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Are you interested in a Mennekes to Tesla charging cable?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by dpeilow, Apr 5, 2011.

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Do you live in Europe and are you interested in a Mennekes charging cable?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2011.
  1. Yes - I live in Europe and would like to have one

    100.0%
  2. No - I live in Europe but do not have interest in one

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Poll for Tesla to create a "Mennekes to Tesla" charging cable.
     
  2. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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  3. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    urgently wanted
     
  4. felixtb

    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    Yes we are all (I hope) screaming for this. I have not even picked up my new toy yet but already know that I need this jumper cable and probably others too since there seems to be no real standard in Europe yet........
     
  5. felixtb

    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    come on EU roadster owners you should really vote on this! to make tesla understand the real need. I know we are at least about 510 of as at this point so get voting!
     
  6. MARKEDMOND1

    MARKEDMOND1 New Member

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    Yes I have a home in Europe so would be interested
     
  7. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    I'm trying to compile a list of them in the UK. So far I have:

    Hillingdon, West London.

    Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Centre

    Grainges and Cedars shopping centres

    Public car parks at Botwell Green, Brandville Road, Fairfield Road in Yiewsley and Pump Lane in Hayes.

    Further points in Green Lane, Pembroke Gardens and Kingsend South will be available in the coming months.


    Oxford.

    Peartree Park and Ride
    Woodstock Road
    Oxford OX2 8JD

    Diamand Place Car Park
    Diamond Place
    Summertown
    Oxford OX2 7BY

    Worcester Street Car Park
    Park End Street
    Oxford OX1 1JD

    Tesco Car Park
    Union Street
    Cowley OX4 1EE

    Headington Car Park
    Old High Street
    Headington OX3 9HN

    Thornhill Park and Ride
    London Road
    Oxford OX3 8FF

    West Gate Car Park
    Norfolk Street
    Oxford OX1 1PY

    Seacourt Park and Ride
    Botley Road
    Oxford OX2 0HP

    Redbridge Park and Ride
    Abingdon Road
    Oxford OX1 4YG

    St. Clements Car Park
    St. Clements Street
    Oxford OX4 1AB

    Transport Unit
    Awgar Stone Road
    Oxford OX3 7JQ

    BMW Cowley
    Horspath Road
    Oxford OX4 2RS
     
  8. Mark Petersen

    Mark Petersen Model S EU P71

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    and all the Project Better Place charging stations in Denmark also have the Mennekes connector
     
  9. AndrewBissell

    AndrewBissell Member

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    Don't forget the Metro Centre in Gateshead
     
  10. felixtb

    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    are there really only 15 people in Europe that are interested in this? or are we only 15 Europeans that come to these forums? that I suppose is possible......... and this is obviously why tesla rarely listens to us.........! understandable, we represent not even 3% of the EU roadster population........ :-(
     
  11. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Well, there are, what, five British owners who post here? Maybe ten Germans? So I'd guess we see 10% of owners here. Thus I guess you can multiply the above demand by ten.


    By the way, I spotted one in the wild yesterday. A Mennekes charging post that is, not an owner.


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  12. Toonm

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    I am really interested, in the Netherlands the public charging points are being converted to Mennekes points this year.
     
  13. AndrewBissell

    AndrewBissell Member

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    Has everyone who posted on this thread also voted in the poll? It's not enough just to say "me too" - make your vote count!
     
  14. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    The charging points in Amsterdam from "Amsterdam Electric" ? The chargers from E-Laad already have a Mennekes connector.
     
  15. Banzai

    Banzai Model S sig #429 EU

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    Yes I want à Tesla to Mennekes cable. Where is Tesla waiting for?
     
  16. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Would a pigtail for the UMC, limited to 40A, be acceptable? Or do you prefer a pass through cable that could handle 70A?
     
  17. Kevin Sharpe

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    I suspect a 70A pass through cable would weigh less and cost less than UMC+pigtail. I'd rather just dump the UMC assuming Tesla upgrade the car to J1772.
     
  18. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    A pigtail might be a good option for those who already have a UMC, but they should really just make a through cable. If they don't offer it, you might be better off just converting an HPC.

    Ev-Charger-Socket-G-IEC-62196-.jpg
     
  19. nikwest

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    I'd love to have such a cable. I got my roadster last friday and I am really baffled that I could not use any public charging station. If I had such a cable the first thing is to return my UMC cable. This takes far too much space anyway.
     
  20. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Great - where can we buy a 70A J1772 plug and socket set?
     

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