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Video of your electricity meter spinning?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ratsbew, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

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    Can someone take video of your electricity meter spinning while you are charging your Model S? If someone has the dual chargers pulling 20kW that would be even better!

    I'm just curious to see one of these pulling down a lot of power.
     
  2. gvillager

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    They still have those? All the meters around here have digital displays.
     
  3. andrewket

    andrewket 2016 Founders XP90D AP1, 2016 SP100D AP2

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    I had one until this past summer. When I switched to an EV rate plan dominion electric switched out my meter.
     
  4. nwdiver

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    Twin chargers are ~20kW... here are a couple other things that draw the same amount of power; you might have one in your home.
    - Resistance Electric Furnace ~24 kW
    - Whole-house tankless electric hot water heater ~24 kW
     
  5. islandbayy

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    #5 islandbayy, Dec 19, 2013
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    Thats about a 50kW draw during the video. The frame rate of the recording could not keep up with the frequency of the disk's spin. It was actually turning MUCH faster then what it looked like in the video.
     
  6. ratsbew

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    #6 ratsbew, Dec 20, 2013
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    Thanks for the video! So what we're seeing in the video is a stroboscopic effect that makes it look slower than it really is? If that's the case then it must really be whipping around.

    Thanks!
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Not exactly what you asked for, but you might like it anyway.

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