Tesla has been making a lot of promises about including the rest of the world with its charging solutions. One of those promises is the added support for alternative brands at its Supercharger locations (which the company has been working on making a possibility through the use of on-site adapters). Now it is opening its popular home charging solution to the (J1772 plug) masses as well.
The company is doing so by offering a brand new J1772 edition of its Wall Connector that can be purchased and installed at home. It features a slick black finish with silver trim running around the edges with the familiar status LED bar and Tesla logo.
It looks exactly like Tesla’s normal Wall Connector, except for the fact that it has the J1772 connection at the end. It can be still be used to charge Tesla vehicles as well using the normal adapter that a Tesla owner would use at third-party J1772 charging stations. Allowing for non-Tesla owners to be able to host both options at home while being able to take advantage of Tesla’ sleek design.
Although it sounds more like a personal visual design choice than anything else, it also supports the same design that can be used both inside and outdoors, as well as power sharing (for multiple chargers installed in-line), providing up to 44 miles per hour (charge time), and comes at an attractive price.
It does retail for $150 more than Tesla’s normal Wall Connector, but at its $550 price tag, it remains competitive when it comes to feature-rich chargers. For example, ChargePoint’s Home Flex charger is currently $749, and JuiceBox’s 40 Smart Charger retails for around $679. So it does fit right in, keeping itself as one of the more affordable options.
Tesla currently has the charger listed on its website here.