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J1772 Adapter Storage?

Where do you store your J1772 adapter?

  • In Trunk?

    Votes: 22 23.7%
  • In Cabin?

    Votes: 63 67.7%
  • In Frunk?

    Votes: 8 8.6%

  • Total voters
    93

Shemp

Supporting Member
Sep 20, 2019
63
48
Detroit
Where do you all store your J1772 adapter? I use mine frequently as I charge at work (free).... I've been storing it in the little well on the left side of the trunk area, but I find it clumsy to open the trunk and charger port, each time, not to mention when it's raining or snowing all the stuff getting into the trunk...

What I would really like is some kind of holder for it, so wherever it goes it is out of the way and not rolling and clunking around. I saw some guy made a 3D printed holder that you mount inside the trunk, but I haven't seen any that go in the cabin. I'm thinking one that goes in the forward area of the drivers door pocket might be a perfect place for a little holder.

Thoughts?
 

fastpanda

Member
Sep 13, 2019
13
12
Texas
Mine stays in the driver side door pocket tugged all the way up towards the back, plus i have a small mico-fiber cloth next to it. Just to clean my dash, center console etc when required. The cloth keeps it from moving and stays quiet no rattles or noise. Also at work i have it handy right as open the door. Works for me.
 

eladts

Member
Jul 31, 2016
705
901
Brookline, MA

Jrzapata

Member
Jun 24, 2018
144
177
Texas
I bought an extra one. the original I keep it in the bag with the cable in the trunk. the second one I bought I keep it in the center console for when I need to charge. I trend to lose things, in case I leave one behind at a charging station, I have a reserve.
I do like that one from the post from @Need I wish it didn't have that coin section, I never have coins, I hate coins, I despise coins, coins blow, can't wait till cash is obsolete.
 

Need

Active Member
Nov 22, 2017
2,876
2,196
SoCal
I do like that one from the post from @Need I wish it didn't have that coin section, I never have coins, I hate coins, I despise coins, coins blow, can't wait till cash is obsolete.

LOL I hate coins too, but I kept quarters in the car just in case I encounter an ancient parking meter that does not take credit card. There are probably other designs that does not have coin holder. I kept mine in the glove box on the 3 because that's where I kept it in our X. In the X glove box there is a cubby area where the adapter would stay and not move around. For 2 years with the X and 1 year with the 3, we have not used the adapters even once LOL. Someday I will try it...
 

Knightshade

Well-Known Member
Jul 31, 2017
11,358
14,930
NC
It's in the bag with the other charging HW that came with the car in the sub-trunk...I use it maybe a few times a year so no need to keep it super handy.
 

srs5694

Active Member
Jan 15, 2019
1,024
1,148
Woonsocket, RI
I use this:

Tesla Model 3 Center Console Tray w/ J1772 Adapter Slot + card slot (no coin slot) by jbyeung

I wrapped mine (or parts of it, anyhow) in felt to protect my glasses, but I'm not happy with my wrapping job, and I'm thinking of changing to this, which looks a little bit cleaner:

Tesla Model 3 Tray w/J1772 storage slot by mkoistinen

There are lots of other designs on Thingiverse for storing the J1772 adapter, so you can browse for others if neither of those looks good to you. If you're interested in one of these but don't have a 3D printer, you can ask around to see if a friend owns one, check your local library, or click the "order this printed" link to find a 3D printing service that'll print one for a fee.
 

C141medic

Active Member
Apr 9, 2016
1,714
1,495
New Jersey
Mine is “permanently” plugged in to my EVSE, in my garage, I had when I owned my Leaf. Thought about getting another one but with the expansive supercharger network I didn’t see the need.
 

dennisvab

Member
Dec 1, 2017
229
165
Central New York
I bought an extra one. the original I keep it in the bag with the cable in the trunk. the second one I bought I keep it in the center console for when I need to charge. I trend to lose things, in case I leave one behind at a charging station, I have a reserve.
I do like that one from the post from @Need I wish it didn't have that coin section, I never have coins, I hate coins, I despise coins, coins blow, can't wait till cash is obsolete.
Wanted to add that the coin holder is removeable on this one. It slides out. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PZZTGYS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CK0YDb44H49N6
 

CharleyBC

Active Member
Jun 28, 2019
1,381
1,555
Talent, OR
Our J-1772 adapter lives in the tote bag that all the charging toys came in. And that bag lives in the frunk along with other car stuff: snow chains, lift pads, emergency air pump. None of them are things we use frequently, so the frunk keeps them out of the more commonly used spaces, like the interior compartments or the trunk.

If I used it all the time, I'd have a different answer.
 
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RayK

Active Member
Apr 5, 2016
1,849
1,803
San Jose, CA
I keep two of them in under the armrest. A third one is in my garage as a backup (!). I used to use them as I had free charging at work; now, not so much. I still don't have my HPWC connected at home so I'm relying on local Superchargers or the some free ChargePoint DC Fast stations. Extra adapters were sourced off of eBay for $50 apiece.
 

BEPA400

Member
May 1, 2019
340
270
Canada
Mine stays in the driver side door pocket tugged all the way up towards the back, plus i have a small mico-fiber cloth next to it. Just to clean my dash, center console etc when required. The cloth keeps it from moving and stays quiet no rattles or noise. Also at work i have it handy right as open the door. Works for me.

I leave mine in drivers door pocket as well except tucked towards the front. It doesn’t move around because it’s a low point.
Also keep charge network card there as well. I use it 3x per week and is such a handy location for frequent usage. I would not consider using the glove box! Pita to open..
 

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