What are your Tesla home charging alternatives?
We know it can be confusing. Use our Home Charging calculator to workout what options you have and what is best for your situation.
Installation of a Tesla wall connector by a licensed master electrician generally costs around $1,500. Importantly, prices can vary depending on things like distance from the switchboard, what the wall connector will be attached too and whether you want to future proof by running two lines to your wall connector (so that you can install a second wall connector to charge another EV). We would be happy to provide a clear no obligation quote so you know exactly what it will cost for your situation.
No. A Tesla Wall Connector can operate on a three-phase power supply or a single-phase power supply.
Tesla Wall Connector's can only be installed by a licensed Electrician. Ensure you find an Electrician with experience installing them (like us!).
Yes. You'll need a Tesla mobile connector (available for purchase from Tesla) as well.
Put simply, speed. A Tesla wall connector can add around 50 kilometers of range per hour while a Tesla mobile connector using a standard powerpoint can add around 13 kilometers per hour. They also look really cool!
It depends on what your charging setup is but here are some ballpark estimates for a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y:
Regular 10 amp power point: 40 hours (0% to full)
Tesla Wall connector (32 Amp: About 10 hours (0% to full).
It depends on what sort of battery chemistry your Tesla has.
If your Tesla has Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries (in the base Model 3 and Y) then Tesla recommend charging to a full 100% at least once per week (this helps reset the battery management system).
For other Tesla's with nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) or nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) battery chemistry then charge your vehicle to 80 - 90% each night and try to avoid it falling below 20%. Basically these types of batteries don't like being charged to 100% or dropping to low.
It's really easy. Just use our home charging calculator above to work out the best setup for your situation. Then just plug and play!
You can simply purchase a Tesla mobile connector and plug it into a regular power point, a 15 amp power point or a 32 amp power point. See our home charging calculator on this page to workout the best setup. You'll also need to check with an experienced electrician to make sure this can all work for your situation.