Tesla’s Wall Connector With 24-Foot Cable Now Just $500

AUG 28 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 22

Wall Connector With 24-Foot Cable Just $500 Plus Tax

Tesla’s high power wall connector was already the best bargain on the market given its capabilities, but now that the 24-foot cable version is some $50 cheaper, the HPWC is unmatched.

Sometime last week, Tesla quietly updated its website with a price drop for the long-cable version of the Model S, 3 and X wall connector. The 24-foot version dropped from $550 to $500, making it identical in price to the 8-foot cable version. It’s now a no-brainer as to which version to choose.

$500 For 24-Foot Cable Tesla Wall Connector

We learned of this price drop via a post by  Ivan Karpenko on the Tesla Model 3 group page on Facebook. Karpenko stated:

“Did Tesla just drop the price of their Wall Connector with 24′ from $550 to $500? I checked a week ago and the 24′ connector was $550 but the website shows the 8.5′ and the 24′ now both at same $500 price.”

Karpenko later updated his post with this additional information:

*Update*

Called Tesla’s customer service @ (650) 681-5100 and am told by a rep that there should be a price difference between the 8′ and the 24′ charging cable. However the online shop shows same price @ $500. I’m told that the website had a recent update and the two reps I spoke to weren’t notified about price change but that it is correct.

8.5’ & 24’ wall connectors are $500 each.

The wall connector is capable of supporting up to 100 amps. At $500, there’s no other charger out there that’s even close to matching the power of Tesla’s own connector. Those in the know believe that Tesla is actually taking a lose on each 24-foot wall connector it sells. This may or may not be true, but one things for certain, Tesla buyers needn’t look aftermarket for a better bargain on a high power home charger.

Source: Ivan Karpenko via Tesla Model 3 On Facebook

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22 Comments on "Tesla’s Wall Connector With 24-Foot Cable Now Just $500"

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And this is why I’ve got a separate 200 amp panel in my garage…

Is there an adapter to make it work with J1772?

spark,
I have a J1772 adapter in my mobile connector bag but have not used it. I assume it will work on the wall charger.

Go to the Tesla store and look it up. all adapters are there for sale.

No… The Tesla J1772 adapter is for adapting public charger J1772 end, to fit in a Tesla charge port. It does not take a Tesla charger and convert it for non Tesla cars, although there is an aftermarket product that does this.

There is another product that adapts to Tesla connectors for J1772. For the longest time they had ads on here for their kick starter campaign. I think they are finally for sale now though.

Do you know the aftermarket company? Tesla EVSE is cheaper than any comparable product out there (ie, 24 ft long and 100A capable). If one doesn’t need “smart grid” features, this could be a hell of a bargain depending on adapter price.

I’m looking at JDapter stub, and it’s $400 and limited to 40A.

http://shop.quickchargepower.com/JDapter-Stub-Tesla-Charge-Station-Adaptor-JDPTRSTB.htm

That effectively makes Tesla EVSE a $900 for 40A for use with J1772 only. It’s not the worst, but pretty hefty.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

My guess is the J1772 end is the limiting factor.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

It’s actually this one….
https://jdapter.quickchargepower.com/

Nice. I always wanted to support (send money) to Quickchargepower, this will give me an chance when my EVSE gives out. $700 for 24 footer isn’t bad at all, especially with QCP logo (and Tesla logo helps a bit, too).

Dah Mark,
my bad

Is it rated for outdoor use, or does it have to be mounted on a garage wall?

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

That thing is indoor only in your garage.
If you want it outside, you need to put it in a NEMA compliant case/enclosure.

It’s a NEMA 3R rated enclosure. The installation manual says that the “Wall Connector is approved for outdoor use, but it is not designed for complete immersion in liquid. Protection from rain is recommended but not required.”

What are the approximate installation costs for a wall charger?

GDTRFB VOLT just from reading the comments here, some have gotten them installed for as little as $200, if you don’t feel comfortable doing the installation yourself and/or your municipality requires installation by a licensed electrician. Obviously the installation costs can vary: the cheapest is a wallbox installed right next to a LOADCENTER. The most expensive would be a difficult to access service panel, or if you insisted on running the wallbox at the full 80 amperes and your home only currently has a 60 or 100 ampere service and it needs to be changed out to something a bit larger to accomodate the car’s load plus everything else in the house. If you presumeably have a VOLT and always plan on having a Plug-in-Hybrid, then you only need a 15 or 16 ampere unit, which is the cheapest to install, it only requiring a 20 amp circuit at 240 volts. Some ev drivers have ‘lucked out’ by having a dedicated 20, 30, 40, or 50 ampere circuit ALREADY in the garage, that had been previously used for a table saw, dryer, spare range (cooker for British readers), that is no longer utilized and is just ‘pressed into service’ as… Read more »

This is really what these things should cost. It’s ridiculous what some companies charge for theirs. This is probably the best and perhaps only likely well priced “option” you can get from them.

The information in this article is wrong: The High Power Wall Connector is good for 80 amperes tops.

On a continuous circuit (over 3 hours) the wiring has to be derated from its normal 86 degree F, intermittent use rating – in accord for any other reasons not mentioned here where the wire has to be further derated.

The circuit feeding this device may be either an ‘80% rated’ 100 ampere device, or a ‘100% rated’ 80 amp overcurrent protection device, if it is planned on setting the device to send 80 amperes to a dual charger Tesla for over 3 hours.

A disconnection-device independent from the car jack has to also be provided to be ‘readily accessible’ from the utilization point, should the ‘connector’ be used at these high-power levels, for those areas of the United States where the AHJ (Authority having Jurisdiction) consults NFPA #70.

Reading over the latest version of the HPWC installation manual – it seems they are still selling the ‘291 volt compatible’ unit – and provide error codes for same, but it has now reverted to Undocumented Status since they never mention 277 volt operation any longer.

Incidentally, the MAXIMUM current that may be taken by up to 4 – networked HPWC’s (one master and 3 slaves) – is 80 amperes combined total.

Conceivably a mansion with plenty of Teslas would have multiple networked installations, independent from each other.

They don’t say much about the Destination Charging program, other than they will provide 2 free HWPC’s. Since the owners have to pay the electric bill, I wonder if, contingient on accepting the free units, the owner AGREES to have them run at something like a minimum of 40 amperes.

Conceivably, after reading the owner’s manual, the bed&breakfast owner COULD set the master to 12 amps, which would then mean if 2 cars were both plugged in they’d charge at the whopping 6 ampere rate, seeing as the network would only allow 12 amps combined from both the Master and the Slave units.

This of course would make sure the Tesla driver stayed overnight.

The Tesla destination chargers at Myrtle Beach through Wilmington Beach areas by me mostly are 40A, a couple are 80A though.