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Clarity on multiple charging adapters

Hello, I'm trying to be clear on what charging adapters I need, before I buy superfluous items that could be purchased in an efficient one bulk purchase.

I'm confused as there are many different specifications and is inconsistent across sources.
My travelling is in a Tesla Model S 2016 in Australia, so I usually use the Tesla Superchargers and home/shop destination chargers.
Plugs I think I might need, from driving around and physically photographing are:
  • 3 phase charger plugs (in the middle of nowhere some power points have 3 phase, but a non home power point plug).
  • shopping centre non Tesla charger plugs (Carindale Shopping Centre for BMWs I have noticed).
  • Queensland Electric Super Highway chargers (one of the world's longest electric super highways).
  • type 2 to type 2 (or something like that?).
From numerous websites, the info I have gathered thus far is:
Single charge inbuilt in car. 11kW standard, 16kW needs upgrade if car compatible.


Type 1: J1772 or SAE J1772.
Cost: $95 Tesla online.
Example: Carindale Shopping Centre chargers.
Level: 2.
Pins: 5.
Speed: 19.2 kW.

Type 2:

Type 3:

Level 1:​

240V 1.4kW
7.5 - 15 km/h.

Level 2:​

240V 3.3-7.4kW
18-40 km/h.

Level 2 fast:​

415V 11-22kW
45-120 km/h.

Level 3:​

DC fast charger
420 km/h.

Sources I've read:
Electric Car Charging Solutions | JET Charge
Electric Car Charging Stations | EV Charger | EVSE Australia
Queensland's Electric Super Highway
SAE J1772 Charging Adapter


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Aug 31, 2019
Springfield, VA
I didn't see any J1772 connectors in your pictures, just CHAdeMO and IEC type 2.

I only buy adapters for places where I would typically charge - usually family members' homes when I am staying the night. It is uncommon to need anything other than a J1772 in the US to charge on public chargers. (Well, because Tesla doesn't have a CCS adapter in the US.) This is a bit of a drag, but not the end of the world as superchargers cover most everywhere I need to drive.
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