Since more and more photos are showing up around the internet, we might as well let the cat out of the bag officially.
My company, EV Components, is doing the aftermarket upgrade for the MC 120 that turns it into an MC 240 that can recharge a Tesla Roadster at 240 volts / 40 amps. Martin Eberhard is way too busy to do this for owners that were asking him for it. Martin did about 10 of the upgrades, then trained my technicians and handed off the project to us completely. We have completed 5 of them and are now scaling up for about 4 or 5 per week. We have orders for about 15 currently in process.
Here is the official product listing...
Photos on Flickr.com
Roadster Foundry Mobile Connector - a set on Flickr
Now available for ordering, the Roadster Foundry Mobile Connector (RFMC) designed by Martin Eberhard.
Built by Tesla Roadster owners for Tesla Roadster owners.
Comes with adapters for recharging a Roadster at 12 amps, 16 amps, 24 amps, 32 amps or 40 amps.
This upgrade for the 120-volt mobile connector (MC120) allows the owner of a Tesla Roadster to achieve maximum flexibility for recharging options while at home or on the road.
You ship us your MC120 (included with every Tesla Roadster), we will upgrade it and ship it back to you.
Many Tesla Roadster owners will find that this solution is a viable and less expensive alternative to the High Power Charger (HPC). Charging at 40 amps allows for overnight charging, even from a fully depleted battery. Installation only requires a NEMA 14-50 receptacle ($200 to $250) on a 50A breaker, generally less expensive than installing an HPC.
The Roadster Foundry Mobile Connector allows you to charge a Tesla Roadster at standard electrical outlets. The three adapters that are included in the $960 package are the most common you will find. We also offer two additional optional adapters that may also be useful in some situations.
NEMA - Regular wall socket
5-20 120V 20A (included)
10-30 208V-240V 30A (included)
14-50 208V-240V 50A (included)
14-30 208V-240V 30A (optional for extra $100)
10-50 208V-240V 50A (optional for extra $100)
Please allow 1-2 weeks for turnaround time on the upgrade process for your MC120. If the MC120 is your only method of recharging, please place your order and then contact us directly about your special requirements. We can specify the timing, then use Fedex shipping so that your unit is completed and returned to you within two days.
Below are two of the large MC 240 units produced by Tesla Motors that can charge at up to 30 amps. They only come with the NEMA 14-50 plug.
Notice the two smaller boxes. Those are our aftermarket RFMC 240 units. They each have the ability to be utilized on a variety of different NEMA receptacles. The light tells you the maximum amps you can draw based on the outlet that you have plugged into.