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|Level||Time for S/X 100|
|Level 1 (120 volt) charging||4 days|
|Level 2 (240 volt) charging||6-30 hrs|
|Level 3 (480 volt) Supercharging |
or DC fast charging
|30 minutes to 170 mi. range|
On-board charger (OBC)
|Model||Max Amps |
|MPH*||Range||Time to Charge|
|Model S 75 kWh battery pack||48 A||34||250 mi||11 hrs||7 hrs|
|Model S 100 kWh battery pack||48 A||34||335 mi||15 hrs||10 hrs|
|Model 3 std 50 kWh||32 A||30||220 mi||7 hrs||7 hrs|
|Model 3 long range 75 kWh||40 A||37||310 mi||10 hrs||8 hrs|
- With the NEMA 14-50 wall outlet charging amps is limited to 32 A by the Corded Mobile Connector.
Note: Tap the lightning bolt icon on the touchscreen to view the max amperage of your vehicle.
An easy rule of thumb for Model 3 is for every amp at 240V,
you get about 1mi/h of charging (assuming moderate temps).
|NEMA 14-50||32||Uses Corded Mobile Connector which comes with your car.|
|HPWC Wall connector||S, X - 48 A; 3LR - 40 A; 3 std - 32 A||Includes Cable|
|Model||Recommended circuit breaker
for maximum charge rate
|Model S 75D, 100D, P100D
Model X 75D, 100D, P100D
Model 3 Long Range
|60 amp circuit breaker|
|Model 3 Mid Range
Model 3 Standard Range
|40 amp circuit breaker|
|Multiple Tesla cars with 2+ Wall Connectors
installed for power sharing
|100 amp circuit breaker|
Corded Mobile Connector $520
Model S/X/3 Wall Connector $500
The Wall Charger ($500 plus abt. $500 labor) comes with a cable so all you have to do is plug it into your tesla.
There are 3rd party Charging Stations:
e.g. Amazon.com: JuiceBox Pro 40 Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station with WiFi - 40 amp Level 2 EVSE, 24-foot cable, NEMA 14-50 plug, UL and Energy Star Certified, Indoor / Outdoor Use 2 cables. $900
|Wall connector||32 - 48
Depending on model
A NEMA 14-50 wall outlet which will work with the
Universal Mobile Connector.
A Wall Connector with its own cable. Which is required to get 48 Amps.
A dedicated 60 amp 240 volt circuit is recommended for the S, X and 3 long-range.
A 40 amp 240 volt circuit is OK for the standard model 3.
60 amps requires AWG 6/4 cable - $2.80/ft, - $85 for 30 ft
40 amps requires AWG 8/4 cable - $1.84/ft - $55 for 30 ft
NEMA 14-50 wall outlet $10
Circuit Breaker Table
Miles of range per hour of charge
|Power at 240 volts
Note: Los Angeles code requires 100 Amp for a wall charger.
The second generation UMC is 32A, and is sold with all Teslas now. So even though the cars can accept up to 48A, the only way to get that would be higher-amperage J1772 EVSEs (plus Tesla adapter), or the Tesla Wall Connectors.
Some recommend limiting charging to 40 A to avoid heating up the components, which they claim shortens the life of electronics, metal solder joints, ...
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