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Never having seen the charger that comes with an ED, I guess it does not accept 240 V, so don’t just plug it in. I’ve seen someone crack open either a Leaf or Volt charger and figure it could support the voltage, then converted the plug. Of course Jim could be referring to a step down transformer which would then drop the voltage down to 120 V, which would then also work.
If you have a Tesla specific charger, (acquired from Tesla), it is proprietary and I do not know a plug/adapter that will convert to J1772. (This won’t work with your ED as far as I know).
Tesla makes an adapter for the J1772 to fit into the Tesla vehicle socket/plug. This would mean you have a Level 2 EVSE, and this will work with your ED. The ED may not use all 40A, but that depends on the vehicle to “decide” how much 240 V amperage to pull.
I heard Tesla has an adapter to connect the car directly to a 14-50 outlet, but I do not have the pleasure of owning a Tesla and so this is just rumor mill in my mind. Do you plug your Tesla directly into the outlet? Maybe you can post a pic of how you connect it? That would help us a lot in helping answer your question. (Or you can post links to what you use as well).