According to ChargeHub: Phoenix, Arizona EV Charging Stations Info, Phoenix has at least 41 fast charging stations. Filtering what appears on the map, only 4 are Tesla Superchargers; the rest are split almost evenly between CCS and CHAdeMO, but CCS is the standard which is gaining in the popularity race as non-Japanese manufacturers get into EVs.The dream is to pull up to a Tesla station, with my obvious not Tesla, and fast charge. Phoenix AZ has alot of stations, so I could get some good use out of them.
That makes sense, but it also means you should consider CCS fast charging support, not one proprietary system.It's not the worst if I can't, but I'm in the beginning stages of pricing out my system, so I want to make sure I don't miss anything I would regret, Like 3.3 vs 6.6 vs 10KW onboard chargers.
Going to have to fall on my sword here. I assume that the onboard charger power rating directly affected how fast you could charge your batteries. My assumption was that a 6.6kW charger could basically charge twice as fast as a 3.3kW charger...The onboard charger power rating has nothing to do with fast DC charging, but I assume that you know that. Certainly you will want a J1772 connector and onboard charger for Level 1 and Level 2 charging, at a reasonable rate.
Yes, that is how roughly it works, but only if the power coming in to the vehicle is AC (at 120 V for Level 1 and 240 V for Level 2, assuming North American standards), which is then converted to DC at the battery voltage by the onboard charger. That's how you charge with a standard J1772 connection.I assume that the onboard charger power rating directly affected how fast you could charge your batteries. My assumption was that a 6.6kW charger could basically charge twice as fast as a 3.3kW charger...
You are having a discussion about technology when the real discussion is about policy. Tesla carefully controls connections to the SuperCharger network. While it is technically feasible to connect to a SuperCharger, by policy only Tesla authorized vehicles are allowed to do so. Everything else is theft by taking.So I'd need a full tesla pack, tesla onboard charger, the the vin off a good tesla, like my friends... Does the charging port communicate via CAN to make sure its a good Tesla before charging or something?