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Charge a Tesla Vehicle Using Direct Current

Right now, if you want to use your own solar panels directly, you have to convert DC to AC, plug-in the mobile charger, then convert it back to DC again for the battery.

 

Since solar generates electricity as Direct Current, it would be nice to use the on-board inverter or by-pass the conversion completely and just charge the car using direct current.

 

I think we would need a standardized protocol/pins for using DC.

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CSS to Tesla Adapter

While the Tesla Supercharging network is expanding. There is a need and it should be possible to charge a Tesla at other Direct Current (DC) stations. Especially Electrify America. Tesla vehicles in Europe have a CSS connector. So, it is technically possible. Tesla has a CHAdeMO adapter. Tesla needs to engineer and provide a CSS to Tesla adapter for US Customers.

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