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A2Z NACS To CCS1 Adapter Review


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My initial review of the A2Z Typhoon adapter which allows non-Tesla vehicles with a CCS1 charging inlet to charge at Tesla Superchargers, provided the vehicle is authorized to do so.

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00:00 Intro
03:48 Background info on approved and non-approved NACS adapters
07:12 Ford's policy on 3rd party adapters
07:42 Tesla's policy on 3rd party adapters
08:13 A2Z's statement on 3rd party adapters
11:53 My Lightning's 10% to 80% charge recording using the A2Z adapter
12:38 The A2Z adapter's temperature during the charging session
13:35 UL 2252's maximum surface temperature limits
16:17 The A2Z Typhoon adapter's key features
17:49 My initial thoughts after using it 5 times
25:45 Outro
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This is another great State of Charge review. Jim does a great job at these. I have learned a whole bunch about EV charging thanks to Jim's efforts.

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This is another great State of Charge review. Jim does a great job at these. I have learned a whole bunch about EV charging thanks to Jim's efforts.

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What I appreciate most is the way his expert video justifies my purchase I made prior to watching the video.
 

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What I appreciate most is the way his expert video justifies my purchase I made prior to watching the video.
… while a significant portion of the active Forum sat back and armchair-qb’d your decision, too. Rivian is starting to ship adapters (in April, according to emails and CS). But even for someone like me with a ‘22 12k VIN, it might be a while before I get it … so I also ordered one.

Please post your results when you get a chance to test on an SC!

Glad you got yours. I ordered one yesterday because I need it for a trip coming up in late April, and I have no confidence the RIvian/Tesla-sourced model will show up any sooner.
 

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I ordered mine yesterday day also. Just knowing that I have it and can use it as an alternative on road trips, is worth the peace of mind.
 

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I had a "feeling" the tesla chargers would be enabled soon, so i ordered one on 3/.15... glad i made the right choice.

Hopefully they ship sooner than the Rivian/Tesla adapters!
 

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… while a significant portion of the active Forum sat back and armchair-qb’d your decision, too.
I'm just glad Rivian started getting more aggressive about port temperatures after a lot of the early stories from people that melted the ports in their vehicles while L2 charging. Presumably even if the sensor in an adapter goes bad or doesn't trigger when it should, both Tesla and Rivian should be aggressive enough in their thermal response to prevent any real damage.

But, I also don't like when people use the wrong type of container to put gasoline in.
 

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Just ordered my first R1S now that Rivian has access to NACS (coming from previous Tesla S & Y). Could I also use this adapter with my current garage Tesla wall charger or a Tesla destination charger (at a hotel)?
 

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I'm just glad Rivian started getting more aggressive about port temperatures after a lot of the early stories from people that melted the ports in their vehicles while L2 charging. Presumably even if the sensor in an adapter goes bad or doesn't trigger when it should, both Tesla and Rivian should be aggressive enough in their thermal response to prevent any real damage.

But, I also don't like when people use the wrong type of container to put gasoline in.
i.e. putting gasoline in a yellow container?
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Just ordered my first R1S now that Rivian has access to NACS (coming from previous Tesla S & Y). Could I also use this adapter with my current garage Tesla wall charger or a Tesla destination charger (at a hotel)?
No. You need the AC adapter for your garage & destinations chargers, you need the DC adapter for superchargers. They are different.
 

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I also don't like when people use the wrong type of container to put gasoline in.
I plan to be fully proper gas container compliant by 2035. For now, I'm just buying container credits.
 

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I plan to be fully proper gas container compliant by 2035. For now, I'm just buying container credits.
Well, plastic shopping bags are made of the same material as real gas cans.
 

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