njet
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Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:39 am

Hi everyone, new user here.

I consider buying a used 2014 SEL e-golf imported from the US. If has DC fast chargin J1772 port in the US spec:

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Living in Poland I have access to J1772 DC fast charging but with EU version of the plug:

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Is there a viable option to change this socket in the car?
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forbin404
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:20 am

I don't know about changing it in the car, Message user IVAN who is in EU and seems to know guys who change things.

Otherwise, just get a J1772 to Type 2 Convert for $100 eu.

https://evconnectors.com/Type-2-Electri ... siec-ev16p
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:00 pm

forbin404 wrote:I don't know about changing it in the car, Message user IVAN who is in EU and seems to know guys who change things.

Otherwise, just get a J1772 to Type 2 Convert for $100 eu.

https://evconnectors.com/Type-2-Electri ... siec-ev16p
The cable above works for AC charging up to 7.2kW. For DC charging, you would have to change the inlet and it will probably need some coding. Changing the inlet is a big job because the harness attached to the inlet goes behind the traction battery, so it has to be removed in order to install the new inlet.
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njet
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:11 pm

So what you're saying is there is no DC fast charging for this import?

AC, with the mentioned cable and optimal conditions should still tak 4 hours to charge.
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:25 pm

njet wrote:So what you're saying is there is no DC fast charging for this import?

AC, with the mentioned cable and optimal conditions should still tak 4 hours to charge.
That's why I said Message IVAN, he's in the EU and knows about modding eGolfs

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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:31 pm

Is it possible that there are other aspects of the car, like the navigation that won't work properly in Poland?
Wouldn't you save money and trouble by just buying an EU e-Golf?
I've read there a ton of e-Golfs in Norway.
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm

njet wrote:Hi everyone, new user here.

I consider buying a used 2014 SEL e-golf imported from the US. If has DC fast chargin J1772 port in the US spec:

Image

Living in Poland I have access to J1772 DC fast charging but with EU version of the plug:

Image

Is there a viable option to change this socket in the car?
Something is very wrong about your statement... there is no USA 2014 model SEL e-Golf model. It was not introduced until 2015. Secondly, VW recommends DC fast recharging the 2015 e-Golf models "sparingly", because it destroys battery life and longevity giving a passively cooled battery a near full charge in 20 to 30 minutes. Suggest you abort the idea.
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:02 pm

2014 Here

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njet
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:01 am

Hi everyone, thanks for replying.

1. It's 2014, first registered in 2015. AutoDNA VIN confirmed.

2. I've asked the same question on a Polish equivalent of this forum and someone shared this link: http://www.setec-power.com/news/380566 which is exactly what we're after. I've emailed the company and:
The unit price of our ccs 2 to ccs 1 adapter is usd1000. And the production time is about one week.
3. From what I've seen any socket repairs at VW start at €2000 so this $1000 looks more sensible. And it's just replacing the socket out of warrenty. I don't know about changing it to another standard altogether, so this remains a mystery :)

4. As for "Wouldn't it be more sensible to import from Norway/EU" question. Sure, there is 6 e-golfs in the whole Poland at the moment :) I am not a car dealer/importer and frankly don't have time dealing with this.
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:41 am

njet wrote:Hi everyone, thanks for replying.

1. It's 2014, first registered in 2015. AutoDNA VIN confirmed.

2. I've asked the same question on a Polish equivalent of this forum and someone shared this link: http://www.setec-power.com/news/380566 which is exactly what we're after. I've emailed the company and:
The unit price of our ccs 2 to ccs 1 adapter is usd1000. And the production time is about one week.
3. From what I've seen any socket repairs at VW start at €2000 so this $1000 looks more sensible. And it's just replacing the socket out of warrenty. I don't know about changing it to another standard altogether, so this remains a mystery :)

4. As for "Wouldn't it be more sensible to import from Norway/EU" question. Sure, there is 6 e-golfs in the whole Poland at the moment :) I am not a car dealer/importer and frankly don't have time dealing with this.
There's your sign... VW doesn't want e-Golfs or the service headaches in Poland. Find a way to get an e-Golf from Germany, Netherlands or Denmark to Poland. Be patient. On the other hand, if you don't have time to deal with this, why are you even screwing with getting an e-Golf into Poland? How will you get it serviced, if something goes bad or breaks on it? You haven't thought this through very well.

But if you insist, get the 32 amp cable at 240V https://evconnectors.com/j1772-to-62196 ... siec-ev32p The 16 amp cable will take up to 8 hours to recharge, the 32 amp will be max 3 to 4 hours at 240V
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