Adapter Best Practices

Adapters are devices that enable EV charging from one connector type to another. While several standards exist in the industry, there are few adapters on the market.



The use of aftermarket adapters is not recommended.

Adaptors add an additional part in the electric connection between the EV and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), which increases the probability of faults and affects the functional safety. Whenever possible, it's best to use chargers that have connectors already compatible with your vehicle.


Approved adapters

Three adapter types have been tested and validated:

  1. Level 2 AC adapter that can be used for L2 J1772 to Tesla
  2. CCS1 to Tesla adapter manufactured by Tesla
  3. CHAdeMO to Tesla adapter manufactured by Tesla
    • Any Tesla adapters not made by Tesla are not approved for use by EVgo as they can cause damage to the EV charger and your vehicle.




Tesla charging options with EVgo

EVgo welcomes Tesla drivers to fast charge at any one of our 850+ EVgo stations using your own CCS Combo 1 Adapter (offering charging speeds up to 250 kW), Tesla CHAdeMO adapter (up to 50 kW), or the Tesla connectors (up to 50 kW) available at select regions across the US, including San FranciscoLos AngelesSeattleWashington DC, Virginia, TexasSalt Lake CitySan DiegoDenverNew YorkPhoenix, Florida, Georgia, and Massachusetts.

Learn more about Tesla charging connectors on our marketing site: Fast Charge Your Tesla

Common failures

A common mistake is misapplying the Tesla AC adapter to the DC charging connector. When forced into a DC CCS1 plug, it won't enable the charge to Tesla and causes damage to the DC connector.


Today's mass-produced electric vehicles include a charging unit that you can plug into any standard 110-volt outlet. This unit makes it possible to charge your EV from regular household outlets. The downside of EV charging with a 110-volt outlet is that it takes a while.

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