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Best Buy Now Carries Tesla Wall Connector Chargers

Best Buy is now selling Tesla’s charging stations in the US as the company pushes to make its charger the new standard in the region.

It surprised many when Tesla announced earlier this month that it will open its EV charge connector to make it the new standard.

It hopes that by sheer force of numbers, its sleeker and more powerful design will defeat the J1772/CCS combo connector, which has been adopted by virtually all automakers selling vehicles in North America.

There are still more EVs in North America using the Tesla connector, now known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), than any other automaker currently selling EVs on the market using the J1772/CCS connector, despite the fact that Tesla dominates the EV market in America.).

Superchargers are also unquestionably the best and most extensive DC fast-charging network available today.

Additionally, it could be useful for those who traded in their Pixel 6 phones for Pixel 7 phones and received Best Buy e-gift cards worth $200. πŸ™‚

Tesla North American Charging Standard NACS | Graydon Schwartz
NACS vs CCS Connector

Best Buy now sells Tesla charging stations with both its own and CCS J1772 connectors.

Distributors have been involved with Tesla in the past, but primarily for installation services.

Best Buy is Tesla’s first direct-to-consumer retailer to sell its charging stations.

There are two products offered by the automaker at Best Buy:

Tesla’s own website lists the same prices: $550 for the station with the J1772 connector (J1772 Wall Connector), and $350 for the station with the Tesla connector (Wall Connector).

Tesla - Wall Connector - 24ft Electric Vehicle Charger with 48A Hardwired - White
$350.00 OR $29.17/month

The Tesla Wall Connector is our most convenient charging solution for Tesla vehicles and is ideal for houses, apartments, hospitality properties and workplaces.

I earn a commission or account credit if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

Vehicle compatibility

Compatible with Tesla vehicles.

Charging speed

Up to 44 miles of added range per hour or 11.5kW depending on Tesla model and breaker size.

WiFi connectivity

Over-the-air firmware updates for continual product improvements and access control.

Ease of install

Includes an open wire box that provides room for landing wires with entry point options from the top, bottom and rear. Can be installed by any qualified electrician.

Variable amperage

Allows max output to be customized to an existing power supply and supports any output up to 48A. Possible max output configurations include: 48A, 40A, 32A, 24A, 16A, 12A.

Power-share

Link up to six Wall Connectors for efficient power management.

Warranty

Four years for Residential use and one year for Commercial use.

Tesla - J1772 Wall Connector - 24ft Electric Vehicle Charger with 48A Hardwired - Black
$550.00 OR $30.56/month

The Tesla J1772 Wall Connector is a convenient charging solution for Tesla and non-Tesla electric vehicles alike and is ideal for houses, apartments, hospitality properties and workplaces.

I earn a commission or account credit if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

Vehicle compatibility

Compatible with most North American EVs, including Tesla vehicles (adapter available on Tesla Shop).

Charging speed

Up to 11.5kW depending on vehicle model and breaker size. Miles of added range per hour will vary by vehicle.

WiFi connectivity

Over-the-air firmware updates for continual product improvements.

Ease of install

Includes an open wire box that provides room for landing wires with entry point options from the top, bottom and rear. Can be installed by any qualified electrician.

Variable amperage

Allows max output to be customized to an existing power supply and supports any output up to 48A. Possible max output configurations include: 48A, 40A, 32A, 24A, 16A, 12A.

Power-share

Link up to six Wall Connectors for efficient power management.

Warranty

Four years for Residential use and one year for Commercial use.

Using a third-party retailer could indicate that the company does not intend to own the entire charging station distribution network.

How do you feel about Tesla’s move? Comment below and let us know what you think.

By Graydon Schwartz

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