Adapter for charging port.

Discussion in 'Prime Plug-in Charging' started by topher68, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. topher68

    topher68 New Member

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    Does any out there know in there is an adapter (not a cable) that can be plugged into the charge port, and the cable from a public charge station can plug into it, this allowing me to charge my car at one of the many charging stations across the country. I don't even care if it charges at 110v while plugged in. I just want to be able to plug my car into one of these stations. The majority of the plugs at these stations don't accept the plug in my car
     
  2. Tideland Prius

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    You're looking for the wrong public charging stations.

    The car's charge port is a J1772 port and that's standard across 120V and 240V stations. The ones with the wrong plugs are DCFC or Direct Current Fast Charging stations and the Prime doesn't have it.

    If you use plugshare.com, use the filter for J1772 (or just enter your vehicle type) and you should be able to find those compatible stations for the Prime.
     
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    You might also look for stations that are free. Seems to me like the ones that are not free cost a lot more per mile than a gas station. (Not to mention that they take a lot longer and don't get you nearly as far.) When I'm on a road trip, I only charge on overnight stops and when it's free. Otherwise, at 50-60 mpg, it just isn't worth the bother.
     
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    Yeah. Up here, they're priced assuming you're charging at 6.6kW so that's fine if you can. But for Prius Prime owners (and I guess the majority of RAV4 Prime owners), 3.3kW means the charging cost is 2x since we can only charge at half the power.
     
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