Adoepner
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Re: Tesla to J1772 adapter

Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:46 am

Thanks! PM will be sent shortly. Wasserstein, the vendor that sold me the Lectron adapter on amazon.ca, issued me a refund last night. They made no mention of wanting their adapter back, so I may have the opportunity to experiment with it further.

I just ordered a 50A TeslaTap direct from the website. I know the i-MiEV won’t draw anywhere near 50A, I just wanted to future-proof myself and the added cost over the 40A model was only $10.

Hopefully mine isn’t as tight as yours.

I experienced the solid red light on every Tesla EVSE I tried with the Lectron adapter.

Adoepner
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Re: Tesla to J1772 adapter

Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:24 am

Update: Lectron doesn’t want their adapter back. I’ll play with the HPWC DIP switches some more to see if I can get it to work.

Adoepner
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Re: Tesla to J1772 adapter

Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:36 pm

My 50A TeslaTap arrived. I went to the nearest Tesla gen II HPWC to test it out. It worked like a dream. I was almost surprised it worked after all the trouble with the Lectron unit!

So, for anybody else looking to use an adapter: go with TeslaTap.

Andrew

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Re: Tesla to J1772 adapter

Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:00 pm

Andrew, great news that TeslaTap works without needing to modify the HPWC :!:

Now, what plans might you have for the inoperable Lectron unit?
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

Adoepner
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Re: Tesla to J1772 adapter

Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:56 am

The owners of my fave coffee shop will let me play around with the DIP switches in their HPWC to see it I can get the Lectron unit to work. If I can, and if switching DIP2 from Tesla to J1772 still allows Teslas to charge, I’ll leave the HPWC on J1772 and give the Lectron unit to the coffee shop for other non-Tesla owners to use.

Andrew

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Re: Tesla to J1772 adapter

Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:16 pm

Adoepner wrote:The owners of my fave coffee shop will let me play around with the DIP switches in their HPWC to see it I can get the Lectron unit to work. If I can, and if switching DIP2 from Tesla to J1772 still allows Teslas to charge, I’ll leave the HPWC on J1772 and give the Lectron unit to the coffee shop for other non-Tesla owners to use.
Terrific! Hope the reprogramming works. Teslas should be able to charge, irrespective of the DIP switch settings.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

Adoepner
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Re: Tesla to J1772 adapter

Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:16 am

The Lectron adapter works like a charm once DIP2 in the Tesla HPWC was flipped to the other position (was in position 2, moved to position 1). I donated the Lectron adapter to the Brake Room coffee & bike shop in Belleville, Ontario. I don’t want to have to open up every Tesla HPWC I encounter. I’m glad I now have a TeslaTap that just works!

Just in case, though, I may put a few Torx bits in my kit in the car .... just in case!

Andrew

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