That's interesting, I don't think mine does that.I was kinda surprised to learn that if someone comes along and presses the J1772 handle on a locked car, you can pull the whole assembly (J1772 and Tesla adapter) out of the car. I verified this on my own car at work with the key nowhere in sight. I always assumed the Tesla adapter stayed locked to the car, but it appears that when you press the switch on the handle, Tesla releases the locking pin in the charge port. Problem is, it almost immediately locks again, so you can't re-insert the adapter back in to the car if the car remains locked.
I will be using chargepoint tomorrow and will double check, hopefully I'm not wrong, otherwise it would suck if someone can just come up and steal my adapter
If there is enough friction holding the Tesla adapter in, it might be possible to pull the J1772 handle off of the adapter, so someone who doesn't know would just see the handle and Tesla adapter separate. But I usually put my left hand on the adapter and my right hand on the J1772 handle and pull the whole thing out as an assembly as I depress the button. Please do try it and let me know. If yours stays locked, I will have to ask Service about it. (And I have a March 2013 car with the non-automatic closing port, in case that matters).
Tesla Model-S to J1772 adapter **FOUND** in San Jose at a ChargePoint charger.
If you lost this thing, give me the details / garage and charger location so I can return it to the rightful owner.
I was thinking about that. To just leave it, it was actually laying against the wall. I think some J1772 Chargepoint user didn't know what the heck it was and just plopped it on the ground. I was thinking possibly someone would come back for it, but then I was thinking someone would take it and not try to find who the owner was, such a person who is not active on the Tesla Forums. I'll post on the Main Tesla forum as well, see if anyone there lost it.Happened to me once, drove back an hour late and lucky it is still there...
That stuff is expensive
Mine stays locked. I specifically tested it three months back when I got the car. I can test again next week, but I used both hands and couldn't remove the adapter from the charge port.
When the car starts charging there's a click, adapter gets locked in.Thanks for verifying. I will add it to my list for Tesla to check next time my car is in. Mine will unlock and come out even with the key nowhere in sight. Interestingly, my UMC and HPWC handles do stay locked when there is no key present. Just seems to be with the J1772 adapter.
Mine works as you described earlier. Dec 2013 build, but charge port was replaced late 2014 under warranty.Thanks for verifying. I will add it to my list for Tesla to check next time my car is in. Mine will unlock and come out even with the key nowhere in sight. Interestingly, my UMC and HPWC handles do stay locked when there is no key present. Just seems to be with the J1772 adapter.