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Charge port plug

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by ai4px, May 26, 2018.

  1. ai4px

    ai4px Member

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    Bear with me, I’m relatively new around here...
    Just having learned that the Tesla charge plug is the standard plug used on all EVs in europe, why on earth didn’t Tesla adopt that same plug in the USA? Yes, it’s threee phase, but for single phase power in the USA, just designate a pair of conductors as single phase. Puzzeled.
     
  2. Chuq

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    Short version is - the North American one came first, the Type 2 plug was used when they realised they needed to support 3-phase in Europe (and almost every other country). They already had a significant installed user base of the North American plugs (vehicles and home installed HPWCs) so it would have been too hard to change. In hindsight - it probably would have been possible then. Now, with superchargers and destination chargers all through North America, it's even harder.
     
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    because the charge port standard in the USA, J1772, does not support DC fast charging (which was required for the supercharger network).
     
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  4. Ande

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    I would not expect USA to modernize , for crying out loud, you are still in the middle ages with that imperial system mess. :)

    Not to mention 110v that provides less power at same current (wire gauge) a higher voltage system does.
     
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  5. tpham07

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    ;) im sorry, what was that about modernization? what country was the Tesla invented in? :)
     
  6. Chuq

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    Serbia? :D
     
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  7. ai4px

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    The same country that is proposing a new rocket system which will be in imperial units instead of SI units.... shaking my head....
     
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    And it’s 120 VAC unless it’s 1920. :D
     
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