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X versus S Supercharging...who gets the juice?

IanMcL

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Jan 13, 2019
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Laverstock
I was in Bristol yesterday and needed a charge to get home. Both bays at Cribbs Causeway, apparently spare.

However, on arrival, 5 mins later, a Model X was charging.

I started to charge my 2016 S in the remaining bay.

15kw charge out of 130kw!

I thought it might recalibrate but it did not. I even stopped and restarted the charging, but to no avail.

That seems totally unbalanced and pointless for the 2nd vehicle.

2/3 to 1/3 I could understand but 90% to 10% seems faulty and the word supercharger registered invalid!
 

mociaf9

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Oct 18, 2018
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CA
I was in Bristol yesterday and needed a charge to get home. Both bays at Cribbs Causeway, apparently spare.

However, on arrival, 5 mins later, a Model X was charging.

I started to charge my 2016 S in the remaining bay.

15kw charge out of 130kw!

I thought it might recalibrate but it did not. I even stopped and restarted the charging, but to no avail.

That seems totally unbalanced and pointless for the 2nd vehicle.

2/3 to 1/3 I could understand but 90% to 10% seems faulty and the word supercharger registered invalid!
Assuming your battery was low enough that the car was capable of accepting a faster charge, then the hardware wasn't fully working properly. The second car to plug in should be getting up to ~30 to 36 kW if the first car is charging with a low battery. Once the first car's rate tapers to below 72 kW, the second car's rate will increase.
 
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