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Dear Tesla Roadster owners,

We need you (and several others) who would like DC quick charging on their Roadster. We have begun work on a Roadster 1.5, and we need the following:

1) Roadster 2.0 / 2.5 for testing in Southern California (and a 3.0 when one is available).

2) Enough serious interest to make the project a "go". If you have buddies that may be interested, please spread the word.

3) Spread the word on the TMC forum to gathering interested parties.

https://speakev.com/threads/chademo-for-tesla-roadster-quick-charge-power-jdemo-deposits.13058

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/55093-JdeMO-for-the-Roadster

We have quite successfully completed this project on the 2012-2014 Tesla powered Toyota RAV4 EV, and would like to bring this project to production status in the coming year for the Roadster. We need the support of the Roadster community, as we can't devote the professional time and resources otherwise.

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JdeMO for DC quick charging of the Tesla Roadster:

FAQ's:

1) How fast will the Roadster be able to charge?

Answer: It will charge at approximately 300-400 volts DC at up to 125 amps, or about 40-50kW. That means that it can charge from 20% to 80% of the battery usable capacity in approximately 45-55 minutes. The Roadster battery has a capacity of about 56kWh when new (no degradation). The pending upgraded battery from Tesla is 70kWh and will require over an hour to charge.

2) Will I be able to use the Tesla Supercharger network?

Answer: No.

3) What kind of chargers can I use?

Answer: You will still be able to use the existing Roadster plug for charging, and additionally will also be able to use any CHAdeMO charge station in the world (but not both at the same time). CHAdeMO is commonly known as the same quick charger used for the Nissan LEAF, KIA Soul EV or Mitsubishi iMiev. 

As of late 2015, there are over 10,000 CHAdeMO chargers worldwide, with about 1500 in the USA. It is the only official DC charge standard in Japan, and an official DC charge standard (with CCS Combo 2) in EU countries.

You specifically will NOT be able to use the Tesla Supercharger system, nor will it work at CCS Combo1 or CCS Combo2 chargers used by GM Spark EV, BMW i3 and Volkswagon eGolf. (Note: BMW i3 uses CHAdeMO in Japan).

4) Where are these CHAdeMO chargers located?

Answer: We recommend using http://www.PlugShare.com or http://www.chademo.com to find a station.

5) Will JdeMO damage the car in any way?

Answer: No, if operating as designed. But, increasing the charge rate to any battery that has ever been designed in the history of mankind will likely shorten its lifespan.

6) Will it void my warranty?

Answer: It should not void any warranty, however we do not have control of how any auto manufacturer will likely handle a warranty claim. In all likelihood, any battery failure would likely be blamed on any product connected to the battery, no matter how unlikely it actually did damage. Therefore, each JdeMO sale will require a "hold harmless" agreement that indemnifies Quick Charge Power LLC from any claim.

Federal law sets forth requirements for warranties and contains a number of provisions to prevent vehicle manufacturers, dealers and others from unjustly denying warranty coverage. With regard to aftermarket parts, the spirit of the law is that warranty coverage cannot be denied simply because such parts are present on the vehicle, or have been used. The warranty coverage can be denied only if the aftermarket part caused the malfunction or damage for which warranty coverage is sought. Disputes in this area usually boil down to arguments over facts and technical opinions, rather than arguments over interpretations of the law.

Like the Magnuson-Moss Act that protects consumers, vehicle manufacturers may not refuse warranty repairs under the Clean Air Acts performance and defect warranties merely because aftermarket parts have been installed on the vehicle. The only circumstance under which the vehicle manufacturer can void the emissions warranties is if an aftermarket part is responsible for (causes) the warranty claim.

Should something go wrong, the warranty provider will need to determine the cause of the problem. The Federal Trade Commission says, “The manufacturer or dealer must show that the aftermarket or recycled part caused the need for repairs before denying warranty coverage.” That means if the dealer can prove (the burden is on the dealer) the problem was caused by the wrong viscosity or a poor quality oil filter, your warranty can be denied. Warranty protection would still be in effect for other parts of the cars.

7) Will there be a warranty on the JdeMO? 

Answer: All Quick Charge Power products offer a one year limited warranty.

8) Will it be possible to remove JdeMO on a lease return car?

Answer: Yes, however we don't believe that any Roadsters were leased.

9) Do I need to remove JdeMO to have normal service or maintenance performed?

Answer: Absolutely not. We specifically do not want you handling, modifying, repairing or in any way changing JdeMO except to recharge your Roadster from a CHAdeMO charger. If you need to remove JdeMO for any reason, contact Quick Charge Power for instructions.

WARNING: HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL. DO NOT TOUCH, MODIFY, HANDLE, REPAIR OR CHANGE JdeMO IN ANY WAY.

10) Can I charge with a CHAdeMO charger and the Roadster / J1772 plug at the same time?

Answer: No.

11) Can I install JdeMO myself?

Answer: Absolutely not. We specifically do not want you handling, modifying, repairing or in any way changing JdeMO except to recharge your Tesla Roadster from a CHAdeMO charger. If you need to remove JdeMO for any reason, contact Quick Charge Power for instructions.

WARNING: HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL. DO NOT TOUCH, MODIFY, HANDLE, REPAIR OR CHANGE JdeMO IN ANY WAY.

12) Can my local Tesla Service Center install JdeMO?

Answer: Yes.

13) How long will it take to install?

Answer: Up to four hours.

14) Will JdeMO be able to power my house through the CHAdeMO plug?

Answer: Yes, it will be compatible with CHAdeMO, therefore with appropriate external equipment, it may work. Obviously, we cannot guess how future equipment may be designed or operate.

15) I have heard that CHAdeMO in the future will be 100kW capable. Will JdeMO be able to charge at that rate?

Answer: No, because in order to get the full 100kW would require a 500 volt battery. Like most modern electric vehicles, the Roadster uses a 400-ish volt battery, therefore the maximum charge rate would be 200 amps multiplied by 400 volts, or about 80kW. The 56kWh original battery with "potted" cells may not be able to sustain this charge rate.

16) Where will JdeMO be mounted? 

Answer: It will all fit entirely under the rear trunk, on the left side. To charge, you will open the trunk and plug in the CHAdeMO plug.

17) How much will it cost?

Answer: $2999 plus any options, taxes, installation, shipping, etc

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