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SAE announces the 'official' charging plug standard for North America

Discussion in 'North America' started by Blurry_Eyed, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. jcstp

    jcstp Active Member

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    Just wondering

    In that new sae fastcharging plug, is the j1772 plug only used for signaling, and the 2 big pins for charging? The other (tiny) pins stay unused when fastcharging?
     
  2. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Yes.

    If you look at the type 2 version, they only have the signalling and ground pins and don't bother with the 3 AC pins.
     
  3. jcstp

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    so making an adapter for model S should be child's play, as signaling is already similar I understood?
     
  4. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    That's the theory.
     
  5. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I've heard that Tesla is using the same protocol as J1772, so a plug adapter should be all that's needed.
     
  6. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Whatever it is (or will be) - price point it at $99 and make us all happy ....
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    People don't like it but they are still buying the iPhone 5 and the $29 adapters to connect to their old cable so maybe it's something that people are getting used to. For very occasional use, I think most people would be fine with an adapter if the cost is kept down.
     
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    Adapters are better than not being able to charge at public stations. Eventually I think Tesla will move to J1772-DC (not with the Model X, but maybe the third gen). By then, I think the higher power version of J1772-DC should be out already (right now it's still 100kW, adequate for now, but not when Tesla starts using 120kW on their chargers).
     
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    Actualy Tesla was part of the design program and push for protocols. They just had a car (Rdstr) to put out.
     
  10. Lloyd

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    I doubt that they will ever build to that standard. It is 5 years too late, and Tesla's solution is better IMO. I see them continuing to build adapters to comply with SAE's continuingly evolving 'standard'.
     
  11. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Outside VW ERL today I saw a new Eaton SAE DC quick charger being tested on a prototype e-golf with the new 'Frankenplug'.
    It looks like VW intends to go with SAE not CHAdeMO...
     
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    The Long Tail Pipe: Tesla's JB Straubl on battery technology and charging standards

     

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