I'm surprised that no one else has posted this...
The guys at QuickChargerPower.com have adapted their JdeMO (CHAdeMO for Toyota RAV4EV 2nd Gen (the Tesla Model S in a Toyota body)) for use with Tesla Roadsters.
Quick charger power site - http://shop.quickchargepower.com/JdeMo-for-Tesla-Roadster-INTERESTED-OWN...
They have been discussing this on teslamotorsclub.com and SpeakEV.com and I realized that it's not here.
SpeakEV.com - https://speakev.com/threads/chademo-for-tesla-roadster-quick-charge-powe...
TMC - http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/55093-JdeMO-for-the-Roadster
If you look through those threads, they have posted pictures of a Roadster charging on CHAdeMO from earlier in the week.
(either here - from TMC - JdeMO article or
from SpeakEV.com - CHAdeMO for Tesla Roadster, Quick Charge Power JdeMO deposits
The QCP guys are gathering interested parties and are building 10-20 of these units as the response has been lukewarm at best...
Check it out.
If a 3rd party can pull this one off, why couldn't Tesla make a Supercharger compatible charging unit? Even if not as fast as MS/MX, like 1-2 hour charging @ 40kW - same power rating as regen ?
At least we'd be able to leverage the Supercharger infrastructure. Would be wonderful.
Here are some videos of the Roadster charging on CHAdeMO yesterday:
Start of charging session. This is on a combo CCS/CHAdeMO station in Irvine.
Continuing video of the same charging session.
This one shows the X, but I check in on the Roadster a few minutes later.
Well that's interesting...
First link worked,
Here's the second link: https://youtu.be/hfsqAKastDE
Here's the X link - https://youtu.be/vlFgRgSxa6k
It's good news that DC fast charging is possible on the Roadster. I might be interested when I do the battery upgrade, if the Tesla service center can install it at the same time. This would bring a lot of convenience.
Unless Tesla somehow made Supercharger access possible on the Roadster.
@eric.zucker The JdeMO is a 3rd party product, not sure if the SC will install it for you. Contact the Quick Charger Power guys.