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Tesla throwing their hat into NACS to J1772 adapters. Given the ones in the opposite direction is ~$50, this will compete not only with expensive TeslaTap, but also the lower cost ones (I bought one for $61 recently, has been working fine at 80A). Tesla has the economies of scale working for it on this one.
 

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I’m scratching my head - my ChargePoint HomeFlex does everything this unit does (except power share) except have a Tesla adapter - but I have a TeslaTap and if needed could get the adapter to go from Tesla to J1772 I guess but don’t Tesla cars come with that by default? So again nothing whatsoever new to me - am I missing something?

I guess if you’re a Tesla owner with another non-Tesla EV it’s a nice setup which comes with an adapter for J1772 - and I’m sure it’s well made etc but so is my ChargePoint that BTW has a much smaller footprint - seems like non-news?
 
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this is a great choice if you're considering replacing a PMC+/PMCC

supports:
  • adjustable to 48 amps (60 amp breaker)
  • J-1772 compatible
  • NACS compatible
  • Powersharing (multiple units to charge multiple EV's sharing a single breaker)
  • decent foot print
  • competitive pricing
  • clever built in adapter to support both types of north american plugs
  • reliable high quality unit
 


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Tesla throwing their hat into NACS to J1772 adapters. Given the ones in the opposite direction is ~$50, this will compete not only with expensive TeslaTap, but also the lower cost ones (I bought one for $61 recently, has been working fine at 80A). Tesla has the economies of scale working for it on this one.
this doesn't compete with TeslaTap - the adapter is not portable - it's integrated into the unit and cable...

you will still need to carry a TeslaTap with you for away from home…
 

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I’m scratching my head - my ChargePoint HomeFlex does everything this unit does (except power share) except have a Tesla adapter - but I have a TeslaTap and if needed could get the adapter to go from Tesla to J1772 I guess but don’t Tesla cars come with that by default? So again nothing whatsoever new to me - am I missing something?

I guess if you’re a Tesla owner with another non-Tesla EV it’s a nice setup which comes with an adapter for J1772 - and I’m sure it’s well made etc but so is my ChargePoint that BTW has a much smaller footprint - seems like non-news?
How much was your ChargePoint HomeFlex + Tesla Tap? This is just a less expensive universal option, especially considering a number of EV's are moving towards using the Tesla connector.

If you already have a solution which works for all your usecases, this, nor any other EVSE, won't do anything for you.
 
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this doesn't compete with TeslaTap - the adapter is not portable - it's integrated into the unit and cable...

you will still need to carry a TeslaTap with you for away from home…
Are you thinking you have to connect through the app to unlock it like a magic doc to release the adapter, and it will then physically prevent you from removing it??? That would be overkill for a home charging solution.
 

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watched the video - it's a 240V/L2 charger - with a built in J-1772 adapter and Native NACS plug - will charge any north american EV and is $595

probably will be recommended as PMCC/PMC+ replacement (not by Porsche but by myself)…great choice especially if you're planing to have two or more EVSE's in your home.
 

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Are you thinking you have to connect through the app to unlock it like a magic doc to release the adapter, and it will then physically prevent you from removing it??? That would be overkill for a home charging solution.
watched the video - it's a button release to release the J-1772 adapter, but the unit does need to be powered - no app required…
 

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watched the video - it's a button release to release the J-1772 adapter, but the unit does need to be powered - no app required…
I'm pretty sure this _COULD_ be used as a TeslaTap - i.e. take it with you on a trip (the J-1772 portion) but then the unit left at home would "lack" the J-1772 adapter for at home use - while you're away - this may be ok if the whole family is with you on the trip - but I also travel alone leaving wife/kids behind (and they me) so taking the adapter with you limits the useful ness of hte unit while someone is traveling…

just easier IMHO to have a Tesla Tap "live" in the car - but this could also work if you dont' care about charging flexibilty while you're away from home (I can see that working if everyone's gone).
 

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in any case this is now another great non-Porsche EVSE choice along with all the other great choices … vastly better than the PWCC and 1/3rd the cost

I'd be happier if they supported 100/80 amps - but you can't have everything.

but it's a serious consideration as an alternate EVSE at $595 given it's builtin out of the box dual port support w/powersharing.
 
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in any case this is now another great non-Porsche EVSE choice along with all the other great choices … vastly better than the PWCC and 1/3rd the cost

I'd be happier if they supported 100/80 amps - but you can't have everything.

but it's a serious consideration as an alternate EVSE at $595 given it's builtin out of the box dual port support w/powersharing.
I tend to agree with David on this. Seems well priced and future proofs your home charging requirements. Power sharing between a couple of these and not caring who takes what spot would be nice.

Nothing to get super excited about, but a solid charger offering at a decent price. I almost ordered one, but then I remembered I've been waiting 22 support calls and 6 months for Tesla to fix my Powerwall system.
 

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watched the video - it's a button release to release the J-1772 adapter, but the unit does need to be powered - no app required…
This could be purely mechanical interlock.
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