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Can I use a Prius Prime’s charger to charge my Model 3?

Imagine

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Dec 24, 2020
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So Cal
Question in title. Kind of weird, but basically the Tesla charger is set up in the garage, and the Prius charger is in the front of the house. Sometimes I don’t want to park my Tesla in the garage, but I have to charge. Can I use the OEM Toyota charger to charge the Model 3 using the J1772 adapter that came with the Tesla? Can doing so damage the Tesla, adapter, or the Prius charger? I charge at Level 1 either way. If anyone has done this, please let me know if it worked. Thanks in advance!
 

Imagine

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Dec 24, 2020
34
13
So Cal
Oh, your probably right about the lawsuits and what not. I didn’t think about it that way. Well, I just tried it for like an hour to see what would happen, and it does take a charge. I didn’t notice any abnormal behavior, and nothing caught on fire so maybe I’ll let it go a bit longer next time. Not sure about trying it overnight yet though.
 

gfunkdave

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Aug 10, 2016
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Portland, ME
J1772 is J1772. That's why standards are nice.

Now, your Prius charger may not be able to provide as much power as the circuit it's on can provide, but it will charge your car either way.
 
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