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  1. A

    Question about Tesla Wall Connector

    Hi everyone, I've purchased a 2nd hand Model S. Just waiting to take delivery later this month. Exciting times! Tesla Japan quoted me a rough ballpark estimate to install the Wall Connector for about 30,0000 to 40,0000yen which I thought was pretty ridiculous and put me on the search for...
  2. P

    Tesla Wall Connector - installation approach

    I have a 2020 Model 3, and a Gen 3 Wall Connector. I will have a 60 Amp / 240 breaker installed. 6/3 wire will be used from the breaker up and inside the wall, into the attic and over about 9 ft horizontal, down inside the wall to the location of the Wall Connector. From the electricians I spoke...
  3. N

    Is stringing important with optimizers?

    Here is my layout, except the installer says they cannot fit all of the panels shown on the south side so they will move one to the east side. What is the best string for the east and west panels? I think without optimizer, the correct approach is to string 12 in the south together and then...
  4. N

    Advise for installation day?

    Tesla called to offer install on Monday. This is in PG&E territory. I would appreciate any advise for what to expect or if there are any choices I need to make. I still wonder if the inverter should be in the garage or outdoors. I see both options in my neighborhood and I wonder if those inside...
  5. C

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station installation in Ontario Condos

    Are you looking to have an electric vehicle (EV) charging station installed in your condominium parking space? Let me tell you it is definitely a long process but the result is well worth it! I have created this document to help other people like myself who are keen to have an EV but are not...
  6. B

    Help with finding an Electrician NYC

    Looking for an assist. We're planning to purchase a model Y but having some trouble finding an electrician in Queens, NY to do an instal for us. It's a simple job--drop is about 35 feet from the panel. Building is brand new and nothing needs to be done other than running the wire and installing...
  7. N

    Tesla Solar and Water Leakage

    Every solar company - except Tesla - explained that the best way to install panels (for a customer who also wants to install a new flat roof) is to first tear off the old roof, then install the solar supports, then lastly install the new roof around the supports. Tesla explained they do not...
  8. P

    Best rim installation vendor

    Hey everyone, I'm likely buying rims 3rd party and will need installation in the coming weeks and was wondering if a certain vendor (Tesla Service, Discount Tire, Tire Barn, etc) has the best value for this simple service. I know some places probably mark-up for Tesla vehicles and was...
  9. Keithmt

    Charger Install : Thanks EV Domestic

    Although I live in a fairly new house, I knew the cable routing for the charger was going to be an issue as my power distribution box is almost central in the house and the garage where I wanted the charger was well away from this. My concern was that if I just booked an install and a guy...
  10. S

    Finding the YT DAErik videos really great to see the process (Solar/PowerWall)

    We're signing up for Tesla Solar Panels and PowerWalls and have had many questions understanding the process. Lots of great feedback from owners on here (thanks!) and our Tesla Energy contact has been super. This morning had our 2nd conference call with him (yes, even though he had the day off...
  11. C

    Tesla charger install

    Just something else i forgot to post when i got my car in September when getting the charger installed there was a burning egg smell coming from where the junction box was installed when the car was charging, noticed it within the first 20 mins, so called the installers back, they replaced some...
  12. schrodarkian

    Questions on contract and install mishaps

    All, Just had my new 7.56 kW system with 2 Powerwalls installed in Central California. The process actually went pretty quickly all things considered. I intended to go with a certified installer but they were so disorganized they missed 2 home inspection meetings in a row... and this before I...
  13. L

    Reviews and recommendations for electrician in Adelaide Australia

    Hi, 1st time poster. Would like to hear about price and experience, good and bad, with electricians doing the Wall Connector installation for Model 3 in Adelaide Australia.
  14. MightyHawk

    Boston area installer recommendations for coilovers?

    I just received my MPP coilovers and camber arms. But now I need to get them on the vehicle, dfwatt had a recommended installer in New Hampshire. They work on weekends, but for this they only do weekdays. Since I work in Boston that would mean a full day off from work to install. Can anyone...
  15. K

    Ev charging station for block of flats

    Hi all, I am wondering if someone has experience in installing an ev charging station for designated parking spot in block of flats? I have received commercial quote from one of the ev charger suppliers quoting £10k+ for installation and ev charging software for communal use.
  16. ElectricTravel

    Detailed How-To: Install a Valentine One radar detector behind the nosecone of a Model S

    This is a good solution for those who can't mount their Valentine One radar detector behind the windshield because the metal film in the windshield blocks the radar signals. Thanks to @CHG-ON for the idea. When I read about that setup, it was obvious that it was the best solution for this...
  17. J

    Electrician for HPWC install in LA

    So I just had my Wall Charger installed in my building (multi unit). I got quotes from several electricians including those on the Tesla referral page and finally found an honest electrician. I say this because I was an electrical apprentice when I was a teenager and have a good understanding...
  18. R

    Blackvue DR900s-2 Ch Installation Recommendations in Northern VA or DC Region

    Friends, I am trying to see if anybody here did professional installation. I am perfect up to 98% of my DIY stuff, and I do not want to take chances by breaking anything. Hence, I am lookin to install DR900S 2-Cameras in my Model S with professionals. If you come across anyone or used it...
  19. D

    New Miami PW Installation (questions)

    I got my 2 PWs installed yesterday. The installation took one day by mostly one person (the second came in the afternoon to help for 2-3 hours). They said that they received a shipment of 60 powerwalls recently and are installing them every day. Questions: 1. How do people contact PW tech...
  20. P

    Dashcam installation recommendations in Sacramento

    I've found a lot of installation recommendations for the bay area, does anyone have good experience with an installer that is more local to the Sacramento area? Looking to install a 2CH BlackVue for a 2018 Model S. Thank you! P
  21. AutoTalent

    Vendor Introduction

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  22. E

    HPWC installation question - humming noise coming from conduit. Is this normal?

    New Tesla owner here. I recently had a HPWC installed in my garage. Concern is a subtle humming noise from conduit while charging at 48 amps. Is this normal?? Details: Dedicated 60 AMP circuit running from my panel approx 100 feet to attached garage. 3 Wires (l1, l2, ground) are #6 copper...
  23. plasmo

    Has anyone tapped a BlackVue to the domelight to get constant 12V for always on power?

    I saw this video, and was wondering if anyone has been able to successfully hook up a dashcam (i.e. BlackVue) to tap into the yellow domelight wire to get constant 12v power.... and confirm that this will not hurt the battery?
  24. 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...
  25. 1.21GW

    60A Breaker -> 4 gage or 6 gage wire?

    I have received a few quotes to install my Tesla Wall Connector for my model 3. The biggest difference between the quotes is wire size. All electricians have their reasons, i’d like to know what you think My setup: 60A circuit breaker 48A max charging amps (wall connector setting #9) 35 ft...
  26. C

    Model S rear cup holder installation (pre-refresh)

    Hello all, I am getting OEM rear cup-holders for my 2016 Model S (before refreshj). However, it doesn't come with instructions. Could someone point me to where I can find instructions? Thanks a bunch!
  27. N

    Model 3 Charging: Quick question about electrician installing HPWC

    Hi everyone, I apologize if this is a silly question as I'm not an electrician, but I have an electrician coming out to 'install' my HPWC into my garage on Monday. Unfortunately, my shipping got delayed on the actual HPWC and won't arrive on time/by Monday. As of now, he is still coming out...
  28. Akrion

    Model S Grocery Hooks DIY

    For those of you who like me like to have things organized and tidy @ the trunk I recently figured out a way to get VM/Audi grocery hooks (which I always loved in my Audi's) attached to the rear trunk "cover". The best part is that the total cost for the parts needed is less than $30! Here is...
  29. DIL

    Friday the 13th: Scary HPWC Install Estimates?

    I'm having three different electricians (overkill?) come out to my house on Friday the 13th to provide estimates for HPWC installation. Anything I should know? Or ask? I'll let you know how it goes...
  30. T

    Installation of BlackVue DR650S-2CH into a 2017 MS w/Glass Roof

    Was looking into getting a Dash Cam for my MS. I see a lot of people go with the BlackVue option however I can not find anyone that has installed this cam system inside a MS with the Glass Roof. Therefore, I'm thinking about just getting the single channel DR650S instead of the 2CH one cause I...
  31. IGotEastBay

    Electrician in Bay Area - East Bay

    Hi all, Does anyone have a recommendation for an electrician to install the 240 volt outlet in the Bay Area, specifically the East Bay? What are people in the area paying for the install? Thanks.
  32. L

    House Breaker Box Maxed Out

    On Saturday, my wife is going to test drive a Model X. This will be for her car and not mine as I already have a reservation in for the Model 3. This will be our first time ever in a Tesla actually. Depending on how it goes, we might be placing an order for one. Though, who am I kidding... I...
  33. Jean-Claude

    Vendor Blackvue dashcam installations on Model S and Model X in Atlanta

    Have you considered having a Blackvue dashcam installed in your Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X but are unsure of where to have it installed? We are happy to share that Detailed Designs Auto Spa has been installing Blackvue dashcams in Atlanta since 2015, have many Tesla installations under our...
  34. E

    Read threads but still have seat cover installation inquiry......

    Hello! I'm new to the Tesla Family and this forum. Taking delivery of my Model S at the end of September. I purchased seat covers for the front and rear from Evannex. I finally opened the box today and see that the covers are by Wet Okole. I have them, now what? I am located in MD and want...
  35. T

    Vous connaissez un électricien dans le 22 ?

    J'essaie de trouver un électricien près de St Brieuc pour installer une prise bleue à 32A pour ma Tesla, mais j'ai vraiment du mal ! Quand le service "Trouver un électricien" de Tesla ne trouvait personne dans le 22, quelqu'un chez [email protected] m'a envoyé les coordonnées...
  36. S

    Review of Prodashcam.com's Blackvue Install in SoCal

    Here's a quick recap of my experience with Prodashcam.com: Ordering, Scheduling, and Costs Super easy. I called and reached Aaron (the proprietor of Prodashcam.com) right away. I explained what I needed, negotiated some discounts for two cars and cash payment, and scheduled a time for the...
  37. fasteddie7

    Will this 14-50 work?

    I'm still trying to decide if I should buy a HPWC or just install a NEMA 14-50, I stopped at the local hardware store and picked up on 14-50 outlet, it is different than the others i've seen and it doesn't say NEMA anywhere on it. I attached pictures and was wondering will this work if I got...
  38. fallen888

    Help me convince my company to install some chargers

    So I'm about to reach out to my company's facilities manager to request/suggest/beg for installation of some electric car chargers. :cool: So far I have the following arguments for this initiative: Much like the complimentary car wash service, this would be an overall morale booster for the...
  39. jbumps

    Luring Tesla to a proposed Supercharger Site

    I've done some reading on here, relative to a few member's experience in getting a supercharger developed at a particular location/site. I've reached out to those members directly for some information, but would like to reach out to the forum as a whole for any experience or direction on...
  40. VerityZooms

    High-performance aftermarket audio in a Tesla

    So, my Model X is shaping up in to the beautifully customized beast I've envisioned; the next step is audio. I drove an old antique Mercedes drop-top for many years; and I had her fitted with a … frankly unnecessary quantity of bass-in-the-trunk: a pair of JL's 13.5" W7AEs (theoretically maxing...
  41. R

    New jersey Tesla Owners

    This thread is for New Jersey Local Tesla owners
  42. SSD420

    Tesla Wall Charger installed!

    Just had my Tesla Wall Charger installed in my garage at home. Only one step left.. Delivery of my Model X 90D, hopefully next week! I had the The Electrical Works install it for me. They did a nice clean job. They were recommended through Tesla's website. I highly recommend.
  43. S

    Greetings! BlackVue Install...best way to DIY?

    Hi All, New to the forum, first post, please be easy on me! I plan to install the BlackVue 650 2-channel cameras to my pano roof 2016 Model S. Ideally I'd like constant power so the front and back cameras can also be on/activate even when the car is not being driven. But if it's too much...
  44. igotzzoom

    Question about EMW JuiceBox, permit approval, Lab certification.

    Hi All. As you've seen from some of my other posts, I'm in the early stages of preparing to buy an EV. I'm considering all the factors, including permitting, running new wiring, and picking out an EVSE. I've heard a lot of good things about the EV Motorwerks JuiceBox, but one issue I've heard is...
  45. M

    Dash Cam installer in the Boston-metro area?

    Anyone in the area have a good suggestion on who might already be familiar with the Model S and/or have experience in installing a Dash Cam? I've already called Hollis Auto, but they don't install 3rd party after-market accessories. Here's the one that seems to have a good following of users...
  46. D

    Rear Facing Seats Installation/Removal Procedure

    I was wondering if anyone has a procedure to remove or install the Rear Facing Seats (RFS) in a Model S that is configured already for RFS? By request, we pulled out the seats of a friends car so he could use the additional storage space. We unscrewing the two bolts that anchor the bottom of...
  47. M

    SF Bay Area electrician recommendation for charging installation?

    SF Bay Area electricians for charger install? Would appreciate electrician recommendations for charging station installation in SF Bay Area. Already speaking with Nijssen Electric (recommended by Tesla); trying to get multiple proposals to make an informed decision.
  48. DITB

    Charging at your local estate/long term parking - practical and usable solutions?

    There are already many threads about charging, charger types, superchargers, companies installing them and about ICE cars blocking EV spots. This thread is in particular dedicated only to practical solutions to offer your local long-term/estate parking, how to solve the associated obstacles...
  49. FlasherZ

    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    I have posted a FAQ that I intend to maintain in the Charging Standards and Infrastructure Section with the commonly asked questions about home electrical infrastructure for charging your Tesla EV (including the Model S). It is located here. I hope this post -- and that one -- will be made...
  50. FlasherZ

    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    Charging/Electrical FAQ for Tesla EV’s Maintained by FlasherZ Last updated 2016-04-24 15:15 CT The contents of this FAQ (since it's becoming very, very long) -- use your browser's search function to look for the question in which you are interested: WHAT ARE THE FIRST THINGS I NEED TO KNOW...

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