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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:24 pm

LEAFer wrote:Edit: I just checked the LiveSpot and the tracker did not record Yreka, although I left it on for a while before leaving the car. I'll go check on charge status and turn it back on.
You have to let it sit at least 10 minutes after stopping to be sure it reports your present position. It's not delayed, just only reports at 10 minute intervals. If you turn it off at 9 minutes from the previous report, that's the last report.

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:29 pm

Anyone know status of Blink QC at VW ERL in Belmont or 350Green unit in Stanford shopping center? Bay Area QC thread does not sound promising.
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:34 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
LEAFer wrote:Edit: I just checked the LiveSpot and the tracker did not record Yreka, although I left it on for a while before leaving the car. I'll go check on charge status and turn it back on.
You have to let it sit at least 10 minutes after stopping to be sure it reports your present position. It's not delayed, just only reports at 10 minute intervals. If you turn it off at 9 minutes from the previous report, that's the last report.
Yeah ... I know. But it happened again, too. Arrived at Shasta Lake at 18:58 with 30 gids, 12.4 miles after the last report at 18:40. It should have picked me up at 18:50 ... when it should have had a clear signal ... I was going slow after the exit from I-5.

Anyway ... car is feeding from a GE Wattstation and I am at Motel 6 ... planning for tomorrow. :D

At RailRoad RV Park (pos'n 37) I had to ask for directions, then find a 50amp service, since the guy they directed me to was nowhere to be found. After a few tries (30 amp - 120V only, #38), I found the proper outlet. Later I found the guy ... he had never heard of a special rate ... but I convinced him $5 would cover it :)

At the Yreka Comfort Inn ... which provides the Tesla EVSE with electricity I talked to the family owners (son & dad). Turns out they also run (?own) the Oakland Motel 6 I stayed at prior night :o So ... Rhonda there is a manager ... I think I referred to her as owner earlier. The Patel's and I discussed QC & demand charges and those Oregon QCs ... and they each earned a T-Shirt :)
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:26 pm

I am vicariously enjoying your trip. How does Mt. Shasta look at this time of year?
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:16 pm

javan wrote:I am vicariously enjoying your trip. How does Mt. Shasta look at this time of year?
Could not see the top of it today ... shrouded in clouds and had quite a bit of rain after Yreka (is it really June ?). ( My first time north of Redding ... I had hoped for a clear view from all angles ... oh well :( )
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:27 pm

I used the Belmont charger Sunday Eve and right side was working fine.

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:23 pm

I am going to do the "boring" route tomorrow. I have 200 miles to go and won't chance it on I-5. Probably back-roads at 45mph. Hope to take off by 07:00, but I am depending on others ... so I am not putting up a time-plan like yesterday and today.

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:09 am

I added Dep/Arr times to the above post in the third post (page 1). However, they are approximate ... this isn't Oregin, ya' know :lol:

Follow me on the tracker (see OP) to guesstimate loc'n/times if you'd like to meet me along the way.
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:32 am

LEAFer wrote:I added Dep/Arr times to the above post in the third post (page 1). However, they are approximate ... this isn't Oregin, ya' know :lol:

Follow me on the tracker (see OP) to guesstimate loc'n/times if you'd like to meet me along the way.
How's the food at the "Berry Patch" in Orland?

Please leave a big tip (I believe the restaurant pays for your charge) and mention that there are tens of thousands thousands of BEV/PHEV drivers in CA, that would PAY to charge there, if they had (several, please) J1772s, rather than the "free" Tesla-only charger.

And, with no demand charges with PG&E, it's an even better location for A DC site.
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:37 am

edatoakrun wrote: And, with no demand charges with PG&E, an even better location for A DC site.
What do you base this statement on? Is there a specific rate plan that you are referring to?

Of course, it's no surprise that I am looking to find those logical places to put DC chargers with my company, Quick Charge Power. It's one of the many missions for this expedition.

Naturally, they must either make financial sense (few sites will, to be honest) or be subsidized in some way. No demand charges would go a long way to subsidize the cost, but I can't imagine the PG&E does not have them. I'm actually quite sure they do.

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