Tesla Model S Charging In Europe – Video


Home electrons, are the best electrons!

Home electrons, are the best electrons!

“I explain how the different red and blue adapters work. What the difference between AC and DC charging is. The various charging speeds from 13 km/h (230V/13A) to 100 km/h (400V/32A) on AC and 600 km/h (DC superchargers). I also show the 3rd party adapters I have bought and how the extension cord work.”

Bjørn Nyland‘s latest video is your complete go-to guide for charging your Tesla Model S (in Europe).

Because charging in Europe can be complicated and confusing, Bjørn walks us through the various options, adapters, charging speed and so on related to Model S charging in Europe.

You’ll see Bjørn use these various adapters, charging stations, etc. throughout his long and informative Model S road-trip videos. This one here shows some of the adapters being used.

(Click here for the U.S. version of Model S beginner’s guide to charging.)

For Model S owners in Europe, what is your most common way of charging (both at and away from home)?

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Very interesting video Bjorn; I had no idea there were so many ways to connect a Tesla.

One point that everyone makes is that there is a supposed huge difference between Ac and Dc when the big difference is the level conversion required by the state of battery charge at the time.

Other points: you mentioned 50 changes per second; with a 230 volt only feed it would be 100 pulses of juice per second into the battery, with the 400 volt 4 wire plugs it would be 300 pulses per second into the battery.

North american charging is 120 pulses per second at anything other than a supercharger where it would be 360 pulses per second.

Oh yeah! That clears it all up 😉
Anyone who complains that charging in the US is complicated has their answer now 🙂

Yeah I thought so. BJorn’s videos are pretty good, and I found it educational. Just thought I’d correct the one slight error in the presentation, and compare it to the American side.

Actually, don’t get hung up on the pulses per second thing: it was a very slight correction, and with a 3 phase input, it is only a slight issue. Even unmassaged, the ripple in the DC is only 4%, so its 96% pure dc even before doing anything to it. Euro standards require powerfactor correction, so that apparent power factor must be greater than 99%, and the input waveform quite sinusoidal. As far as the battery sees things it is being charged at over 10,000 pulses per second modulated by the smaller numbers. But its a bit inside baseball .