The Model 3 comes with Tesla’s new second-generation mobile charger. This charger is capable of charging from standard sockets from 2kW up to a maximum of 7kW – however, in Australia, it only comes with tails for 2kw (10A) and 3kW (15A).
We’re working on a tail for Australia which allows you to make use of 32A/3-phase plugs to get the full 7kW that the charger is capable of. These plugs exist at a lot of City of Perth car parks, as well as on the “Round Australia” route.
Of course, we also have a first-generation mobile connector that will allow for 11kW charging on a Model 3 which members can borrow:
8 Replies to “Charging from 3-Phase with the Model 3”
Can you connect a type 2 charging cable with a 3 phase fitting directly to a M3 to charge. ie evse cable
James – not sure exactly what you’re asking
As per this post – the Model 3 (and all Teslas apart from the OG Roadster) can charge from 3-Phase, but yes, you need some form of EVSE, either a Tesla Mobile Connector, or some other EVSE.
Thanks Ken I guess I am asking if I had a type 2 to type 2 cable (cable and plug fittings only) could I replace the power supply end with a 3 Phase plug and plug straight in to the m3 car and 3 Phase source to charge?
No – the Type2-Type2 cable is used when there is already EVSE equipment that manages the current/switching in the wallbox that you’re pluggin into – to connect to 3-Phase, you need some in-cable EVSE – so the simplest option is to get the tail for the UMC, but there are also dedicated EVSEs for 3-Phase charging
Thanks Ken for clearing that up so the onboard vehicle systems do not regulate draw themselves then?
The onboard chager does regulate, but it needs something to ask about available power 🙂
Hi, I have a 410v 32Amp 3 phase connection at work that I am accessing with the after-market Evse 5 pin 3 phase tail. The best I am getting is 8kw/h and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to get the full 22 kw/h that it is capable of? i.e. another power cord, is there a software thing I am unaware of, etc or if I install a full-blown home charger?
The Gen2 mobile connector only draws from one phase, so it’s drawing 32A, single phase – which is about 7-8kW as you’re seeing. Current Teslas can only draw up to 11kW with the onboard charger, so you can get 16A, 3Phase with the Tesla HPWC, or another 3-phase EVSE, such as the Khons.
You can’t get 22kW with the onboard charger, even though the socket can supply that.