The days when Tesla chargers were only valid for the brand’s vehicles began to be completely abandoned. After the opening of the network of fast chargers of electric vehicles from other companies, now it is the turn of charging at home with new functions of Wall connector the Tesla wall charger.
The company of Elon Musk released many new features for the Wall Connector and will be applicable to all electric vehicles, whether from the brand or from other manufacturers. In short, for any electric car with a Type 2 charging socket (practically everyone now).
The main innovation is that, from now on, The Tesla home charger can be programmed from the app of the brand, so that the start time and end time of recharging can be set for any electric car. Although this is not the only new function.
Thanks to an over-the-air firmware update, Third generation Wall Connector They also allow the app to display billing status in real time and access the history of billing sessions. A previously scheduled session can also be canceled remotely, if the user is forced to do so for any reason.
You can too change upload settings (for example, set a limit percentage of the battery charge so that it is not pushed to the maximum). Tesla owners can access some of these features through their car, but owners of any electric vehicle can now enjoy these features thanks to this update.
The user does not need to do anything to update the charger: if it is connected to a Wi-Fi network, it will update automatically. All of these new features are available in the Tesla app for iOS (Apple) and Android mobile phones.
The price of the Wall Connector remains unchanged: it costs 500 euros and includes a 7.3 meter cable. Price does not include shipping or installation costs. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor installation and can be used in a single-phase or three-phase network (the latter thinking about workplaces, since houses have one phase). In a single-phase 230 V home network, this charger provides up to 7.4 kW power (32 A) charging. With three-phase current, the Wall Connector offers up to 22 kW of charging power.