Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Charging in Public With Type 2 and Type 1 Chargers
Are you about to take delivery of your Tesla Model 3 in Australia or NZ? Great! Want to find out how to charge in public? Here's how to make the best of commercial charging opportunities using Type 2 Universal and Type 1 J1772 Cables and adaptors.
As you’re probably aware, your Tesla model will only arrive with a portable charger or EVSE. But, in order to have a positive electric car experience, it’s a good idea to have your Tesla model 3 home charging options sorted before you actually have a shiny new Model 3 on your driveway. That’s why we’ve put together an easy-to-follow electric car charging guide.
But what about charging your Tesla model 3 from a type 2 charging station? And what if you wish to charger from the many chargepoint type 1 charging stations in Australia? There’s lots of information and misinformation on the web with regards to electric car cables and adaptors.
So, we thought we’d create this short and sweet guide for not just the Tesla Model 3 but any Type 2 or Mennekes-equipped vehicle in Australia and New Zealand. For example, this advice is just as relevant for the Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Ioniq and Renault Zoe as the Tesla Model S or Model X.
For flexible and efficient charging while you’re on the road, there are two cables we recommend you invest in.
Tesla Model 3 Type 2 Charging cable - Type 2 to Type 2
for untethered public Ev Chargers
This Tesla Model 3 Type 2 charging cable will add 22Kw / or120 km for every hour of charge.
This charging cable is for every Mennekes Type 2 vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘untethered’ charge points.
There is a trend for public type 2 charger stations to be untethered; this means the chargepoint has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the electric car charging station.
If there is no permanently electric car charging cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.