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Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:13 am

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but here is a Kickstarter campaign for a Tesla charging adapter. The 'Miev is listed as a possibility with the J1772 plug:

https://jdapter.quickchargepower.com/
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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:28 am

Phximiev, I moved your post into its own thread. Hope you don't mind.

As for the adapter, I was wondering when someone was going to do it. One really can't get ahold of a Tesla inlet port unless a wrecked Model S is purchased.

Hopefully this doesn't cause problems with Tesla.
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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:22 pm

I don't mind at all. However, I do wonder if anyone on the list intends to buy into this campaign? It would seem that anyone who has a longer commute or travels more than the usual may benefit from this.

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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:34 pm

I would need to investigate Plugshare. I'd like to have one, but I'm not sure if I could benefit from it. Most of the Tesla HPWC locations also have a Clipper Creek J1772 unit available.
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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:22 pm

I am going to order one (via Kickstarter) tomorrow. It will make the Tesla HPWC hanging on my wall more useful as it can then charge J1772 vehicles. No---it cannot "supercharge" your I-MiEV but there are a lot of Tesla HPWC's in the wild and they will work just like any level 2 EVSE does with the I-MiEV. Tesla has placed the HPWC's in many destination areas away from Superchargers to attract customers to a specific business. Tesla provides a J1772 to Tesla connector with every car so they can charge at the bulk of the level 2 EVSE's out there. So, the reverse is fair game. However, as the owner of the business where the HPWC's are located is providing the space and electricity to run them, it is imperative that you ask the owner or their representative if it is OK to use them.

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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:26 pm

Or, dress smartly so you look rich? LOL :D :lol:
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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:06 pm

siai47 wrote:I am going to order one (via Kickstarter) tomorrow.


Please let us know how it works out. Also, I've never done a Kickstarter campaign myself - I'm curious how all of that works. I suppose one could do a Kickstarter for an electric car design.

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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:36 am

Kickstarter campaign start date has been moved to September 16th for some reason. However, (like all Kickstarter projects) the money paid is to develop the product and get it into production. The price paid is also to set the price of the item you will receive. In essence, you are risking your money, in this case $199 to receive the adapter in a roughly six month period. The guy behind this is named Tony Williams. I don't know him but he has been active on several EV forums and has owned several different EV's. First came across him when I had my RAV4-EV and he was quite active in modifying/supporting them. He is also involved in EVSE adapters and modifications. If one of these adapters interests you then you should consider risking the money. It fits a direct need for me and while I am not endorsing anything or anybody the upside of having the adapter is worth the $199 risk. There are other workarounds but it would require changing out the connector and/or the connector and cable assembly on the HPWC. This approach would cost more than the adapter and make it impossible to use the HPWC on a future Tesla vehicle without changing parts. Of course you could never charge a J1772 vehicle on the road at a HPWC with out it. Link is below:

https://jdapter.quickchargepower.com/

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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:59 am

Having both a Tesla HPWC and UPC available at home, this will provide a great backup for the i-MiEVs as well as providing higher-power J1772 capability. I'll be signing up! Good to know that Tony Williams is behind this, but, like all kickstarter campaigns, I won't be holding my breath. I sincerely hope that when these adapters get deployed that the users maintain proper etiquette.
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Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:59 am

Kickstarter campaign kickoff delayed once again, this time to Monday, 19th September.
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