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Tesla Wall Connector vs. NEMA 15-40

Feb 27, 2020
welcome to crosstalk solutions my name is Chris and today we are going to test the Tesla Wall Connector versus a NEMA 15 40 outlet which will give you the most charge for your money stick around to find out so here we go Tesla

wall

connector

now this is a way to fast charge your car at home works at several different amperage levels depending on what type of car you have the amperage level that was recommended for my Tesla Model 3 performance was 60 amps so that's what i use when i installed this we put a 60 amp breaker for the

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jack so this

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wall jack is not cheap it's 500 bucks for this unit and on top of that if you're like me and no I don't want to touch the electricity you also have to hire an electrician to come and install now we are going to go through all the costs to install this including electrician costs a little bit later and n the video, there is also a great debate. on whether or not Tesla's wall jack is worth it compared to a 50 amp NEMA 15 40 circuit or 50M outlet.
tesla wall connector vs nema 15 40
Now I've gotten a ton of feedback on my first impressions video from people saying you don't need the wall jack is a waste of money. on a NEMA 15 40 outlet it will be much cheaper and then you can use the mobile jack that comes with Tesla to charge your car instead of having a dedicated wall jack so for the purposes of this video I went ahead and did both things so I have a NEMA 1540 installed here on a 50 amp circuit and then of course the wall jack was installed on a 60 amp circuit and we're going to test the load capacity of both.
tesla wall connector vs nema 15 40

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I should also mention that if you are lucky enough to live near one of these Tesla super charging stations and if you have free unlimited super charging on your Tesla, this is an absolutely viable option to charge your car regularly in my case, however , this is the closest Tesla super charging station IMO it's about a 45 minute drive down the coast here in Lincoln City Oregon so Tesla super charging stations can fully charge your car in About 60 to 90 minutes and as you can see here I'm getting about 230 three 234 miles. of charging per hour connected to this super charging station now granted im the only one here right now so im making the most of this thing and if i was in a pinch and really had to charge the car fast it could take 45 min to get here , charge the car, and then drive home in much less time than it would take to charge my car at home if I were just using a standard 120 volt outlet, so if you live within five to 10 minutes of one of these super charging stations is an absolutely viable option for you it's like going to the gas station once or twice a week with a normal internal combustion engine car but also keep in mind that if you don't have the unlimited super charging you will have to to pay.
tesla wall connector vs nema 15 40
I'm not sure what exactly those costs are, but there will be a cost associated with it, since the supercharger location is too far away, so it's not a viable option for me to go there and charge all the time. you have the option of using the Tesla Mobile Connector now this Mobile Connector comes with every Tesla car or you can purchase an additional one for $300 so that each Mobile Connector comes with two plugs one is your standard 120 volt outlet plug and the other is the 240 Volt NEMA 15 40 Plug If you're using the standard 120 volt plug with the mobile

connector

, the Tesla charges at 4-5 miles per hour, which is excruciatingly slow.
tesla wall connector vs nema 15 40
I like to keep my car 100-200 miles on charge just for daily use so charging this thing from a hundred miles to 200 miles takes about 20 hours ok so that's not feasible if you commute and are using your car is very low if you have very little charge and you only have a few hours before you have to go out again this is just not going to cut it so let's start with the Tesla Wall Connector but before we get into the test let's take a look look at what comes in the box when you receive this the first thing you'll notice is it's very obvious what's inside this box this is exactly how it came to me there was no outer box so please keep that in mind if you live in a place where this could be sitting on your doorstep, maybe i have someone sitting there ready to take this in as soon as you hand it over, get rid of it, okay, so what do we have here? what looks like a mounting plate so we have this section it looks like this is probably the bottom cap this is where or maybe this is the back yeah this looks like the back so it has a bunch of places where i could potentially put holes in this to run the wires through and then you have your big thickness i want to get involved this is oh for AWG connections ok here's the wall jack itself there we go that looks beautiful remove the plastic beautiful now on the side we have a reset button looks like we have a place to ground this thing here and that's really all there is it's connected to the part that goes inside your car right there and then when it's hanging on the wall it fits there like that lift it up and take it out and ok there you go so with the Tesla wall jack I get about 40-44 miles per hour charging and it's pulling 48 amps out of the 60 amp circuit so now let's switch to the NEMA 1540 and look how it looks so with the NEMA 1540 I get about 28 miles per hour charging and now it's drawing 32 amps out of the 50 amp circuit in other words if you want to talk about the total time to charge the car with the Tesla wall jack running almost completely low all the way to full it would take about seven hours with the NEMA 1540 to go from zero to full it would take about 11 hours to sum up all the different charging options the 120 mobile jack volts charges it four to five miles an hour the NEMA 15 40 50 amp circuit charges at about 28 miles an hour the wall jack charges at about 44 or I would say 40 to 44 miles an hour and then the charging stations Tesla supercharger they charge you between 220 and 245 miles per hour minimum the one I looked at in terms of cost really the only difference comes down to the difference in cost between the Tesla wall jack and the outlet between NEMA 15 40, everything else will be about the same, so electricians will work on the various parts, etc. to be the same no matter which direction you go in my case, I didn't have to upgrade my breaker box and I had plenty of room left over for both, you know, the 160 amp circuit for the wall jack and the 150 amp circuit for the NEMA 15 40 so it was just the cost of those switches running a wire from one side of my garage to the other and then connecting it all to equipment that I would estimate if I was just doing the wall jack or the NEMA would probably be between three and five hundred dollars for the electrician and then the cost of materials so the cost of the NEMA 15 40 plug is about 10 dollars compared to the cost of the Tesla wall jack of about 500 so in total the Tesla wall jack to install will probably cost you $900-1100 compared to the NEMA 15 40 which will cost you $400-600 given that the NEMA 15 40 50 amp circuit loads at approx about 60% capacity of the Tesla Wall Charger which is going to be perfectly fine for most people if you have a daily commute and you take your car home and plug it in at night and unplug it in the morning there will be plenty of power plugged in overnight to charge it back up to where you need it so why then or how would you justify the cost of wall jack testing? have this cool looking Tesla hanging in your garage here the second reason you might want one of these is basically just for looks and convenience if you have a good garage ok unlike me you can see I have a unfinished garage I literally cut this piece of plywood to stick on the wall for the Tesla wall jack if you have a nice finished garage it will look so much better and be so much more convenient than having your mobile jack hanging loose and you know how to hang with this long wire all over the place if you don't mind that then it's not a big deal and the final reason you might want to go with the Tesla wall connector is if you always want to keep your mobile connector in your car so there may be cases where it's like an emergency device that you have to plug in you have to get some power from somewhere and maybe the movable connectors are the only way you'll be able to do that so having e This in the car is a nice safety feature in which case you would like or have to buy a second mobile connector for your NEMA 1540 plug and the mobile connector is $300 so at that time you might as well spend the extra 200 bucks and get the wall jack alright so there you have it there's a look at the Tesla wall jack vs NEMA 15 40 50 amp circuit if you have any comments or questions write them in the comments below and tell me what you would do Which would I prefer over these two items I personally of course I'm going to use the Tesla walk because I already bought it and it's sitting here and installed so I'm going to take advantage of the faster charging of this wall connector and I'm just going to turn off the c switch my name circuit breaker by 3:40 p.m. and if I ever move out of this house I can take the wall jack with me and the next home owner still has a good 240 volt circuit they can use if it happens to you I have an electric car ok that's it hope you enjoyed this video if you enjoyed this video please give me a thumbs up and if you want to see more videos like this click subscribe my name is Christian Crosstalk Solutions and thanks. so much for looking at you

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