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Already have J1772 EVSE, should I get the Tesla Wall Charger?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by Packetdancer, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. kingjamez

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    It's different for Model 3 where you must pay to use the SuperCharger. Tesla has priced electricity to encourage using your charger at home, as intended.
    -Jim
     
  2. tga

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    The OP didn't say anything about having a 240V outlet available, so that's probably not under consideration.
     
  3. Packetdancer

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    Yeah, I don't have a spare 240V available; I do have a spare 120V, but that seems... slow.

    I could certainly add a 240V outlet, mind you, but if I get an electrician in to add stuff I'd rather just add a second EVSE anyway. ;)
     
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    But she has a 3 and thus will be paying for it. And paying more than home charging.

    Now for the topic on hand I have a J-1772 Charger I am using for my 3 and just purchase an extra adapter to make it real easy. It is working just fine.
     
  5. tga

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    120V charging is one of those "Doctor, it hurts when I do this" kind of things. The correct answer is: just don't do that.
     
  6. Dennisj00

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    Unless you’re staying for a day or two.

    Be sure to check your panel /service rating before adding the second charger to use at the same time.

    We easily use an L2 for the S (22 mph) or 3 (29 mph) and keep the 1772 adapters in each car.
     
  7. MorrisonHiker

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    The J1772 adapters are actually $95: Model S/X/3 SAE J1772 Charging Adapter
     
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    Yeah, the '11 and '12s were all 3.3 (16a). He'll be just fine sharing the Blink if he was OK before.
     
  9. taconabag

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    No don't get it. I bought an extra adapter, although at 95 dollars that is a complete rip off...
     
  10. JHuberman

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    We use the J1772 adaptor to charge our M3. It doesn't have a button to press to open the charge door so you need to press on the charge door to get it to open. Similar problem when unplugging - no button to release the adaptor from the charge port. I need to detach the adaptor from the J1772 while it is still plugged into the car. When it is disconnected the charge port unlocks and I can remove the adaptor from the charge port. I put the adaptor back on the J1772 and leave it with the charger. I keep a spare adaptor in the car so I am sure to have it when I need it.
     
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    I think I will do the same. We already have a Leviton 40 amp J1772 unit.
     

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