If you have a Tesla, one of your choices for keeping it charged is Tesla's own Wall Connector. The third-generation Tesla Wall Connector introduced in 2020, delivered a complete overhaul of the unit's previous iterations. Yes, the new wall charger has a different (and truly beautiful) look, but the changes under the hood are significant.
The Tesla Wall Connector is one of the easiest ways to have your car charged and ready to drive each morning. Take a look at some of the reasons to install the third-gen Tesla Wall Connector.
Tesla promises 44 miles of range per hour of charge, and that's what the Wall Connector delivers. You can charge your Tesla overnight, and most people should be able to get the charge they need for their daily commute in far less time. This means that when you're ready to drive, your Tesla is ready for you.
The Tesla Wall Connector can be installed in just a few hours, and it's compatible with all home electrical systems. You'll get the fastest charging if the circuit breaker you're using matches the onboard charging capabilities of your Tesla. However, if your home has unusual power capabilities, the Wall Connector also works with circuit breakers of lower amperage.
If you care about how things look in your garage, you're likely to love the third-gen Wall Connector. It's smaller than previous versions, so it takes less space on your wall, and its glass-over-white display is admittedly cool in every way.
Yes, the previous Wall Connectors delivered up to 80 amps of charge, and the third-generation delivers only 48 amps. However, this matches the AC charge capabilities of the cars themselves, which are limited to 48 amps. The only people who might need more than that are owners of the earliest Model S Teslas which had the option for dual onboard chargers, each of which could handle 40 amps. Even if you swapped your Tesla for another electric vehicle, no car on the market accepts more than 48 amps, so your new Wall Connector delivers the charge you need.
The newer Tesla Wall Connector is also a smart charger that comes Wi-Fi enabled. That means you can control the charger via your smartphone without having to set switches manually, as was required on previous models. The charger also gets firmware updates automatically thanks to its Wi-Fi connection. Future smart features are anticipated, most likely including the ability to connect to your solar power array and to your electrical provider's demand response program, as well as connection to devices like Amazon Alexa.
The upgraded Wall Connector comes at the same price as the previous versions, which is competitive indeed. The Tesla Wall Connector, in fact, sells for less than some of its competitors, so there's little need to shop around.
While Tesla's older Wall Connectors came with a 24-foot cable, the third generation cable is only 18 feet long. Tesla cables are admittedly terrific — the thinnest, most flexible cables available with charging stations — but that 6-foot loss may be problematic to some, depending on your garage's design (and on how many Teslas you're trying to charge).
If you're ready to install a new Tesla Wall Connector, Upstate Electrical Solutions is here to help. We can help you choose the right location (indoors or outside) for your car charger — an important decision, since it's a permanent fixture. We can let you know if you need to upgrade your home's electrical system to get the most out of your Wall Connector. And we can also provide you with whole-house surge protection to protect not only your Tesla Wall Connector, but all the electrical components in your home.
Contact us today for safe, reliable installation of your third-generation Tesla Wall Connector along with honest upfront pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
"I just got the new Model 3 and had ordered the home charger. I could not find anyone that knew what they were doing and the Tesla's website only recommended 2 installers which were outrageously overpriced and they were booked out 6 weeks. I called Upstate Electrical Solutions and they were able to come out the next day. They gave me a fair quote and did an amazing clean professional job. I also appreciated they did not try to sell me any 3rd party products and acknowledged I got the right charger for the car. The two installers were Ian and Anthony. Once again, I highly recommend these guys for home car charger installation."
- Review submitted by Jason Balentyne