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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:15 am

+1 ... my daily work commute recently increased to 42 miles R/T here in the Midwest (as well as my '12 SL is down one battery capacity bar) so am a bit concerned once it gets colder that I might be cutting things too close even at 100% charging. I do have an another vehicle for the real cold/snowy/slushy days but would like to maximize how often I can take the LEAF. I already have permission to access a Tesla 'destination' charger as well that its within an easy walk to work; they were actually surprised that such an adapter might be available -- this location rarely if ever is 'full' so would never be taking a space that a Tesla owner might need -- this station has the standard ones (60A circuit / 48A draw) so certainly could give me a full charge by the time I left work for the day; as mine is a '12 and only has the 3.6kW on board will assume that the car (with this adapter) would regulate the rate of charge so as not to damage the battery, etc.? If so, would happily participate in the kickstarter campaign as well.

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:48 am

Assuming equal or greater current is available the car charger takes what it needs and it ignores the rest. At lesser currents (like 10A) the car matches the available current.

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:41 pm

Yes, it will be really interesting to see the reaction to this. Recently I have seen plugshare comments in my area regarding TEsla drivers parking on charging cables and even parking in Chademo slots without charging. I could imagine there could be some backlash both ways neither is good for the community.

If Tesla has and uses Chademo adapters there should be no problem with others using HWPCs with an adapter, however, I doubt telsas will feel this way.

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:55 am

So what's with the delay? Is this project still alive?

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:59 am

vwDavid wrote:Recently I have seen plugshare comments in my area regarding Tesla drivers parking on charging cables and even parking in Chademo slots without charging. I could imagine there could be some backlash both ways neither is good for the community.


In the Lakeland Florida parking garage, I came up to the charger with dread upon seeing the Tesla parked in one of the two slots. However, that owner had been thoughtful enough that they were using a 110V outlet and their slow charger instead of the 240V, so I was able to get the charge that I needed to get home without LBW. I thought that was so considerate of them and greatly appreciated it.

Unlike the Volt owner sitting in a different location at a charger, plugged in with his engine running (?) and he tells my wife that he's not leaving until he's fully charged. So he probably left two minutes after she went in to Kohl's, who provides the charger for their customers, and she didn't come back out for about an hour so she missed out on the charge she needed, as opposed to the two minutes of extra charging the Volt owner wanted, if he or his wife ever went in to Kohl's.

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:25 am

No kickstarter and lack of communication from Tony Williams can only mean that Tesla has put their legal foot down and killed this project.

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:22 am

AntronX wrote:No kickstarter and lack of communication from Tony Williams can only mean that Tesla has put their legal foot down and killed this project.


While its true that we haven't seen the kickstarter, etc. yet, not sure if its truly dead or not as two reviews have been posted (written like recommendations, not actual users it seems); as they can only be used with the 'destination' type Tesla stations (not the Superchargers) and the electricity cost is typically paid by the merchant and NOT Tesla I'm also not so sure it would garner much pushback from Tesla themselves but who knows ---

http://shop.quickchargepower.com/JDapterQuickChargePowercom-Jdapter.htm

I would still love to get one if/when they become available

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:43 am

AntronX wrote:No kickstarter and lack of communication from Tony Williams can only mean that Tesla has put their legal foot down and killed this project.


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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:59 pm

Is this vaporware? What's the ETA? I've been waiting to purchase one for months.

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Re: JDapter - Tesla charging for your EV

Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:23 am

redLEAF wrote:+1 ... my daily work commute recently increased to 42 miles R/T here in the Midwest (as well as my '12 SL is down one battery capacity bar) so am a bit concerned once it gets colder that I might be cutting things too close even at 100% charging. I do have an another vehicle for the real cold/snowy/slushy days but would like to maximize how often I can take the LEAF. I already have permission to access a Tesla 'destination' charger as well that its within an easy walk to work; they were actually surprised that such an adapter might be available -- this location rarely if ever is 'full' so would never be taking a space that a Tesla owner might need -- this station has the standard ones (60A circuit / 48A draw) so certainly could give me a full charge by the time I left work for the day; as mine is a '12 and only has the 3.6kW on board will assume that the car (with this adapter) would regulate the rate of charge so as not to damage the battery, etc.? If so, would happily participate in the kickstarter campaign as well.


I'm out --- the main location I would use this has only 3 destination chargers that pretty much are getting used ALL the time lately (holiday season -- much more traffic) so would not be a viable solution even if I carried the adapter in my LEAF. The Tesla-based chargers that would work with this adapter are what we would refer to as an L2 type (although Tesla doesn't use this term) so unlike our L3 or QC requires hours not minutes to provide a significant number of miles. For those locations that aren't used much, perhaps this could still be something worth while but not for me. I'm going to plan B that will be in another thread ---

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