What’s the best way to get minimum 7.5m 32a commando to type 2 as can’t find any leads out there or adapters!
Wait...what? You don't have a mobile charge cable at ALL? Every new Tesla car comes with one at delivery. Were they literally out of them and your new car did not come with one?I’m in the uk. Also I don’t have the gen 2 cable as they ran out!
Wow--that's terrible! You can certainly get any other kind of EVSE charging cable that has the Type 2 cable on it, but they are going to go for at least a few hundred U.S. dollars, and I don't know if you want to spend that kind of money for something temporary.Hi. Makes total sense. Yes. The first batch of uk model 3s were supplied without the umc! It’s been 3 months and we still don’t have it!
Well, that's a complicated one, as I am finding out. From reading up on this, apparently the 1st generation Tesla mobile connector could do either single phase or three phase, and so they sold a red commando 3 phase adapter for the 1st generation mobile connector.I have a question that's a slight variation of the one the OP asked: I am about to move into a new apartment where a 16A, 5-pin, 3-phase, red 'commando' socket is to be installed at my designated parking space. Does anyone know if there is an adapter I can use to plug a UMC into this socket to in order charge my partner's Model 3 (and mine when I eventually get one...)? I checked the EVSE site and they don't seem to sell one.
I live in Switzerland and only the 3-pin blue commando plug is supplied with the UMC.
Well, that's a complicated one, as I am finding out. From reading up on this, apparently the 1st generation Tesla mobile connector could do either single phase or three phase, and so they sold a red commando 3 phase adapter for the 1st generation mobile connector.
With the 2nd generation mobile connector, it is single phase only, so they don't sell an adapter for the 5 pin red commando. Here's a thread with some information about this kind of thing:
Question on Mobile Connector and 32A Commando socket
Tesla Mobile Connector (sometimes referred to as a UMC / Universal Mobile Connector) Explained including Gen 1 & Gen 2 differences
However, some sites, like this one, sell adapters that can plug a 2nd generation mobile cable into a red commando. But they are just simply taking one phase from that outlet, since that's all the 2nd generation mobile cable can use. So it gets about 3.7 kW of power from that.
Standard Blue 16A Red adaptor - Xavelec
There are also other companies that make different EVSE charge cables that are not from Tesla, such as the German made Juice Booster. And they can use real 3 phase electricity from red commando outlets, but they are very expensive, like 1,000 Euros.
That's about all the information I've got on this, since I'm in the U.S., so I'm not as familiar with the resources to use for these kinds of European outlets. I would recommend reading and maybe asking in the European regional sections of this forum.
Yes, the Juice Booster looks great. I remember seeing Tesla owner Bjorn Nyland in Norway had done a review from testing it out. Here it is--about 10 minutes long.Thanks for that. It sounds like an adaptor is the way to go but that Juice Booster sounds tempting - especially as it works out cheaper than buying a home-charger and getting an electrician in to install it (you really don't want to know what Swiss electricians charge...)