Charger and adapter options

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Charger and adapter options

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Charger and adapter options

  • Charger and adapter options

    Biker updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago 22 Members · 35 Replies
  • joshua-rosen

    May 16, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    There is zero reason for Aptera to sell their own EVSE, there is no value add by them putting their name on somebody else’s product. Your best option is just to buy a Tesla Wall Connector, they only cost $400 and they can supply up to 11KW although Aptera won’t need anything more than 6.6. You could also buy a J1772 and use an adapter, there are many great EVSEs to choose from, check out State of Charge, Tom Moloughney does really comprehensive reviews.


    May 16, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    My vote would be for Option A: license the Tesla unit.

    BTW, EVSE is NOT clear to the general public as it is just industry jargon (EV Service Equipment). That sounds like it is equipment for maintaining/repairing EVs

    EVCS(P) for EV Charging Station (Point) is much more clear.

    • kerbe2705

      May 17, 2023 at 8:55 pm

      @dennis-swaney But this is a private forum for Ambassadors: We should, as a group, be better-informed about EVs than the “general public” as a great deal of our role is to be educators.

      The “general public” doesn’t know a “charging station” from a hole in the ground and, if they DO refer to them, they just call all EV-related devices, “chargers” – which they are not.

      The industry that makes them refers to this class of device as “EVSE” so there’s no real reason for us to not use the term. A great many adults refer to pasta as “bisketties” because no one ever bothered to teach them to say “spaghetti”…

      • ROMAD

        May 17, 2023 at 9:07 pm

        It’s not marked as being for “Ambassadors”. I’ve seen some of the pinned threads marked as being for “Ambassadors”.

        But I agree with your paragraph on the perceptions of the general public.

      • Biker

        May 18, 2023 at 3:30 am

        @kerbe2705 You seem to have a misunderstanding of the function of this forum. It is very much a public forum to inform the public about Aptera. Perhaps not obvious, but the Ambassador section of the forum was removed about two months ago – about the time Will, the Ambassador manager, went part time.

  • Mike-Mars

    May 17, 2023 at 12:50 am

    > Will they add an Aptera glogo to the front of a Lectron V-Box?

    If I recall correctly (often questionable!), I believe that they have already signed a supplier agreement with Lectron for some in-vehicle charging components. Extending that to a home charging port would be logical.

    However I very much doubt that they would spend the extra capital involved in making a custom variant. They’ll probably simply point people towards buying the Lectron unit from the Lectron store at a small discount.

    There’s no way that they’d want to design something entirely new from scratch when there are loads of pre-existing options that they can use. That’s big money, and unlike the big auto manufacturers, Aptera don’t have enough surplus gold to spend on vanity projects.

    — Edit:

    I did remember it!

    Aptera Motors is First EV Maker to Integrate Tesla Charging built by Lectron

    • kerbe2705

      May 17, 2023 at 8:48 pm

      @michael-marsden At this point in time there’s only one company making an EVSE with a NACS connector and that’s Tesla. All others on the market are J1772 units. Tesla, btw, has started offering a J1772 EVSE – which costs more than their NACS unit.

      There are companies that offer alternative face-plates for the Tesla Wall Connector – and there are a number of J1772 EVSE manufacturers who offer a variety of different faceplates for their units.

      My current J1772 EVSE – a hard-wired Siemens VersiCharge – has a built-in holster and the cable wraps around the unit. If I wanted to use it with an Aptera, I’d either need to install and remove an adaptor every time I charged if I planned to use the holster or I’d have to just let the connector hang, unprotected, with the adaptor attached.

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