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    Charging at 44mph

    There used to be an option that ended I think in 2018 for a 72amp circuit in model x/s. If your boss has an older wall connector that supports 72amp charging, that’s the difference. It would need to be on a 90 amp circuit breaker.
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    Help with Nema 14-50 Install (with pictures)

    Agreed. best guess is that the outlet is wired incorrectly, panel wiring looks fine.
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    Tesla app disappearing as Apple maps sharing option - found a solution

    I've got the same problem, didn't realize restarting the phone (iphone 8+) would help, so thanks.
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    Nema 14-50 install location/garage

    i think if you install the 14-50 on the front wall of your garage, you're going to have a tough time reaching the charge port with the mobile connector. if you can, have it installed close to the garage door opening, either side.
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    Can you run a PC from Tesla 12v with an inverter?

    i think the 12v plug is tied to a 15A fuse, so i wouldn't use more than 150 watts. if you want to attach a 500 watt inverter it should be attached directly to the battery with a fused connection, likely more work than you want to do.
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    Wall connector installation and cold weather

    I’ve got two gen 2 chargers which have thicker cables (they can charge at up to 80 amps) on the inside of the outside garage wall in Connecicut, and there’s no problem with stiff cables.
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    Trying to reuse the existing wiring for HPWC. A sanity check for me, please?

    If for some reason you decide to run new wire, upgrade it to support 100amp service and use a subpanel for future expansion. As for now, there’s no point in replacing wiring without an upgrade.
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    Trying to reuse the existing wiring for HPWC. A sanity check for me, please?

    I would avoid the switch. There are simple/cheap junctions you can use and just put it in a junction box. Look for “Al/Cu wire connectors”, and get the ones that screw down, not the fancy wire nuts. Use corrosion inhibitor (Noalox) on the aluminum connections. As long as the junctions are in a...
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    14-50 outlet on a 120V circuit?

    I wholeheartedly agree. If you don't have experience wiring a circuit breaker you shouldn't do any of what i told you. i learned this stuff as an electrician's apprentice, not reading forum posts or watching youtube. that said, it would be very reasonable to ask an actual electrician to wire a...
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    14-50 outlet on a 120V circuit?

    It is simple to convert a standard 120v-20a outlet (NEMA 5-20) into a 240v-20a outlet (NEMA 6-20) by changing around the wires at the breaker. keep in mind it will affect everything on that circuit, so if youve got anything else on that circuit you'll start a fire. a 6-20 outlet will give you...
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    What Extension Cord Do I Need For 14-30 Drier Outlet

    $100 sounds reasonable actually. if you buy the wire itself (8/4 SOOW), without ends, at home depot, it costs $3.24/ft. the male/female ends are probably $15 each.
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    250V 20A from two NEMA 5-15 outlet Charging different phase?

    that's technically sort of possible, but if those outlets are using 14 gauge wire and/or connected to 15 amp breakers, you'll only be able to use a 6-15, not 6-20. having two circuits allows you to double the voltage, but the amperage is based on wire gauge and breaker rating. if the outlets...
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    Voice Commands List

    Tesla Voice Commands
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    Wheel dolly jacks for long trip?

    They're fantastic for parallel parking.

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