Our three ranges to cater for both UMC types
We offer three ranges of adaptors and extension leads for use with the UMCs.
Standard Red / Gen1 UMC
For use with the older Gen1 UMC, these adaptors come with the 16A red commando socket (IEC 60309) allowing you to interface with the Tesla 16A red three-phase UMC adaptor, details of which can be found here. Please be aware that this Tesla UMC adaptor is not normally provided as part of the kit with the vehicle and has to be purchased separately from Tesla. The 32A blue UMC adaptor supplied with the kit is not used in any of our solutions.
The Gen1 UMC is better in that it supports three-phase charging allowing up to 11kW power (providing suitable power source is available). This will offer the highest charging speed possible on Model S, X and 3.
Standard Blue / Gen2 UMC
If you have a post-May 2019 S or X or a Model 3, the Gen2 UMC uses the 16A blue commando as an interface. The 16A blue UMC adaptor is supplied as part of the UMC pack with the car so unlike the 16A red used with the Gen1, you do not need to buy any additional Tesla adaptors.
Tesla can optionally provide a 32A Blue commando adaptor (part number 1104948-00-B). Our modular adaptor system doesn’t interface to this, but we can provide 32A Blue commando extension leads if required. 32A single phase / 7kW is the fastest charging speed supported by the Gen2 UMC as it does not unfortunately support three-phase.
The blue and particularly red commando sockets take up some space and whilst they are IP44 rated, they are only splashproof and not fully waterproof. They can also be quite clunky to operate if you have small hands.
Xavelec has developed a “Compact” connector which still offers full 11kW three-phase capabilities whilst being a lot smaller and fully waterproof so has no issues being left submerged in water.