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Anyone tested S/X CHAdeMO Adapter on Model 3

jsmith

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I found about this the hard way. Tried EVGo and ChargePoint, and got errors. Really sucked. Forced to pay at the Superchargers and not able to use other providers with an adapter that wasn't cheap! I had to drive 40 miles out of my way to charge recently, even though there was a DC charger 2 miles away.
 

MP3Mike

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Tried EVGo and ChargePoint, and got errors. Really sucked. Forced to pay at the Superchargers and not able to use other providers with an adapter that wasn't cheap!

Are you saying that the EVGo and ChargePoint CHAdeMO chargers are cheaper than the Tesla Superchargers?
 

MP3Mike

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I think he's saying the CHAdeMO adapter wasn't cheap. Which for $500 and you can't use it on your new car, is fairly true

OK, I see that now. But the adapter isn't even listed as being compatible with the Model 3. It is clearly labeled as a "Model S/X CHAdeMO Adapter".
 

Model 3

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According to this post in the Swedish telsa forum an assumed Tesla owned Model 3 test vehicle is observed in Norway charging with an CHAdeMO adapter.
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miimura

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While that story mentions the difference between the US and European charge ports, it doesn't actually say which charge port is on that "ghost car". If it was a Tesla test vehicle, I would not be surprised if it had a European charge port.
 
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Model 3

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it doesn't actually say which charge port is on that "ghost car"
Correct. But whatever it is that is not the point I was making posting it here - just that they apparently have the CHAdeMO adapter working at least on this test vehicle.
 

miimura

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Correct. But whatever it is that is not the point I was making posting it here - just that they apparently have the CHAdeMO adapter working at least on this test vehicle.
I would be extremely surprised if CHAdeMO support for the Model 3 is anything more than a software update. So, the fact that a manufacturer test vehicle is charging on CHAdeMO is not at all surprising to me. In fact, we should be seeing it a lot more before they release the CHAdeMO adapter support.
 
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AEdennis

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I would be extremely surprised if CHAdeMO support for the Model 3 is anything more than a software update. So, the fact that a manufacturer test vehicle is charging on CHAdeMO is not at all surprising to me. In fact, we should be seeing it a lot more before they release the CHAdeMO adapter support.

Agreed... But why need to test it in Europe first? Tired of waiting for this... Frankly, this support should have been activated before the rear seat heaters...
 

TonyWilliams

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According to this post in the Swedish telsa forum an assumed Tesla owned Model 3 test vehicle is observed in Norway charging with an CHAdeMO adapter.

So, now there are at least two photos of the Model 3 getting tested with CHAdeMO:

1) Canada several months ago, most likely with the North American Tesla inlet

2) Norway recently, probably with the Type 2 inlet

Sounds like very normal, methodical testing. I’d guess that this is merely verification testing, and that a software update is waiting for that verification.
 

run-the-joules

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Agreed... But why need to test it in Europe first? Tired of waiting for this... Frankly, this support should have been activated before the rear seat heaters...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that substantially more people will use rear seat heaters than a $500 incredibly awkward adapter for a charging network that most customers will have never heard of.
 
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AEdennis

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I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that substantially more people will use rear seat heaters than a $500 incredibly awkward adapter for a charging network that most customers will have never heard of.

Most of early sales were to California... It's warm now! :p
 

ccutrer

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I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that substantially more people will use rear seat heaters than a $500 incredibly awkward adapter for a charging network that most customers will have never heard of.
In terms of widespread applicability, yes. But no one “needs” rear heated seats, nice as they are to have in certain situations. But if I get into situation that CHAdeMO charging is available, and I have a low charge, I’d sure as heck want a charged car than a warm bum and not be able to go anywhere for many hours waiting on L1 (or L2 if I’m lucky) charging.
 

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