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Short and sweet J-1772 to Roadster adapter - lockable

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by hcsharp, May 4, 2012.

  1. hcsharp

    hcsharp Active Member

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    The nearest real J1772 charger is 90 miles away and I haven't had a chance to get there. A better video will be of my DIY HPC. The J adapter is boring by comparison.
     
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    I meant from any of the happy customers.
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Not a video, but may be of interest just the same. I drove over to ClipperCreek offices over lunch to try it out with 70amps. Worked great! The engineers came out ooh'ed and ahh'ed over it :). No one thought it was too much weight, but I probably will stick a wine cork in the space between the adapter and the car (behind the door), to provide a little extra support. Overkill probably...

    Note that the J1772 clears the car completely. No concerns about it resting on the car.

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    No video but its really simple
     
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    #45 Jaff, May 16, 2012
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    Bonnie, I have my adapter on order and was thinking along the same lines as you... some simple "kiss" solution to provide "extra support" (between the adapter housing & the body in case of some unforseen event i.e. vandalism attempt, falling object, curiosity seeker tripping over the charge cable, etc)...just curious, does the housing of the adapter give off much heat when charging?
     
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    Now there's an idea to prevent theft - make the housing "hot" while charging!:biggrin:
    Can't wait to catch that on video...

    Seriously, I really don't think you need anything under it. The weight of a 70A cable is not enough to create undue stress. If somebody yanked the cable hard enough by tripping over it, then it's conceivable you might stress it. I'm not sure having something propped under it would help in that case. If you like the idea, go for it. Won't hurt. The adapter will get warm at 70A just like the regular Tesla connector. I can't imagine you would ever melt anything but I probably wouldn't recommend PVC.

     
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    Hey all,

    Stopped by EA on my way into work this morning and one of their J1772's was available so shot a quick vid.
    [video]http://www.one-ring.net/pics/J1772Adapter.mp4[/video]
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Nice job, strider!
     
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    Thanks for the information Henry and for the video strider!...looks very solid...I agree, it doesn't look like any further support is necessary.
     
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    Wow! Nice video. Thanks so much strider!:smile:

     
  11. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    I use Google Chrome and continue to get this error when I try to load it:
    "The following plug-in has crashed: DivX Plus web player" :confused:
    Tried the link on IE and it just continued to load and load and load...
     
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    You most likely hit a mp4 codec software bug in your player. I watched it running firefox which loaded Quicktime that played it without issue. I also played it on a google tablet without issue.

    Right click on the link and save it locally on your pc or device. You can then point your media player of choice that has the "mp4" codec.
     
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    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    #53 DrTaras, May 17, 2012
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    Perfect! Worked; thank YOU!

    PS-Only a Teslaficionado could tell from this limited http://www.one-ring.net/pics/J1772Adapter.mp4 J1772 Adapter video that the car used was NOT a 2008 model... how?
    ...and now for some theme music whilst you contemplate that...
     
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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    By how far he had to reach to stop charging? Do I win anything?
     
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    LOL! I was planning to use my Tattler but as I was filming realized I had left my phone plugged into the car so had to reach in.
     
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    We really need Apple to release an API for Siri. "Siri: please tell my car to stop charging".
     
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    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    That and also when the charging is stopped the VDS is in the center instead of to the left of the steering wheel?
     
  19. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    (not normally up at this hour, but SpaceX ...) I was on a panel at the SACOG-sponsored CA PlugIn EV Collaborative Workshop yesterday and took advantage of charging in the parking garage for three hours.

    When I came back to the car, the adapter was completely cool to the touch. Heat is NOT an issue.
     
  20. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    U win a free fill up at my home, any time!
     

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