Is there any compelling reason for using a non-Tesla charger at home?

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  1. tribeless

    tribeless New Member

    I'm looking to pull the trigger on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y in the next 6 months. In preparing for this purchase, I'm going to have to upgrade the electrical system on my house and get an exterior charger installed where I park my vehicle.

    Since I've settled on buying a Tesla, is there any really compelling reason to get a non-Tesla charger?
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  3. The only one I can think of is if you might be adding another, non-Tesla, EV in the future (for someone else in your household).
  4. Frank K

    Frank K Member

    I added a non-TESLA charger thinking I want to keep the provided charger in the car in case I need it. After 2 years and 30K miles the answer is: I never needed it anywhere.
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  5. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Tesla cars come with a J1772 adapter. So I would go with:
    1. WiFi link so you can check usage.
    2. Minimum 50 A circuit for 40 A charger.
    Bob Wilson
  6. If you have a friend visit with a non Tesla car you can charge their car with a non Tesla charger. You wouldn't be able to with a Tesla charger.

    Teslas come with a J1772 adapter, so you can still use it without issues.
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  8. tribeless

    tribeless New Member

    Thanks, everyone, for your input on this topic.

    I still need to get an electrician out to give me an estimate on installation. Big downside is that it looks like I'm going to have to install a new electrical box as the one I've got is woefully out of date for doing something like this.
  9. Txev84

    Txev84 New Member

    tribeless- what is going to cost to get that box upgrade?

    If someone came up with an at hone charger you could rent and install for free would you do that?

  10. dGarry48

    dGarry48 Member

    My buddy also got a non-Tesla charger for a while and never used it yet.
  11. Txev84

    Txev84 New Member

    dGarry48 what did he charge with?

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  13. dGarry48

    dGarry48 Member

    I'll ask him when I visit next week.
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