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Tesla wall chargers now available in South Africa

Rubicon Group has started selling Tesla Wall Connector electric car chargers in South Africa.

The company also distributes the Tesla Powerwall in the country.

According to Tesla, the Wall Connector is the most convenient charging solution for homes, hospitality properties, and workplaces.

Specifications

The Tesla Wall Connector is reported to add up to 71km of range per hour of charging to a car – model dependent – and offers various charging settings.

It also has a durable design for both indoor and outdoor use.

The charger features power-share capabilities, too, which allows the management of available power sources to automatically distribute enough current to multiple wall connectors to charge multiple cars simultaneously.

The Tesla Wall Connector is compatible with several electric vehicles currently sold in South Africa, said Rubicon.

Currently, the fully-electric vehicles on offer in the country are the BMW i3, Jaguar I-Pace, Mini Cooper SE, Porsche Taycan, and Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge.

Tesla said the Wall Connector is also developed to adapt to a wide range of home electrical systems, with customisable power levels for different circuit breakers.

Notable features of the Tesla Wall Connector include:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Type-2 charger handle
  • Maximum 32A output
  • Built-in grid spike protection
  • Supports TT, TN, and IT grid types
  • 2.6m standard cable, upgradable to 7.3m
  • Power-sharing (up to four Wall Connectors)
  • Approved for indoor and outdoor installation (IP55)
  • Support for 400V three-phase Wye, 230V three-phase Delta, and 230V single-phase Wye grid types

The Tesla Wall Connector will be priced at R9,500 (excl. VAT) in South Africa. This amounts to a total price of R10,925.

Stock has already arrived in the country, said Rubicon, and will be available to buy online from next week (20-26 September 2021).

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