3D printed J1772 Adapter Thingy

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I am sharing a 32A charger with my spouse and her Chevy Bolt EV and use that Tesla-supplied small adapter for the ChargePoint plug.

It was beginning to be a nuisance to put it in the trunk, have it roll around the centre console, or fear constantly misplacing it in the garage.

So I whipped up a holder in CAD and 3D printed it out.

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I have attached the files needed if anybody wants to get one made too.
Just do a web search for 3D Printers on your area and send them the stereolith file attached.
 

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Cool but what if you need it while out and about to use public level 2 chargers? I guess I'm a bit different as I use mine outside the house more than at home with our Chargepoint (have a leaf as well)
 
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Cool but what if you need it while out and about to use public level 2 chargers? I guess I'm a bit different as I use mine outside the house more than at home with our Chargepoint (have a leaf as well)

Then also print the holder that mounts in the trunk
 

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Cool but what if you need it while out and about to use public level 2 chargers? I guess I'm a bit different as I use mine outside the house more than at home with our Chargepoint (have a leaf as well)

Yes. It is still early in our EV takeover of the world so each of us may still have far different situations. Although my work does not offer charging during the day, I am spoiled by a short commute and numerous Superchargers here on the Peninsula.

For other situations, here is a little holder for the J1772 adapter that should fit in the centre console.

NB: I plan to print one out this week to confirm so consider this a BETA upload :)

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One option is to flock it. No, seriously, you can put on some stuff that will give it the mouse-fur look.

Its called Flocking. No idea why.

https://www.rockler.com/mini-flocker-suede-fibers-and-adhesive-suede-tex-adhesives-black

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Please do keep us posted on how the beta for the center console works out. :)

The wall mount version looks very elegant.
 
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So I whipped up a holder in CAD and 3D printed it out.

I have attached the files needed if anybody wants to get one made too.
Just do a web search for 3D Printers on your area and send them the stereolith file attached.
@P3D4DPA, just wanted to let you know I followed your advice and here is the result:
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The best part was doing a web search for local 3D printers. Turns out my local public library has a media center that has three 3D printers. I left the file with them. $5 for materials and a week later (everyone was having things printed for Christmas) I had the bracket. Sweet!

Thanks again for posting the file here. Did you ever print and install the one for the center console?
 
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I printed the centre console holster. Either the size is a tad off or I missed it's intended place lol. I figured based on the size it's intended to fit into the tray under the arm rest. I had to sand maybe 3-5mm off the edge and it fits in nicely.
 
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****UPDATED****

Here is the final version for the J1772 adapter holder.

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The 3D print was lower resolution for fitment.

See zip file for stereolith (.stl) file your 3D printer will need.

Please download, print and enjoy.
 

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****UPDATED****

Here is the final version for the J1772 adapter holder.

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The 3D print was lower resolution for fitment.

See zip file for stereolith (.stl) file your 3D printer will need.

Please download, print and enjoy.
Awesome! :)

Is it also available on thingiverse?
 

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never done this before. but currious how much will it cost to 3d print something like this?
It shouldn't be more than $20-$25 (and that is high side I think). I had the wall mount in the first post of this thread printed at my local public library's media lab. They only charge for materials and that was only $5. This one looks to be roughly the same amount of material, and let's quadruple the price if you take it to a for-profit business to do it for you. All this assumes that you don't go out and buy your own 3D printer and do it yourself.
 
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The local library has a free 3D printer usage, tho it is totally booked up for a couple months.

I did a quick google search and found a place called 3dhubs.com. Seems a bit pricey, but not too bad.

(This is exactly what I've been looking for... I charge at work and need a place to keep the adapter in the car. Currently using a towel in the center console.)

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I am sharing a 32A charger with my spouse and her Chevy Bolt EV and use that Tesla-supplied small adapter for the ChargePoint plug.

It was beginning to be a nuisance to put it in the trunk, have it roll around the centre console, or fear constantly misplacing it in the garage.

So I whipped up a holder in CAD and 3D printed it out.

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I have attached the files needed if anybody wants to get one made too.
Just do a web search for 3D Printers on your area and send them the stereolith file attached.
I'm printing on up on my Formlabs as I type. Thanks! And great idea!
 
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****UPDATED****

Here is the final version for the J1772 adapter holder.

View attachment 23841

The 3D print was lower resolution for fitment.

See zip file for stereolith (.stl) file your 3D printer will need.

Please download, print and enjoy.
@P3D4DPA , Thanks once again for another nice design. I finally dropped the file off at my local library's media center and about one week later i got the call it was ready to pick up. Set me back a whopping $7. It fits very nicely in the removably tray under the armrest, as shown.
 
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Just be careful, I've read that PLA can deform/melt in the temps that car interiors can reach. May not be an issue for Teslas with cabin overheat protection...
 

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Just be careful, I've read that PLA can deform/melt in the temps that car interiors can reach.
Confirmed. My PLA center-console sunglass bin has deformed. This happened during my recent road trips (normally, my car is kept in a garage both at work and at home).

https://www.3dhubs.com/knowledge-base/pla-vs-abs-whats-difference#heat-resistance
For high temperature applications, ABS (glass transition temperature of 105°C) is more suitable than PLA (glass transition temperature of 60°C). PLA can rapidly lose its structural integrity and can begin to droop and deform, particularly if under load, as it approaches 60°C.
 

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Thanks for the warnings. I guess time will tell. I do park in my driveway at home, but in a covered garage at work. I do use overheat protection (fan only), so i don't think my car's intererior ever gets above about 115F, but it will be interesting to see what happens.
 

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Quick favor to ask. Can someone post the dimensions for the 3D print? My library requires the dimensions when printing. Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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