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Connect Eaton Charger to Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mhonig, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. mhonig

    mhonig Member

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    I have a home that came with a Eaton Level 2 Charger and want to know if there is an attachment that will let me use it with a Model S[​IMG]. This is the Eaton plug upload_2016-9-3_10-49-36.png
     
  2. SomeJoe7777

    SomeJoe7777 Marginally-Known Member

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    Yes, that is a J1772 plug, which is a standard plug for level 2 charging, up to 6.6 kW. Tesla vehicles come standard with a J1772 adapter and can charge at whatever rate the charger can put out.

    If you need an extra adapter, they're available here:

    Tesla — SAE J1772
     
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  3. mhonig

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    Thank you for that information - but I wonder if there is an adapter that will fit on the end of the Eaton plug that will let me connect directly to the Tesla instead of using the Tesla cord with the adapter. The Eaton charger already has a 24 foot cord. Do you know of any such adaptor?
     
  4. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    The adaptor Joe mentioned is what you are looking for. It sits on the end of the Eaton charger's cable, and plugs directly in to your car.
     
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    J1772 is not limited to 6.6 kW. I have one that goes to 9.6 kW (240 volts times 40 amps).
     
  6. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Correct, 6.6kW is not a J1772 limitation. Places like SunCountryHighway are installing 19.2kW J1772 stations (240V 80A).

    I assume (?) Joe meant the most common installation is 208V 30A, or 6.2kW (or some do 32A which is still good on a 40A breaker, for 6.6kW). Still almost always good enough to fill up overnight.

    --Chad
     
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    Correct, 240V 30A/6.2kW or 32A/6.6kW is by far the most common installation for J1772, at least for public chargers. Higher power public J1772 installations exist but they are rare.

    The OP's installation is private, so it may be higher power. He would have to check the breaker to see what size it is.
     

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