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PRESSTOG

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saved by Tesla

Not often you can say that

Had a meeting in North Wales today

Plan A : Ecotricity Rapid Faulty
Plan B : Polar 22kw post dead
Plan C : Polar 7kw post ICED

Luckily hotel next to meeting had 3 Tesla Type 2s and one was White Signed "All EVs"

More of a bonus it's 22kw 3 phase so will be full by the time I leave in couple of hours

First one of these I have used and what a lifesaver in a charge desert

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Clem_Dye

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When we were coming back from holiday in Scotland back in April we stopped at a Welcome Break services on the M74 southbound. We noted that there were six Tesla charging points, and while we were there a brand new Tesla pulled in and hooked-up to one of them. By comparision, we could only see two other charging points for non-Tesla EVs and they both looked busted.

Clem
 

IronGiant

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Is having non-Tesla charging available at many Tesla charging stations I wonder? It's the first time I heard of it. Not that I would have noticed as a complete newbie to charging away from home.
 

PRESSTOG

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Is having non-Tesla charging available at many Tesla charging stations I wonder? It's the first time I heard of it. Not that I would have noticed as a complete newbie to charging away from home.
ALL of the sites that have multiple Tesla Destination Chargers (7kw/22kw) Not Superchargers. Will have at least one of them open to all EVs,

Its something Tesla agreed when installing them, there are normally 3 points 2 with Red Signs and are Tesla Exclusive and 1 with a White Sign that any EV can use.

Some sites only have 2 if there is not enough power to run three then it will be one Tesla and one any EV.

All the units are identical but the way I understand it is the Tesla exclusive ones will only activate when they get a Tesla VIN number sent back over the data channel, the all EV ones dont request this and its just a dip switch setting inside the charger unit.
 

PRESSTOG

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The chargers are identical you are just looking for the one with the White Sign (Tesla Logo with "Electric Vehicle" on the sign) The other sign Red with White Tesla Logo and "Tesla Vehicles" are the locked chargers

The caviat being that at a few sites I am told the signs are mixed up so you may find the white one locked and red unlocked. Although its normally noted on Plugshare if this is the case

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SourKraut

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Thanks for posting this informative info, as I’ve always thought that they were exclusive to Tesla owners only :thumbsup:
 

LV426

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Mrs LV426 did a quick test of a (white signed) Tesla destination point yesterday, with success. The Ioniq only draws 6.6kW from its Type 2 inlet so it's "Fast" rather than "Rapid" - but it offers options in places there are no alternatives. Good news.
 

IronGiant

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Which maps do they show up on?
 

LV426

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They are on plugshare.com

Note these have tethered type 2 cables so they won't physically fit into anything Chademo (etc).
 

IronGiant

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Thanks, bit of a killer for us then as we only went for a 3kW on board charger. Live and Learn eh?
 

SourKraut

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Could you not use something like this?

A Type 2 to Type 1 Converter?

Apologise if I'm taking out of my backside, but I do get confused with these cables :rolleyes:




Or even Type 1 to Type 2 Converter

 

IronGiant

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I'm on ice so thin my feet are wet :D aka I have no idea :laugh:
 

Desmo

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As said above, these are Tesla Destination chargers. They show up on Tesla satnav automatically and also on other charge location sites/apps.

Tesla supply the chargers free of charge to the business, the business pays for installation and electricity. If there's just the two chargers then one is Tesla only, the other "open" (set by dipswitch in the unit). If there's more than two then I believe Tesla state they must be 2 Tesla only for every one "open".
 

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