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#213927 09/08/14 09:15 PM
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Opened last week in mall parking lot.
Charge your Tesla via a 'Tesla Supercharger' while shopping or dining.

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No fees, just plug in!!

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They set up some recently down the road from me too at a big shopping mall right off the interstate.
I think Elon wants them to be like gas stations, on every corner.


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The 'plan' I heard is there will be charging stations every 250 miles.



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So who maintains them? I can see problems with vandalism and theft for any copper in the stations.

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And they look like they will attract bicycles since they appear to be nice sturdy things to chain the bikes to.


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Mall security via patrol and CCTV.

Maintained by Tesla, via the installing contractor. All equipment except what is in the pics is behind fencing, and all enclosures are locked.



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Originally Posted by ghost307
And they look like they will attract bicycles since they appear to be nice sturdy things to chain the bikes to.


The mall where they put ours in is near the college (FGCU) so they have plenty of sturdy bike racks close to the places college kids would be likely to go.
The other regional mall closer to me is near more old people and they have golf cart parking. That is sort of an HO gauge Tesla I guess. wink

I will be able to take my cart to the new WalMart if they ever get it built.


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Greg:
You can't charge your glof cart!!


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I just need to find an unattended 5-15 to charge my cart ;-)

In real life the proposed WalMart is well within range of a charge, a couple of times.
I have been looking into changing the operating voltage of this to a nominal 36v (~44) and make my cart a hybrid

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Feed 120 into the 240 winding of a 240 x 120 xfmr and a half wave rectifier on the secondary.

~60 VAC half wave rectified is ~ 42 VDC.


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