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Major Automakers Agree On DC Fast Charging Standard [Video @ Bottom of Article]

Discussion in 'Video' started by twinklejet, Jun 13, 2013.

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    Is that what they call frankenplug?
     
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    *shiver*

    Good thing by the time this thing gets rolled out Tesla will basically have set the standard. (It would be nice to have just one plug for all EVs though)
     
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    I'd rather not share superchargers anyway. As long as we get an adapter that works with the frankenplug.
     
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    TXjak is correct. This is old news. The beauty of Tesla is that it is nimble and flexible; you just need an adapter and a bit of programming to allow any system to talk to your car and work. Their system is awkward, weak, and limited, but functional.

    This video feels like a response to the Supercharger. It says "we can fast charge too."
     
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    Why do I get the feeling that the "fully charge in minutes" thing is only referring to the 20 or 40KWh batteries common in the "major" EVs?

    They don't give any power numbers.
     
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    The specs are well known - you can buy the documents from the SAE for a few dollars.

    Electrically, this is identical to what Tesla use on the superchargers, just that the plug is a different shape.

    The 'frankenplug' is limited to 200A - that gives about 90kW theoretical maximum with a pack voltage chosen just to suit this purpose, or 75kW maximum charging a Model S pack.

    I am not aware of Tesla having disclosed the exact ratings of their connector, but it must be at least 300A since they are getting 120kW with Model S.
     

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