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Yass Detination Charger (Yass Soldiers Club)

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by andrewrogers, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. andrewrogers

    andrewrogers Member

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    I'm looking to do a return trip Sydney - Cowra on the same day (via Goulburn supercharger).

    Goulburn -> Cowra -> Goulburn is 410kms return + diversions. I'm hoping to top up at Yass on one leg.

    Has anyone used the destination charger at the Yass Soldiers Club?

    Can you access anytime or only during their opening hours? or confirm it charges at 32 Amps?

    Andrew
     
  2. andrewrogers

    andrewrogers Member

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    Answering my own question for anyone else the finds this. I ended up using the Yass destination charger. It only runs at 16Amps. There was a petrol car blocking the space but there's a disabled spot immediately adjacent that you could use if really stuck.

    No evidence of any effort made to restrict use to patrons and should be available 24 x 7.

    I needed to stop scrape through to the next supercharger but in hind-sight given it's on the highway next time I would just draft a truck for a short while to make up the range shortfall rather than wait for the charge at 15km/hr.
     
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  3. jmr-

    jmr- Member

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    Good info ta,

    On drafting - how effective is that???
     
  4. garyjac

    garyjac Member

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    Drafting, even 5 to 7 lengths back is very effective. I've done it once or twice and it drops energy usage by 30 to 50%. This is behind something big, like a semi or B-double. Well maintained roads only!
     
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