Australia's first Electric Highway!

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I have a Khons J1772 to type 2 adapter, a worthwhile device, we have enough free J1772 chargers outside metropolitan Adelaide.

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RAC WA HQ DC also free for now
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jonescg wrote:
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 13:38
I assume you still need to log in to use it though? Not plug and play?
Yes need to use chargefox app
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No longer free
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Well that was quick :)
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Has info about DC charger’s non compliance with model 3es
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https://youtu.be/ESHs8XVTtsQ
Sounds like Ecotricity EH Is like the RAC EH
Being first doesn’t mean much if it can’t be sustained.
Perhaps the older DC units need to be retired and replaced if they can’t be upgraded.
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brendon_m wrote:
Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 18:20
Because rac weren't interested in maintaining it and chargefox probably got access to the infrastructure for a bargain.
My guess is long term they will no doubt upgrade to tritiums
It's still the "RAC Electric Highway" - the RAC has only changed which companies are responsible for billing and maintenance.
And my understanding is that the RAC are very keen to get all the outstanding maintenance issues sorted, so these stations better reflect their brand.

I doubt they'll replace all Circontrol stations with Tritium ones, they're only 5 years old and disposing of them now would give the wrong message.
They can be made to be reliable again, it will just take a little effort from all involved.

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Anybody know who maintains City of Swan (Delta station) DC fast charger?

From many occasions, I've only had one issue with them (i.e. error code 113002). The manual said "Charger Over Temperature", so that was an odd one, as that was cool at the time :roll:

So, those Delta charger is pretty reliable in my opinion (from 1 sample point :lol: )!

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MDK wrote:
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 08:01
It's still the "RAC Electric Highway" - the RAC has only changed which companies are responsible for billing and maintenance.
And my understanding is that the RAC are very keen to get all the outstanding maintenance issues sorted, so these stations better reflect their brand.

I doubt they'll replace all Circontrol stations with Tritium ones, they're only 5 years old and disposing of them now would give the wrong message.
They can be made to be reliable again, it will just take a little effort from all involved.
Perhaps some of the chargers in well suited locations might be replaced with Chargefox ultra-rapid sites. (One of Chargefox's ultra-rapid locations in the RAC WA headquarters in West Perth, so perhaps not surprisingly this will be the first). The Circontrol unit formerly at that site could be kept as a hot swap replacement unit for any other locations that have faulty units. Gradual upgrade by attrition.

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Personally I think the Trio chargers could be pulled out and sold at a fair price to a taxi company. Replace them with 50 kW Tritiums or even the newer Raption charger from Circontrol.
The old chargers still work with Konas and Ioniqs, as well as all other non-Model 3 EVs, so they would be better used by a company with lots of EVs in need of rapid charging. Away from the public, any niggles with them are far better tolerated.

Some of the sites have a 15 A GPO, a 32 A single phase charger, and the Trios had a 140 amp connection. So feasibly there's enough juice for 100 kW of charging. So two DCFCs per site?
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