If you own a Tesla or are planning to buy one, you may be wondering how to charge your electric vehicle (EV) at home. While Tesla offers a Mobile Connector that you can plug into a regular 120V, it’s not the most efficient way to charge your car. That’s where the Tesla Wall Connector comes in at 240V. In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Tesla Wall Connector installation.
What is a Tesla Wall Connector?
The Tesla Wall Connector is a charging station designed specifically for Tesla electric cars. It can charge your vehicle up to 44 miles of range per hour, which is much faster than using a standard three-prong wall outlet. The Wall Connector can be installed indoors or outdoors and requires a dedicated circuit breaker.
Tesla Wall Connector Installation Cost
The cost of installing a Tesla Wall Connector varies depending on several factors, including the distance from your electrical panel to the installation location, the type of conduit required, and whether you need a new circuit breaker. On average, the installation cost ranges from $500 to $2,000.
Tesla Wall Connector Installation Requirements
Before installing a Tesla Wall Connector, you need to make sure your electrical system can handle the load. It’s important to work with a certified master electrician such as Peak EV Solutions to ensure that you safely install your Tesla Wall Connector. Here are the requirements for installation:
The Wall Connector requires a dedicated circuit breaker rated for 60 amps. If you have an older home, your electrical panel may not be able to handle this load, and an electrician may need to upgrade your panel.
The Wall Connector needs to be connected to your electrical panel using conduit. The type of conduit required depends on the installation location. If your electrician is installing the Wall Connector indoors, they may be able to use flexible conduit. If they are installing it outdoors, they’ll need to use rigid conduit.
The wiring for the Wall Connector needs to be sized according to the circuit breaker and the distance from the electrical panel to the installation location. The wiring needs to be run through the conduit from the electrical panel to the Wall Connector.
The Wall Connector can be installed indoors or outdoors. If it’s being installed outdoors, it’s important to make sure it’s protected from the elements and that the conduit is buried underground.
Tesla Wall Connector Installation Process – Tesla Wall Connector Installation
Here’s the step-by-step process that Peak EV Solutions will follow for a standard Tesla Wall Connector installation
Step 1: Choose the Installation Location
Our Peak Certified Installer will work with you to choose a location for the Wall Connector that is close to your parking spot and within reach of your electrical panel.
Step 2: Turn Off the Power
Then we will turn off the power to the circuit breaker that we’ll be connecting the Wall Connector to.
Step 3: Install the Conduit
From there, we’ll install the conduit from the electrical panel to the installation location.
Step 4: Run the Wiring
Then we will run the wiring through the conduit from the electrical panel to the Wall Connector.
Step 5: Mount the Wall Connector
After that, we will mount the Wall Connector to the installation location using the provided mounting bracket.
Step 6: Connect the Wiring
Step 6 involves connecting the wiring to the Wall Connector according to the installation instructions.
Step 7: Turn On the Power
Turn on the power to the circuit breaker and test the Wall Connector by plugging in to your Tesla vehicle.
It’s always best to hire a licensed electrician for your Tesla Wall Connector installation. At Peak EV Solutions, our installers are vetted to ensure your project runs smoothly and gets done at a fair price.
- Can I install the Tesla Wall Connector myself?
- No, it’s recommended to hire a licensed electrician for safety reasons.
- How fast can the Tesla Wall Connector charge my car?
- The Wall Connector can charge your vehicle up to 44 miles of range per hour.
- Can the Tesla Wall Connector be installed outdoors?
- Yes, the Wall Connector can be installed indoors or outdoors, but if it’s installed outdoors, it needs to be protected from the elements and the conduit needs to be buried underground.
- Do I need to upgrade my electrical panel to install the Tesla Wall Connector?
- If your electrical panel can’t handle a dedicated circuit breaker rated for 60 amps, you may need to upgrade your panel. Depending on where you live, rebates and incentives may be available.
- How much does it cost to install a Tesla Wall Connector?
- The cost of installation varies depending on several factors, but on average, it ranges from $500 to $1,500.