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European wall charger for Tesla and non-Tesla cars?

MarcFinns

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Oct 5, 2019
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Hi there, we have a non-Tesla hybrid vehicle and i am thinking of buying also a Model 3 for my wife. We would like to install a charger of some sort at home, to serve both.
If I understand correctly, European Model 3 can charge on a type2 charger. However, is the contrary also true? Can I charge my Type2 non-Tesla car with the Tesla wall charger?
Alternatively, what is the best home charging solution that serves both, taking into account that we have 3-phase at home?
Thanks!
 

miimura

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Aug 21, 2013
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The Tesla Wall Connector is capable of Tesla-only or industry standard operation. You will find Destination Chargers in Europe with white and red signs indicating which ones are Tesla-only and which will work with other vehicles. However, it's not documented. If you check the manual at the link below, you will find a DIP switch. The manual says DIP Position 2 should always be in the UP position. IIRC, the DOWN position sets it for standard operation.

Installation Manuals - Wall Connector
 

miimura

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Alternatively, if I go for a generic type2 3-phase home charger, do I lose anything compared to the Tesla wall charger? Thanks again!
The main benefit to the Tesla Wall Connector is the button on the handle to open the charge port and release the port lock for unplugging. So, it's just convenience, not basic function.
 

MarcFinns

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Oct 5, 2019
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Ok. Last one: should I install two chargers at home for charging at the same time, is there any way to make them cooperate to avoid exceeding the overall available home power...? (I know, I have high expectations...)
thanks again
 

MarcFinns

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Oct 5, 2019
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Ok. Last one: should I install two chargers at home for charging at the same time, is there any way to make them cooperate to avoid exceeding the overall available home power...? (I know, I have high expectations...)
thanks again
Ok, stupid question. i see it now in the manual!
 

miimura

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Aug 21, 2013
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With the Tesla Wall Connector power sharing, you are only guaranteed not to exceed the rating of the circuit being used. There are other solutions in Europe that can be set up so that the car charging does not cause an overload of the main fuse or service rating. That kind of setup can allow you to have faster car charging on a relatively small utility service connection.
 

MarcFinns

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Oct 5, 2019
5
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Den Haag
With the Tesla Wall Connector power sharing, you are only guaranteed not to exceed the rating of the circuit being used. There are other solutions in Europe that can be set up so that the car charging does not cause an overload of the main fuse or service rating. That kind of setup can allow you to have faster car charging on a relatively small utility service connection.

such as..? (sorry, I am new to the game). thanks
 

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