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I was wondering if Tesla鈥檚 adapter, the Tesla J-1772 charging adapter, they sell would work over the more expensive (Tesla tap) ones. It is significantly cheaper at $95 and more compact.
I had this question too. The answer is that the cheaper adapter performs the reverse function (allowing a Tesla to use a J-1772 EVSE).
The Tesla Tap has worked well for me. Clearly has not paid for itself in monetary terms, but has enabled two longer overnight trips to locations with Tesla destination chargers.
 

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You can charge from a Tesla destination charger to Chevy Bolt EV

I had this question too. The answer is that the cheaper adapter performs the reverse function (allowing a Tesla to use a J-1772 EVSE).
The Tesla Tap has worked well for me. Clearly has not paid for itself in monetary terms, but has enabled two longer overnight trips to locations with Tesla destination chargers.
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Read this story for information on how to charge from a Tesla "Destination Charger" to a Chevy Bolt EV, at Level 2 compatibility, with special "Jdapter" adapter ($239).


Op-Ed: Charging A Bolt EV At A Tesla Destination Station? Sure You Can!
https://insideevs.com/charging-a-bolt-ev-at-a-tesla-destination-station-sure-you-can/amp/
 

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Since there are NO J1772 plugs atop Snowshoe Mountain, the trip there (210 miles) would not have been possible without my Tesla Tap. It worked perfectly. It "locked" to the Bolt with a TSA combination lock. It is hard to value the cost of the "Tap", but I imagine it will pay for itself (if only in convenience) over the next two years.
 

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Someone states this works with HPWCv2:

https://shop.quickchargepower.com/JDapter-Stub-Tesla-Charge-Station-Adaptor-JDPTRSTB.htm

"05/02/2017
I've successfully used this to charge a Chevy Bolt w/Tesla HPWCv2 charger. Works great and I plan to make it part of my standard charging apparatus.

I would've appreciated knowing the following things prior to purchase: limited to 40 amps, and may not work with HPWCv2, 80 amp in future (flyer included with these issues)"

I have a few quetions, why does some of the pictures look different in the photo on their website. Some of the photos actually look like the TeslaTap version:

http://www.umc-j1772.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=17&product_id=50
 

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Hi All, I'm going to ask a stupid question. If I buy an adapter from J1772 to work on a Tesla charging network, do I need to setup a way to pay for the charging? I know the adapter is $300+, but what about charging? And what will Tesla owners think? Hmmmm....
 

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Tesla L2 chargers are installed by various business owners to attract EV customers to their business - there is _NO_ payment network for these chargers (they are NOT Tesla superchargers) - you are allowed to use the charger's at the business/charger owner's discretion - typically if you're one of their customers they don't care - but your milage may vary鈥

it's best to ask permission before using any L2 (Tesla or otherwise) charger that isn't yours.
 

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Owning a Tesla to J-1772 adapter enables you (with permission of the owner) to use what are called Tesla Desintation chargers:

a map of all well known locations is listed here:

https://www.tesla.com/findus?v=2&se...s=destination charger&zoom=6&location=dc20562

Tesla destination chargers are L2 chargers varying in amperage from 20 to 80 amps (the Bolts can use 32 at maximum) and owned and operated by at the business/location in which they are installed. There is no payment network and the chargers are _NOT_ metered or billed.

With a JDapter in your EV charging kit you can do the following:

1. Use existing J-1772 public chargers (no adapter required)
2. Use L2 Tesla Destination chargers (adapter required)
3. Use DC Fast chargers if you have the DC Fast charging option on your Bolt (no adapter required)
4. Purchase an use a Tesla Gen2 Universal Mobile Charger (UMC) which allows you to use various electrical plugs you might encounter at up to 32 amps (adapter required) - this in my opinion is the BEST L1/L2 mobile charger available for any EV but it requires an adapter, but it very rugged and flexible in that it has plug adapters for most any 120/240 volt plug you are likely to encounter in your travels - and it can work as your home L1/L2 charger.

The JDapter/TeslaTap effectively multiples the total number of chargers your Bolt will have access to in that you can use either J-1772 or Tesla L2 chargers.

The adapters do _NOT_ allow your Bolt to charge with Tesla Superchargers - and it's very very unlikely they ever will.

There are lots of hotels and business that have Tesla chargers and sometimes in certain locations there are _NO_ J-1772 chargers to be found.
 

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Hi All, I'm going to ask a stupid question. If I buy an adapter from J1772 to work on a Tesla charging network, do I need to setup a way to pay for the charging? I know the adapter is $300+, but what about charging? And what will Tesla owners think? Hmmmm....
The Tesla Destination chargers are free activation, though some sites might bill your room for access. Basically, at worst, the cost of charging is built into whatever services you are buying (food at the restaurant, gambling at the casino, or cost of your room).

Personally, I don't care what Tesla owners think. Many of them feel entitled to access the chargers even without patronizing the business that pays for the electricity and site. One of the locations I stayed at actually turns off the chargers at the panel because people were hooking up while staying at the cheaper hotel down the street.

If you are using the business site, Tesla owners shouldn't have anything to say. That's not to say that you shouldn't follow basic rules of courtesy and etiquette. If a site has two destination chargers, and I'm staying at the site with a couple of Tesla (or other EV) owners, we'd need to work out a charging schedule.

Also, in case this isn't clear, these adapters do not work with Tesla Superchargers (their high-power DC).
 
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