Charger Cable Adaptor Recommendations
By - jackbunt
Do you know what kind of 240v plug? Most common are probably 14-30 or 14-50
I don't unfortunately. I can look into it and get back to you!
I believe it is 14-50
Can you use your parents‘ Tesla charger? If so, you can just use an adapter that turns Tesla connector to J1772. my impression is that it works pretty well.
For non-DC fast chairing, tesla uses the same communication protocol as other EVs with J1772 connecetros.
This is definitely an option if I can't find exactly what I'm thinking about / looking for. Thank you so much!
I think the benefit is that Tesla’s destination/home charger usually have very high power (a typical case of 240V 30A would give you 7.2 kW), which enables you to take the full advantage of Clarity’s 6.6 kW charging capability. and buying a J1772 EVSE with that power rating is likely cost you more than a Tesla to J1772 adapter.
I’m looking for one as well. I found this thread in a clarity forum and thought it was quite helpful: https://www.clarityforum.com/threads/recommendation-or-not-for-level-2-charger.1129/. Though there isn’t a clear winner there. I’m leaning towards Juice Box myself because it has an amperage I’m comfortable with and can be mounted in the space I have available.
I think what I'm looking for is an actual piece that connects to the normal plug that goes into the wall that makes it bigger to fit the size of the outlet.
That forum (and maybe even that thread) talks about that. You aren’t really supposed to use the 120v device with a 240v plug, but some folks discovered that it actually works.
The cable that comes with the car can handle 240v. It is designed to because it's the same cable sold in Europe.
There is a member on the Facebook Clarity that sells them.
I bought one. Works fine.
Would you mind linking the group to me?
and the Custom Clarity Group
Inside EVs forum
I'm not vouching for this specific product, but based on your description there is a 240v outlet that they plug directly into (as opposed to an installed charging station)--is this something you're looking for?
There was a post here that said the included charging cable that comes with the clarity is actually rated for and capable of 240v despite being a 120v connector, and then some electrical engineering mumbo jumbo about how you can convert it, but I have no idea how difficult that is for a novice.
For reference: [https://imgur.com/a/2oziOkw](https://imgur.com/a/2oziOkw)
First image is of the outlet that I am trying to find a connector piece for, and 2nd is info inside the outlet box in case there's any info there that someone can use to help with this.
There's a variety of solutions that will potentially meet your needs. If you get an adapter, you can potentially just use the Tesla charger they have. Alternatively, you can go the route of using your own charger.
For reviews of quality chargers, this guy does a pretty decent job - [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdX0BJNon1c6GfOdeS3pyDw/videos](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdX0BJNon1c6GfOdeS3pyDw/videos)
There are a number of cheaper (Chinese) chargers, extension cables, and adapters that plenty of people use on Amazon with no problems. I personally am a bit leery of the lack of certifications and corners cut on some of those products to reach price points, but it's actually really hard to find a source for some things without having questions about quality. The charge adapters (Tesla->Non-Tesla) and extension cables in particular are tough to find - probably because they're sort of non-standard stuff.
I did find a shop in California that has a good reputation in a few circles (their owner is active in EV circles) that supplies their own products (adapters, extension cables, etc), I honestly have no clue if they are quality or not, they are more expensive, but I figure they have a pretty established customer base (they're an EV auto shop), so likely aren't selling low quality products. It honestly seems like they just stepped up to fill a need for a quality product. Stock levels fluctuate - they told me about 2 weeks on the extension cable I want to order from them this last week - would recommend calling with questions. [https://qccharge.com/collections/full-catalog](https://qccharge.com/collections/full-catalog)