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Best Practices During Power Outages


Jun 16, 2020
New Hampshire, USA
My favorite practice is curl up with my sweetie (shared body heat), have some fun and then fall asleep. Usually when I wake up, the power is back on, so we know that works... 80% of the time. For the remaining 20%, get in your Tesla, put it in Dog mode or Camp mode and that will give you more time. Besides the Cat Quest game and Beach Buggy are FUN to play and can entertain me for a couple of hours. I think Backgammon cheats.
At least there is no CO (carbon monoxide, not Colorado) danger.
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Apr 25, 2019
First email I’ve received directly from Tesla in a long time and it only included a link to the subject guide:


Guess they’re getting lots of calls from Texas.

Thanks for sharing. This should be a printed sheet given to all new Powerwall owners :)

For me, with a medium sized PV system up pretty far north but only 1 Powerwall, conservation is key. If there is an outage with no clear restoration time (for example weather related) I'll shut down everything that's not essential. Luckily we have mostly LED lighting so all of that is low wattage. I also have the inverter harness for my EV to help power things like the garage freezer or tankless gas hot water heater if the Powerwall needs a hand.

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