f1geek
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:59 am

It looks like you have your solution. I suspect you got this US e-Golf REALLY cheap, so these are minor expenses. Have fun!
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njet
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:26 am

I did get it cheap and will rely on the VW for service.
I see now that I wasn't clear with the opening post: that car is already in the country and I don't import it personally :)
2015 SEL e-Golf

JoulesThief
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:01 pm

njet wrote:I did get it cheap and will rely on the VW for service.
I see now that I wasn't clear with the opening post: that car is already in the country and I don't import it personally :)
Plan on getting it towed to Germany to get it fixed. Just saying... technicians in Poland won't have any training fixing e-golfs with recharging or Drive train issues. We are talking about different countries, not different states in the same country of USA.
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njet
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:30 am

Thanks for reminding me that Germany is a completely different country :)

E-Golfs are sold officially in Poland from 2015, let's not panic, alright?

I've been called many things, but being right often isn't one of them. I am sure that during my lease I will get back here often :)
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audiphile
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:55 pm

njet wrote:Thanks for reminding me that Germany is a completely different country :)

E-Golfs are sold officially in Poland from 2015, let's not panic, alright?

I've been called many things, but being right often isn't one of them. I am sure that during my lease I will get back here often :)
Congrats on the car! You'll be fine for 240VAC. if you decide to retrofit the socket from a salvage car, see if you can get an auto-scan done of all modules prior to removing that part - having all the soft coding may or may not help with the retrofit.

Cars are like legos, chances are that the socket retrofit would work just fine if you swap or flash all the supporting modules.

A friend in Ukraine is asking for a US-spec e-Golf too, so I'd love to see updates on your adventures in Poland.

Cheers

njet
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:06 pm

Thanks! I will update as I go. On the Polish ev forum I already found a guy who did that once. Will update if anything happens.
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njet
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:43 am

I get a lot of messages asking about an update on this thread.

We've sourced a charging cable but turned out the battery side for US e-Golfs uses Audi e-tron like connector. So no plug and play.

Another solution was a CCS conversion cable. Which are now available from at least two sources:
http://www.setec-power.com/news/380566 1k USD last time I checked
https://www.elintacharge.com/en/accesso ... ge-adaptor 1k EUR exc. taxes

In the end with the range that my e-Golf has it's quite clearly a city car and I haven't had a real need for CSS charging. So I've dropped this by now.
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Cane
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:22 am

njet wrote:In the end with the range that my e-Golf has it's quite clearly a city car and I haven't had a real need for CSS charging. So I've dropped this by now.
I compared different cables with CCS combo 1 and CCS combo 2. The connectors on the wiring side do not differ in appearance. Maybe I'm not looking? Please explain.
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Cane
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:47 am

According to the catalog for today the last number (for EU ccs combo 2 PR-ES7)
5GE 971 531 AB
PR-ES0 Without vehicle inlet
PR-ES1 AC vehicle inlet, type 1 (Japan)
PR-ES2 AC vehicle inlet, type 2 (EU)
PR-ES3 AC vehicle inlet, type 2, mode 2-3 (EU)
PR-ES4 AC vehicle inlet (China)
PR-ES5 AC+DC vehicle inlet CHAdeMO (Japan)
PR-ES6 Vehicle inlet Combo 1 (NAR) 7.2 kW
PR-ES7 Vehicle inlet Combo 2 (EU)
PR-ES8 AC+DC vehicle inlet (China)
PR-ES9 AC vehicle inlet, type 1 (NAR)

GTE
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Re: Replace J1772 US socket for EU

Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:11 pm

Hello everyone.

Have had troubles to access the forum for a while.

I successfully swapped 2015 US SEL Combo1 to Combo2 harness, all is compatible and bolt_on. You just need the right HV battery charge management module (BD).
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