Tesla launched a brand new stage 2 residence charger at present referred to as the Tesla Common Wall Connector and it will possibly do one thing that no different charger can – it will possibly cost any electrical automobile bought in North America with out the necessity of an additional adapter.
That is as a result of The Common Wall Connector makes use of an AC model of its Supercharger Magic Dock to permit the charger to launch a built-in J1772 adapter when the consumer wants it. That may cost autos that use the brand new North American Charging Customary, or NACS, in addition to people who have an EV with a J1772 inlet, which has been the usual in North America since 2011.
The Common Wall Connector went on sale at present at Finest Purchase and the Tesla Store for $595.00. That is a really affordable value and matches consistent with Tesla’s different residence charging choices, contemplating that the Tesla Wall Connector now prices $475.00, and the Tesla J1772 Wall Connector prices $550.00.
Tesla Common Wall Connector Specs:
- As much as 44 mi of vary added per hour at 11.5 kW / 48 amp output
- Built-in J1772 magic dock adapter can cost any electrical automobile
- Auto-sensing deal with to open a Tesla cost port
- Monitor and handle your charging schedule and utilization from the Tesla app
- Wi-Fi connectivity for over-the-air updates, distant diagnostics, and entry controls
- Versatile indoor/outside design
- Variable amperage configurations relying on set up location
- Energy-share with as much as six Wall Connectors
- 24-foot cable size
- 4-year guarantee (residential use)
Because the trade right here in North America transitions from the J1772 connector to the NACS, these getting an EV now are going to be torn between which sort of charger to purchase. Ought to they buy one with a J1772 plug and simply use an adapter sooner or later after they have an EV with the NACS? Or, ought to they purchase a charger with a NACS plug and use an adapter now, figuring that at a while sooner or later they are going to have an NACS-equipped electrical automobile?
To me, this looks like such a greater answer than having to make use of an adapter in case your EV has a special charging inlet than the connector in your charger. It’ll be particularly useful for people who have two EVs within the family and one makes use of the NACS connector, and the opposite makes use of J1772. Adapters can get misplaced, mishandled, and damaged and the Common Wall Connector will preserve the adapter protected and safe contained in the physique of the unit when not in use.
Tesla Common Wall Connector can cost any EV bought in North America
New app performance – coming quickly
Along with the launch of the Common Wall Connector, Tesla introduced at present that it is going to be sending out an replace to its cellular app very quickly. The replace will enable for a lot better performance of the app and activate options together with scheduling your charging session and viewing information from previous charging occasions. We’ll report extra on the brand new app options as soon as we now have them.
So try our first look video above and tell us what you assume. Are you as excited as I’m in regards to the new Common Wall Connector? Let me know within the remark part beneath and when you’ve got any questions, drop them there additionally and I will attempt to get the solutions.