Charge Your Tesla At Any Outlet With The Mobile Connector
The Tesla Mobile Connector is a device that allows Tesla owners to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) using a standard power outlet. It is included as standard equipment with most Tesla vehicles and serves as a convenient charging solution for times when a dedicated Tesla charging station or other high-powered charging options are not available.
The Tesla Mobile Connector is a portable charging solution that includes a charging cable with a Tesla-specific connector on one end and a standard NEMA 5-15, NEMA 5-20, or NEMA 14-50 plug on the other end, depending on the version of the Mobile Connector. The NEMA 5-15 plug is a standard 120-volt household outlet, while the NEMA 5-20 and NEMA 14-50 plugs are higher-powered 240-volt outlets commonly found in some homes, RV parks, and other locations.
The Mobile Connector is designed to provide Level 1 or Level 2 charging, depending on the outlet it is plugged into, with a maximum charging rate of up to 32 amps, depending on the version of the connector. This allows Tesla owners to charge their vehicles at a rate of approximately 3-4 miles of range per hour of charging with a standard 120-volt outlet, and significantly faster with a higher-powered 240-volt outlet.
Tesla Mobile Connector
The Tesla Mobile Connector can charge your car at medium to low speeds from various outlets when you are away from home on long excursions. Up to 3 miles of range per hour can be charged using a regular household electricity. Depending on the model of the vehicle, using a 240 volt outlet can extend range by up to 30 miles per hour.
|Note: The Wall Connector is our suggested charging option for recharging at home. Installing a Wall Connector at home and charging while travelling at a Tesla Supercharger or Destination Charging location are both recommended.|
Present Mobile Connector bundle contents are as follows:
- NEMA 5-15 mobile connector (20 feet)
- adapter for 120 volt domestic outlets
- Cable bag organizer
- The NEMA 14-50 adapter will also be part of Mobile Connector from August
Included adapter with Tesla Mobile Connector
NEMA 5-15 will be the Included adapter with 120 volt /15 amp breaker for Common household outlet and here is their Charge speed:
- Model 3: 6 miles/hour of charge
- Model S: 5 miles/hour of charge
- Model X: 4 miles/hour of charge
- Model Y: 5 miles/hour of charge
Optional adaptors For Tesla Mobile Connector
Here are also some optional adaptors that can be purchased from Tesla Shop Online. Here is the list of Charge rates for optional adapters:
|Outlets||Volt /Amp||Model 3||Model S||Model X||Model Y|
|NEMA 6-50||240 volt/50 amp breaker(Max. 32 amp)||30||27||23||27|
|NEMA 14-50||240 volt/50 amp breaker(Max 32 amp)||30||27||23||27|
|NEMA 14-30||240 volt/30 amp breaker(Max 24 amp)||22||21||17||21|
|NEMA 10-30||240 volt/30 amp breaker(Max 24 amp)||22||21||17||21|
|NEMA 6-20||240 volt/20 amp breaker(Max 16 amp)||15||14||12||14|
|NEMA 6-15||240 volt/15 amp breaker(Max 12 amp)||11||10||9||10|
|NEMA 5-20||120 volt/20 amp breaker(Max 16 amp)Common household outlet||7||7||6||7|
Overall, The Tesla Mobile Connector is a versatile and convenient solution for Tesla owners who need to charge their electric vehicles at locations where dedicated Tesla charging stations are not available or practical, such as at home, at a friend’s house, or while travelling. It provides added flexibility and peace of mind, allowing Tesla owners to charge their vehicles wherever there is a compatible power outlet. However, it’s important to note that charging times with the Mobile Connector may be slower compared to higher-powered Tesla charging stations, so it’s recommended to use higher-powered charging options whenever possible to reduce charging time.
Frequently Asked Question/Answers
What is the Tesla Mobile Connector?
The Tesla Mobile Connector is a charging accessory provided by Tesla that allows you to charge your Tesla vehicle using a standard power outlet.
What types of power outlets are compatible with the Tesla Mobile Connector?
The Tesla Mobile Connector is compatible with standard NEMA 5-15, NEMA 5-20, and NEMA 14-50 outlets, depending on the version of the connector.
How fast can I charge my Tesla using the Tesla Mobile Connector?
The charging speed with the Tesla Mobile Connector depends on the type of power outlet used. The NEMA 5-15 outlet provides the slowest charging speed, while the NEMA 14-50 outlet provides the fastest charging speed among the standard outlets.
Can I use the Tesla Mobile Connector with other electric vehicles (EVs)?
The Tesla Mobile Connector is specifically designed for use with Tesla vehicles and may not be compatible with other EVs.
Is the Tesla Mobile Connector included with every Tesla vehicle?
Yes, the Tesla Mobile Connector is included as a standard charging accessory with every new Tesla vehicle.
Can I use the Tesla Mobile Connector as my primary charging solution?
While the Tesla Mobile Connector is a convenient option for charging on-the-go, it is typically not recommended to be used as a primary charging solution, as it provides slower charging speeds compared to other Tesla-specific charging options like the Tesla Wall Connector or Superchargers.
How do I know if my power outlet is compatible with the Tesla Mobile Connector?
You can check the compatibility of your power outlet by referring to the Tesla owner’s manual or contacting Tesla customer support for guidance.
Can I charge my Tesla using an extension cord with the Tesla Mobile Connector?
Tesla does not recommend using an extension cord with the Tesla Mobile Connector, as it may result in reduced charging performance or safety concerns. It’s best to use the Mobile Connector with a properly rated and grounded power outlet without any extension cords.
Can I monitor the charging progress with the Tesla Mobile Connector?
Yes, you can monitor the charging progress on your Tesla vehicle’s touchscreen display or through the Tesla mobile app, depending on your Tesla model.
Can I purchase additional Tesla Mobile Connectors?
Yes, you can purchase additional Tesla Mobile Connectors as a separate accessory from Tesla’s online store or through a Tesla Service Center.