Model 3 Performance @ Thunderhill

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    I was at Thunderhill today and saw a Tesla M3 Performance at the track. While they have 240 V available charging is painfully slow with the stock charging cord. We need Superchargers at all NorCal tracks. He was running pretty quick and lasted the first session with no issues. He ran the second session too but there are no superchargers close to the track so he needed to charge the rest of the afternoon so he could make it home. o_O

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    Is it possible to “Supercharge” from a portable generator?
    If so, what size, KVa etc. generator?
     
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    Agree a supercharger is still needed. If I read the info correctly, the supercharger is a rectification unit which controls the DC current pumped into the car.
    With Tesla controlling the use and location of these few (in relative terms) stations. It does not look good for a full track day.
    Does anyone make a portable charging unit yet? If not, a low power cell would require a tow. Or am I missing something?
     
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    No portable charging unit that I know of other than a generator.
     
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    Yea. The gen will kick out A/C 115/230. Then it will need to be rectified, stepped up and clean before hitting the car.
    I do know a local guy who has fixed the issue. I installed a small gas turbine in the back of his 1960 Ford Ranch Wagon. Car is electric powered, has a C-4 transmission, power steering etc. A site to see. You do have to watch out for the exhaust.
     

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