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1st MY just Ordered. Have some Question/will take some advice.

k.alexander

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Jul 28, 2020
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Philadelphia, PA, USA
Right, my main box is in the basement with a sub box right next to it. (Unfortunately and unrelatedly a lot of the connections are not labeled which bothers the OCD in me.) What’s worse is that I have a finished basement and the utility closet is diagonally across the house floor plan from the garage. It’s going to be a bit of a pain but we can get the wire about 85% of the way through the ceiling, (I’ve done it before with network cable) the last 15% will be somewhat challenging.

I do foresee getting another EV in the future and have thought about running two wires but maybe a sub box is the right idea; I’m hands on but leaving the electrical stuff to an electrician.
 
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tdeno

White | Gemini | 5 White Seat | Tow Hitch
May 14, 2021
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Right, my main box is in the basement with a sub box right next to it. (Unfortunately and unrelatedly a lot of the connections are not labeled which bothers the OCD in me.) What’s worse is that I have a finished basement and the utility closet is diagonally across the house floor plan from the garage. It’s going to be a bit of a pain but we can get the wire about 85% of the way through the ceiling, (I’ve done it before with network cable) the last 15% will be somewhat challenging.

I do foresee getting another EV in the future and have thought about running two wires but maybe a sub box is the right idea; I’m hands on but leaving the electrical stuff to an electrician.

I also have a sub next to my main for the basement (crazy we have a similar setup) - Zero space already in the main. After going back and forth, 1 'larger' line was a better option.

After reading the Gen 3 wall details that shifted my thinking 1) don't have room in main for another double pole for another line (had to install tandem breaker just to get the 100A in the main) 2) the 'power sharing' option in the Gen 3 wall seems like a good option (if/when it comes).

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spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
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Flagtown
Hello everyone, new Tesla family member here.
Just placed an Order for a MY for my wife (really for me :p). We've been planning to order pretty much this entire year, but were waiting for the tax rebate to hopefully pass. Finally decided to order now, to lock in the constantly rising price. The plan is to defer delivery until there is a clear answer on whether fed tax credit is or is not happening.

A couple of questions:
Got a call and an email just now from the SA assigned to us by Tesla. I briefly explained that we're not rushing to get the car, and plan on waiting to find out regarding the tax credit; her response was: oh ok, then we won't put you for a car delivery this quarter. The email from her is asking to "fill out your home address so we know which service center to deliver the vehicle to". Should I do this, or put this off as much as possible? Again only asking so that I can delay delivery easier?

What else do I need to know as a first time Tesla buyer? I'm a big fan of researching things in advance; I've read a good bit here and there about the car, the company, etc., we have some friends that own teslas. I guess what I am asking is, are there any specific things/sources of info that you all recommend for me to read? Anything to do to prepare? I'm going to need to have electrical wire run from the basement to the garage which is diagonally across my house, so this is going to be a huge pia; I'm hands on and know people in the construction industry but definitely will need a prof electrician--is the general consensus to find my own or does tesla give local recommendations? Which is likely to be less expensive? What else do I need to know?

Thanks in advance!
I had the SC I wanted to use place the order, but that's after the fact now for you. And I would have just waited until you had to take the plunge or the tax credit was for certain (whichever occurred first)

I'm in central NJ and my 240V/50A run almost 2K (including permits). I used a local company that I also have service my generator. Basement to outside to the garage , up the back wall over and down to the front. No charging unit just a receptacle for the mobile charger that came with the car. In in all about 50-60 feet. I'm happy with the arrangement and see no need for for anything else. At 32A I could charge an empty battery overnight so don't see the reason for higher amperage.

I thought the Lawrenceville SC was OK and depending on north or south philly might not be too far. I would just figure out which one you want and just insist on that one.
 

Alan_F

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Dec 3, 2020
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Maryland
  • I also know that there are third party charger options to install instead of the Wall Charger. I need to look into those, but I believe they all require you to "stop charging" from the app or car before you can unplug them--is this correct? Seems like more work than my wife signed up for :)


No, you do not need to use the app to stop charging before unplugging a cord using the J1772 adapter. You can just push the button on the J1772 connector which interrupts power. Release the button before pulling the handle to make sure the adapter comes out with it. The car has to either be unlocked or detect the phone key for the charging port to unlock.

I use two J1772 EVSEs that we installed for prior EVs to charge our M3 and MY. I may upgrade to dual Gen 3 wall connectors now that they can be set up to share a single breaker, but I'm in no rush to spend the money as charging at 16 amps max hasn't ever been an issue.
 

BurlGirl

New Member
Jun 30, 2021
2
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New Gloucester
I ordered my car on Jan 30 but didn't want delivery until after March 1. I was matched with a VIN twice but the SA easily unmatched me, and I think finally just indicated in their system that I wanted a March delivery. When I logged in on the morning of March 1, I had a VIN!
I ordered MY on June 25th hoping for delivery Aug/Sept which seems likely right now. However, we just incurred a huge expense for home repairs - and at this point I'd rather wait until March/April 2022 so that I feel more comfortable with my bank account. How many times can I defer delivery? I don't really want to cancel my order but I also don't want to have a zero bank balance either...
 

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