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Tesla Roadster to Model S converted to J1772

Discussion in 'Technical' started by TonyWilliams, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. TonyWilliams

    TonyWilliams Active Member

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    Ok, this was a surprise. I cut open the Roadster to Model S adapter to put a J1772 plug on instead. Any guesses what the four white insulated "fiber" wire is?


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  2. arg

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    Are you sure it's not just filler (random example:http://www.engmono.com/products/cable-filler/)?
     
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Yeah, just looks like filler.
     
  4. TurboFroggy

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    It is strain-relief/filler that is put into most cables that may encounter a lot of movement/pulling etc. They take most of the stretch strain so the conductors in the cable don't take the strain.
     
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    Cable with pair of 4ga cu & a 6ga cu definitely needs all the strain relief it can get. :wink:
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  6. TonyWilliams

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    I'm up and running!!!

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