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Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by ohaq, Apr 19, 2013.
New superchargers are being installed, see below link.
2013 Tesla Model S: Supercharged
They also look red, unless that's some temporary protective coating. Wonder what the stickers will say on the new ones, 120kw?
slower rate thing seems odd. Not how it should be set up.
It might be 120kwh and allow 2 cars to charge at same time so first one would charge at 80kwh-90kwh and the second one would charge at 30kwh-40 kwh. I guess this would only occur if all other chargers where in use.
From the picture I don't see how 2 cars would charge. Don't see extra parking nor do I see 2 cables.
But the second should jump to the full potential when the first is below 80-90kWh Ideally. In other superchargers(at least Folsom) the inverters are off on the side so each 'power pump' is connected to a stack of inverters. two 'pumps' share 1 stack of inverters
those strip malls (as seen in the article picture) are so fugly. yuck
I think that's just the skeleton. And I suspect this is the new style with the longer cord. Since the charger isn't in this thing, it visual difference probably has nothing to do with 90 vs 120.
It likely doesn't work that way--the electrician was probably just misinformed, or the author heard it wrong.
I was at Barstow last week. The two new ones still had yellow caution tape but they were white, and similar to the new ones vs. the old ones like at Gilroy. I believe they all have 12 10kW chargers and its software limiting them to 90 kW (see Elon's comments in the Norway video).
It should in a perfect world, but I believe that others have reported the same info as what the tech reported - once you start charging at a restricted rate, you have to unplug-replug to get the maximum charge rate.
It seems that the superchargers aren't yet able to re-allocate 10kW charge-units once you've started charging.