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When can we expect to see a CCS Adapter for the Model S?

With the Electrify America charging networking coming online, with likely other charging networks also coming online, it would be great to have more choice when traveling. I was wondering if anyone knew of a timeline for when we might see a CCS Adapter for the Model S in the US. It's great that they already have 307 stations live in the US with another 150 coming soon.

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In Europe with CSS being the standard, Tesla vehicles can already charge on the Ionity network.
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So what does that mean for us in the US about being able to use the Electrify America network with a CCS adapter?
A European Tesla CCS adapter is useless. It has a Combo2 inlet. The top part is Mennekes Type 2. We don't have Combo2 in the US.

We have Combo1 aka SAE Combo. The top part is J1772.

I've attached the image from EV DC Fast Charging standards – CHAdeMO, CCS, SAE Combo, Tesla Supercharger, etc as a visual aid. Do you see the problem? Thanks to the powers that be, the Frankenplug folks created two new plugs. (CHAdeMO on the other hand is a world standard.)

Also, I'm pretty sure the inlet on European Teslas that can accept their CCS2/Combo adapter is nothing like the inlet on North American Tesla Model S, X and 3.

Search https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/support/supercharging for CCS if you want to see their complicated situation.

Maybe it would help the OP if someone in the Europe took a pic of the Model S inlet w/o retrofit and with retrofit, assuming the latter makes a physical difference.
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Maybe it would help the OP if someone in the Europe took a pic of the Model S inlet w/o retrofit and with retrofit, assuming the latter makes a physical difference.

The inlet is not changed in the conversion - the car retains the Type 2 socket*. An additional module is installed inside the car, to handle the CCS protocol and switching in the car. The CCS adaptor plugs into the car's Type 2 socket and present a CCS socket for the charger. The CCS adaptor must convert from the two DC wires of a CCS connector to the non-standard Tesla use of Type 2 connector for DC.

*The Type 2 socket offers single phase or three phase AC charging (two data wires, with Neutral, L1, L2 and L3 power wires). Tesla added a special non-standard DC mode, which is used only with Superchargers - this sees two of the Type 2 power wires carrying +ve and the other two Type 2 power wires carrying -ve.

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