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European Superchargers got poka-yoke Type 2


Jan 17, 2012
Looking at the new dual plug layout of European Superchargers in order to support Model 3 CCS, I have noticed the old DC Type 2 plug for S/X has been modified.

Now, the non-CCS plugs cannot be inserted into a standard Type 2 inlet. Only Model S/X do have this slot to permit its insertion, look at the attached picture.


Reading the ISO norm, this slot is required for mode 1 type 2 sockets. It also adds about 20 mm to the length of the pins inside the socket. Clever move from Tesla years ago to increase the amp rating of their system, even thought I am not sure they used this capability. I need to measure a plug on site ;)

P.S: Now, no one without a Tesla can take a picture of his car connected to a Type 2 SuC :D but he would plug the Combo2 tough!
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