Tesla charging

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dBdt, Sep 26, 2021.

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  1. dBdt

    dBdt Member

    I'm setting up home charging for a Model 3 that will arrive soon. If I set up a Tesla Wall Connector and, in a few years, get a 2nd vehicle that is _not_ Tesla, is there any hope to charge it with the Tesla EVSE? Or, should I look at non-Tesla chargers now? No matter what, I must run a new branch for the charger I'm about to install. To be practical, it must surface mount outdoors (wet location).
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  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Your Tesla will come with a J1772 adapter. I bought a spare so one is always at home and the other travels with the car.

    My first EV was a 2014 BMW i3-REx with J1772/CCS-1. My choice was a JuiceBox 40 Pro that was discounted when the new model came out. Features to consider:
    • Wifi/Network interface - allows monitoring charging and charging history
    • Time of Use - allows charging when rates are low or temperatures cooler or warmer
    • Charging kWh limits - set a maximum kWh for a charge session if others might use
    • Maximum current - if a circuit breaker is 'sensitive'
    • Utility interface - more a California thing, allows remote load management for lower rates

    Bob Wilson
  4. dBdt

    dBdt Member

    The Tesla store shows a 24ft cord, but many reviews say they reduced it to 18ft. Did they go back to 24ft?
  5. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I don't know. You might reach out to Tom Molougney.

    Bob Wilson
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  7. dBdt

    dBdt Member

    Wouldn't "time of use" in your list be something I program/setup in the vehicle rather than the EVSE?
  8. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Either if the vehicle supports it. Our first EV, 2014 BMW i3-REx did not have a time of use charging option. IMHO, having the EVSE time of use timing makes more sense because if on a trip or away from home, it doesn't help.

    Bob Wilson

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