The 40kWh version can take half a charge in 60 minutes using a second inboard charger and the HPC. This compares with the 85kWh version taking half a charge in 30 minutes using a DC supercharger. The second inboard charger and HPC can be afforded by all who buy a Tesla. The DC supercharger will cost as much as a whole car when installed.
Sometime back it was called L3 - which is no longer used. SAE uses "fast charge".
My suggestion for the thread is to use SuperCharging - since is no known support for any other type of QC.
Nissan Leaf Lifetime Wall to Wheels : 3.9 m/kwh, Dash : 4.6 m/kwh
I'm not sure I'm clear on this. Will the supercharger use the same charger port than we would normally use to charge the vehicle? That doesn't seem to make much sense, it seems like it would be better to bypass the built in charger(s) in the car itself and go straight to the battery. Do you think there will be a separate special supercharger connector located somewhere else on the car?
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No, I was told it will use the same connector, but I don't know what mechanism they used to bypass the AC onboard chargers.
Last edited by Lloyd; 12-28-2011 at 08:01 PM. Reason: spelfling
The Tesla plug is going to do the same thing, except the two big pins are also used by the onboard charger (which eliminates the need for extra pins). They just need to have the contactor be able to switch between the two (and maybe the third option too of being disconnected from both). There is no need for a separate connector (the main reason why Tesla decided to build their own socket).
Last edited by stopcrazypp; 12-28-2011 at 08:21 PM.
Because there are tons of crazy people in this world...
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