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Tesla Adaptor on ChargePoint

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by scottman71, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. scottman71

    scottman71 Member

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    Anyone know if the Tesla J1772 adaptor can stay on a ChargePoint charger when not in use (i.e hung up)? Thinking about getting a ChargePoint and buying a second adaptor and just leaving it on it.
     
  2. TurnFast

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    Out of curiosity, why not go with the tesla wall connector?
     
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    Sure, it can, but if you install a plug and get another Tesla UMC, you can then open the charge door much easier. I believe that it will be cheaper than a ChargePoint and adaptor.
     
  5. kutkuzak

    kutkuzak Patrick

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    Using the 1772 is a mild PITA - something you only want to use because you have to. You'll have to explicitly unlock the port (at least on the S - assuming the 3 is similar) to release the lock holding the 1772 converter in. With the tesla connector you just push the button and it unlocks and releases. With the 1772 you have to unlock the connector manually and pull out the convert and charging plug together two handed. If you have to EVs and one is 1772, it'll do but if you only have the Tesla, you'll want the direct tesla connector.

    I just use the mobile connector connected to a 40amp plug (formerly going to a 1772 charger). When I receive my signature charger I'll switch it out to a permanent wall mount.
     
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  6. scottman71

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    We may get my wife a 1772 car while we "await" the Y, so we'd need to be able to charge that car as well. Not sure I trust the OEM Tesla>1772 adaptor
     

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