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Will Fisker charging unit work with Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Johnnyo71, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Johnnyo71

    Johnnyo71 Member

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    My brother has a Fisker and we have a fisker charging unit at our office. Can anyone tell me if the fisker charging unit will work with the Model S and if I need some special adapter? Thanks
     
  2. AnOutsider

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    What does the end of it look like? You'll certainly need an adapter, it's just a matter of if an adapter exists for whatever the unit has.
     
  3. donauker

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    The Fisker chargers are J1772 chargers. You just need to use the Model S J1772 adapter.
     
  4. mknox

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    I need to investigate this a bit further, but my company's 30 amp connected Chevy Volt charger will only seem to charge my S at 15 amps with the J1772 to Model S adapter. It has been suggested that the charger may be "hardwired" to limit the charge to the max the Volt can handle. Not sure what the Fisker on-board charger can handle, but a Fisker-specific EVSE may have a similar limitation.
     
  5. aaron.s

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    mknox

    Did you check your charging screen to see if you can "up" the amperage on your charging - or is it greyed out?

    Aaron
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    I was wondering if that was the case. Should've known they would have gone with a standard.
     
  7. mknox

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    It's set to the max (15 amps) and shows charging at 15/15 amps. Here's what it looked like on my iPhone:

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  8. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Intertesting range of 182 because on the 60kWh that is almost a full standard charge.
     
  9. aaronw

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    The Fisker uses a standard J1772 adapter. I had no problem charging with my father's Fisker charger other than the fact that his particular unit was limited to only 30A (which is a lot more than what the Fisker is capable of drawing).
     
  10. mcornwell

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    mknox, which charger is it? The Volt can only charge at 15A, so the Voltec Charger that is typically used with the Volt is limited to 15A.

     
  11. aaronw

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    Fisker can only charge at a maximum of around 3.3KWh, significantly less than the model S 10 or 20KWh. I believe Fisker is limited to somewhere between 12-16 amps.
     
  12. mknox

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    Does mknox have the 60 or the 85? From the screen cap, it would seem he has the 85.
     
  14. mknox

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    I have the 85 kWh pack.
     

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