There are many benefits to owning a Tesla, but most people don't know that they have to have a Tesla charger installed in their homes in order to use the Tesla network.
This is because most people charge their cars in public places. Having a charger installed in your own home is the best possible solution because it is convenient, and you don't have to worry about running out of battery life.
Here are a few pointers to help you have a Tesla charger installed in your home quickly.
Maximum Power Output and Intake
A Level 1 charger is typically a 120-volt outlet, and a Level 2 charger is typically 240-volt. Level 1 chargers may take between 10 and 24 hours to charge a Tesla battery. Level 2 chargers may take between 3 and 7 hours to charge a Tesla battery.
The Model S High Amperage Charger is rated at 50 amps at 17.2kW. The Model S has a 40 amp onboard charger and can take in 11.5kW.
Max Electrical Panel Current Capacity
The electrical panel's kW capacity can be calculated by multiplying the number of 120-volt circuits and 240-volt circuits and dividing by 1000. For example, if there are four 120 volt circuits and two 240 volt circuits, the kW capacity is 8000 watts.
An EV charger installation should not exceed the electrical panel's capacity because it may cause the system to shut down. If the power goes out and the grid is not restored within a few hours, an electrical panel that has been overloaded will not be able to provide power to the home and your Tesla vehicle for a few days.
Plug-In vs. Plug less Charging
Plug less Tesla EV charging is accomplished by using a wireless transmitter or receiver to charge the vehicle. A transmitter is typically mounted on a home, and a receiver is mounted on the underside of the vehicle. The transmitter and receiver communicate wirelessly, and the vehicle automatically charges when parked over the receiver.
Wireless charging systems cannot charge at the same power levels as plug-in types, and research is underway to explore the best charging system for both battery packs and vehicles. The use of wireless charging systems in electric vehicles is hindered by range anxiety due to battery degradation in high-power environments.
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