Superchargers & destination chargers are located all across U.A.E, But they should be only used in particular use case scenarios. Superchargers - To use if 1. TESLA trip planners require it 2. Emergency top up
Mall/destination/public chargers - To use when 1. Cannot reach home with at least 20% charge 2.Emergency top-up 3.Superchargers not working
These chargers are NOT "PETROL PUMPS" and are NOT supposed to be used like "petrol pumps"
The only petrol pump is your home charger
Charge only 80% and leave the charger as soon as it's charged. Charging slows down after 80% charge and starts rapidly degrading the battery. The supercharger network in UAE is made such that the distance between each charger is only 70% state of charge, so theoretically this means you would never need more than 70% charge when being in the radius of Tesla superchargers.
DONT CHARGE TO 100%: Even if you have an LFP Battery, The Tesla Superchargers need to be available for all tesla friends, charging rapidly slows down after 80% and this wastes a lot of time for you and other tesla friends
Use alternate charging stations- Similarly numbered chargers are paired to the same power source ie. the same circuit. Example: Chargers 1A and 1B are from the same power source, therefore charging speed will be split equally among 2 charging cars, whereas 2A will have a different power source. if available, use different numbered charging stations for faster charging, ie if 1A is occupied, use 2a or 2b.
Abandoning your car at the supercharger can incur extra fees and can also result in Elon musk Software-locking your car to never supercharge again.
Mall/Destination Charger habits:
Only use these if you cannot reach home with a 20% charge and always charge to 80% or less to ensure reach home with 20% or more charge.
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR CAR AT ANY PUBLIC CHARGER. This will incur a 1000 AED fine in addition to upsetting a lot of other TESLA friends!
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