Cost to install a Tesla home charger
The Tesla wall connector known as Tesla High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) costs between $500-600. The installation will require an electrician, who may take $250-300 as his service charge apart from the electrical hardware needed.
So, the complete installation, wiring, and conduit may cost between $3500-4000 depending upon the location and circumstances.
What is Tesla’s high-power wall connector (HPWC)?
Tesla’s High-Power Wall Connector (HPWC) is a home charging solution for Tesla vehicles. It makes the charging process efficient and convenient, allowing the vehicles to fully charge overnight for a full day drive experience.
What are salient features of Tesla’s HPWC?
The latest Gen-3 Tesla High Power Wall Connector offers you the best charging experience of the Tesla vehicle at your home at any time. You can view the charge percentage on the Tesla app, which will also give you the full-charge notification. It also features WIFI connectivity for OTG updates of the device.
Some more features of the Tesla Wall Connector are as follows:
- Charges the vehicle to run for up to 70 km with 1 hour of charge.
- Gives up to 11.5kW/48 amp as its output.
- Compatible with the household electrical systems.
- Compatible with the following Tesla models – Model X, Model 3, Model S, and Model Y.
- Has 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n WIFI connectivity.
- Offers versatile installations – indoor or outdoor.
- Has a lightweight and sleek design.
- Comes with lightweight 18” or 8.5” cable length.
- Comes coated with tempered glass.
- Offers customizable power levels.
How to install Tesla’s home charging solution?
There are four steps involved in the complete installation of Tesla’s Home Charging Solution for a seamless charging experience for your Tesla Vehicle.
It is better to install the wall connector in a 60 amps circuit in the parking area nearest to your home electrical infrastructure. The process of installation may take two hours to two days to complete, depending upon the location and complexity of the job.
- Find an Electrician
Visit www.tesla.com and go to the support section to Find an Electrician Tool. Enter your zip code to find the Tesla certified Installers/Electricians in your area. If you want the installation done with another electrician, direct them to the Wall Connector Installation Guide on Tesla’s website.
- Request your quotation
Contact multiple electricians in your area to get the best price of the service quotation.
- Order online the Tesla Connector
Order your Tesla HPWC via Tesla’s official website and get your work done through your independent electrician.
Or if you are installing through Tesla, then the quote will come along with the product and its installation, and no further action will be required in this case.
- Schedule the installation
Provide your electrician with the order shipment confirmation, and schedule the installation to proceed. If the installation is to be done through Tesla, then Tesla will reach out with a suitable date for you.
You can plug-in the charging of your Tesla vehicle in the evening when you are back home from your day. This will ensure the whole night of charging to get a fully charged vehicle and a feasible driving experience in the morning.
At what percentage should the Tesla vehicle be charged?
For the regular commute, charging your Tesla vehicle up to 90 percent will serve your needs. You can also set the Daily limit through the charge settings menu. For longer trips, it is recommended to charge the vehicle up to 100 percent of the battery.
Should the battery be completely drained before plugging the Tesla into the charging?
It is better to charge your Tesla model as often as possible. Tesla uses Lithium-Ion batteries in their vehicle, making it prone to the memory effect. So, fully draining the battery before charging is not required.
How long does it take to charge a Tesla vehicle?
The charging speed of a Tesla vehicle depends upon the vehicle model and connected supply.
Refer to the below table to know the charging speed of each Tesla model with different power supply options.
|WALL CONNECTOR||CHARGING SPEED|
|CIRCUIT BREAKER (amps)||MAX OUTPUT|
|POWER AT 240V|
What are the other charging options available for Tesla vehicles?
Apart from the Tesla Wall Connector, the Tesla vehicles can also be charged with another home charging equipment available called “Mobile Connector.”
The vehicle models can also be charged at various “Supercharging Stations” installed by Tesla for a seemingly fast charging experience.
What is Tesla’s mobile connector?
Tesla’s Mobile Connector is another home charging piece of equipment provided by Tesla for charging its vehicles. It comes along with all the new vehicle models as a standard device and can be used as a backup charging option.
The device package offers medium to low charging speeds and includes the following items in its package-
- A 20 feet mobile connector
- An adaptor for standard 120V power supply (NEMA 5-15)
- An adaptor for public charging stations
- A bag for putting the cables
The included adapter can charge the Tesla 3 and Tesla S models at 3 miles per charging hour rate, while the Tesla X model at the rate of 2 miles per charging hour.
What is the Tesla’s supercharging station?
Tesla’s Supercharging station is a power station providing 480-Volt DC fast charging technology for all its electric vehicles. Tesla started installing in early 2012 and as of March 2020, Tesla has built a network of above 1800+ supercharging stations worldwide, with an average of 9 superchargers (charging points) per station.
Each supercharger stall is capable of delivering up to 250 kW DC power to the 400V packed batteries inside the Tesla cars. It takes just 20 minutes to charge 50 percent and 75 minutes to fully charge a Tesla vehicle.