Kona EV charging using Tesla AC home/mobile charger

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Kona EV charging using Tesla AC home/mobile charger

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Hi,

We are about to become a 2-EV household and are adding a Kona EV MY20 to a Tesla Model 3. I have a the Tesla High powered wall charger installed and also the Tesla Mobile charger (Gen 2) with a 32 amp 5-pin 3-phase plug.

Question is can I use the Tesla Mobile charger (Gen 2) to charge the Kona? With 32 amp tail, I should be able to provide the max 7.2kW that the Kona can charge at. Any hidden issues/dangers?

I wish to avoid a dedicated Kona Wall charger if I can as I already have a 32-amp 5-pin 3phase socket in the garage.

Also, I have read that the Tesla High powered wall charger (destination charger) doesn't work with non-Tesla vehicles. Is this true?

Any help from mixed Tesla/Kona owners (or electrical engineers) would be appreciated.
Thanks heaps!
-Kartik
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If the three-phase HPWC was an early model, it should charge the Kona. If it was a later model one, it might not. There's something on the serial code that gives it away.
Or just plug in and see.

Two EV household! That's commitment!

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Thanks Chris!

Any ideas if the mobile charger (UMC-Gen 2 with 32 amp plug) will charge the Kona?

As to the commitment, we have gone all-in! Including solar and Tesla Battery. It is the future, even if our politicians refuse to acknowledge it. My only worry is - Australia may become the dumping ground for old ICE vehicles once the world moves on. :cry:

Cheers,
K
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kartikatre wrote: Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 14:31 Thanks Chris!

Any ideas if the mobile charger (UMC-Gen 2 with 32 amp plug) will charge the Kona?

As to the commitment, we have gone all-in! Including solar and Tesla Battery. It is the future, even if our politicians refuse to acknowledge it. My only worry is - Australia may become the dumping ground for old ICE vehicles once the world moves on. :cry:

Cheers,
K
No The UMC and HPWC's provided with the Model 3 are locked to Tesla.
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reecho wrote: Thu, 01 Oct 2020, 19:27
kartikatre wrote: Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 14:31 Thanks Chris!

Any ideas if the mobile charger (UMC-Gen 2 with 32 amp plug) will charge the Kona?

As to the commitment, we have gone all-in! Including solar and Tesla Battery. It is the future, even if our politicians refuse to acknowledge it. My only worry is - Australia may become the dumping ground for old ICE vehicles once the world moves on. :cry:

Cheers,
K
No The UMC and HPWC's provided with the Model 3 are locked to Tesla.
Ah! Thank you. I thought as much. Was hoping against hope.
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