0048.jpg FLIR0049.jpg FLIR0050.jpg
    FLIR0051.jpg FLIR0052.jpg FLIR0053.jpg
    FLIR0054.jpg FLIR0055.jpg FLIR0056.jpg
    FLIR0057.jpg FLIR0058.jpg FLIR0059.jpg
    FLIR0060.jpg FLIR0061.jpg FLIR0062.jpg
    FLIR0063.jpg FLIR0064.jpg FLIR0065.jpg
    FLIR0066.jpg FLIR0067.jpg FLIR0068.jpg
    FLIR0069.jpg

    I figure someone might get a kick out of these. :) (Time in report is +4 hours from Eastern Time)
     
  2. efusco

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    You have a FLIR!! That's cool alone.

    Second, it's interesting to see the twisting of the wires within the cable.

    Finally, the most interesting bit to me is how much the front end lights up. I'd expect the battery pack, but I assume that front end is where the coolant and pump are working their butt's off to keep the pack as cool as possible during charging.
     
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    That's pretty neat. You can almost see the electrons flow.
     
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    Very cool :) When you get to the HPWC, can you take similar photos after having your car on the HPWC for about an hour?
     
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    Was working on that thread right now.. :D
     
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    I wasn't surprised by this one. I remember once time when I supercharged, I noticed how much heat was coming out from the radiator fan and blowing directly onto the front tire. I actually wonder if that heat can damage the tires in any way, but I'm guessing tires are designed to get really hot.
     
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    The tires themselves were about ~105F when I pulled into the parking lot. I'll have to pull over one day after doing ~75MPH for a while and see what they look like. (Was only about 72F ambient)
     
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