Kaanha
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Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:48 pm

So, I have a few charging stations around but one of the main stations close to me is at a local Gas Station called Sheetz. However all they have are Tesla Charging stations....is there an adaptor that I can get to adapt the plug from the Tesla charging station to work with my Leaf? All of the other charging stations are mainly on car lots which get locked at certain points in the night. I'd love to just be able to pull into my local Sheetz, start charging, get me some food and drink and wait for it to finish.

cwerdna
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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:51 pm

https://shop.quickchargepower.com/JDapt ... PTRSTB.htm - keep in mind it will NOT work on Superchargers

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SageBrush
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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:55 pm

Hacks that are not Tesla approved are being sold but they are expensive, you are taking a risk of damaging your car and/or the EVSE (and being charged for damages,) and Tesla can take steps to block their use.
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Kaanha
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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:58 pm

Whew, that's pricey but if it works! Will the charging station itself say anything about being a SuperCharger station? What about the Amperage, should I look at just the 40 AMP or should I check the charging station to see the amperage of it?

Sorry for the noob questions, this is my first EV and I've literally only had it for about 4 days now...lol...I've been doing tons of research before and after, so I'm catching up as quick as possible!

Thanks for all of your help!

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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:26 pm

Kaanha wrote:Will the charging station itself say anything about being a SuperCharger station? What about the Amperage, should I look at just the 40 AMP or should I check the charging station to see the amperage of it?
Tesla Supercharging stations look like this:

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These stations will NOT work with a non-Tesla car.

What might work with an adapter is a so-called "Destination" charger that looks like this:

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Article about non-Tesla EV's using Tesla Destination chargers: https://electrek.co/2017/06/20/tesla-j1 ... -chargers/
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Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.

Kaanha
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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:36 pm

Damn, the ones at the Sheetz near my house are SuperCharge Stations then. That's a bummer. Hopefully, the local Nissan place gets their quick charger fixed soon then, else it's 3 hours of sitting there! LoL

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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:29 am

SageBrush wrote:Hacks that are not Tesla approved are being sold but they are expensive, you are taking a risk of damaging your car and/or the EVSE (and being charged for damages,) and Tesla can take steps to block their use.
I've used the Jdapter on my Bolt and both my Bolt and the Tesla destination charger are fine. Moreover the hotel where I stayed ordered a Jdapter to offer to future guests driving non-Tesla vehicles for a nominal deposit.

I've heard of no problems with the Jdapter. If you know of any, please post them.

Paul
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SageBrush
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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:10 am

The other aspect of using Tesla L2 Destination chargers with unapproved adapters is one of ethics: Those adapters were placed with Tesla money, meaning Tesla car owner money. People like you should understand that you are using them with at best indirect consent of the property owners, Tesla, and the Tesla car owner community.

As a Tesla owner, I don't want you blocking my access or risking damage to the EVSE. I could not care less what your opinion or personal history is of the adapter.
Last edited by SageBrush on Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

cwerdna
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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:32 pm

^^^
There's a long running thread at TMC about the "ethics" of using such adapters at https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... ers.56737/. I haven't followed.

But it is a fair question to ask. Tesla Models S and X can use CHAdeMO DC FCs with a $450 adapter and they can use J1772 EVSEs w/their free included J1772 adapter. But, Leafs can't use Tesla Superchargers at all and can't use Tesla wall connectors without an adapter...

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Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

SageBrush
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Re: Tesla Charging Station Adapter?

Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:43 pm

cwerdna wrote: But it is a fair question to ask. Tesla Models S and X can use CHAdeMO DC FCs with a $450 adapter and they can use J1772 EVSEs w/their free included J1772 adapter. But, Leafs can't use Tesla Superchargers at all and can't use Tesla wall connectors without an adapter...
Nissan or their dealership proxies have every right to limit the use of the EVSE and CHadeMo they paid to install to whomever they see fit. And not uncommonly, they do just that. GM does the same.

CHadeMo or J1772 placed with public funds should be open to the public without discrimination. That includes LEAFs, and it includes Tesla cars. Use of public funds that excludes Tesla is unfair.

The Jdapter is using without permission EVSE paid for by Tesla, and by extension Tesla owners, for Tesla use.

This all strikes me as straightforward.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

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