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110 outlet in Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by davek, May 14, 2016.

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  1. davek

    davek New Member

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    I would like to pull into a RV Park and plug into a 14-50 outlet and then be able to plug into 110 outlet inside the car to be able to use a CPAP machine and sleep in the car.
    It could be part of a camping package.
     
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    There's nothing stopping you from buying an inverter for any car you own...:)

    They're about $25-30 and up
     
  3. davek

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    That's good to know. Thanks
    Now is there any chance of some sort of camping package that will run the climate control and keep lights off etc.
     
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    In the Model S and X you can run the climate control when the car is off. Some people have made signs to put in the window on hot days when they leave and animal in the car explaining that the A/C is on and the animal is in no distress.

    Bjorn Nyland, who has a lot of videos on YouTube on his channel TeslaBjorn camps in his car frequently, though he does live in Norway. He also has a thread in the videos section of this forum. If you have any questions about the logistics of camping in a Tesla, he can probably answer them.
     
  5. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Consider the following approach:

    Hardwire a 12V receptacle under the passenger seat into the mid-cabin area.

    Acquire a 12V adapter from the CPAP manufacturer.

    Connect the CPAP as needed.

    No loss due to DC-AC conversion.
    No headaches with switched 12V as from the console.
    No need to fiddle with camping mode adjustments.

    This works for any 12V appliance, including the infamous crockpot and popcorn maker*, so it should work fine for a CPAP, presuming the manufacturer will sell you a 12V adapter.

    * Do not buy/try either a 12V crockpot or a 12V popcorn maker. Trust me. Might as well buy a 12V microwave. Yep, they make those too.
     
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    I guess you need you need a 110 volt pure sine wave inverter hooked to a 12 volt battery in order to run the humidifier in a CPAP. At least you will never run out of battery.
     
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    StaticDischarge Totally Unknown....

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    RV park power often includes 110V along with the 240V 50A or 30A. Use an extension cord thru the car window/door?
     

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