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Best Home EV Charger for Tesla Model Y

Updated September 17, 2023, by Michael Kim

The Tesla Model Y is on track to become the best-selling EV in the world. This wildly popular crossover SUV from Tesla ticks all the right boxes in performance, efficiency, space, and fun.

With new reservations of the Model Y no longer including a Mobile Connector for Level 2 charging, many new owners are looking for options for charging at home. Based on our hands-on testing and research, we’ve rounded up our favorite home charging solutions for the Tesla Model Y.

Why trust us? We have hands-on testing experience with the most popular EV charging products.

Tesla Wall Connector Gen 3 (48 Amp)

Tesla Wall Connector charging Model Y

The most obvious choice for Model Y charging at home is Tesla’s own Wall Connector charging station. The latest 3rd generation home charger is Wi-Fi connected and supports up to 11.5 kW charging speeds, that is 44 miles of range added to the Model Y every hour. (60 amp circuit breaker is required to get the whole 11.5 kW)

The Tesla Wall Connector seamlessly integrates with the Tesla app and ecosystem. (Like the ability to open the Model Y’s charge port with a button on the charger handle) The Wall Connector allows the user to restrict charging to only Teslas, or even specific VIN Teslas. This is especially useful for outdoor installations. Also, more than one Wall Connector can be networked to enable ‘Power Sharing’ to avoid overloading the main electrical panel.

Wall Connector on Wall
Wall Connector working with Tesla Model Y

Why Consider Third-Party Home Chargers?

The Tesla Wall Connector is the best choice for most Model Y owners. However, third-party chargers offer interest features. For example; the Wall Connector must be professionally hardwired, but many third-party chargers come with a plug for NEMA 14-50 outlets.


  • 48 amps, 11.5 kW
  • 24 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • Hardwire installation only
  • Tesla charging connector (North America)


Designed specifically for Teslas, attractive design, integrates with Tesla app, no adapters needed to charge Teslas, reasonably priced


Needs to be hardwired professionally, no display screen, needs additional adapters to charge non-Teslas

Wallbox Pulsar Plus (48 Amp)

Wallbox Pulsar Plus 48 amp for Tesla Model Y

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is our top pick for a charger with a compact and attractive design at just 7.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″ in dimensions.

Available in 40 and 48 amp versions, the Pulsar Plus can charge up to 8 times faster than Level 1 (120v) charging. The Wallbox unit features a 25 foot long cable, the maximum allowed length. The 48 amp version of the Pulsar Plus is able to deliver up to 11.5 kW of power, matching the speed of the Tesla Wall Connector.

Wallbox also works great for households with multiple EVs that need to be charged simultaneously. Two or more Wallbox chargers on the same circuit can communicate with each other and balance the available household power between chargers. See full review here.


  • 40 and 48 amp versions
  • 25 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 outlet, or hardwired
  • Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • J1772 charge plug, connects to Teslas with an adapter


Compact design with clear indicator lights, myWallbox app companion app for control and charge monitoring


The app is rather basic compared to other chargers

Grizzl-E Classic EV Charger (40 AMP)

Grizzl-E Classic EV charger with Tesla Model Y

The Level 2 home charger from Grizzl-E is a compelling option for Model Y drivers looking for durability and value. It is a simple utilitarian design metal box with an LED indicator light and heavy-duty construction. There are no screens or wifi connectivity options, just a heavy duty industrial looking box with 40 amps of power delivery, which should translate to about 9 kW usable charging speed.

Grizzl-E is based in Canada, so their products are designed to perform in extreme weather conditions. The operating temperature range is between -22F to 122F for outdoor usage.  

This charger is available with either NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 06-50 wall connectors (check the SKU when ordering), and all variants can be hardwired by an electrician. Full review is available here.

Not sure which version you need? NEMA 14-50 is the most common plug, but both versions can also be hardwired by an electrician.


  • 40 amps, or as low as 16
  • 24 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50, NEMA 06-50, or hardwired options for installation 
  • J1772 charge plug, connects to Teslas with adapter


Good value, durable construction and materials, heavy duty charging cable, suitable for extreme climates, can charge almost any EV


No smart features or app control

ChargePoint Home Flex (50 Amp)

ChargePoint is a reputable brand in public charging as well as home charging. The Home Flex is one of our favorite home EV chargers; with a combination of attractive design, quality materials, and more than enough amps.

At the higher end of home chargers, the Home Flex is able to deliver up to 50 amps to your EV, the Model Y maxes out at 48 amps on AC. The companion ChargePoint app allows the driver to schedule charging sessions when electricity is cheapest, as well as send you reminders to plug in the car.

Compatible with most EVs on the market, the ChargePoint Home Flex is our top choice for most EVs with larger capacity batteries, like the Model Y. The ChargePoint Home Flex is a top seller on Amazon, and for good reason. A complete review can be found here.


  • Up to 50 amp charging, more than enough for Model Y
  • 23 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50, NEMA 6-50, or hardwired options
  • UL Listed; safe and eligible for rebates/incentives in many states
  • J1772 charge plug, connects to Teslas with an adapter


Energy Star Certified, Wi-Fi connectivity, cord remains pliable in colder temperatures,  NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 6-50 plugs available, up to 50 amps of current


A ChargePoint app and account is required for setup. Requires more assembly than competing chargers.

Emporia Smart Level 2 EV Charger (48 Amp)

Emporia charger for Model Y

The Emporia home EV charger is easy to recommend if you already have other Emporia energy products in your home, as the app can control a variety of Emporia hardware. But the EV charger is a competitive product in its own right. While cheaper than many competitors on the market, Emporia does not cut corners where it matters most in day to day usage.

We really liked the high power output (48 amps hardwired, 40 amps over NEMA 14-50), and the highly durable single piece metal charge cord holder. Most competing brands throw in a cheap plastic cord holder into the box. Installation and app configuration was relatively easy as well. You can see our full review here.


  • Up to 48 amps, when hardwired
  • 24 foot long cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 outlet or hardwired
  • J1772 charge plug, connects to Teslas with an adapter


Lower cost than competitors, up to 48 amps of power, app connectivity and scheduling, really good metal charge plug holder


The charge cord is shorter than competition, the charger casing is made from plastic

Lectron 240V (40 Amp)

Lectron 40 AMP for Tesla Model Y

Lectron makes a ton of models, but this specific 40 amp charger is our favorite budget pick. Small, light and portable. But unlike most travel charging adapters, the 40 amp Lectron could be your main home charger.

There are no apps or connectivity options, but the always-on display shows you the critical information about the charging session such as current, voltage, temperature, and charge time. Teslas allow the user to limit and schedule charging sessions from their infotainment system anyway.

Downsides? The warranty is only one year, and this charger is not suitable for frequent outdoor use (especially not in extreme climates) Lectron review.


  • 40 amps
  • 18 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 plug, no hardwiring
  • J1772 charge plug, connects to Teslas with an adapter


Great power output for a budget charger, more portable than wall mounted chargers, always on display with charge stats


Not really suitable for outdoor operation, Lectron customer service does not have a great reputation, shorter warranty than premium brands

How We Tested

After testing dozens of Level 2 charging units, we narrowed it down to six products for your consideration. Our test bench has a NEMA 14-50 outlet for quick charger swapping, but hardwired units like the Tesla Wall Connector were adapted to work with a plug using a spare NEMA 14-50 cord. (This is not recommended for permanent installations) Each product listed above was tested by us for at least two weeks.

More on Amperage and Model Y Charging Speeds

The Tesla Model Y is able to accept up to 48 amps of current at 240 volts on level 2 home charging. When you multiply those two figures together you get 11,520 watts, or 11.5 kilo Watts. (kW) This should be fast enough to fully charge a 75 kWh battery in about 7 to 8 hours from zero to full.

There are some caveats to these maximum speeds. When using a “plug-in” style charger with a NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 6-50 plug, the maximum power you can draw from the wall is 40 amps. A hardwired installation of a capable home wall charger is required to pull the full 48 amps.

In addition, your home needs a powerful enough circuit breaker to supply the EV charger’s needs. As a hard rule, an appliance should only draw a consistent 80% of the circuit breaker’s capacity. Therefore a 50 amp circuit breaker is required for charging at a steady 40 amps, and at least a 60 amp circuit breaker is required to charge at 48 amps. However, even if your household wiring is not up to the task, almost all EV chargers are able to be configured with a lower limit.

Here is a helpful table from Tesla with Level 2 charging speeds, circuit breaker requirements, as well as expected ranger added per hour.

How many miles of range are added per hour at different charging speeds on the Tesla Model Y?

Tesla Model Y Charging Fast Facts

EV Charging ConnectorTesla / NACS
Battery Capacity67 – 82 kWh
Level 2 Charging Power11 kW
Level 2 Max Amps48 A
Level 2 [20-80%] Charge Time4 – 5 Hours
Level 3 Peak Power254 kW

Level 3 Supercharging Curve

Tesla Model Y DC charging curve at V3 Supercharger

Frequently Asked Questions about charging the Tesla Model Y

What is the battery capacity of the Model Y?

The Model Y Long Range and Performance trims come with a battery capacity of around 82 kWh, and ~75 kWh of that is usable. A standard-range AWD variant with 4680 cells is also currently being produced at Giga Texas, this version is widely thought to contain 67 kWh (~60 kWh usable).

What charger comes with the Tesla Model Y?

New Tesla cars purchased after April 17, 2022 will not include any charging hardware, but the buyer will be given the option to add a Mobile Connector or home Wall Connector. You can also explore some third-party home charging recommendations from us at www.evchargerreviews.net.

How do I know if I am supposed to receive a free Tesla “Mobile Connector” charger?

Reservations made after April 17, 2022 will not include a free Mobile Connector for Level 1 and Level 2 charging. It must be purchased separately, or users can opt to upgrade and buy a dedicated home charging station like the ones above.

Should I charge the Tesla Model Y to 100%?

Tesla recommends setting a charging limit of 80-90% for day to day charging, and only going above that threshold for long trips when you really need the full range. The battery chemistry inside the Model Y battery may degrade faster if it spends a lot of time near 100% or 0% state of charge. The software on the charging screen makes it easy for the user to set up a charge limit.Tesla Model Y charge limiter screen

Does wheel size affect range on the Tesla Model Y?

Yes, the Long Range Model Y with the 19-inch wheels is EPA rated for 330 miles of range. While the same car with larger 20-inch wheels is only rated for 318 miles. The 21-inch wheels of the Performance trim further reduce range down to 303 miles.

How much does it cost to charge a Model Y at home?

If your off-peak electricity rates are around 13 cents per kWh like many locations in the US, then you can expect a full battery charger to cost around $10.26. This is assuming 75 kWh usable battery capacity and a 95% charging efficiency. Note that you would very rarely actually need to charge from zero to 100%, a 20% to 80% charging cycle is more representative of typical usage.

How fast can the Model Y charge at home?

The car is able to receive up to 11.5 kW of power on Level 2 AC when using a powerful enough charger. This should translate to roughly 44 miles of range gained per hour.

Can you charge a Tesla Model Y at home with 110V?

Yes, this is technically possible with the Tesla Mobile Connector or any other compatible charger. 110V charging is considered Level 1 charging, and only gains about 3 miles of range per hour. For most people a Level 2, 240V home charging system is recommended so the Model Y is ready to drive at the start of every day. Level 1 Charging

How much range can I get with an overnight Level 1 (110v) charger?

In our own 12 hour overnight charging test, the Model Y Long Range gained 14 kWh and 18% on Level 1. This adds about 60 miles of indicated range, but it’s more like 45 miles of highway driving.

Where is the charging port located on the Tesla Model Y?

Like on all Teslas, the Model Y has a charging port in the driver’s side rear corner of the car, integrated into the tail light assembly.Charging port location, tesla model Y.

Can the Model Y really charge at 250 kW on Level 3?

Yes, the Tesla Model Y will regularly boost to 250 kW at V3 (and V4) Supercharging stations if the car preconditions the battery prior to arrival, and if the battery state of charge is around 15% or lower. As you can see from our charging curve chart, the 250 kW speed is short-lived and typically throttles down to 200 kW past 20-25%. Still very fast charging for road trips.

Why not just use Superchargers all the time?

The obvious benefit of having a home EV charger is convenience. But the health of the high-voltage battery should also be considered. Level 3 DC fast charging stations like Superchargers pump a lot of energy into the battery quickly, and this produces a lot of heat. When a battery spends extended periods of time at high temperature and/or at a high state of charge percentage, it can degrade quicker than a battery that is primarily charged slowly. Bjorn Nyland has an interesting video about battery degradation of a Tesla that was almost exclusively Supercharged.

How much does Supercharging cost?

Pricing will vary by location and time of day. Expect to pay between 25 and 50 cents per kWh, and a typical charging stop on a road trip might add 40 to 50 kWh with a Long Range Model Y. So charging stops between $10-$25 are most common.

What makes EVchargerReviews.net experts on home EV charging? We get the product shipped into our garage lab and test each charging station for a minimum of two weeks before we can recommend a product.

Testing home charging stations for the Tesla Model Y.

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