Atlanta’s 16-Stall V4 Charging Station: How It Works
As Tesla hastens the expansion of the V4 Supercharger across America, announcing it first in Europe earlier this year, the charging units have now started appearing in Oregon, Nevada, and Alabama. Most recently, YouTuber Kim Java noticed a fresh V4 Supercharger in Atlanta, Georgia.
Previously, we noted an improved design for the V4 Superchargers. These stalls have been provided with a built-in Magic Dock (or CCS-1 adapter), a digital credit card reader, and a little display. Significantly, they include an edified and more finished shape and flaunt a weighing less, extended cable, stretching out 10 feet in length—3.5 feet longer than in the cables present in V3 Superchargers.
At the two minutes and fifty-six seconds point of the video available below, a close inspection reveals a label adhered to the V4 machine that discloses it has a rating of 1,000 volts and 615 amps, divulging a potential of up to 615 kW capacity at the dispenser level in the upcoming days (comparable to Europe). Yet, for the present, they continue to acquire electricity from the V3 cupboards.
Harnessing the power of elevated speeds and voltage to fuel high-voltage battery systems in vehicles such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Audi E-Tron GT has the potential to be a real game-changer on the path to electrification. Currrently, lengthy charging times and long pauses for EV owners is a huge hassle and is severely inhibiting wider acceptance of EVs.
Though it’s ambiguous whether setting up supercharger spots with 350 kW capacity necessitates any extra equipment or if Tesla will transmit a programming upgrade to activate them.
When Java inserted her Model 3, the V4 Supercharger proved reliable, deserving due credit for matching the capabilities of its predecessor the V3. Amazingly enough, this charger issued 255 kilowatts, energizing the Model 3 from 20 to 60 percent in merely 10 minutes–a significant accomplishment. Should a more powerful wattage be yielded, the time it takes an EV owner to charge up could be abridged. It’s common knowledge that the rate of charging depends on the voltage capacity that an EV accommodates and whether it can be sustained during the charging process.
Furthermore, the Supercharger in Atlanta was provided with a unique charging area for trailers. The V4 cables are designed with immersion cooling, an improved technology which provides better heat dissipation by submerging electronic equipment into a substance providing thermal conduction. Charging the Tesla Semi is now possible due to the massive input of up to 1000 kilowatts or one megawatt of electricity.
Have you utilized Tesla’s V4 chargers already? We would love to hear about your adventure in the comments section.