Check Out This Wall-Mounted Tesla Urban Charger

OCT 24 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 15

Turns out Tesla’s new Urban Charger doesn’t need to be mounted on a pedestal at all.

This opens up the possibility of installing the units virtually anywhere, and should make installs less costly too.

When we first came across Tesla’s Urban Charger setup in the Chicago area, those units looked like like small Superchargers (see image below):

Tesla Urban Charger

But now, via Imgur, we see a different setup in Brooklyn, New York.

Tesla supercharger, Brooklyn, NY

It’s not the neatest setup, but it doesn’t take up any space on the ground, which should open up new locations for installs in tightly packed places.

Teslarati notes the following:

“…photos were captured at a valet-only parking garage in Brooklyn, NY located at 113 N. 12th Street.”

What do you think of this new wall-mounted design?

Source: Imgur, Teslarati

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Very nice

Tesla is really cranking out the Supercharger locations lately.

Is this,a mini super charger or a sleek destination charger?
If it’s a destination charger at 8 kW that’s plenty for most parking spots. If it’s the new mini Super Charger at 60 kW you don’t need to park or stay very long at all.

Jim Stack – Yes it is an Urban Supercharger, not a Destination Charger. And you mean 72kw, not 60kw.

Less chance will crack them or smash into them plus no need for bumps, like in the ones in Chicago.

Those appear to be the same units, just attached to the wall.

I’m not sure there’s an actual charger in that box. Much like how the rural Superchargers have a big support rack nearby this probably does too.

Fitting an 85kW power converter in that box with the fans needed to keep it cool would be difficult

…not that we ….NEEEEED it, but……… could those go in our homes as well? How about in apartment buildings parking areas? Condominium garages and the like? At grocery stores, Costco, movie theater parking lots. Evening night out locations, stadiums, beach parking lots. Those places we all go to for just a little while, ….. that always turn into twenty minutes or more!

They can’t go in your homes. Maybe in apartment buildings/condos. I’m sure Tesla would love them there.

You probably can’t get them at the beach either. You don’t have 3 phase high-power at your home or a beach parking lot.

I don’t get why you would put a charger that charges a car in an hour at a stadium lot where you are going to be for 4 hours.

Seeing as Tesla uses 6, 9 or 12 single phase 10kw units in the north american SC bays, (120 kw max), there is no requirement for 3 phase power. In any event, any home or beach can have 3 phase loads with a phase converter.

Even the premise is nonsense since I’ve never been to a beach that didn’t have it nearby. But there is probably someplace somewhere that proves your point.

You’re an AC guy I can see why you might not be good with this. But if you have only single phase you have to work much harder to regulate the DC power (more smoothing capacitors) because you don’t get a new peak come by every 120 degrees. If you think Tesla’s system was designed to fill the nulls in rectified single phase power I’m pretty sure you’re wrong. Also, high power is provided as 3 phase because it’s the most cost-efficient system. Go ask your local utility for 240kW service (a mere two chargers) and get a quote. Then tell them you want it as split phase, 2000A service. And watch them tell you they don’t do that. They’re going to bring in 440A or higher service and that’s going to be 3 phase. You’re going to have to run new wires to get that much power anyway. And it doesn’t matter if you think that any home can use a 3 phase converter, your house doesn’t have enough power to run a supercharger. If you have 350A service (and few do) you’d have to turn off everything else in your house to almost run an 85kW charger. As… Read more »

Ug, I should have said 1000A service.

Will it be possible to use solar in these new superchargers?

What you said is an irrelevancy. These Dispensers are 72 kw, and Mr. Young I’m certain would be satisfied with a somewhat less powerful version for a home. So your power levels required for a home charger are nonsense. There is a home by me that has multiple tesla chargers charging multiple teslas on single phase power. The “S”‘s and “X”‘s miraculously both charge simultaneously on single phase power. The chargers in the car have no trouble ‘smoothing’ the incoming sinusoidal single-source AC; not that ‘extreme smoothing’ is required for the simple task of charging batteries anyway. To see if you know what you are talking about, based as a percentage what is the %ripple on a 3-phase based charging system, with no inductive or capacitive smoothing – something which has no relation to Tesla Chargers btw since in the states those are only ‘single phase units’ which are used in all NA superchargers? (They run on 277 volts single phase – in Canada the 347 volts available from the utility is lowered via an autotransformer dedicated to each SC to 277 volts) There is no such thing as a “Split-Phase” power source. The Brits use of the term is… Read more »

@ Bill:

The newest Tesla Superchargers are rated for up to 145 kW. I don’t know if any of them actually puts out that much power, but they are built to handle it.

https://insideevs.com/tesla-superchargers-now-capable-145-kw/

I thought you were aware that the Euro SC’s were made up of Euro style (Mennekes) car chargers, which start out at at least 11 kw, vs the 10 kw units used in the States.

I ask Unlucky questions to see if he knows anything, and seeing as he, just like you, doesn’t answer questions on subjects you bring up (like bicycle pumps), I have my answer.

But you almost made a good point, but the point of the article is that applies to the car Chargers Tesla uses in Europe. Unlike here, 16 amps from the wall gives you over 11 kw.