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2014 Model S build sheet question

Hi,

Is the $1300 wall connector a better wall charger?

Didn't all 2014 Tesla's come with a wall connector?

thx
 

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Muzzman1

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When I bought my 1st MS there was an option for $2700 that included the HPWC (high power wall connector) and it also came with a 2nd onboard charger that enabled 80A charging, from the factory.
It later became a SC option only.

The UMC (max 40A) comes with all cars including the ones that were ordered with the HPWC
 

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Doanster1

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The HPWC is an external charger that gets installed by an electrician close to your panel in the garage. Since you have dual chargers onboard, the HPWC can be set to deliver up 72A (80% of a 90A breaker) of current, which will give you 52miles of charge/hour.
Problem is... the previous owner of your car did not remove the HPWC and include it as part of the sale. If they did, you’d be wondering what that silver alien-head-like thing in the trunk/frunk was.
So, you need to either buy a new HPWC or at least have an electrician install a NEMA 14-50 outlet in order to charge at more than 4mi/hr.
 
The HPWC is an external charger that gets installed by an electrician close to your panel in the garage. Since you have dual chargers onboard, the HPWC can be set to deliver up 72A (80% of a 90A breaker) of current, which will give you 52miles of charge/hour.
Problem is... the previous owner of your car did not remove the HPWC and include it as part of the sale. If they did, you’d be wondering what that silver alien-head-like thing in the trunk/frunk was.
So, you need to either buy a new HPWC or at least have an electrician install a NEMA 14-50 outlet in order to charge at more than 4mi/hr.



thanks....i will check the frunk, but ya i doubt it's going to be there!
 

mongo

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The HPWC is an external charger that gets installed by an electrician close to your panel in the garage. Since you have dual chargers onboard, the HPWC can be set to deliver up 72A (80% of a 90A breaker) of current, which will give you 52miles of charge/hour.

Small correction:
It is a connector, not a charger. The unit itself is a GFCI breaker with a ~20mA imbalance limit (vs 5mA for normal GFCI). The internal dip switch setting tells the car the maximum current the car's charger(s) are allowed to draw.
Also, it does not need to be close to the panel, but a 60A or greater circuit does require a local disconnect which could be a sub panel.
 

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