Tesla brings back the J1772 Wall Connector with an updated design at a higher price.
It cost CAD 515 ($415) when it was pulled from the Tesla shop in 2021. It is less expensive than most third-party home charging solutions, which can reach CAD 1,000 or more.
On October 17, the price increased to CAD 755 ($550). Although there has been a noticeable price change, it is still considerably cheaper than many chargers competitors offer. However, it is more expensive than the Tesla specific Wall Connector, sold for CAD 510 ($400).
The updated design is present in the charging handle, whereas the Wall Connector is still the same as its original design.
“Tesla says the J1772 Wall Connector can provide most electric vehicles with up to 70 km (44 miles) of range added per hour through a 24-foot cable. The unit can also ‘power-share to maximize existing electrical capacity, automatically distributing power and allowing you to charge multiple vehicles simultaneously,” the product description says.
The new charging solution is ideal for apartments, hospitality properties and workplaces, and houses, whether for indoor or outdoor use.
In addition, the updated Wall Connector is compatible with most North American EVs, although Tesla EVs require an additional SAE J1772 Charging Adapter, which is included in the company’s vehicles upon delivery.
Notably, the automaker also recently introduced the Wall Connector, compatible with Tesla and non-Tesla EVs.
“If you are a developer, manager or owner of commercial real estate and interested in purchasing more than 12 J1772 Wall Connectors, visit Commercial Charging,” says Tesla.
With continuous development in the charging infrastructure and materials used, it can significantly help accelerate the shift to electric vehicles globally.