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    Default Tesla Supercharging station....Getting some Quick Volts

    This is on the way back from Vegas at the Barstow station

    Took along time to find it as the street it shows it on is not posted
    ended up in the outlet mall twice

    Tried out my adapter.......works great.....
    Car looks good parking there too



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    FYI, you're going to get a lot of people not understanding that you're joking here

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    an adapter was used
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    No Tesla stations in our area, but it is interesting that you are able to charge a Volt using an adapter. The future is getting closer all the time.
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    Assuming this is for real, you're still stuck with the slow recharge rate of the Volt, at best adding about 10 miles of range in one hour.

    If this so-called adapter (which must be converting high voltage DC power to 240V or 120V AC) is shady or out of spec, and you have charging issues down the road, you may find your warranty blocked.

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    I thought some Model S' (40 or 60 kWh versions) didn't have access to supercharging....so even if you managed to rig an adapter, how can you actually charge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtesla View Post
    an adapter was used
    Can we get a picture of this adaptor and/or a internet link to purchase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtesla View Post
    an adapter was used
    No it wasn't. These aren't plugs like you have at your house. The Supercharger station is going to do software negotiation before it starts letting any current through. So basically what you're claiming here is that you have access to Tesla's proprietary encryption and authentication procedures, and then you managed to reverse engineer them into an adapter.
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    The photo shows the 90 kW DC handle right against the Volt J1772. If there was adapter, the author would have a closeup of it and the handle would stick out further. Tesla has made this a proprietary system and only DC current passes to the vehicle.

    If GM was to design a similar "SuperCharger" for a second generation Volt using the most recent 120 kW rate Tesla is now installing, then the Volt would charge up in 6 minutes.
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    I call total bovine feces on this post. This is weapons grade balognium.
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