I thought you could do it by putting on climate for an hour. Might be worth experimenting?Polar have just installed some 150kW chargers near my home. The nearest Tesla ones are a long way away and significantly more expensive.
Is there a way to initiate the preconditioning for supercharging in preparation for a visit to a non-Tesla charger?
I agree, I have not seen Polar deliver anything like their rated charge. So I am not sure how much preconditioning would help. My wife’s 3 was only charging at 20kWh on a 40kWh charger. I am sure it was not the car holding back.I'm not 100% on how much difference pre conditioning would make on a 150kw charge. My SR+ will hit 100kw with a fairly cold battery, so I'd assume a LR/P would still be able to hit 150 without needing 5 minutes of warming.
How do get the battery temps etc?I charged my M3P on a 50kW CCS charger last week from 10 to 90% and the battery management going on was quite surprising.
Start charge 10% battery at 6degrees, 38kW to battery plus 7kW shared between front and rear stators to warm the pack.
50% SOC, 41KW to pack, pack temp 45 degC, 7kW to battery heating.
The battery heating stayed at 7kW until pack temp reached 50 degC when it shut off with 48 kW to pack and approx 60%SOC.
Rate of charge stayed at approx 48kW until 90% with pack temp of 53degC.
Previously charging on Superchargers at up to 130kW I've witnessed the pack heating at 7kW until 50degC at about 50% SOC, then actively cooling when the pack hits 55degC.
I use Scan my Tesla with a can dongle.How do get the battery temps etc?
Speed.Why is near your home useful? Do you not have a home charging point?
Rapid charging is not included in the Polar Plus subscription. They cost 15p per KwH on top of your £8 monthly subscription. Or 25p per KwH if you don't have a subscription.Speed.
Yes, I have a home charger with an EV tariff, but I sometimes arrive home in the evening with < 20% and need to use the car later or park it somewhere else overnight. The home charger is too slow then.
Actually, Polar Plus isn’t that expensive when the charges are included like they are on two local sites. I would only have to do two 50kWh charges a month to warrant the subscription. Not unusual for me. I did 145kWh on them last month and that would have cost £11.60 at home overnight.
There is a 50kW Polar charger nearby that is free to Polar Plus users, but that takes just over an hour to put a decent amount of charge back. I find the hanging around for that irksome. Pints in the hotel are pricey too.