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CHAdeMO adapter is back in stock!

CHAdeMO adapter is back in stock!

If anyone wants one they are back in stock ...

https://shop.tesla.com/product/chademo-adapter

Maxxer | January 16, 2020

Thanks

Buying one

FISHEV | January 16, 2020

Got it. Love it. Life saver. And opens up a lot of charging opportunities.

https://imgur.com/u8poR6R

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yudansha™ | January 16, 2020

@FISHEV wow, you have the sane car as M8B!

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi | January 16, 2020

Shhh Tanya. Don't spill the secret

Magic 8 Ball | January 16, 2020

No aero caps is bad form for someone that whines about range all the time.

lbowroom | January 16, 2020

You actually click his links?

Magic 8 Ball | January 16, 2020

Image links.

ksrehman | January 26, 2020

Tldr: I can live with the bulky connector but my first charging experience was terrible ... I will save it for 'off the grid' travel where superchargers are not yet present or too far apart

I tried to use it today at a West Coast Electric Highway Chademo charger (labeled as AeroVironment but now operated by Webasto). I used the PlugShare app to try to pay the $7.50 flat rate session fee. I wanted to top up my battery while feeding my son at a nearby restaurant.

1. The charger was ICE'd by a pickup truck, probably unintentionally, so I had to wait for the parking spot to clear

2. The charger identified me when I used PlugShare, tried to communicate with the car, failed and gave me an error message to disconnect and try again

3. Second attempt ended in a verification error message and a customer service phone number on screen

4. I gave up and took my son to eat. My credit card shows two $7.50 charges and one $7.50 refund

Zero kWh added and a waste of time and effort. I have a newfound appreciation for the speed and plug it in and 'it just works' simplicity of Supercharging, especially the unpaired V3 chargers that are going into new sites.

bp | January 26, 2020

@ksrehman since IIRC you’re also a Puget Sounder, I’m wondering if you’re referring to the station at I90 exit 52? If not, can you share the location?

ksrehman | January 26, 2020

@bp yes that's the one next to the Chevron station "Summit Deli and gas". I used the J-1772 connection last winter without problems but was hoping for faster charging with Chademo. We are at the Pancake House.

The new 'North Bend' Supercharger at Exit 34 TA center is great, V3 and not crowded but sadly Country Pride Restaurant now closes at 10 pm (I think it used to be 24 hours, then until 11 pm ...) which is no good after night skiing.

ksrehman | January 26, 2020

* ate at

in7 | January 26, 2020

I have that adapter, and it's good to have that charging option. If it gives you the error, then usually disconnecting it, then waiting a few seconds, then reconnecting it and trying again will usually solve it. If not I call the customer service phone number, they answer pretty much right away, and they can reset the thing on their side.

ksrehman | January 27, 2020

@in7 when it's generating a $7.50 charge each 'session' I am leery of unplugging and replugging. By the time the customer service number came up I was so done.

Anything other than charging by the kWh does not feel right - I don't want to pay for useless 'sessions' and I don't know if it's a charger problem for Webasto customer service or an app problem with Plugshare. Charging by the minute would waste money if power delivery is slower than expected for any reason.

I have the LR AWD and had enough charge to make it home with 25% left but would not want to have been in the OG Leaf and dependent on this charger working.

ksrehman | January 27, 2020

I emailed Plugshare customer service and will call Webasto if Plugshare can't sort it out.

FISHEV | January 27, 2020

"I can live with the bulky connector but my first charging experience was terrible."

It's good to try out the various Chademo offerings and get a feel for how they work, how billing works. Practice, practice. Both EVgo and EA answer the phone if you are having issues. They'll issue credits if billing issues.

The adapter is a bit tricky as yo think it is connected but you really need to bank the Chademo connector in and get it to click in place.

i've had no issues with EVgo and Electrify America. The costs are higher than Tesla's, about $0.40 kWh average vs. Tesla's $0.28 but it can be a life saver or just a big time saver especially in Winter when 20 minutes and 60 miles of range means getting home.

In cold weather, Teslla offers no battery heating, preconditioning, for non-Tesla chargers so a cold battery and a per minute billing system can get pricey as it is the Tesla not the charger limiting the rate. I've seen it around 15kW to start and build to 25kW as battery got warmer.

Joshan | January 27, 2020

i've had no issues with EVgo and Electrify America. The costs are higher than Tesla's, about $0.40 kWh average vs. Tesla's $0.28 but it can be a life saver or just a big time saver especially in Winter when 20 minutes and 60 miles of range means getting home.

In cold weather, Teslla offers no battery heating, preconditioning, for non-Tesla chargers so a cold battery and a per minute billing system can get pricey as it is the Tesla not the charger limiting the rate. I've seen it around 15kW to start and build to 25kW as battery got warmer.

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Basically every single thing said above is incorrect.... geez...

As usual....

Ignore anything said by resident troll FISHEV. he has an Anti-Tesla agenda and posts factually incorrect information.

FISHEV | January 27, 2020

' I've seen it around 15kW to start and build to 25kW as battery got warmer."

So try and use the Chademo after driving for a while (20 miles) and use some of Bjorn's techniques here to warm up a cold battery without Preconditioning.

Max I've gotten from the Chademo's is 48kW charge rate. Don't know if that is the chargers or the Tesla.

Depending on when you need it, Tesla might still provide US drivers with the same CCS adapter Tesla has two provide by law to EU owners for $200. If that happens, save they money and just get the CCS adapter as all the Chademo chargers have a CCS cord also.

FISHEV | January 27, 2020

Here's the Bjorn heating video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1C-tPkevIA

TeslaYVR | January 27, 2020

I checked out the Tesla store on a daily basis for about 4 months after I got my 3. The Chademo adapter was very hard to buy because it was out of stock. But in the last month since Dec 2019, I notice that the Chademo adapter comes back in stock for about one day in every 1.5 to 2 weeks now. So they are not a difficult to purchase as they use to be. I kept mine in the trunk for 3 weeks and never even opened it to check it out. The Chademo now sits in my room as I only use my wall connector on a daily basis. I am waiting to take it on a long range trip where it will come in handy.

sidetracked1 | January 28, 2020

Related noob question. I've only been charging at home so far, so don't have real world experience yet.

Are there a lot of public chargers that need the CHAdeMO adapter? I had the impression most would work with the J1772 Charging Adapter that comes with the car.

I'll pony up another $450 if I really need to, but just reading on line it didn't sound like there would be many situations where the J1772 adapter wouldn't do the trick. Am I wrong?

spuzzz123 | January 28, 2020

Sidetracked wait until you know you need it. I’m sure it varies by region, but the only place I have semi wanted to use a chademo Charger was at a local mall and the j1772 stall was occupied. Didn’t need it since I too charge at home. I’m sure things are different for those who cannot charge at home or work. All my road trips have been 100% great using Tesla superchargers only.

Earl and Nagin ... | January 28, 2020

@sidetracked1,
Look at www.plugshare.com and filter on CHAdeMO adapters to see if there are any in places you expect to need to fast charge.
While, IMHO, borderline crazy to use CHAdeMO stations for daily use, they can sometimes be in a convenient location while away from home or even an occasional fast charge near home.

ksrehman | January 28, 2020

@sidetracked1 I agree with spuzzz and Earl. Supercharging is quick and easy and 'it just works' and is getting better with the rollout of V3 superchargers and battery preconditioning which happens automatically when you navigate to a supercharger.

I got the Chademo mainly because I heard it is useful for travel in British Columbia but it doesnt hurt to have another charging option 'in a pinch' to use EVgo or even VPN (Volkswagen Penance Network) aka Electrify America

If your car did not come with one I highly recommend the NEMA 14-50 adapter so that campgrounds and RV parks are options too.

ksrehman | January 28, 2020

@sidetracked1 J1772 is easy to use - I use it for free or low cost parking lot chargers like Chargepoint or Greenlots - but I think it's too slow at 6.6 kw for road trips unless you can plug in overnight.

Sometimes I pay for parking and get free charging while I park, sometimes parking is free and the J1772 charger is free or low cost like $2 an hour.

sidetracked1 | January 28, 2020

Wow - thanks all for the clear and helpful responses. :-)