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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:46 am

sparky wrote:Thanks for posting @scottf200.
I was there Saturday night. Looks finished except for some paint etc. It was coned off and the Superchargers were unlit so I didn't attempt to plug in. Any idea why this site doesn't show up as a future SC on the Tesla Supercharger page? Seems like it will be up and running for TG traffic next week.

I saw a tweet last night saying it is now up and running.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:20 am

sparky wrote:Thanks for posting @scottf200.
I was there Saturday night. Looks finished except for some paint etc. It was coned off and the Superchargers were unlit so I didn't attempt to plug in. Any idea why this site doesn't show up as a future SC on the Tesla Supercharger page? Seems like it will be up and running for TG traffic next week.

I can only imagine it is for a big promotional PR announcement. Thanksgiving makes a lot of sense. I hope the workers were compensated for this job that seem to happen pretty fast overall. It will be very interesting to hear about the solar panel and battery storage capacity.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:49 am

Wow, both the 40 stall sites show as open on the official Tesla pages. In time for Thanksgiving and the semi-truck event:

Kettleman City, CA Supercharger -- https://www.tesla.com/findus/location/s ... percharger
Baker, CA Supercharger -- https://www.tesla.com/findus/location/s ... percharger
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:05 pm

Re: Tesla Semi "megacharger" 400 miles in 30 minutes.

It will be interesting to see this network expand as well.

Walmart, Trucker J.B. Hunt Place Orders for Tesla Semi Trucks -- https://www.thestreet.com/story/1439500 ... rucks.html

...A close-up look at the semi-truck’s charging port reveals an 8-pin configuration ...
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https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-me ... e-up-look/
We asked our friend KManAuto, who had the opportunity to get an up-close view of the Tesla Semi Megacharger port, how the company might be able to support such power levels.

“I think they increased the voltage, for simplicity probably doubled it. keeps the wire size down. Less heat build up. The charge port on the semi also has eight pins for charging. Of course, positive and negative, means it’s like having four normal Superchargers plugged in.” says Kman. “So if it was for normal Superchargers through the same size pins it would be approximately 500 kW due to wire size. If they double the voltage, they could run twice the amount of power through the same wires, meaning they would be able to hit 1.6 MW.”
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:11 pm

scottf200 wrote:Re: Tesla Semi "megacharger" 400 miles in 30 minutes.

It will be interesting to see this network expand as well.

Walmart, Trucker J.B. Hunt Place Orders for Tesla Semi Trucks -- https://www.thestreet.com/story/1439500 ... rucks.html

...A close-up look at the semi-truck’s charging port reveals an 8-pin configuration ...
Image

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-me ... e-up-look/
We asked our friend KManAuto, who had the opportunity to get an up-close view of the Tesla Semi Megacharger port, how the company might be able to support such power levels.

“I think they increased the voltage, for simplicity probably doubled it. keeps the wire size down. Less heat build up. The charge port on the semi also has eight pins for charging. Of course, positive and negative, means it’s like having four normal Superchargers plugged in.” says Kman. “So if it was for normal Superchargers through the same size pins it would be approximately 500 kW due to wire size. If they double the voltage, they could run twice the amount of power through the same wires, meaning they would be able to hit 1.6 MW.”


Is this a misquote, or is my math just really bad? Do they mean to say 800kW instead of 500kW? Or is it 1.0MW?

Either way, breaking into Megawatt range for charging is notable. Now let's see them deploy a megacharging network for their semis!
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:59 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:Is this a misquote, or is my math just really bad? Do they mean to say 800kW instead of 500kW? Or is it 1.0MW?
Either way, breaking into Megawatt range for charging is notable. Now let's see them deploy a megacharging network for their semis!

I think it is 2 (+/-) pins in a normal supercharger at approx 125kW (i.e. Tesla says up to 130) so 4 times that many pins (8) would be 500kW (125*4). That was my quick read on it.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:27 pm

scottf200 wrote:
GetOffYourGas wrote:Is this a misquote, or is my math just really bad? Do they mean to say 800kW instead of 500kW? Or is it 1.0MW?
Either way, breaking into Megawatt range for charging is notable. Now let's see them deploy a megacharging network for their semis!

I think it is 2 (+/-) pins in a normal supercharger at approx 125kW (i.e. Tesla says up to 130) so 4 times that many pins (8) would be 500kW (125*4). That was my quick read on it.

Scott, unless Tesla has changed the specs, the regular SCs are rated at 135 kW per cabinet, split between two stalls with a max. of 120kW per stall; the new urban SCs are rated for 72 kW per stall, no sharing. Were you working from memory there?

BTW, Baker is currently down, and the link to the SC page as well as the listing on the Find Us page has been removed.
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