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Last updated : 31th December 2023

Timeline of events :

2022

  • September:

    • Commencement of brainstorming on the concept and feasibility of the project.
  • October:

    • Development of initial drawings.
  • November:

    • Creation of functionalities and wiring diagrams.
  • December 9th:

    • Completion of the initial sample design.

2023

  • February:

    • Initiation of the product's release planning.
    • June:

      • 1st Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) from the USA approaches the team.
    • July:

      • Early in the month:
        • 2nd OEM from the USA contacts the team.
        • 3rd OEM from the USA expresses interest.
        • Decision to remove the AC function due to safety considerations.
        • Enhancement of charging speeds through the replacement of L1 & L2 copper plates and poles.
      • Later in the month:
        • 4th OEM from South-Korea reaches out.
        • A second wave of improvements to charging speeds, again through the replacement of L1 & L2 copper plates and poles.
    • August:

      • 5th OEM from Europe establishes contact.
      • 6th OEM from Japan expresses their interest.
    • September:

      • Early in the month, the 7th OEM from the USA approaches the team.
      • Recognition of the necessity for a safer locking mechanism on the NACS side, and the development of a fully insulated adapter.
    • October:

      • Early in the month:
        • 8th OEM from Europe contacts the team.
        • By the 4th, a fully insulated version is completed. Development of a NACS active locking mechanism is also done, which ensures that charging is prevented if the mechanism is unlocked.
      • By the 16th, a deadline is set to finalize and test the newly developed active locking mechanism. TESTED.
      • Adapter will shortly be sent to competent certification agencies.
    • November:

      • Pre-orders are live.
      • Deliveries set for the end of Q4 2023 or early Q1 2024.
      • A2Z EVSE will produce a different design NACS-CCS1 adapter for an EV automaker.
      • PCBA board added inside the adapter to better organize the components inside, such as temperature sensor switches and resistors.
      • December:
        • Currently in mass production, first 5,000 units available early January.

      2024

      • January:
        • Shipping of first pre-orders is set for the 5th of January.
        • Approximately 1,000 adapters will be shipped every week.

      We thank the EV community for the incredible support.


      This structured timeline provides a detailed overview of the significant milestones and events during the development and production phases of the project.

      Charging Data Sheet :

      160kW (250A) NACS 3rd party charger - charging @ 152kW on this Ioniq 6 with the A2Z EV NACS to CCS1 adapter, the Typhoon Plug.

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      Important informations : 

      The information presented on this product page is primarily for illustrative purposes. We are pleased to announce that our product is fully developed, with production underway and units readily available in our Montreal, Canada stock.

      Despite the readiness of our Typhoon Plug, its functionality is currently limited as Tesla has not yet extended access of their supercharger network to all EV models. The moment Tesla integrates their charging network with all EVs and endorses aftermarket adapters, our Typhoon Plug will become operational. It's important to note that while we understand our adapter does not offer immediate utility, we have developed it with foresight, ensuring we are poised for future developments.

      For enhanced safety, the final version of our adapter will solely support DC charging, eliminating the AC function. 

      We are currently engaged in discussions with several car manufacturers and businesses, exploring opportunities to provide the Typhoon Plug to their clientele.

      The Typhoon Plug's development journey reached a milestone on December 9th, 2022, with the completion of the product and demonstration units.

      Any car manufacturers and companies interested in integrating our advanced adapter solution are cordially invited to reach out for manufacturing price quotes at +1-514-229-1409 or via email at b2b@a2zevse.com.

      Rest assured, the Typhoon Plug has undergone rigorous testing and stands ready to support car manufacturers and charging station firms transitioning to the North American Charging Standard (NACS).

      How it works :

      Basics : The NACS-CCS1 Typhoon Plug is 100% passive and has no electronics. L1 and L2 pins are crossed between the NACS and CCS1 end. NACS' ground goes directly to J1772's ground. NACS' Control Contact pin goes to J1772's Control Contact pin and the same applies to the Control Proximity pins. The adapter is quite straightforward and makes a simple conversion of plugs.

      This adapter is simply the opposite of the CCS1 to NACS adapter. The charging station and vehicle are in charge of everything else regarding the charging process. 

      Temperature sensor : The temperature sensor needs no power. It's a sensor switch connected to PP and PE, when it senses a temperature over 85ºC it switches off and by the same occasion stops communication between PP and PE. The charging process then stops, until it cools down.

      One of the many questions that is asked at the moment on the NACS to CCS1 adapter.
      Question : He says it is only good to 250-350A, how do they enforce/limit this if they're passive? Superchargers can do over 500A...
      Answer : Actually, the vehicle's charge-port and the charging connector are equipped with temperature sensors which are constantly monitored. When the charging station's connector detects a ''high'' temperature on the DC pins, the charging station reduces the charging performance and the vehicle does the same by asking less power. This gives three layers of safety : the adapter, the vehicle and the charging station.

        

       

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      TESLA GEN 4 ECU RETROFIT
      Stephen Mintsioulis

      Easy enough to install with guidance from any number of online guides or YouTube installation videos and does not require much skill or many tools. Unfortunately, the specific CCS to NACS adapter advertised (AC and DC function) was not available and this delayed the order's fulfilment until a manager could call me, which was a bit longer than I would have liked but I am confident that if A2Z wasn’t in the midst of launching their NACS to CCS adapter for Ford and Rivian, I would have been contacted much earlier. I was offered an alternate adapter which works fine (no AC function, but that's not important to me). However the accompanying documentation is written in broken English and is not available in French. I do trust the team at A2Z, but it is unclear what the maximum charge rate for this adapter is because while it states a max rate of 250kW, it also states a max of 250A, so the numbers don’t really line up given a Tesla's pack voltage? Bottom line is it works, and my 2018 Model 3 is now able to charge anywhere.

      EDIT: Following my below review, I got a call from the president of the company. He wanted to express his apologies for the situation, explained what happened, and also wanted to compensate me for the troubles. HE DID NOT ASK FOR A MODIFIED REVIEW; this is done at my own free will as a sign of appreciation of their goodwill gesture. I now recommend this company; they are a victim of their success hence longer shipping times.

      Although this store seems to be appreciated by EV drivers, I cannot recommend it. They write "We Ship The Same Day or Next Day" but that is not true. I purchased a V2L adapter on March 29. On April 8, they say it shipped and to expect delivery next day, but did not receive anything. It actually only shipped on April 12 and I received next day.

      Doesn’t work on my Tesla

      Simply doesn’t work on my Tesla. As soon as it gets plugged into the car, I get an error message on the screen. Inquired about a refund, but no response at all so far.

      Great Customer Service and product. Must have for non-Tesla vehicles (with NACS support)

      Does what it is supposed too. Nice construction and easily connects the a Tesla charger.

      Review of V2L on my 2022 IONIQ 5

      Seems to work just fine!!

      EVduty 48A | Smart Home | Electric Vehicle charging station | Hardwired

      Great Customer Service, Works out of Box

      I had an issue with my order when I received it. Contacted A2Z the next business day and got it resolved quickly and without any fuss. Would definitely recommend supporting A2Z over Amazon!

      The V2L adapter is simple and works as advertised. I cannot speak to its long term reliability, but it seems to be built of durable materials. Note it does not have covered outlet like some other adapters so do not use it if there is any chance of water getting on it. There is a flap to cover the outlet when nothing is plugged in though. Overall works exactly like it should.

      A1 customer service

      I have never experienced a customer service like this in my entire life, never.
      This company is the kind to assist you a Saturday evening at 9PM if you have an issue. These guys are killing themselves to deliver an amazing product, very surprised that a medium scale business is delivering faster than my car manufacturer.
      Thank you Charlie and Amine for your precious time !

      Works as it should

      It works as advertised, went on a 1200 miles road trip last week to visit family in Oregon and this was a lifesaver adapter!

      Kudos on the A2Z team

      I’ve used it about 3 or 4 times. The first time I had trouble getting it to work but I’ve figured it out and it has worked exactly like it should. Ford plug and charge works exactly like it’s supposed to with this adapter.

      Awesome Customer Service!!

      Had an issue with an adapter that was about a year old. Send an email and quickly receive the phone call from a very professional person who took care of the problem immediately. Recently purchased the A2Z Tesla to CCS adaptor and those work like a charm also! Great company!! 😁

      Works we;; with Audi Q4 etron (2024)

      Got this adapter to charge my Audi Q4 Etron with my Tesla wall-charger. It works great. The adapter has a very solid feel. I like that the "lock" on the car side can be locked wit a key. So I can protect my adapter but allow others to unplug me, when I m done.

      NACS-Tesla Stella

      Should have ordered from A2Z initially.
      Had to return Brand X twice due to poor mfg. quality control. A2Z has an elagant stout design.

      Je l'ai utilisé pendant la panne de 12 heures de cette semaine. Très satisfait du résultat et de ne pas avoir eu à subir le bruit d'une génératrice.

      Works well, sometimes it doesn’t like to lock into place very easily.

      Tesla To J1772 | Up to 80A | 20kW | 12 Months Warranty

      Covering the Bases.

      High Quality Adapter- I purchased to have in my frunk to take advantage of the many Destination chargers at a lot hotels.

      For us it will be a just in case tool.

      Perfect

      Secure and fast charge good quality

      Excellent customer service and excellent product. Highly recommend to use this adapter for charging at Tesla superchargers.