Note that this adaptor is for single phase power. When connected to a 3phase socket, it will not be able to make use of the other phases.
Use this adaptor to connect your Model 3 (& Model S/X ‘Raven’) Mobile Connector (Gen2 MC also referred to as Gen2 UMC) to 3phase power outlets rated up to 32A (note: your Mobile Connector kit already comes with 10A and 15A tails but these limit the amps to 8A/12A respectively).
Use the pull-down menu to select your desired plug-type as follows:
- 20A 5 pin
This plug allows your Connector Adapter to connect directly to a 3phase 20A 5 pin socket.
This will allow your Model 3 to receive charging power up to 4.8kW (where supply current is 20A).
NOTE: If you choose this plug type when ordering your adaptor, when using turn the Amperage on the Main control Unit in the car to 20A (or less).
- 32A 5 pin
This plug allows your Connector Adapter to connect directly to a 3phase 32A 5 pin socket.
This will allow your Model 3 to receive charging power up to 7.2kW (where supply current is 32A).
Why choose the EVchargers Gen2 Adaptor?
EVchargers was the first Australian retailer to bring to market products for the Gen2 Mobile Connector – we sold our first adaptor within days of the Model 3 launch in Australia! Other online retailers have sought to undercut us by using lower grade 32A plugs, we only use the highest quality Australian designed industrial grade switchgear.
Our 20A and 32A plugs
- conform to AS/NZS 3123:2005,
- are made from PCA 18 virgin grade plastics (no regrind),
- use 316 stainless steel springs and mounting screws
- internal connections have greater than 80% copper content, (helps with the heat rise) and
- are compatible with Australia’s leading brand at half the price,
- Operating temperature range -25° – 70 °C
If you know you will be connecting to both 32A and 20A outlets, then the most cost effective choice is to buy our Gen2 Mobile Connector Bundle which is the cheapest option for using 20A and 32A outlets to charge your Tesla. If you’d like to save the most amount of weight and space in your boot, then purchasing two Gen2 tails fitted with 32A and 20A plugs is also an option, but at a higher cost compared to the bundle.
This adaptor has an internal circuit that monitors the plug temperature and communicates with the car when to initiate the charging session. We use a thicker cable for maximum efficiency and it also is more comfortable to grip onto when connecting and disconnecting it from your Tesla vehicle’s mobile connector.
3 phase sockets (particularly 32A) are very common in rural areas, particularly Showgrounds, farm machinery sheds, council depots etc and are arguably more common than petrol stations out in the bush.
NOTE: the chip monitors temperature and quality of the current – some Model 3 owners have reported reduced charging power at some 32A locations. This is due to the wiring and how the chip is managing the incoming current to safe levels.
Which adapter do you need?
The first generation (Gen1) UMC’s used compact one-piece adaptors that connect to the short cord of the UMC. The second generation Mobile Connector (Gen2 MC) now shipping with all new Tesla vehicles, uses “pigtail” style adaptors that insert into the body of the mobile Connector.
If your vehicle was produced after 3 December 2018, it should come with the Gen 2 MC which can use this adaptor, but the Gen 1 UMC it will not work with this adapter. If you’re not sure, take a look at the charger cord that came with your car, and make sure it looks like the Gen 2 UMC as shown in the picture below.