December 13, 2022

Charging a Tesla: What you need to know


Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) have become common. Their Level 2 charging station connectors are proprietary and slightly different from the universal J1772 connector used by most EVs.

The Tesla charging port’s physical attributes differ from other electric vehicles in North America, which use the J1772 standard connector, or “J-plug.” However, an adapter available from Tesla (which also comes with new Tesla vehicles) allows you to charge a Tesla using a standard J1772 connector.

The charging stations available from Enphase have universal J1772 connectors, which work with every electric car in North America, including Tesla vehicles (with the Tesla to J1772 adapter).

Most public locations install universal J1772 charging stations knowing Teslas can utilize the charger as well as all other EVs. Our charging stations are also perfect for home use, whether you have a Tesla and another EV model or want to provide charging for friends and family visiting with any EV.

Learn more about charging a Tesla in the video above. If you still have questions, we’d love to answer them. Contact us.

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