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Tesla Wall Connector Installation

We provide expert Tesla Charger Installation service to all suburbs in the Sutherland Shire & Sydney. For a free on site quote, please call our Tesla Wall Connector electricians on 0423 562 257.

Tesla Wall Connector Installation Sutherland Shire

Tesla Charger Installation Sutherland Shire

Tesla Wall Connector Installation
Tesla Wall Connector Installation

True Local Electricians are qualified Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector Installers servicing all suburbs in Sydney NSW. Based in the Sutherland Shire, we provide free quotes and no call out fee for Tesla Charger Installations. Whether your home is setup for single phase or three phase electricity, we can install you new Tesla Wall Connector to charge your Tesla at the highest charge speed available with your supply. Call us today or book online to schedule an on site appointment with a Tesla Charger Installation expert on 0423 562 257.

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Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector Installation Sutherland Shire

If you have recently purchased a Tesla electric car, you may be in the position where you need a Level 2 Tesla Charger Installation to be able to charge your Tesla at the highest speeds at home. A lot of old Sydney homes were constructed in the days before electric cars, so your garage may not currently have the required wiring to charge your tesla without some modification. True Local Electricians specialise in Tesla car charger installation and can install a new uprated circuit to allow the fastest ev charger installation speeds. We recommend calling us for a free on site quote prior to any installations as there is are a few considerations to plan before the installation day.

Tesla EV Charger Installation Package

Our Standard Tesla Home Installation Includes:

  • Installation of either a single phase or 3 phase Type A 32amp RCBO protection device in the existing switchboard fuse box.
  • Installation of Isolator
  • Up to 10 meters of 6.0mm single phase or 3phase cable circuit 
  • Installation of a customer supplied Tesla Wall Connector, mounted in the preferred location as per assessment
  • Connection & setup of the charger to local WIFI & enable updates 
  • Lifetime warranty on all workmanship
  • Certificate of compliance
 
Optional Extras
  • Upgrade your electricity service from Single phase to 3 Phase electricity for faster charging speed.

If you require an installation outside the scope of a standard installation described above, please phone us to schedule a free on site estimation on 0423 562 257.

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Tesla Charger Installation

Beginner’s guide to Tesla home EV chargers

Where should i install a Tesla Wall Charger?

Generally you should mount the Tesla wall connector as close to the rear passenger side of the vehicle, whilst also considering how far away the Tesla Wall Connector is from your switchboard. To achieve fast charging from a Tesla Charger Installation, an uninterrupted power circuit must be installed from your switchboard to the charger, which is protected by a Residual Current Device (RCD).

Tesla Charger Installation – Level 1 or Level 2 fast charging

Tesla offer three types of charging options which includes level 1 120v, level 2 240v, and DC 480v charging. Once we have an idea of what speeds of charging you wish to achieve with home charging we can assess your home electrics to make sure that level of charging is achievable. Generally, if you want the fastest charging speeds, you will require 3 phase electricity coming into your home to support the current required. Your home may already be setup for 3 phase power, however if not we can upgrade your house from single phase electricity to 3 phase electricity to support Tesla fast charging. You can tell if you have 3 phase power by looking in your switchboard and identifying either 1 service fuse indicating single phase power, or 3 service fuses indicating 3 phase power. If you are unsure on how to do this, please phone us and we can organise a free quote to inspect your electrical setup. Upgrading to 3 phase power can add some cost to the Tesla Charger Installation as we must replace the Ariel cables coming from the street pole to your point of attachment (POA) and replace your consumer mains from your POA to your switchboard. Replacement of these parts of your electrical setup require an ASP Level 2 electrician qualification – True Local Electricians are qualified ASP Level 2 electricians with Ausgrid & Endeavor Energy and provide 3 phase electricity upgrades in all of Sydney and the Sutherland Shire. For more information on level 2 electrician services please visit our Level 2 electrician page.

Types of Tesla Electric Car Chargers

  1. Level 1 charger

You can consider Level 1 charging as the default EV charging option. It works on all-electric vehicles and at all places with a standard 3 pin power outlet. Level 1 charging equipment is included with most EV’s. With Level 1 charging, all you do is plug your EV into a standard AC wall outlet. The problem with Level 1 EV charging is that it’s slow. They are typically powered at 10 or 16 amps and provide just 20kms of range per hour. 

  1. Level 2 charger (240-volt)

For faster charging, homeowners can purchase a Level 2 Tesla Wall Connector from Tesla at a cost of $750, and have it installed by a licenced electrician. A Level 2 wall connector will charge your Tesla at a much faster rate and deliver 70kms+ of range per hour by taking advantage of the circuit’s higher amperage. As part of your installation our electricians will assess your property for the highest amperage solution to allow your charge to operate at its peak output to charge your car as fast as possible. For pretty much every EV brand except Tesla, Level 2 chargers use a J1772 port. Tesla has their own Level 2 charging port, however, all Tesla’s come with a J1772 adaptor for charging.

  1. DC charger (Level 3 charger 480+ volts)

Because Level 3 chargers provide DC current, they bypass the on-board charger and directly charge the EV’s battery. This allows for very fast charging speeds: they can provide 200kms of range per hour or more. Level 3 chargers are not feasible for home use, as they require special utility connections, hardware, wiring. They also have extremely high setup and energy costs. You’ll only find Level 3 DC charging stations along highways or in other public areas. There are 3 different connectors used by Level 3 chargers:

SAE Combo connectors – work with BMW & Volkswagen

CHAdeMO connectors – work with Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Kia EVs

Tesla Supercharger connectors – work exclusively with Tesla vehicles

Tesla Mobile Connector vs Tesla Wall Connector

When you buy a Tesla car, you will have two home charging options: The Tesla Mobile Connector and the Tesla Wall Connector. With electric cars, the size of the onboard charger also dictates how fast an EV will charge. All Teslas in 2022 have an 11.5 kW onboard charger, except the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive RWD which has a 7.7 kW onboard charger. That means that the Model 3 RWD will accept AC electricity charging at a lower rate than all other Teslas.

Tesla Mobile Connector

The Tesla Mobile Connector comes standard with all-new Teslas. On its own, this is a very slow option, and is not adequate for regular use: you will only get about 12kms of range per hour on a Model 3. As the name suggests, it is portable: it can easily be wrapped up and used as a mobile backup for charging on the go.

Tesla Wall Connector

The Wall Connector is the charging option that Tesla recommends as the best home-charging tool for Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y. The Wall Connector will need to be hard-wired by True Local Electricians with a circuit run to your switchboard. Tesla’s Wall Connector is considered a Level 2 charger and uses 240-volt power supply with a 60 or 40 amp circuit breaker. The Wall Connector is an optional upgrade from Tesla and will come at an additional cost.

Can I use solar power to charge my Tesla?

Yes, you can utilise solar power via a Tesla Charger Installation. This is a popular option, as it provides clean power for your clean vehicle, and helps to offset increased energy bills that come with owning and charging an electric-powered vehicle. There are two ways to do so: directly and indirectly. The direct method is to set up a solar power system in your house and use it as a source of charging power for your EV only, eg panels on your carport. The indirect option is to get solar panels for your entire home. In this case, you not only generate solar power for your car, but you produce enough to cover most of your home’s energy needs. Excess solar power produced during the day can then be used to charge a solar battery like the Tesla Powerwall 2 or sent back to the grid for credits on your power bill through net metering.

What Solar size should i get to charge a Tesla?

If you’re considering a solar installation with your Tesla Charger Installation, the general rule of thumb is that a 6.6kW solar system is both affordable and meets most of Australia’s network requirements for a simple approval process and permission to export (receive a feed in tariff). However an important question you must consider is if you have single phase power or 3 phase power. If you plan on returning electricity generated from your soalr panels back to the grid, you will need to make sure your home electrics have the capacity to do so.

If you would like to return electricity to the grid, as a general rule (and as per the new AS/NSZ 4777 standard) most networks will allow system sizes as per the below:

Single phase connection (most homes): Up to 5 kilowatts (5kW, or sometimes listed as 5kVA)

Three-phase connection (some homes and many businesses): Up to 30kW (30kVA)

In essence, most networks will have some kind of ‘pre-approval’ scheme by which your connection will be automatically approved as long as it meets certain requirements – including system size/capacity – which may differ from network to network. In Sydney and the Sutherland Shire, Ausgrid is the most common provider and will allow small-scale systems limited to 10kW (inverter capacity). Installations greater than 10kw but less than 30kw are classed as large scale generation and requires submission of an additional embedded generator connection application. A formal generator connection agreement may be required depending on the size of the generating system. Ultimately, the size limits prescribed by networks may not necessarily be set in stone. It may be possible to get a larger system approved for your home, although there will almost inevitably end up being more red tape and longer wait times involved – not to mention possible extra fees. Another important implication of size limitations is solar feed-in tariff eligibility. Systems over a certain size may be approved for installation, but not for exporting energy to the grid – which means no solar feed-in tariff benefit. This in turn means that the household in question should do everything they can to ‘self-consume‘ as much solar energy as possible to ensure that none of it is wasted. Sometimes, the feed-in tariff limit is set by your electricity retailer – not the network.

Do i need to upgrade to 3 Phase Electricity to Charge My Tesla?

If you would like to fast charge your Tesla via the Level 2 charger you will need to upgrade to 3 phase electricity during your Tesla Charger Installation. True Local Electricians specialise in all level 2 electrician Sydney services including upgrades to 3 phase electricity. If you are looking to upgrade to 3 phase power from single phase, it can be a costly exercise as there is a few things you need to consider. Upgrading to 3 phase electricity includes the installation on new Aerial mains cables, point of attachment upgrade, Consumer mains upgrade, Service Fuse Upgrade & Switchboard Upgrade to meet your requirements. We allow enough room and services for your solar provider to then hook up your new solar system. We have put together a guide on how to tell if you need a 3 phase electricity upgrade based on the size of the solar system you are looking to install. If you are unsure, please phone us for a free quote on 0423 562 257. We are qualified to work on all ASP level 2 electrician qualification services.

Who Can Install A Tesla Car Charger?

To maintain your Tesla Warranty, you must hire a licensed & insured electricians to perform your Tesla Charger Installation. True Local Electricians are qualified and licensed to install your Tesla Wall Connector Charger within Sydney and surrounding suburbs. We are Level 2 Electricians and are authorized service providers to perform any additional upgrades like 3 phase power and consumer mains upgrades.

Sutherland Shire is a local government area in the southern region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Sutherland Shire comprises an area of 370 square kilometres (140 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had an estimated population of 218,464.[1] Sutherland Shire is colloquially known as “The Shire” and has featured in several reality television series. Geographically, it is the area to the south of Botany Bay and the Georges River. The Sutherland Shire is 26 kilometres (16 mi) south of Sydney central business district, and is bordered by the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, City of Wollongong, City of Liverpool, Georges River Council and City of Campbelltown local government areas.