Tesla publishes Powershare Mobile Connector manual, but how is it different?

Tesla has published the owner’s manual for a new product called the ‘Powershare Mobile Connector.’ This new charging device was first announced with the launch of the Cybertruck, but even with the publication of the owner’s manual, it is still unclear how exactly it is different from the original Mobile Connector.

When deliveries of the Cybertruck kicked off last month, Tesla finally confirmed that it was their first electric vehicle (EV) to have bi-directional capabilities. The feature was named Powershare, and according to the automaker offers vehicle-to-load (V2L), vehicle-to-home (V2H), and even vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) capabilities.

A few weeks later when the first customers were invited to order their Cybertrucks, we learned the Foundation Series package included a ‘Powershare Mobile Connector.’ At the time we thought this device would be needed to use the V2V capabilities, but we have already seen it charging another Cybertruck with the Gen 2 Mobile Connector, with it even coming to the rescue of a Rivian R1T owner earlier this week.

This week Tesla has quietly published the owner’s manual for the Powershare Mobile Connector, and while it comes with a new look, we are still left with questions as to what sets this apart from the legacy Mobile Connector. The manual, first noticed by Sawyer Merritt, shows the specs of the new Mobile Connectors are identical to the previous generation, with only one extra line on the Powershare’s version mentioning a ground fault circuit interrupter.

Everything else about the new manual, with the exception of a new ISED Canada Compliance Statement, is identical to the old manual, offering no insights as to how this new version is different. Those answers might be included on the product description page, but the Powershare Mobile Connector hasn’t yet appeared on the Tesla Shop. There is also obviously no price yet.

You can read the full Powershare Mobile Connector manual below. Here is the Gen 2 Mobile Connector manual. If anyone has information on this new Powershare Mobile Connector, please reach out to us at tips@driveteslacanada.ca.

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