Standalone UK, European & Scandinavian EV charging adaptors (compatible Tesla Gen 2 UMC)

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These adaptors are only compatible with the Tesla Gen 2 Mobile Connector (UMC) and any other device with a 230v 16A IEC60309/CEE/Commando plug. For connecting all other EVs using a 13A plug or Tesla Gen 1 Mobile Connectors, use our standalone adaptors.

The Mobile Connector (previously known as the Universal Mobile Connector/UMC) is the portable charger supplied with every Tesla, often known as the 'granny charger'. Up until around January 2019 Teslas were supplied with the generation 1 Mobile Connector, moving to the generation 2 after that date. The two different versions provide distinctly different power input options:

  • In addition to the UK 13A plug adaptor, Gen 1 has a 32A input, whilst gen 2 has 16A.
  • Unlike gen 1, generation 2 units are not affected by reverse polarity. This means that polarity reversal adaptors are not required.

Generation 1

  • Single or 3 phase charging (with red CEE plug additional adaptor).
  • 2.3kW - 11kW (3 phase only).
  • 13A UK plug.
  • 32A CEE blue commando plug (57mm diameter).
  • Can be identified by a short length of cable between the main unit and the adaptor socket.
  • If you have a gen 1 unit, see our standalone adaptors.

Generation 2

  • Single phase charging.
  • 2.3kW - 3.7kW.
  • 7kW with 32A additional adaptor (not supplied).
  • 13A UK plug.
  • 16A CEE blue commando plug (43mm diameter).
  • The adaptor socket is an integral part of the main unit.

 

Using the Gen 2 Mobile Connector in Europe and Scandinavia

Using the Mobile Connector in the UK is relatively simple, as there are generally only domestic 13A or commercial 16A sockets. In contrast, charging abroad can be a confusing minefield, with a need to navigate a range of different sockets which look deceptively similar, yet may be in incompatible with some plugs, even when they physically fit together.

Following extensive research and customer feedback, we have developed a range of standalone Tesla Gen 2 Mobile Connector compatible adaptors to enable charging using domestic and commercial sockets across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. The separate adaptors connect to the 230v 16A Tesla Mobile Connector lead and provide a simple, cost effective solution:

  • Plug the Tesla 230v 16A Mobile Connector lead into the adaptor socket.
  • Connect the required adaptor to the supply socket.

    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.

    Adaptor Options

    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.

    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. 

    Many sockets in Italy will accept both 10A and 16A plugs. As 10A Italian sockets are inadequate for charging, only the 16A adaptor is provided.

    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. 

    As 10A Swiss sockets are inadequate for charging, only the 16A adaptor is provided.

    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.

     

    The Electrical Safety First website provides a fantastic resource to check the type of sockets used in any county worldwide. For more technical information, the Digital Museum of Plugs and Sockets provides a fascinating resource.

    Using the Gen 2 Mobile Connector with CEE Sockets

    43mm diameter

    CEE 230v 16A Blue Sockets - No adaptor Required

    Found at campsites and marinas across the UK and Europe. 

    The Tesla 16A Mobile Connector lead plugs in directly, with no adaptor required.

     

    57mm diameter

    CEE 230v 32A Adaptor

    Commonly used in industrial locations and power installations at temporary sites.

    The adaptor has an MCB unit, which protects the output at 16A.

    Please be aware of cheaper adaptors available online which do not include an MCB. These are a serious hazard, as if a fault occurs the EV charger and cable would not be protected by a 16A breaker. Subjecting the 16A rated cable and charger to up to 32A before the 32A supply MCB tripped would result in it becoming dangerously hot, risking an electrical fire.

    The standalone 230v 32A to 13A socket adaptor may provide a more cost effective solution where 13A max charging is sufficient.

    56mm diameter

    CEE 415v 16A Adaptor

    Commonly used in industrial locations and power installations at temporary sites

    The 415v 16A adaptor enables connection.

    63mm diameter

    CEE 415v 32A Adaptor

    Commonly used in industrial locations and power installations at temporary sites.

    The adaptor has an MCB unit, which protects the output at 16A.

    Please be aware of cheaper adaptors available online which do not include an MCB. These are a serious hazard, as if a fault occurs the EV charger and cable would not be protected by a 16A breaker. Subjecting the 16A rated cable and charger to up to 32A before the 32A supply MCB tripped would result in it becoming dangerously hot, risking an electrical fire.

    The standalone 415v 32A to 13A socket adaptor may provide a more cost effective solution where 13A max charging is sufficient.


    Specification

    • IP44 rated 230v 16A Menneke socket, to connect directly with the Tesla Mobile Connector 16A lead.
    • 0.4m 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).
    • 32A MCB protected adaptors use a Gewiss robust IP55 weatherproof DIN enclosure (overall dimensions W105mm x H170mm x D98mm) with a 16A type B MCB. The 415v 32A plug may vary from that illustrated.
    • 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 temperate range (-25 to 55°C). Find out what’s so special about this cable
    • PAT tested.

    If you require an adaptor which is not listed, please do get in touch, as we can make adaptors for almost any international socket, many from stock.