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I called QC charge last week, said they were working on it, but not a high priority and maybe sometime later this year it might be out.

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There are still free chargers around, but you have to go at the right times. I'm just saying there's no point to get the Tesla adapter as the possibility of finding one open is even lower than finding the normal free chargers. Even at the normal free chargers all you see are Teslas and their adapters.
That’s exactly what I’m saying. Notorious in OC especially. Not to many Tesla where I live but the free chargers around me are always occupied by leafs and Prius primes.
 

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It would be nice if they have so much trouble trying to get CHAdeMO to work that they just go with SAE CCS
From what I understand, CCS is a lot more complicated, and expensive to implement.
Though it also seems to have the capability to be a better standard as far as battery longevity is concerned.
 

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From what I have seen, the communication between the car and the charger is higher throughout with ccs than with chademo, so it is able to determine when would be the better time to start backing off on speed.
I'll link in an article when I get off work if I can remember to.
 

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Okay, so you're using it with a PRIVATE Tesla charger, & the "interesting nuance" is...?
Correct. I didn't want to wire up a generic charger along with the Tesla charger in my garage. The nuance is having to hold the 'unplug' for a few seconds prior to unplugging it from the Fiat. In addition they have some rules when plugging in as well - at least based on the instructions sent with the adapter.
 

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I have had a couple odd hiccups here and there. Though I have found that if the fiat is unhappy with the charger or vice versa, having them connected and resetting the Tesla charger with the button on the side usually works.
 

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if the fiat is unhappy with the charger or vice versa, having them connected and resetting the Tesla charger with the button on the side usually works.
Resetting nearly always works for hiccups with any standard J1772 public charger too.

I always DIS-connect before reset, so maybe that just makes no difference to the reset process.
 
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