Tesla compatible travel adaptors

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IMPORTANT: In order to use these adaptors, you must have the Tesla 16A commando plug lead for the Tesla granny charger (also known as the Mobile Connector/UMC). The lead was briefly supplied as standard in 2019, but is now an optional extra from the Tesla Shop, priced at £35+P&P.

It must not be confused with the 32A lead, which was supplied pre-2019. If unsure you can measure the diameter of the plug with the 16A being 42mm and the 32A 56mm.

The advantage of using the Tesla 16A lead over the 13A UK plug lead, is that faster charger rates can be achieved. The official Tesla figures are provided below:

Model 13A UK Plug Range/ Hour Charging

16A Tesla Plug Range/ Hour Charging

3 14 22
S 11 17
X 10 15

 

Once you have the Tesla 16A adaptor, you can then use our range of travel adaptors  to charge at sockets across Europe and Scandinavia for a fraction of the price of purchasing all of the required Tesla adaptors.

Typical Application

The picture below illustrates a typical application; a Tesla Gen 2 Mobile Connector fitted with the Tesla 230v 16A plug cable is connected to a Schuko socket using the standalone Schuko/French universal adaptor.

Choosing the Correct Adaptor

The Schuko/French universal adaptor pictured in the example has a CEE7/7 plug, which means that it is compatible with both the French (grey on the map) and German (light blue) sockets. It can be used in Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy (modern installations only), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.

The adaptor is available with a range of other plugs for countries on the map which are not coloured light blue or grey. If you are not sure which adaptor you require, we're always happy to advise.

Schuko

French

Universal Schuko/French Adaptor

The universal CEE 7/7 adaptor fits both Schuko and French types sockets and is the main adaptor required for the majority of Europe and Scandinavia. Rated at 230v 16A.

Traditional Italian Socket

New Bipasso Socket

Italian Adaptors 10A and 16A

Historically Italy has had its own specific socket, available in 10A and 16A versions. However, many buildings now have the Bipasso/Schuko socket, which can be used with both Italian and Schuko plugs.

The universal Schuko/French adaptor will therefore work anywhere in Italy where the Bipasso/Schuko socket is available. However the challenge may be in older buildings, where only traditional Italian sockets are provided. 

Whilst many sockets in Italy will accept both 10A and 16A plugs, some will only accept one type, so for complete peace of mind both adaptors would be required. Alternatively just the 10A version could be used as it will fit both sockets, although please note that with the 10A, adaptor charging will be limited to 10A and this must be dialled down on your EV.

Found in Chile, Eritrea, Italy, Libya, Maldives, San Marino, Syrian Arab Republic and Uruguay.

Swiss Adaptor

Switzerland and Liechtenstein use their own specific socket, available in 10A and 16A versions. 10A plugs can be inserted into 16A sockets, but the reverse is not possible. 

For complete peace of mind both adaptors would be required. Alternatively just the 10A version could be used as it will fit both sockets, although please note that with the 10A, adaptor charging will be limited to 10A and this must be dialled down on your EV.

Found in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Maldives and Rwanda.

Danish Adaptor

Denmark and Greenland use their own 16A socket. Whilst the socket looks similar to a Schuko/French socket, they must not be used together. Although they will fit, the earth will not be connected, which is extremely hazardous for EV charging. The Danish adaptor must be used for these sockets.

From 2008 French sockets were allowed to be fitted in Denmark, with Schuko sockets supported from 2011. The universal Schuko/French adaptor will therefore work in Denmark where either of these sockets are fitted. Data on their prevalence is not available, and so it is likely that in many places a Danish adaptor will still be required.

Found in Bangladesh, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guinea, Madagascar, Maldives, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Senegal.

 

Specification:

  • IP44 rated 230v 16A Menneke socket, to connect directly with the Tesla Mobile Connector 16A lead.
  • 0.3m of the largest diameter H07RN-F rubber cable which will safely fit the specific plug: 
    • 2.5mmsq - CEE 230v 16A, CEE 415v 16A, universal Schuko/French adaptor (16A).
    • 1.5mmsq - Danish adaptor (16A), Italian adaptor (16A), Swiss adaptor (16A).
  • Industrial specification H07RN-F rubber cable, specifically manufactured for harsh environments with high mechanical, chemical, water and UV resistance. Flexibility and performance is retained over a wide temperature range (-25 to 55°C). Find out what’s so special about this cable
  • PAT tested.