Nema 14-50 is one of the best alternatives to Tesla wall charger as it is affordable, saves a lot of bucks and fully charge your electric vehicle in around 11 hours.
Yes, there is no doubt, the Tesla’s wall charger is best and saves time, but when the cost is our first priority, Nema 14-50 would be our first choice and can be installed easily at home or garages.
How much does it cost to install NEMA 14-50 outlet?
The new version of the Wall Connector costs $500 and it can charge most of its vehicles at up to 40 amps (9.6kW) and suitable to power up all Model S, Model X and Model 3 Long Range vehicles.
If compare it with Nema 14-50 outlet then it seems Tesla Nema 14-50 is quite cheaper and charge the vehicles at up to 32amps and your vehicle can be fully charged from 0 to 100% overnight.
In comparison to wall charger, the Nema 1450 outlet range is available from $8 to $70 which you can get online from Amazon store.
So, once you have 14-50 outlet, you can install it in wall and then connect it to the mobile connector with it. As usual the other side of mobile connector will plug-in to car which will fully charge your EV in less than 11 hours.
The NEMA 14-50 adapter will allow a Tesla to draw up to 32 amps (7.6 kW at 240 volts) and recharge speeds may vary between different type of car models. Here’s the outlet features:
- Circuit Breaker: 50 amps
- Voltage: Single phase, 208-250 volt AC supply, 60 hertz
- Four Wire Configuration: Line 1 – Line 2 – Ground – Neutral
- Conductors: 6 AWG copper wire for circuits up to 150 feet
- Outlet: Use a high quality, industrial grade outlet
- Ground Pin Orientation: Top position of outlet
- Ventilation: Not required
How fast does NEMA 14 50 Charge?
There is no doubt the charging speed of Nema 14-50 is bit slow than Tesla wall connector but it saves a lot of money and better for those customers who mostly prefer to charge the vehicle in night.
So, if you have been looking for 14-50 outlet then with 1 hour of charge, MODEL 3 can cover a distance of 30 miles, while the MODEL S and MODEL X can cover a distance of 23 miles, and 20 miles respectively.
I want to highlight one more thing, Nema 14-50 wiring and extension cord (if necessary), will have to purchase separately!
You can get full installation details on Tesla official site and download the copy from here.
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