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What to do at supercharging stations?

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by Ali’sMax, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Ali’sMax

    Ali’sMax Member

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    I’m wondering for those that charges at supercharging stations on regular bases, what do you do with 45-60mins of your time?
    My list of things to do while waiting...
    1, enjoy cup of coffee n breakfast
    2, catches up on my social media
    3, if with hubby, enjoy my wine in PJ while listening to a podcast
    4, sew buttons onto shirts or shorts
    5, put on a face mask, foot mask and hand wraps
    6, manicure n pedicure ( if alone, hubby can’t stand the smell)
     
  2. Need

    Need Active Member

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    My wife reads reddit posts while her car is charging. :p
     
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  3. Raechris

    Raechris Member

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    Read TMC
    Work on mobile device
    Surf news
    Read book
    Call mom
     
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  4. Ali’sMax

    Ali’sMax Member

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    I especially like the call mom!
     
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  5. Enginerd

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    Go for a run. It gets the body moving and promotes circulation. For me, it might be the only way to exercise on days when I have a long drive... something I wouldn't even consider in an ICE.
     
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  6. Uncle Paul

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    More often than not I will recline seat and take a nap with the radio on.
     
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  7. animorph

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    On long road trips we usually have only 20 to 30 minutes at a Supercharger. Good time to get out and walk around as much as possible, hit the restroom, check out the nearby stores, have a snack, have lunch or dinner, or just read.
     
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  8. Rocky_H

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    I generally don't take 45 to 60 minutes at a Supercharger, as @animorph is alluding to. I use them on trips, and the long/short traveling rhythm means there just aren't long stops where I'm having to find things to do most of the time. It's either a long stop, where I am going to get a meal, so the car just charges as long as it can go while I'm busy having food, so I'm not waiting for it, or the stops are more like 15-20 minutes or so, where I'll just walk over to some place to get a coffee or iced tea or something, which fills up that amount of time, so I get back to the car and go, and I'm still not waiting for it.
     
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  9. BerTX

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    Clean the bugs off of the front
     
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  10. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    1. Attempt to take 3 small kids to the potty and back.
    2. Check TMC forums.
     
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  11. ai4px

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    I'll file that under "herding cats".
     
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  12. Nilnoc

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    Chat up other Tesla drivers - if they are outside their car and seem nice.
     
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  13. kiwi

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    On long trips - get the kids out of the car and running around before they go crazy.
    Usually they want food too.
    In the city - Auckland's brand new superchargers come with a 24x7 lounge
    provided by Tesla, with nice loos, good coffee (free) and somewhere to sit and work.
     
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  14. P85_DA

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    1) Starbucks
    2) clean bugs
    3) chat up owners
    4) pick up trash left behind
     
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  15. ewoodrick

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    Its a great place to stop for a meal. Instead of charging "just enough" you can get enough to drive around your destination.
     
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  16. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    Find a local point of interest within walking distance, if it's got any. Or just take a walk.

    Clean the car. After sitting for a couple of hours, it's a good excuse to move around and not just sit in the car some more. Plus, those bugs aren't going to unsplat themselves.

    If it's time for a meal, find a nearby restaurant. If it isn't, then grab coffee or a refresher of some sort. (I still miss the Yogurtland that used to be next to the supercharger at Tejon Ranch.)
     
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  17. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    Let the dog out :)
     
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  18. run-the-joules

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    Either eat or nap, but I rarely end up at superchargers.
     
  19. ebfio

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    Vacuum the interior;
    Clean the MCU;
    Walk a bit;
    Get my laptop and enable the “work” driving profile. (Mainly pushing the seat forward to have a mini limo on the back);
    Nap;
     
  20. Nilnoc

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    My grandmother’s mom had a carpet beater. It came down through the family, and it hung on the wall decoratively for many years. Now it resides in my frunk and gets pulled out at superchargers. And at store parking lots when I chill to music whilst my copilot shops. Four good whacks completely cleans an OEM front floor mat, which I like!
     

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