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Where to charge a Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by jacobp, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. jacobp

    jacobp Member

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    I'm about to take delivery of my Model S. I need your help. I need a primer on where I can and cannot charge my Model S on the road and, if you don't mind, how long will it take to get a charge at each type of charger. Thanks.
     
  2. SFOTurtle

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    Go to the Tesla website. Go to the charging tab under Model S. Or you can do a search for any number of thousands of posts on the topic.

    Your signature doesn't say whether you have dual chargers. If you only have a single charger, you are basically limited to 40A (other than Superchargers). So depending on whether you are at a campground and have access to 40A, or using a 30A public charging station, you're looking at somewhere between 18 to 28 miles of charge/hour, depending on volts. That's best case.
     
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    Many threads on this topic already, make sure you search before you start a new thread. Plugshare.com lists public stations and their fees, residences where people have posted their charger for sharing, and supercharger locations.
     
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    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Not quite. Best case would be a NEMA 14-50, 40 Amp, 220 Volt would give you a full charge in about 9 1/2 hours.
     
  6. Chipper

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    You might check Visa! After all, "It's everywhere you want to be!" :tongue:
     
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    Depends entirely on what your trip profile looks like. Basically, superchargers are the best as they are a no compromise short stop charging solution. Everything else should ideally be used overnight, or if you are going to parked in spot for 4-8 hours while you are doing something else. The Tesla can charge from pretty much anything. It has an adapter for all public chargers, which will use the J1772 plug standard. Hotels, motels, friends houses may have various types of electrical receptacles, like a NEMA 14-30 (dryer), NEMA 14-50 (RV), and just a good old household plug which can be useful overnight from like 5pm until 8 am next morning.

    For hotels, call ahead and try to find one that will allow EV charging.
     
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    Not sure why your voltage is so low. My continuous volt readings are always in the mid 230s. Last night was generally north of 235 every time I checked it.
     
  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I've seen as high as 246V and as low as 192V. YMMV.
     

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