From EV home charger accessories to adapters – What do I really need?

From EV home charger accessories to adapters – What do I really need?

EV charging accessories: Your ultimate guide to an EV home charger Reading From EV home charger accessories to adapters – What do I really need? 5 minutes

You have probably heard a lot of phrases tossed around regarding your EV, especially from other electric car owners talking about their EV home charger accessories. While it can be exciting to explore all the new accessories you can get for your new toy, it can also be a bit intimidating – you don’t want to get some cheap gear that will hurt your car or burn out in a couple of years.

Here at LENZ, we’ve got plenty of options that are built to last and built for you. As the EV market continues to evolve, we are here to help you adapt to the latest trends and products. The J1772 to Tesla Charging Adapter is the perfect solution for EV owners with a Tesla vehicle. This can help you charge a Tesla with a charging cord that is meant for non-Tesla electric vehicles. We even have a Charger Lock Compatible with J1772 to Tesla Charging Adapter to keep your charger safe and secured – not only for the EV charging stations for your home, but even in a public space. By using our charger lock, you can rest assured that your charger is completely under your control. This is specifically designed to fit a wide variety of charging cords, with two locking rings that prevent it from being unplugged against your will.

Keep rolling with top chargers and EV home charger accessories

Back when electric vehicles first hit the market, one of the main criticisms was an inability to stay on the road for a prolonged period. Nowadays, those arguments have been left in the dust. No need to worry about “range anxiety” with a NEMA Adapter Compatible with Tesla Gen 2 Mobile Charger (14-50). These adapters connect directly into your vehicle, creating a port that is compatible with Tesla chargers – which you otherwise couldn’t utilize if you drove a non-Tesla EV. They will cost you around $59.99, and can plug you into the charging infrastructure throughout the United States. There are over 45,000 Tesla and J1772 charging stations across the country, and with this adapter, you can use them all. Not only does that make things easier when you are on the road, but you can also have a single charging station at home that works with all types of electric vehicles. Another at-home product that can transform your EV experience is the LENZ W401 LEVEL 2 HOME CHARGER, which boasts a 40 amp capacity in a weather-resistant box – so you can keep this outside for increased convenience.

Save money with an adapter for your home EV charging station

If you already own a Tesla but just purchased a J1772, or vice versa, there is no need to buy an entirely new setup for your EV home charging. Instead, find the right adapter for your EV home charger. You can attach our adapters to the end of your existing EV home charging cord and save money while using only one home EV charging station. Our J1772 to Tesla Charging Adapter is compatible with Tesla Models 3, Y, S, and X, making it a versatile option for EV home charging. This plug is commonly known as the J Plug, but it is also known as the SAE J1772 connector, which is universally used at all non-Tesla Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations throughout North America. Most electric vehicle manufacturers use the J Plug for charging – except Tesla. With our J1772 to Tesla Charging Adapter, you can easily switch between the two types of EV home chargers with ease. If you have a J1772 charging station, you simply attach the adapter to your outlet within the vehicle. This will allow you to use a third-party charger with your Tesla vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are charging stations necessary for an electric vehicle, or can I just plug into an outlet at home?

While you can technically charge your EV through a standard 13 amp wall socket at your home, we highly recommend purchasing a charging station for increased safety and faster charging.

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Just like the time it takes to charge an electric vehicle, this depends on a wide variety of factors. Some public charging stations are free, while others charge fees that are higher than at-home charging. The cost to charge your vehicle at home will ultimately depend on the efficiency of your charging station and the current rates of your electric company.

Do I need to charge my electric car every night?

Depending on the model and the battery capacity that it has, you should not charge your electric car every night. Most US and EU citizens barely have to charge their electric cars daily. For example, an 82 KWH battery capacity, depending on the model and manufacturer, can last you for around 380 miles.

How long can my electric car battery last?

The short answer is around 10-15 years. Electric car batteries lose around 2% of their capacity each year. If you get an electric car with a range of 100 miles, your battery capacity will drop by around 11 miles in 5 years.

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