Like any emerging technology, Tesla home wall charger users may encounter common pitfalls.
Understanding your vehicle’s charging capabilities
Tesla specifies a maximum charging rate of 32 amps for their vehicles. It is essential to ensure that your home wall charger aligns with this charging rate, as using a charger with a higher amperage can potentially damage your vehicle’s battery. Factors like battery age, condition, temperature, and charging habits can also impact the charging rate.
Proper installation of the home wall charger
The installation process can be intricate, demanding specific knowledge and tools from an expert. For a secure connection to the electrical panel and the ability to handle the necessary load, it is advisable to have a certified electrician from JM Electric Inc., install the charger. Utilizing a faulty or incorrectly installed home wall charger poses safety hazards and may lead to damage.
Ensuring sufficient electrical capacity
Charging electric vehicles demands a substantial amount of electricity. Before using a Tesla home wall charger, checking your home’s electrical panel and confirming its capability to handle the additional load is critical. A dedicated circuit for the charger is recommended to prevent overloading and circuit breaker tripping, ensuring a consistent and uninterrupted flow of electricity for a smooth charging process.