Tesla’s New Solution for Non-Tesla EV Owners: Universal Wall Connector Review
Tesla has launched a new product perfect for non-Tesla EV buyers in North America: the Tesla Universal Wall Connector. Inspired by Tesla’s Magic Dock, an adapter integrated into Supercharger stations that serves as the receptor for the Supercharger handle, this new product brings a similar concept to home and commercial level 2 charging. The Magic Dock, when unlocked by a non-Tesla EV owner, attaches to the connector, exits the charging stall, and acts as a CCS adapter.
The Tesla Universal Wall Connector mirrors this function but in a stationary setting. At a glance, it looks like a regular Tesla Wall Connector, but akin to the Magic Dock, it can transform into an integrated J1772 adapter.
Its specs match those of Tesla’s regular home charging solution, boasting up to 44 miles of range added per hour at an 11.5 kW / 48-amp output, an auto-sensing handle to open a Tesla charge port, and Wi-Fi connectivity for over-the-air updates, remote diagnostics, and access controls.
Other notable features include the ability to monitor and manage your charging schedule and usage from the Tesla app, a versatile design suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations, variable amperage configurations depending on the installation location, and the capacity to power-share with up to six Wall Connectors. It comes with a 24-foot cable length and a four-year warranty for residential use.
Priced at $595, the Universal Wall Connector is only slightly more expensive than Tesla’s other charger options, and remains highly competitive against non-Tesla home charging solutions. Tesla has announced that deliveries of this new product are set to begin in October.
Recently, during a Q2 2023 conference call, Elon Musk announced a one-time offer allowing Tesla owners to transfer Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software when trading in and ordering a new Tesla in Q3 2023.