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Eaton Level 2 Charger

Discussion in 'North America' started by mhonig, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. mhonig

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    Has anyone ever used an Eaton Level 2 Charger with a Tesla?
     
  2. AEdennis

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    I have with a Roadster and Model S... 30A, if I remember correctly.

    Just bring your J1772 adapter...

    Why?
     
  3. mhonig

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    IMG_0026.jpg My home was a builder's model and the builder had installed an Eaton Level 2 Charger (the house has 60 solar panels for electric with 2 Eaton inverters). The charger is on a 20 foot cable and has this type of end, and I am trying to learn if it can be used with the Tesla with some type of adopter. It looks like this:
     
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    Can't tell if that's a J1772 by that picture, can you take a picture sideways?

    If you're driving an S or X, Tesla includes the J1772 to Tesla adapter. That normally would plug into one end of the charger and the other end plugs into the charging port.
     
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    This is a photo I took at the house, but I am away until next week. I take delivery of my Model S 90 on October 6. IMG_0096.jpg
     
  6. Lloyd

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    I have one at my office. Level 2 70 amps.

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  7. mhonig

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    How do you connect it to your Tesla?
     
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    J1772 adapter that comes with the car.
     
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    Do you just attach the J1772 adapter to the end of the Eaton and will that plug into the Tesla, or do you use the long Tesla cable? As a newbie I have no idea where the adapter goes.
     
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    The Eaton Level 2 Charger that I have is made for residential use. The builder had a Volt and used it.
     
  11. BrokerDon

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    Your Tesla should come with a charge cable & a couple of adapters including a J1772 like this:

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    Tesla — SAE J1772

    ... so all you should have to do it put the above adapter on your Eaton charge cable and them insert it into your Tesla charge port.

    EASY
     
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  12. AEdennis

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    That probably is about 20 miles per hour overnight... Roughly. So, plan accordingly
     
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    Note to Broker: Correct procedure is adapter into Tesla, then charging handle into adapter.
     
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    Wow, that sounds very...authoritative. That is not how Tesla says to do it, so perhaps you should be a little cautious about giving such a supposed correction. In the charging video from Tesla (at 4 minutes in), it shows that you attach the adapter onto the J1772 cable, and then plug it into the charge port.
    Charging

    In reality, it makes no difference either way.
     
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    Level 2 goes up to 80 amps, so that generalization is incorrect.
     
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    Understood, but based on what I saw from the Internet, I assumed that it's a 30A station...
     

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