Home Charging Set-Up

Updated: Sep 19

There are 3 options for charging a TESLA

  1. Home Charging - Most recommended and must always be your primary source of charging your car.

  2. Destination charging - These are public chargers scattered all around the U.A.E- Some are chargeable and some are free. the Plug share app shows more details about each public charger

  3. Super Chargers - Dedicated to TESLA owners, these chargers are free now and will be chargeable soon. These chargers are specifically meant for 1. long road trips 2. emergency charge boost 3. If tesla navigation requires charging. These chargers should never be your Go-to and should never ever be used like a "petrol pump".

The "petrol pump" for an E.V. is the HOME charger

How to setup home charging:-

Check the included home charging cable that comes with your car is the "UK 3-pin" plug(see image below).

This 3-pin plug cable connects to the "mobile wall connector" that comes included with your TESLA car. If you got any other plug cable with the mobile connector - immediately head to the tesla service center and have it replaced for free. Locate 3-pin sockets in your home parking, and check if you are able to connect your car with the included 3-pin tesla mobile wall connecter. After connecting, go into your car and see if you are able to receive 10A@230V:2KW.

If you are able to see this current & voltage in your car then congratulations! home charging is set up and you can use this outlet to charge your tesla every night!

If the car is receiving less current, call an electrician and have the wiring of the sockets checked. Inform the electrician that the socket needs to send 10A@230V:2KW of current and voltage. Or check another outlet at your home/parking. If you don't have a 3-pin socket anywhere in your parking- get permission from your landlord or community to have it installed by an electrician. the socket costs only 20AED & a few more dirhams of electrician labor. Extensions up to 10 meters are acceptable, the extensions should not be coiled or circled and your car must receive 10A @ 230V, any less voltage will result in the plug overheating and will reduce charging speed automatically.

The Wallconnector has an automatic temperature detection which reduces/stops charging if it detects overheating. Overheat can happen if the charger or cables are exposed to direct sunlight. any issues will be notified on the tesla app!

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