I agree. 120V is pretty worthless. By the way, looks like your max range is back up to around 290 and I am dead last in Teslafi again. You’re welcome to have that spot back if u want. LOL. Not much response about my post related to ending on a hill so maybe nothing there. Hmmm. Now what? I am still in the 270s. Really bizarre.I recently took a short trip where I had 120v charging for 2 days. What a joke. It was fairly cold (20-30 F), and it was a standard 15 amp outlet.
57% charge, hoping to get to 90% for extra buffer to get home. Check out how long that takes in the Teslafi screen shot below (left side of green bar).
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Many use only a combination of 120V, Superchargers and Destination Chargers.
If your house is new-ish you probably have 12 gauge wiring behind that 15A receptacle. You can probably turn that into a NEMA 6-20 (~14 MPH), or if you only have 14 gauge wiring you can probably turn that into a NEMA 6-15 (~10 MPH) receptacle. Either way you would only have to replace a breaker(s) and receptacles--no new wiring.
Check out what this guy did here: How I upgraded from NEMA 5-15 to NEMA 6-20 for $66
Of course if you don't know what you are doing please call in an electrician to do the work.
Hi, first post!
When I decided to buy my MY I convinced myself that I could get away with overnight charging on a standard outlet (maybe 2 or 3 nights for full charge).
Was that a pipe dream?
Does anyone use a standard outlet?
what is good about being able to charge at home regardless of the level of charge is that the car charges during your down time, you do not need to travel to a public charger and waste time while it charges.I've been using a standard out for two years. Works great.
I get 10 hours of max charging available each day at the lowest rate with SCE. That's enough for most daily trips. But if not I always keep the car charged up high enough that I don't have to charge every day unless I want to keep it topped, which I don't.
There are plenty of FREE and paid 3rd party charging nearby as well as a half dozen SuperChargers within 10 miles. I've only used them out of novility, had free miles, or was at a store / mall that offered free charging anyway.
as long as you have a supercharger close by and know that you'll only get 3-5 miles of range per hour with the 110 it should work for you, however it would be wise if you could get a 50 amp 240 line installedI just bought my Y last week and hoping I can get by with 110. I’m retired and not driving a lot. Today, with unusually cold temperatures for Atlanta its very slow charging but I think I should be okay normally.
I completely agree. Most garages and carports have 120 service using a 20 amp breaker but with a 15 amp outlet device. Simply replacing with a 20 amp 120 volt outlet device for $2 is a big improvement. A 20 amp 240 volt outlet is a simple conversion using an existing 12 gauge wire...if there there is nothing else on the breaker serving the outlet. $10 to $15 for a 20 amp 240 outlet device and 20 amp 240 breaker does it in 15 minutes. "Bigger is better" but often unnecessary!And there is a lot of usefulness between the 120V 15A and the 240V 50A. If you can get any kind of dedicated line, then it can be 240V, and that will more than double your charging speed, so don't scoff if you can only get in a 15 or 20A circuit that is 240V. That's still very useful.