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  1. P

    Off-the-floor, magnetic cable keeper (DIY charging station)

    Just sharing our home charging station setup for anyone out there looking for ideas. I am 100% open to suggestions and criticisms of how I could improve/do better/fix something wrong. Goals super easy to use: I do not want to deal with coiling cables. I want to be able to plug and unplug with...
  2. Jbapckfan

    Charging question for MYP - home and work chargers available

    MYP scheduled for delivery later this month, first tesla. Home Tesla charger getting installed soon. I found out the hospital I work at has 2 free Tesla chargers that look exactly like the Tesla wall connector I ordered. They are first come first serve but I’ve never seen one in use. My commute...
  3. E

    16A Blue Adaptor

    HI All, Got the Tesla on the way, and I'm just trying to wrap my head around the charging options for home. I probably only do about 50 km at most on a typical day. My plan was to go for the caravan type plug. Tesla call it a 16A Blue Adaptor on their page, but in other threads its referred to...
  4. P

    Ways to track amount of home charging vs supercharging/non-home charging?

    Hey everyone! My apartment complex wants me to pay for the amount of electricity I use for charging. Is there a way to track how much kW I use from a 240V 6-50 NEMA outlet every month? I was also wondering if the car already somehow tracks supercharger kW vs home kW so that I can just go off of...
  5. S

    Charging from Appartment parking in Düsseldorf Germany

    Hey Guys, I have underground parking in my apartment, but surprisingly until now no one has a EV or PHEV vehicle in my apartment though we have 100 parking slots. I am one step away to book a tesla model 3, but I am not sure how I can get a changing option in my parking. is there any suggestion...
  6. SpudLime

    I would appreciate your help deciding on a home charging situation with which power cord(s)/adaptor(s) to buy.

    Ok folks, I would appreciate your help deciding on a home charging situation with which power cord(s)/adaptor(s) to buy. Current house has 240v 30A plug in the garage. I would like to ensure that the money spent is future proof. At some point I may either swap to a 50A in my current house or...
  7. B

    Converting NEMA 10-50 to 14-50

    Hi All, Getting a 2021 Model Y tomorrow and my garage(new house) has a NEMA 10-50 outlet. I am trying to change the outlet to 14-50. Info: 1. The wiring is 6AWG from circuit breaker(50) to the outlet and then to a hot tub(Circuit breaker is shared) (see the picture added ) 2. The box is a...
  8. G

    Any problems with non-tesla home wall charger?

    Hi, I'm excited to be picking up my new Model 3 in 3 weeks! I'm a bit lost on all the home charging options out there. Would I miss out on any features if I have a non-Tesla wall charger installed (like a Rolec, Pod Point, or other)? I'm not sure if I need the Tesla one to be able to set...
  9. C

    NEMA 6-30 Adapter

    I'm sorry if this has already been asked, but I cannot find it anywhere in the forums. Does anyone know why Tesla does not make a NEMA 6-30 adapter for the mobile connector? I have a dedicated 240v 30 amp circuit (10/2 with ground) from my main panel that was originally installed for a water...
  10. C

    Help/Advice: PG&E Forcing Me Off EV2-A due to 800% Baseline Allowance Rule

    I received a notice from PG&E that I'm exceeding 800% baseline usage and thus will be forced off EV2-A. They plan to put me on a time of use rate plan E-TOU-D. Baseline usage is 336 kWh/month and I'm hitting 2800 kWh/month or 833%. However, 75% of the usage occurs between midnight and 5:00AM...
  11. T

    Anyone using a Gen 3 Wall Connector in Tampa/Orlando Region?

    I would really love to use someone's unit for about 45 minutes early next week for a quick educational video shoot. Would be a HUGE help for me. I can share more details privately. Thanks! Todd Kaiser
  12. G

    Quebec - charger recommendation

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  13. V

    Big Island Charging Help - Kona / Holualoa Area

    Hello! I just purchased a Model X but am in a temporary housing situation right now and unable to install a wall connector. I looked into the destination chargers at both the Hilton and the Four Seasons, but, due to COVID, they're closed with their parking lots barricaded and inaccessible. I'm...
  14. bons

    Outdoor charging setup during typhoon season?

    Hi just wondering for those who have car parks / charging stations set up outdoors whether there are any issues w charging during rain or especially during typhoon season etc. or need to take steps to shelter the charger/car like using a canopy system. Thanks all!
  15. Y

    Can I increase amps on my HPWC?

    I just upgraded to a 2020 MS from a 2013 MS. I have a 1st Gen HPWC on a 50 amp circuit. The maximum my 2013 could use was 40 amps. With the 2020 they have upped that to 48 amps but one has to be connected to a HPWC delivering at least 60 amps. Does anyone know if I replace the 50 amp breaker...
  16. J

    Home charger options

    Hey folks. Waiting for my delivery TXT or Email or what have you and I have been thinking about charging. Is it really needed to have a Tesla wall charger or even something like the Juicebox or Clipper Creek EVSE devices in the house? Would a second mobile connector, like the one that comes...
  17. J

    Picking up on Friday

    Decided to join the Tesla family with a MSP Midnight Silver, black interior, with 21", FSD. We also have a Model Y on Order with delivery TBD. Excited about the change to full EV. Coming out of several Audis. Order was placed on 2/27 and scheduled pickup on 3/6 (it was an inventory car that...
  18. B

    Cost to charge at home?

    Noobie question - I have tiered pricing from Austin Energy (i.e. not peak/off peak pricing) and the highest tier I’m ever in is $0.078 per k/w. If the battery capacity of my SR+ is 62 kwh would the cost to full charge from empty be 62 x $0.078? $4.84? Is it that simple? Obviously I would...
  19. Cwmwd

    Efficient home charging

    Now that I'm getting used commuting and topping up every night I got to wondering whether letting the battery drop lower and charging less frequently might be more efficient by making the most of the part before the taper? For example, last night I charged at 28A and topped up the car from 70%...
  20. T

    Home Charging Stations

    New to the world of EV’s so just getting opinions on which home charging point to go for? A local installer and friend of mine is telling me the Zappi is the best option as it’s completely future proof and you get the govt grant included. I know the Tesla one does not get the grant however I...
  21. MightyHawk

    Sharing home L2 charging with others during blackouts

    Winter is approaching and with it come the possibility of ice storms and downed power lines. A major storm can knock out power for hundreds of thousands of people in an area, perhaps for days. Likewise, many EV owners in California affected by the rolling blackouts have had to scramble to find...
  22. R

    Very interesting battery observation

    I am no battery expert but I have decided to see if there is a difference in how I charge my car. All charges are done at home. Here are a few observations: 1. The left orange readings are for charging to 85-90% from about 65% over the past few weeks. Interesting to note that the...
  23. B

    BC EV Charger Program

    First post - new Model 3 owner living in Vancouver, BC. For those in BC you may be aware of the recently announced government / BC hydro rebate programe for installing a L2 charger. Tesla was not an approved charging station - I followed up on this and just received the following reply: Thank...
  24. A

    Ideal home charging practices...Daily? What %?

    Hey Guys, been having a cordial discussion with other newer owners on best recommended practice for charging our vehicles at home. I've read some information from Tesla but can't pinpoint and verify if this is the best way to do it. My Understanding: Plug in your car at home nightly if possible...
  25. Palros

    Noob home charging questions

    Hi. Sorry this may have been answered else where but when I searched I could not find a recent topic. I am looking at leasing model 3 bit I am trying to get my head around charging. I know I can get 7kw at my house but I was trying to workout the pros and cons of going for a Tesla charger or a...
  26. Z

    Electrical question: which outlet I can install based on what is available?

    The previous owner of our house had 2 40A circuits going to a dedicated garage junction box. Based on what other items I saw laying around, I think he was growing cannabis. This is in CO so it's legal to grow the sticky icky. I was jazzed to see 2 40A breakers on the panel and purchased a...
  27. Antares Nebula

    Any drawback to future proofing a single Tesla wall connector with 100 amp circuit?

    Any drawback to future proofing a single Tesla wall connector with 100 amp circuit? Want to install a Tesla Wall Connector for one Tesla (Model 3). May or may not buy additional Teslas in future. Since I (that is my electrician) have to do the electrical work for one connector, which only...
  28. Antares Nebula

    What happened to the Tesla Wall Connector with the NEMA 14-50 plug?

    What happened to the Tesla Wall Connector with the NEMA 14-50 plug? See: New Tesla Home Charging Station Offers Faster Charging, Plus You Can Take It With You | CleanTechnica Tesla unveils first home charging station that can be plugged into a wall outlet – TechCrunch Tesla launches new Wall...
  29. J

    Which Home Charger Should I Buy?

    My wife and I are both considering getting Model 3s as our next cars. Is there a home charger that can charge two vehicles at once or do we need to purchase two chargers? What is the amperage requirements of a charger? The house we purchased is pre-wired for 30 amps, but can run more capacity if...
  30. S

    UK Home charger assistance

    Hey folks - I need a home charger for my upcoming Model 3 delivery and understand that, in Europe, the standard is called CSS and this is what most (all??) Electric cars use here. I read that the Model 3 will be compatible with this standard. My wife has seriously range anxiety so is not ready...
  31. gnuarm

    The Future of EV Home Charging and the Grid

    The typical home built in the last 40 years has 200 amp service and so can draw up to 40 kW continuously. I've read the distribution grid is designed for an average load of 4 to 6 kW per home. Can anyone confirm this number? Depending on the part of the US you live in many homes use a heat...
  32. Toysla

    Home Charging Question on Using Electric Dryer Outlet 10-30A

    Hello! My car garage electric clothes dryer has the old straight-pin 10-30 plug. Through Tesla, I ordered and received a NEMA 10-30 adapter (the one with that 2 straight and 1 "L" pin). I would like to use my existing 220V 30A wall socket and plan to plug (unplug) my Tesla portable adapter...
  33. N

    Advice: Rental property and Model 3

    Hi Everyone FIrst time tesla customer here (almost). I am taking delivery of my model 3 next week and I am having some trouble with installing Tesla charging at my home which I rent. The option that I am considering is to use the dryer plug (10-30 or 14-30 adapter) to charge the Model 3. I...
  34. T

    DIY mobile charger installation - NEMA 14-50 240V 50amp

    Just wanted to share a video I made of my own DIY installation of a charging station for my new Model 3. It’s good for charging at up to 40 amps if your charger supports it. I took queues from other threads here while making material and installation decisions. NOTE: Depending on your...
  35. clydeiii

    Living in a townhouse with no ability to charge overnight

    I took the plunge and purchased a Telsa 3 this week. My current living situation is such that I rent a basement unit of a townhouse in Capitol Hill, and of course house does not have a garage or any associated parking space. I've lived there for 10 years, and park on the street every night...
  36. CoastalCruiser

    Tesla Model 3 Home Charging Guide now available

    Tesla Model 3 Home Charging Guide | TeslaTap With the questions about charging a Model 3 ramping nearly as fast as the car itself it seemed that a comprehensive resource that folks could link to might be helpful. This charging guide is Model 3 specific, providing an overview of charging the...
  37. T

    Future proofing electric vehicle charging at home...

    I'm currently leasing a Volt that will expire at the end of the year, and have a Tesla 3 coming within a few months. The charger I installed for the Volt connects to a 14-50 circuit and is capable of outputting 40 amps using the standard J1772 port (It's a Juicebox). At first, I thought about...
  38. mrfra62

    Charging Model X

    So sorry guys. I'm new Tesla owner Model X. Maybe it has been posted before but can anyone tell me if it is possible to create home charging with the cable directly connected to high voltage power supply (in Dutch it would be "krachtstroom") 380/400 V? So it would be on one end the type 2 outlet...
  39. Qbenjamin

    Home Charging Issue w/Gen 2 UMC

    Just curious if anyone else is having the same issue that we're experiencing with our 2nd Gen UMC. We took possession of our M3 almost a month ago and haven't had to charge at home until very recently. When we plug the 2nd Gen UMC into a traditional 120V outlet (GFI), it trips the circuit...

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