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    How much / month are you paying MYLR?

    I always put down the maximum cash I have on hand, always. It doesn’t matter if this is a car or a house. The more you pay down, the less interest you pay over the life of the loan (and lower payment). I like having some wiggle room in my finances. Don’t think of the monthly payment. Think in...
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    Battery range with AC on

    Oooooooh! I hadn’t considered the efficiency losses. Great point. @E_Wright so, upon further consideration, my real-world mileage is around 60% EPA (216/358). Assuming the same for the M3P, 60% * 315 = 189 mi range. If you want to drive 150mi a day (max) you are looking at utilizing 79%...
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    Battery range with AC on

    What’s the 0.89? In any event, it’s irrelevant as it would divided out. Point of the calculations is to show true range based on real-world data.
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    Battery range with AC on

    I’ve only had my 3LR for two weeks. EPA does not equate to real-life range. I drive 70mi/day round trip 95% Hwy and I am charging roughly 28-30kWh/day. The car is averaging 290Wh/mi, but this doesn’t account for Sentry mode using energy, cabin overheat mode enabled, etc. I don’t drive too...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    Very nice, a little bit of paint and you will be set.
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    Moving charger location in garage

    I would agree with this. The Polaris Lugs are a very secure and clean way of securing everything at the current install location. Since you ran #4, you can have the lugs connected to those #4s (effectively a splice point), and run two sets of #6s to each Tesla Wall Connector from the Polaris...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    Ha ha, hardly hulk hands at all. It was really hard to run it under and around all the other wires up there neatly. Having two helpers was absolutely necessary and having some random pieces of plywood and sheathing was necessary to not only work on but to re-spool the wires at various...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    After charging for a week, it was time to start some drywall work. A few YouTube videos later, I was ready to start. After a few passes with the mud, multiple days, and some spackle, it was time for paint. Looks good! I can hardly tell there were two giant holes in the wall the week before...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    After checking that all the voltages were correct, It was time to commission the TWC. I connected it wifi and all that good stuff. It looks pretty good to me. This pic was taken during the first at-home charge. Nothing blew up I am proud to say 🤪
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    Here is a close-up of the cable coming into the panel. The cable is nice and snug. Since all the wires are black, I added some red electrical tape to differentiate the two legs. (L1 and L2) Lowe's didn't have any green electrical tape when I went. So, I need to find some more elsewhere...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    Efficient is a relative term. If I need to charge, day or night, I want the fastest, cheapest route possible. The TWC meets this need. Sure, most of the time you will charge at night, so the extra amperage doesn't help. However, in the event that I need to charge at a faster rate, the option is...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    A quick safety note: Whenever we were doing work in the panel, we always had the power off. You can see how I added some temporary insulation on the hot side of the main breaker to keep us safe. My original plan was to go straight through the main center hole at the top of the panel. I even...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    Here you can see the cable runs inside of my attic and how had to drill through the studs using a 1-1/2" drill bit and a right-angle drill. (not an easy feat). I used one-hole straps to secure the cable every few feet or so, with a few extras near transition points. This was quite a bit of work...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    With all the parts purchased, and the plan made, it's time to start the hard work. The first task was to identify the ideal location for the TWC. This spot is an inside wall and sits between the 2 and 1-car sides of my 3-car garage. So, there is no insulation or other wires to worry about. I...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    Sorry, I wasn't clear, I am referring to the upsizing of the wire, not the breaker. There was some confusion in some of the threads regarding wire size ampacity and breaker ampacity. If you install wire rated at 60A, that would be undersized, so we are upsizing the wire to support 70-75A, which...
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    My breaker panel Breaker install location Biggest installed breaker. Useful to find a compatible one rated at 60A.
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    DIY Install Home Wall Charger

    I decided I would try and help out the community while documenting my journey. I am an Electrical Engineer, so I feel quite confident in my DIY installation skills while meeting codes. I have studied online and have consulted an electrician for advice. I will make an effort to document my...
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    Model 3 - LR AWD Waiting Room

    Ordered M3LR 4/27/22. Originally, they were expecting to ship July-October. Later it was changed July-August. This weekend I noticed a 6/17 - 6/30 availability. I ordered Black Paint with white interior. Plan on getting Stealth Protection Film and Chrome Delete. Pretty stoked. Something like this:

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