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Saw a Cybertruck for the 1st time. :unsure:Anyways…..

@A2ZEV adapter worked well. It took me a moment to figure out the interlocking mechanism on the NACS side.

It was a smooth process activating the supercharger via Tesla App. Averaged 125kW (SR battery). 100F ambient temperature and a long trip led to higher than normal battery temperature. Charged to 60% for a short trip home.

The NACS cable on the V3 superchargers are obviously too short to reach our charging port. So I had to park across 2 spots. I felt annoying and annoyed having to do this. A2Z should have included a short lead on the adapter as it seems they are currently developing an NACS extension cable. Obviously a short lead on the adapter would be doable yeah? It needs about 1ft and then I think it would reach our ports.

Overall I’m glad to have the Tesla network as a charging option while abroad. It’ll make it a lot easier to trip plan and no more range anxiety for my Lariat SR. The cable length though….. come on Tesla should retrofit V3 chargers with longer cables as part of standard preventative or replacement maintenance. *yells at the sky!*



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Just nose between the charger and bollard.
 
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I approached the charger as close as I could for comfort and it still wouldn’t reach. I will try again somewhere else. The parking lot was bananas.
 
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I also had a guy get out of his Tesla, walk around to my drive side, look at the charging port and walk back to his car. It’s obviously irritating to others. It’s our right to use these chargers but I’d rather not inconvenience others or draw unneeded attention.
 

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Parking across 2 spots already did that...
 

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Around the corner from me, I was able to pull about 1 inch from my bumper and the charge station. It was just enough to insert the plug into the A2Z adapter and then inserting into my charge port. There was slight tension on my port as there was zero slack left. I did have to pull into the lane to the right of the charge station (taking up 2 spaces).

I too got stares as I was taking up the 2 spaces, but until (when and if) they make the cables longer, it is what it is. :unsure:

I see 46 psi on your tires... that's a lot of pressure!
 

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Just nose between the charger and bollard.
It looks like those bollards are In a bad spot. Here in Canada most of the bollards have been removed making pulling in quite easy (of course, you still block a stall for our Tesla friends unless you can get the right most stall)
 

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It looks like those bollards are In a bad spot. Here in Canada most of the bollards have been removed making pulling in quite easy (of course, you still block a stall for our Tesla friends unless you can get the right most stall)
Yes, it's funny how in some locations they have removed them, and not in others.

I always turn on the cameras, and get out and look if necessary. It's not the whole with of the truck, just the nose, that you need to get between the chargers, or the charger and a bollard.

You can also try parking at an angle, vs. sideways.

At one location, this was my solution (that's a parking lot, not a main road):

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As someone who's charged close to 3 dozen times with my A2Z, it sure is a tight fit both vehicle and charger wise. You can typically squeeze between the posts, aim your driver side as close as possible (since you can see you're not going to hit it) and you'll have room to spare passenger side. I also approach at a slight angle. This has helped keep me close to the lines. The side by side stalls are easier but still tight, I cracked my side mirror hitting the Tesla Only post backing out. Whatever.

My charging yesterday started to derate to 100kW but I also supercharged 4 times and yah, the battery gets toasty, especially this heat!
 

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I see 46 psi on your tires... that's a lot of pressure!
the late ‘23 builds with the Goodyears have a recommended 42 psi, easy to get that high with the heat when starting from 42, if that was indeed the starting point. Got mine up to 48 a few weeks ago on a trip in 90° heat
 

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Yes, it's funny how in some locations they have removed them, and not in others.

I always turn on the cameras, and get out and look if necessary. It's not the whole with of the truck, just the nose, that you need to get between the chargers, or the charger and a bollard.

You can also try parking at an angle, vs. sideways.
I seem to scare away all the Telsas when I charge.

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Thanks for sharing your experience.
 

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I seem to scare away all the Telsas when I charge.

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So far most of my charging has been like this so I didn't feel too stressed out about messing up another spot. But I do go for the most right spot first regardless.
 

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As someone who's charged close to 3 dozen times with my A2Z, it sure is a tight fit both vehicle and charger wise. You can typically squeeze between the posts, aim your driver side as close as possible (since you can see you're not going to hit it) and you'll have room to spare passenger side. I also approach at a slight angle. This has helped keep me close to the lines. The side by side stalls are easier but still tight, I cracked my side mirror hitting the Tesla Only post backing out. Whatever.

My charging yesterday started to derate to 100kW but I also supercharged 4 times and yah, the battery gets toasty, especially this heat!
Next time try the Tesla towel trick. the NACS handle isn't cooled but the cable is, wrapping a damp towel around the handle has shown to not derate due to heat.
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