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Can I see photos of how you are using a bike water holder to hold the UMC plugged into NEMA 14-50?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by ponzu, Nov 6, 2018.

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Should I have NEMA 14-50 installed so that UMC plugged into it

  1. hangs down

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  2. points up and needs to be mounted in a rack

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  3. points sideways and needs a shelf

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  4. points sideways and can free hang

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  5. other (please explain)

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  1. ponzu

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    NEMA 14-50 outlet is getting installed today in the garage. I imagine I will have a say in which way it gets oriented: up, down or sideways. I assume it is generally agreed that suspending the UMC from the outlet is not a fantastic idea. Do most people angle their NEMA 14-50 outlets up, and then install a bike water bottle holder or some such device above to securely hold the UMC, which plugs into NEMA 14-50 below it? Or is it a sideways mount with a little shelf?

    Is there any such thing as the best practice for orienting the NEMA 14-50 outlet and securing the UMC, or does everyone wing it on their own?

    I have enough time to go and get the bike water bottle holder or shelf before the job gets done, but I imagine I need to tell them which way to orient the outlet, and I need this decision in the next few hours.

    Photos and success/trouble stories will be appreciated ASAP.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rocky_H

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    I would say that is definitely not what "most people" do. I've seen that only very rarely on this forum. Considering that Tesla has a published outlet installation guide that says how it should be installed (hanging down), that is probably what "most people" do.
    https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/installation-guides/NEMA_14-50_installation_guide_NA_US_2017.pdf
    The older version of install guide they used to have up there specified 18 inches minimum off the floor, so I have mine that high, and the electronics box of the charging cable rests on the floor, and then I have the cord come back up to loop over a cable hanger on the wall, so I don't need any bracket to support the box.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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