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Seeking Avcon to Model S-Compatible Adapter

Discussion in 'North America' started by SeanTek, May 1, 2014.

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  1. SeanTek

    SeanTek Member

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    I am still encountering chargers, such as the EVI DS-100, that have the old Avcon conductive "claw" connector. It would be helpful to use these charging stations, since they are almost never used. I am looking for an Avcon-to-"modern" adapter. It could be the new J1772, NEMA 14-50, or something else that works with Model S. These are not stations that I own, so I cannot simply change the charging cable to the modern J1772 standard.


    Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find or order these? Used would be fine.
     
  2. Lloyd

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    You could suggest that the owner of these chargers update the cabling/connectors as Avcon connectors are extremely rare and there are very few users.
     
  3. MichaelS

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    I think I have one of those from the old RAV4EV days with the inductive charger. PM me and we can discuss. I'll need to dig it out of storage and I can send you a picture. It has the claw receptacle on top and I believe a 14-50 outlet on the side along with a switch to turn on the pilot signal.
     
  4. SeanTek

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    I've done that. For one site, they have no plans to upgrade. The other site recently got an upgrade thanks to Adopt-A-Charger, but I prodded them about it over a year ago (I highly doubt my voice was the only one that convinced them to do something about it).
     

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