The Tesla UMCs
As of May 2019, Tesla has been shipping cars with a new Generation 2 UMC (Universal Mobile Connector). All EU Model 3 cars also come with this new UMC.
The older Gen1 UMCs have a captive pigtail lead coming out of them, going to a proprietary connector.
The newer Gen2 UMCs do not have a captive pigtail lead. Instead, the proprietary connector is part of the actual UMC unit. This can be purchased from Tesla today, here.
There is also a new Gen3 UMC available as a spare part and it natively supports 16A three-phase power and comes with the red commando fitted (no adaptor required). This faster UMC can be purchased here.
The proprietary connectors differ between Gen1 and Gen2 UMCs are are not interchangeable.
Xavelec provides adaptors for all types of UMC as well as a Compact connector system that can be used with either UMC with the corresponding adaptor.
The table below lists the specifications and highlights the key differences between Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 UMCs.
The charging speeds mentioned are approximate values and will vary between 3, S and X and driving conditions, but offer a reference point.
|UMC Type||Gen1 – Model S and X cars till May 2019||Gen2 – Model 3, S and X cars from May 2019||Gen3 – Optional part. Approx £525 inc VAT.|
Part numberr 1046714-00-D
|16A Single-phase – 4kW – 10mph / 16km/h||Yes – with Xavelec adaptor, no Tesla adaptor available||Cars delivered before 2019 have the adaptor supplied. 2020 vehicles might not have the adaptor and it must be purchased from Tesla directly. Part number 1104947-00-A.||Yes – with Xavelec adaptor|
|32A Single-phase – 7kW – 20mph / 32km/h||Yes||Yes – with optional 32A Blue commando Tesla adaptor|
Part number 1104948-00-B.
|16A Three-phase – 11kW – 32mph / 50km/h||Yes||No||Yes|
|Phase inversion correction||Manual, requires Xavelec phase inversion adaptor||Automatic, no adaptor required||Automatic, no adaptor required|
|Adaptors provided by Tesla||32A Blue commando, 13A 3-pin plug||16A Blue commando (pre-2020), 13A 3-pin plug||None|
|Adaptor required for interfacing||16A Red commando, NOT provided by Tesla, must be purchased separately||16A Blue commando. Might be supplied depending on vehicle age.||None – captive 16A Red commando plug fitted|