TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

HPWC Extension cord solution for ICE'ing?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by NoMoGas, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. NoMoGas

    NoMoGas Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    577
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    I've seen on here someone has made a Tesla extension cable for extending ev station charging in case of ICE'ing... would that work at the supercharger?
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,019
    I haven't seen a Tesla extension, but I have seen a J1772 extension when used at a J1772 station.

    This would not work for superchargers as it is not an extension for Tesla's connector.

    You will need a Tesla connector inlet to create such a cable - in theory it could be made with a part purchased from Tesla and the appropriate cable, but it wouldn't be easy (at least until someone begins manufacturing a female inlet).
     
  3. TonyWilliams

    TonyWilliams Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,001
    Location:
    San Diego - Tesla powered Rav4 EV
    No, it won't work with the Supercharger. There are extension cords for J1772, and you use your Tesla supplied J1772 adaptor to charge your Model S / X.

    I would imagine the market for a Supercharge extension would be VERY small.
     
  4. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,568
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #4 DITB, Jul 1, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    This would be much better. I want a set of these:

     
    • Funny x 1
  5. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,182
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    THAT is a totally cool system!!! Of course it is only good for 12 or 13 inch tires. And I wouldn't want to haul the movers around in the trunk when I travel.
     
  6. KenN

    KenN Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    398
    Location:
    North Vancouver, BC
    The size (gauge) of wire needed to safely extend the supercharger and carry that high current would be huge. Like cable thick as your wrist huge.
     
  7. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,568
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    They could have a set at each charging station, next to the fire extinguisher and first aid kid.

    "ICEd up emergency kit - break glass, remove jacks from storage, and move ICE car to a non-charging location. Call Tesla for tow truck service to remove the ICE car"
     
  8. NoMoGas

    NoMoGas Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    577
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    #8 NoMoGas, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    Good point. Here is the part I saw... doesn't seem like it would take to much to modify it.

    JMS: J1772 Socket to Model S Plug


    - - - Updated - - -

    Go Jacks... very effective
     
  9. Burt Court

    Burt Court Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages:
    106
    Location:
    Southern California
    I used a floor jack. Once. But only works if locked/parked wheels are the ones to be lifted and shoved aside
     

Share This Page