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Other PHEV using Destination Chargers?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by 4dme, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. 4dme

    4dme Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Have two destination chargers at Work. Last week had to forgo those for a level 2 charger as one charger had another Model S and the other had a Toyota Prius attached to it.

    Next day one destination charger was free, but the other had the same prius attached. No outward indication of any charge being gained, and interesting arrangement of plugging in the Mennekes connector.

    Anyone have any specialist knowledge as to whether this owner was likely to gain any charge. I did think he/she would be better served using the L2 Mennekes equipped charger I had to use but was rushing home..... IMG_0554.jpg
  2. Matias

    Matias Active Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    In Finland I saw one Volvo plugged in in Tesla's destination charger and it was pulling juice. Why not? Isn't European Tesla's plug type-2 compatible, so why wouldn't other type 2 compatible car be able to use it.
  3. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Tesla uses exactly the same AC signaling as everyone else in the industry, and the charger in the car is just being fed line power anyway. Thus, if the plug physically fits (or someone builds a simple pin to pin adaptor,) the car can charge just fine.

    No other car in the US charges anywhere near as fast as any Tesla at the moment (I think one or two in Europe can,) so they probably aren't gaining as much from the plug as you would be, but they are gaining as much as they would from any other plug.
  4. AWDtsla

    AWDtsla Active Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    He'd gain charge, but at whatever the car could do, probably like 2kW. Sad when a Model S owner could probably be pulling towards 20kW from the same plug.
  5. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    They should make it clear with signs/markings that this is a 20kW EVSE so that people that actually care would know to use the slower EVSE if they had a slower charging car. Right now you can't really blame them as they might not know. I think such a thing would be very useful in general.
  6. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Palmdale, CA
    I am not sure that many EV drivers understand that nuance that it's both the max rate of the charger in the car and the max rate of the charging station that determines the charging speed. They might see the higher number and honestly think they will get a faster charging rate out of it.

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