i3Bev wrote:Also, I am thinking of getting a Tesla Wall connector using TeslaTap adapter J1772.
alohart wrote:i3Bev wrote:Also, I am thinking of getting a Tesla Wall connector using TeslaTap adapter J1772.
What do you see as the advantage of a Tesla Wall connector? It requires an adapter unlike all other EVSE's. It doesn't charge any faster than any EVSE capable of outputting 32 A. It doesn't have WiFi connectivity and an associated app that provides all sorts of useful charging information.
An alternative worth considering would be the JuiceBox Pro 32. If you have a charging circuit rated for least 50 A and you want some future-proofing, consider the JuiceBox Pro 40.
If WiFi connectivity isn't important to you, there are a number of good 32 A EVSE's available that don't require an adapter and that aren't very expensive.
i3Bev wrote:reason is because I will be trading my X5 for a Tesla hopefully next year. My electrician will be installing a dedicated 220V 60A circuit.
jadnashuanh wrote:Not sure what the largest EVSE the Teslas can handle, but IF you have the capacity in your power panel, there are some advantages of going big, but it does cost more. The primary advantage is, obviously, a shorter time to full charge. Somewhat depends , on what your typical turn-around time is. IF you have all night, it's not that big of a deal, but could still be if your battery was nearly depleted. YOu can't hurt a properly functioning EV or EVSE by having one larger than needed. The Tesla box, though, doesn't necessarily mean that follows all of the J1772 protocols, it's just that the car, the adapter, and the box do enough to work with either when charging a Tesla.
The adapter seems to convert a J1772 EVSE to a Tesla plug, does it work the other way around, too?
alohart wrote:i3Bev wrote:reason is because I will be trading my X5 for a Tesla hopefully next year. My electrician will be installing a dedicated 220V 60A circuit.
Your charging circuit would provide a maximum of 48 A of continuous current. A JuiceBox Pro 40 would provide a maximum of 40 A of continuous current. Assuming your Tesla's onboard charger is capable of charging at 48 A (any Tesla other than Model 3 Mid or Short Range), a Tesla Wall Connector would charge a Tesla up to 20% faster than a JuiceBox but without the capabilities that the JuiceBox's WiFi connection provides.
Most (all?) Teslas include a J1772 adapter that allows a Tesla to be charged by any J1772 EVSE like a JuiceBox, so you wouldn't have to buy an adapter unlike if you bought a Tesla Wall Connector.
theothertom wrote:First of all, welcome to the forum. Like several of us here, I've also owned a progression of BMW ICE cars, starting with a 98 Z3 and ending with an E90 335i. I still visit bimmerfest occasionally, but, like you, I've found this forum has more info. If you're into Facebook, there are several i3 groups you can join.
Regarding chargers, be sure to look at the amps each one supplies. That way you'll be comparing apples to apples as far as charging time goes. In my opinion, I'd look at the juicebox and clippercreek models and see which ones compare to the Tesla charger. Then I'd decide based on price, especially if Tesla supplies an adapter so that you can use the J1772 connector on your Tesla. Note that clippercreek sells factory refurb models on their website. For future proofing, I'd install the highest rated breaker and associated wiring that your panel can reasonably supply. Make sure you take into account your other electrical loads (dryer, stove, etc) when deciding what size breaker to install.
i3Bev wrote:Thank you for welcoming me! I would definitely check out FB. I will check both JB and CC systems. Yeah I agree about the highest rated breaker. What system do you have at home if you have one setup?