Tesla Model S and Model X Charging

Tesla Model S and Model X Charging

Tesla Model S and Model X charging: everything you need to know
Tesla Motors produces some of the most talked-about electric cars in the industry, the Model S and the Model X. Marketed as luxury electric vehicles (EVs), Tesla’s stylish products come with a long travel range and a price tag to match. Understanding your Tesla charging station options is an important part of electric car ownership.
At home charging stations and Superchargers for Tesla cars
It can take anywhere from an hour to 12 hours to charge your Tesla. Your Tesla charge time is dependent on how full your car’s battery is and the type of charging station that you use.
Every Tesla comes with some basic charging options. When you buy your Tesla Model S or Model X, you get a mobile charging cord and three adapters: one for a standard wall outlet (the NEMA 5-15), one for a higher-powered 240 volt wall outlet (the NEMA 14-50), and one for public charging stations (with the exception of Tesla Superchargers).
NEMA 5-15 charging for Tesla
The NEMA 5-15 charger for Tesla electric cars plugs into a standard wall outlet, and is the slowest type of Tesla EV charger available. A standard Tesla charger with a NEMA 5-15 connector will be able to offer about 3 miles of range per hour of charging. This type of charging station is best for overnight use at home.
NEMA 14-50 charging for Tesla
The NEMA 14-50 charger for Tesla electric cars plugs into a 240 volt wall outlet, similar to the type used by your clothes dryer or other appliances. A standard Tesla charger with a NEMA 14-50 connector will be able to charge your Tesla battery completely in 10 hours (for the Model S) to 10 ½ hours (for the Model X).
Wall connectors for Tesla charging stations
Tesla offers at-home wall connector charging stations that serve as an “upgrade” from the standard charging cord provided when you purchase your Tesla. With the help of an electrician, you can install a wall connector to charge your Tesla Model S or Model X at your your home. A wall connector can fully charge your Tesla Model S battery in 6 to 9 hours, or your Model X battery in 6 ½ to 10 hours.
Tesla Superchargers
Tesla’s Supercharger stations are scattered throughout the country, making it possible for you to take your Model S or Model X on a road trip. These stations are only compatible with Tesla vehicles, and can charge your car fully in an hour to an hour and a half.