From the shop, the Tesla UMC (i.e. mobile EVSE) comes with only one plug: the regular 10 amp 240V socket we all have at home. While this is good enough to trickle charge, it’s really not good enough for a real charge. The device has the ability to change the connector (i.e. to put different plugs on it) and it is 11kW rated (3 phase 16A) so – if your Tesla does not have “dual chargers” option, this device is good enough to provide all the current your Tesla can take. But, how can you plug it into powerful sockets?
Tesla has not come up yet with an Australian solution, therefore an artifice is required:
- Buy the Tesla 16A capable European “pigtail”.
- Build your own extension leads by buying the European 5 pin “female” socket, the same 6mm 5 core cable and Australian-compatible 20A and 32A 3 phase 5 pin sockets, OR
- Contact the good people at EVnomics, let them know of your predicament and they shall sort everything out.
Here’s some photos of a finished product, courtesy of Damon: