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three of five meters type 2 cable?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Hybris, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Hybris

    Hybris Member

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    what lenght do you think is the best for a type 2 cable? 3 or 5 meters?
     
  2. hcsharp

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    5 meters for sure. It's not much more and will get you out of a bind quite often. You can't always park right next to the charging station; sometimes they are ICE'd. Many times you have to pull in forwards so the charge port is a long way from the station.
     
  3. jontracey

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    5 meters allows some extra "wiggle" room, good if you have to go around an. ICE car blocking the charger
     
  4. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    none of them. the minimum is 7m to connect to a wallbox in fron of your car. the car alon is 5m.

    i gave my 5m cable away for my 7m.

    an extra 3m would be fine, if you back your car in.

    lg

    eberhard
     
  5. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Owners report that 10m or even 12m of cable are necessary for that use case.
     
  6. amitb00

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    What is this cable used for? Can you post a link to buy it? I am assuming I may need it as well.
     
  7. Hybris

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    the cable is for using at public type 2 chargers. At home i have the red three phase adapter that I will evaluate before deciding on any wallbox or similar at home... So the original question is for a type 2 cable for public charging stations like ikea etc.

    Not sure type 2 is of any use in the US? its used a lot in Europe at public charging stations.

    Sounds like 5 meters is the way to go for that need...
     
  8. amitb00

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    Thanks Hybris.
     

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