goldbrick wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:27 pm
While kWh and kW look very similar and are easy to confuse, they are entirely different things. Mixing them up is like mixing up the difference between 60mph (velocity) and 60 miles (distance). If someone said the distance from one city to another was 60 mph it would be confusing. In this case - as in kW/kWh - it is often possible to understand the intent from the context but being correct certainly makes everything easier.
Yep. Umdkevin, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0lyqrgQJFk
In the post I quoted at https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-2470307
, that guy didn't know what he was talking about and apparently deleted his post.
From K-MTG in 2017:
I can confirm that the chademo adapter works on the 3. One of my friends related to a Tesla employee got his and was able to test this...got up to 50 kwh.
My reply was:
Do you mean a charge rate of up to 50 kW was achieved or that 50 kWh was dispensed from the CHAdeMO charger?
What the heck did he mean? He never answered and was WAY wrong, as well. Tesla's CHAdeMO adapter didn't work with the Model 3 for years. It only started working w/a firmware update in July 2019 (https://electrek.co/2019/07/09/tesla-ch ... -networks/
The units matter, esp. given we're talking about charging (e.g. power level (kW) vs. energy dispensed (kWh)). If you don't understand the difference, please take some time to learn it.
powersurge wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Many people use this type of forum for friendly conversation, and will learn as much as they want, or as little as they want. They may not be interested in learning the proper scientific terms at all... I really suggest that people not correct other's posts for at least the two biggies.. (The terms of "Charger"/ "EVSE", and "KWH"/ "KW")...
Why? You're suggesting people be ignorant?
I'm for people passing along correct information. If we're going to be discussing these topics (e.g. charging, power levels, energy dispensed, chargers, EVSEs, etc.), let's get the units right! See the confusion the above guy's example caused?
People getting it wrong over and over only causes further confusion, esp. for EV newbies.