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Charging a Bolt at a Tesla Destination Charger

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    based on the comments on that article, it seems the general public assume the full cost of the Destination chargers are provided by the property owners, and not supplemented (equipment) by Tesla.

    If I were to specifically pick a hotel to stay at that has a Destination Charger, than find it has a Leaf/Bolt plugged into it when I get there needing to charge, I would be pissed.
     
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      Who does pay for destination chargers (equipment/power)? My wife and I own a small four-room motel and discussed the idea of adding a destination charger. I emailed Tesla about it, but never received a response. If Tesla can share the cost with us somehow we'd like to do it.
       
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      Property pays power and install, tesla can provide equipment if location fits in their plans
      There is a contact form on the destination charger info page. Is that how you contacted them?
       
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      Yep. I may try again and see what happens.
       
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      My understanding is that Tesla offers to provide a Tesla charger and a generic ev charger free of charge. There is no need for an adapter. Some destinations turn down the ev generic charger, but it is available. They just have to install it.
       
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      Is there any reason *not* to get the generic charger other than to keep non-Tesla plebes away? I assume it's J1772? If I do this, I'd prefer not to turn away Leaf/Bolt/etc. owners.
       
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        Nope. :)
         
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        A typical destination charger setup from the program seems to be two HPWCs and one Clipper Creek J1772. The Clipper Creek ones are 32A I believe... Whereas HPWCs can be anywhere from 40A to 80A in my experience.
         
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        Those far-east manufacturing firms will use any "factory down time" to manufacturer "as good as the real thing" knockoffs (because, it really is the same thing, just without the branding) and sell to whoever else isn't worried about patents and copyrights.
         
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        FYI, Quick Charge Power (the company selling the JDapter stub) was started and is owned by Tony Williams, an early LEAF owner, evangelist and entrepreneur. You could ask him about the source of the Tesla side of the adapter - I think they were going to 3D print it. Tony is also active on the MyNissanLEAF forum, you can probably contact him there as well.
         
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        Or just go to their website and send an email...

        Tony's a friend and long time contributor to EVs and their development.

        QCP has made quality product that has adapted the UMC to be a portable charger for J1772 (called the Jesla now) and provided upgrades to second generation RAV and Tesla Roadsters to enable them to charge CHAdeMO.
         
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        Not really. The place of business just has to pay for the installation and electricity, but it should increase customer traffic.
         
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          Agree with this — these destinations ideally want more customers not just Tesla customers. With the EV shift happening before our eyes this will become more obvious businesses over time.
           
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          I’ll definitely try contacting Tesla again. We would be willing to pay for installation and electricity if they provided the equipment. It would be a good draw for the motel.
           
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            A 240 outlet and your good to go...doesn't each car come with its own charging wire?

            With a motel I'd sure as hell have an electrician run the power ...

            Good way to drum up business..

            Great for restaurants too...

            Free advertising to ev world consumers traveling nearby...

            The cost is minimal and surely a business deduction...

            Plus you can charge there too...

            Sounds like a win win to me
             
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            All other EV's and PHEV's come with so-called "trickle" charger. Usually limited to 120V (useless) in US and 10A in EU.
             
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