Tesla Mobile Charger is a portable charging cable for Tesla electric vehicles. It allows Tesla owners to charge their vehicles anywhere with a standard 120v outlet (Level 1 charging) or a higher-powered 240v outlet (Level 2 charging), such as those found at RV parks or some public charging stations. The Tesla Mobile Charger comes with a NEMA 14-50 adapter for Level 2 charging and a NEMA 5-15 adapter for Level 1 charging. The charging speed varies depending on the outlet type and the vehicle being charged, but it typically takes several hours to charge a Tesla vehicle fully.
Do you need to upgrade your home electrical panel for Tesla mobile charger?
It depends on the electrical capacity of your home’s electrical panel and the changing needs of your Tesla vehicle. Level 2 charging, which provides faster charging speeds, typically requires a 240v outlet, which may require an upgrade to your home’s electrical panel.
If your electrical panel does not have enough capacity to support Level 2 charging, you may need to upgrade it to handle the increased demand. An electrician can determine if your panel needs an upgrade and what upgrade is necessary.
However, the Level 1 Tesla mobile charger, which uses a standard 120v outlet, does not require an upgrade to your home electrical panel. Nevertheless, it takes much longer to charge your vehicle using a Level 1 outlet fully.
On top of that, whatever option you decide to go with (Level 1 or Level 2), it typically does not require you to upgrade you home electrical panel. This is a huge benefit in comparison to installing a wall charger. Not having to upgrade your home electrical panel or installing a wall charger saves you thousands of dollars!
What are the benefits of a Tesla mobile charger?
The Tesla Mobile Charger has several benefits:
1. Portability: The charger is small and portable, allowing Tesla owners to charge their vehicles anywhere there is a standard 120v or 240v outlet, providing more flexibility and freedom to travel.
2. Convenience: The charger eliminates the need to install a home charging station and can be easily stored in the vehicle’s trunk.
3. Fast Charging: The Level 2 charging option provides faster charging speeds than Level 1 charging, allowing Tesla owners to fully charge their vehicles in a shorter amount of time.
4. Cost-effective: The Tesla Mobile Charger is less expensive than a home charging station and does not require installation costs.
5. Environmentally friendly: Charging your Tesla with electricity from renewable sources, such as solar panels, helps reduce the carbon footprint and supports a more sustainable future.
Overall, the Tesla Mobile Charger provides Tesla owners with a convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to charge their vehicles while on the go.
What is the connection between a Tesla Mobile Charger and a NEMA 14-50 outlet?
The Tesla Mobile Charger is designed to be used with a NEMA 14-50 outlet, a type of 240v electrical outlet commonly found in RVs, marinas, and some public charging stations. The NEMA 14-50 outlet provides Level 2 charging for Tesla vehicles, faster than Level 1 charging provided by a standard 120v outlet.
The Tesla Mobile Charger comes with a NEMA 14-50 adapter that connects the charger to the outlet. The adapter is plugged into the NEMA 14-50 outlet, and the Tesla Mobile Charger is plugged into the adapter. The other end of the Tesla Mobile Charger is plugged into the charging port of the Tesla vehicle.
The NEMA 14-50 outlet and the Tesla Mobile Charger combination allow Tesla owners to charge their vehicles at locations where a home charging station is unavailable. It provides a convenient and flexible way to charge their Tesla while on the go.
Upgrading to NEMA 14-50 outlet will allow your Tesla Mobile Charger to use 240V, thus upgrading it to a Level 2 charger without changing the factory charger. This will significantly increase your charging speeds at a relatively low upgrade cost.
You can click here to obtain a quote for your Tesla Mobile Charger upgrade from VARG Inc.
Does Tesla come with a Mobile Charger?
Before 2021, Tesla vehicles typically did not have a charging cable as standard equipment. Customers who purchased a Tesla vehicle would have to purchase the charging cable separately if they wanted to charge their vehicle at a location without a Tesla Supercharger or a home charging station.
However, in 2021, Tesla began to include a standard mobile connector with all new Tesla vehicles. This mobile connector includes a NEMA 5-15 adapter for Level 1 charging and a NEMA 14-50 adapter for Level 2 charging. Including the mobile connector as standard equipment provides Tesla owners with more convenient and flexible charging options right out of the gate.
The Tesla Mobile Charger is a portable charging cable for Tesla electric vehicles. It allows for charging anywhere there is a standard 120v or 240v outlet, with Level 2 charging being faster and requiring a 240v outlet, often provided by a NEMA 14-50 adapter. The mobile charger is a cost-effective and convenient alternative to a home charging station and provides the flexibility to charge on the go. Level 2 charging provides a faster charging speed compared to Level 1 charging, typically up to 44 miles of range per hour. The mobile charger is plugged into the vehicle’s charging port, providing a convenient and environmentally friendly way to charge a Tesla.