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Today for grins, I put a 1/4" long shank pad lock thru the lock hole on the 1772 plug and it didn't do. a thing.... I could still press the trigger and disconnect it from teh car. What gives? Its the unit that came with my siemens versicharge. Is this normal? I thought that's what the locking hole was for?
 

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I've never seen the handle locking mechanism, but is the hole directly against the J1772 handle body so that if you stuck a rod through it, the rod would be practically rubbing on the handle body? Cause that's what's supposed to prevent the trigger from depressing: a thick lock that rubs against the handle.

Did you make sure the lock you had was just barely thinner than the hole in the handle? If the lock's loop/shackle is thin enough, you could still press the trigger down to unlock the handle from the J1772 port on the Bolt.
 

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the shank of the lock was a very snug fit... I had to twist it (walk it) back and forth to get it to slide thru the hole. I'm saving up for a jesla adapter and wanted to make sure no one would steal it... so much for locking the 1772 plug to the car! ....well atleast the one that comes on the versicharge.
 

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Tesla Tap (Jdapter) does not work with new Tesla destination charging stations

I purchased a Tesla Jdapter and tested it at the Florida Palm Beach Gardens Mall store (with their permission, of course) and also at the local Hilton Hotel, where the Jdapter performed perfectly and was able to charge my Chevy Bolt EV.

When I was in Stuart, Florida, I searched PlugShare and found that the city had just installed 4 new Tesla destination chargers and 2 J1772 (L2) chargers the previous week at the Kiwanis Youth Park.

All chargers were active and the J1772 charged well; however, my vehicle would not accept the charge when plugged in with my Tesla Tap Jdapter.

Therefore, it appears that the Jdapter CANNOT be used with the NEWER Tesla destination chargers. They must have gotten wise its use, and programmed a feature to block Jdapters access to their chargers in new installations.
 

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[/FONTAll chargers were active and the J1772 charged well; however, my vehicle would not accept the charge when plugged in with my Tesla Tap Jdapter.

Therefore, it appears that the Jdapter CANNOT be used with the NEWER Tesla destination chargers. They must have gotten wise its use, and programmed a feature to block Jdapters access to their chargers in new installations.


How long did you wait? Supposedly, the chargers set to Tesla-only will first flash some red lights indicating an error, pause for 30 seconds, and then fall back to normal mode and start charging.
 

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Wow... all good info! BTW, I do own a telsa and their new HPWC, so I can test what you say. FWIW, the HPWC's firmware is upgradable but since they don't have a network connection, the new firmware is sent to the cars and the car actually communicates to the HPWC and sends the firmware. ACtually quite ingenious.
 

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I plugged in the Tesla Tap, waited 30 seconds, then plugged into vehicle. I must have waited at least 3 more minutes and still no charge. Didn't see any lights flicker on the Tesla station either. Did the same thing with the other 3 chargers and same thing occurred.

Tesla store manager had told me that newer chargers installed in 2018 wouldn't be able to accommodate the Jdapter. I wrote to Quick Charge Power, the manufacturer of the Jdapter, and am presently awaiting their response.
 

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Today for grins, I put a 1/4" long shank pad lock thru the lock hole on the 1772 plug and it didn't do. a thing.... I could still press the trigger and disconnect it from teh car. What gives? Its the unit that came with my siemens versicharge. Is this normal? I thought that's what the locking hole was for?
Cobean mini pad lock was suggested by juice box and it's working very well on any charger I have tried- the hole isn't very big.
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