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Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by aegidius, Aug 31, 2018.
If only we could get those here, and for the Model 3
Looks like (from the footnote) new Model S and X made from 1 Feb. will come with the adapter. No mention yet of when/if the adapter can be bought separately.
That’s now been updated to they will not receive the adapter. It was a mistake according to Tesla
The FAQ said it would cost about the same as the CHAdeMO adapter.
Ouch! So I will never end up buying it. I'll have to join a rental club when they come to the US
Given the choice of CCS vs Chademo adapters at the same price, I'd go for CCS - there will be more of them in the future, and at higher power.
Not to mention the CHAdeMO adapter is limited to 50kw where as the CCS2 adapter will support the max charge rate of the car (at this moment, 120kw).
People have seen a prototype CHAdeMO adapter charging Tesla a vehicle in Japan on a prototype CHAdeMO charger at much greater than 50kW. CCS will probably not be the only "high power" Tesla adapter.
It would good in the future that Tesla offered a firmware upgrade to 100 kW on current CHAdeMO adapters.
Unfortunately that's not possible, the sticker on the adapter says it's rated to 400V @ 125A, which is 50kw. They would need to upgrade the internals of the adapter to support anything higher.
Or at least the sticker.
I don't think I've seen any information about why it is limited to that output. There might be limiting hardware there, or it might simply be the max CHAdeMO was capable of at the time of design.