Comparing The Tesla Wall Connector Gen 2 And Gen 3

Telsa strives to offer innovative, high-quality products to its customers. You will need to charge your Tesla electric car. Installing a charger at home is a smart idea. This will allow you to charge your car overnight so that it is ready for your morning commute.

Learn more about the Gen 2 & Gen 3 Tesla Chargers. Which one is the best?

There are differences


You should first look at both chargers. Both chargers are very attractive. The new charger has a glass front with a white background.

Specifications for Power

The Gen 2 connector is stronger than the one you have. The maximum power it can supply to an electric car is 80 amps. The Gen 3 charger can only supply 48 amps. The difference is not dramatic.

Almost all electric cars can only be charged at 48 amps.

The Length of Cable

A longer cable can make a huge difference. This is why the Gen 2 charger has 24 feet. The Gen 3 charger has only 18 feet. The Gen 2 connector is recommended if you require a longer cord.

Cable Thickness

The cables for Gen 2 connectors are thicker and more heavy than the previous generation. They’re tough to transport, so you know they’ll last. Gen 3 connectors feature thinner, lighter cords. They are easy to transport.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

You would like to be in control of your charger using your smartphone. You can with Gen 3 chargers. This is not possible with Gen 2 chargers.

Load sharing capabilities

The load sharing capabilities of Gen 3 chargers is better. A Gen 3 charger will allow you to share your load between 16 devices. The older charger can charge up to four devices simultaneously.


Surprisingly the cost of both chargers is almost identical. Each charger will set you back $500. It is difficult to choose a winner due to the high price. Gen 3 chargers will be preferred by some consumers, while Gen 2 chargers will be preferred by others. Both chargers work well, but Gen 3 has Wi-Fi connectivity.

Are you ready to set up a Tesla electric car charger at your home. You should consult a qualified electrician if you are. Pittsburgh Electrician installs electric car chargers. Get in touch with us to get started.