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Charging a Model S In the Wild

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Todd Burch, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    #61 Lloyd, Jun 23, 2012
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    I noiticed from some of the photos from the factory today that the Clipper Creek TS-70's had been retrofitted with the new Tesla plug for the Model S! For those that have the Clipper Creek EVSE you should be able to buy just the cable and connector and charge at 70 amps. Not quite as fast as the 80 amps that is available from the new HPWC, but fast enough for me, and a savings from purchasing the new HPWC. Just thought I would throw that out for people to think about.
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    70A is definitely fast enough. I think the new HPWC tops out at 80A but still really fast.
     
  3. Teo_atawki

    Teo_atawki Sig S res #703

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    Any word on an adapter to connect an S to a Roadster HPC?
     
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    Maybe the TS-70. I don't think you'll be able to put a Model S connector on the end of the HPC that was made for the Roadster. TS-70 can handle the proximity signal but I don't think the HPC can. I'm looking forward to finding out!
     
  5. Lloyd

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    #65 Lloyd, Jun 25, 2012
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    Taken yesterday, These same EVSE's had roadster connectors on them at the Factory event.


     
  6. Lloyd

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    better photo
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    Several of us have included that accessory in our final order, and they are working on it. I suspect it will be available July or August, but I don't know. The word is that they are "working on it". Along with a million other things.
     
  8. Teo_atawki

    Teo_atawki Sig S res #703

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    I was asking because I have been looking forward to stopping at the burgerville in Centralia where there is a Roadster HPC for a combination car/driver recharge since I reserved my car.
     
  9. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009. EV miles: 254,000

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    Heh. I am sitting in my car, charging at Burgerville as I read this.

    I've talked to several employees, and they all insist the converter will be available--although none of them knew any details.
     
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    Likewise, it'd be nice to have one for the San Diego to Las Vegas trip (300 miles), using the Tesla charger in Barstow.
     
  11. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    So it's not as simple as converting the roadster HPC to J1772 (as I understand the Rabobank ones have been) and then using the model S J1772 adapter?
     
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    I believe that is available also if you want to use the converter. I would prefer to use the s connector directly.
     
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    The pics make it appear that the UMC is needed to use a J1772 source. I would expect the HPC to connect directly with an adapter, though... since it's all Tesla.
     
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    I don't think that's the same machine as the Roadster HPC. I could be wrong. The Roadster HPC had no way of handling the proximity signal. J1772 requires that. It's easy to put a Roadster connector on a machine made for J1772 but not the other way around.
     
  15. Lloyd

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    The proximity signal requires no circuitry in the EVSE. It is fully implemented with the switch and 2 resistors in the J1772 connector itself.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAE_J1772

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