Supercharging FAQs

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Tesla has pretty much fully ramped GA3 and is ramping GA4 quickly and will be starting international deliveries soon. For those new to the Tesla ownership family, I wanted to bring to your attention the newly updated Supercharging FAQs from Tesla that gives a bunch of info that previously was known but not officially published by Tesla.

One of the most important things added to this FAQ is teaching about the importance of A/B channels on Superchargers and how Urban Chargers do not have this power splitting as each stall has its own channel.

https://www.tesla.com/support/supercharging
 

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Also of note is that this FAQ adds Tesla's knowledge of repeated DC fast charging's effect on battery life/charge rate and decreased charge speed in cold battery temperature:

Does Supercharging affect my battery?
The peak-charging rate of the battery may decrease slightly after a large number of high-rate charging sessions, such as those at Superchargers. To ensure maximum driving range and battery safety, the battery charge rate is decreased when the battery is too cold, when it is nearly full or when its condition changes with usage and age. These changes in the condition of the battery may increase total Supercharger time by a few minutes over time.