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Cost to install your 14-50 plug at home?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by timk225, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. timk225

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    For anyone who has had an electrician come in to add a 50 amp breaker and run wires to a 14-50 outlet, what did it cost?

    Give some details, like how far the wiring was run, type and cost of breaker, electricians fees, material costs, anything notable about the installation procedure, 6 or 8 gauge wire was used, etc.

    When my Model 3 gets here I will have to deal with this, just trying to prepare for the sticker shock. I'm a do-it-yourselfer, but for electrical stuff I will let a pro handle it.
     
  2. Solarguy

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    This is a question that is often asked and there are many threads dealing with this. Try using "search" and I think you will find what you are looking for.
     
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  3. Max*

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    The price varies from $300 to $6k+.

    It depends on your unique situation. Do you have enough room in your breaker box? What capacity is your panel? How long of a run do you need? Is it going through existing drywall, or unfinished area? etc. etc. etc.

    I paid $400 to an electrician, the job was very straight forward, I had about a 40-50' run IIRC (length + height). Other quotes I got were $1,200+, so it pays to shop around.

    And I agree with the poster above me, there are a TON of threads about this, just search.
     
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    I paid about $400 to have one installed about three feet below my panel. The Tesla-recommended electrician wanted about $800. For the one I went with, I just said I wanted a NEMA 14-50 installed. I'm sure they guessed it was for an EV anyway, but I think that helps signal that I'm not going to be taken advantage of.
     
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  5. Piney999

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    I paid $350, cable ran 40' from CB panel to garage. I already had the capacity on the CB panel, otherwise would have been $200 more.
    Folks are correct, it pays to get multiple estimates. Also, try and talk with TMC forum members in your area, and see who they used. Good luck!!
     
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  6. pedriscoll

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    I paid $750 for the 14-50 installation. It was about a 10 foot run from the main box to the new outlet.
     
  7. msnow

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    I used the Tesla approved electrician (I think there's a list on their site), cost was $650 for a 40' run.
     
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    I paid about $365 for a 6-foot run to the 14-50, but that also included a 100 amp breaker and running 6 feet of 100-amp copper to where I planned a future HPWC, as well as installing a standard 120 volt wall outlet for our sprinkler system.
     
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  9. David99

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    I payed almost 800 the first time for an outlet right next to the mail panel. The next time I did it myself for a total cost of $50 for a breaker some wires and a plug. City permits are always extra.
     
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    Tesla approved electrician wanted $1,500 to run cable to my garage and install the plug. Local licensed electrician offered to do the same for $450.
     
  11. msnow

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    Yeah I called three Tesla approved electricians and the price varied from $600 to $1500 for the same exact job so you have to get bids.
     
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    $140 for a ~15ft run - 14-50 on a 50Amp Breaker.
     
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    $385 for a 5 foot run. Was also quoted $650 and $975 by 2 other Tesla recommended installers. It pays to shop around.
     
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    $650, 40 foot run.
     
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    $500, HPWC with 14-50 daisy-chained right off of it.
     
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    About $500 for a 10-foot run, in conduit, adjacent to my panel. NEMA 14-50 outlet. Plus permit.

    Asked my usual electrician but he estimated $750 figuring a few hours of labor so I called a local company that specializes in EVs and Solar installs. Found him on PlugShare by accident, actually. Guy has two free charging stations outside his house for anyone who needs a boost. Figured I'd give him the business and he was cheaper, too.

    If you install a plug rather than the HWPC, make sure you look at the Tesla specs (or current specs at the time) to ensure you've got the plug oriented properly with ground up. https://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/downloads/US/universalmobileconnector_nema_14-50.pdf
     
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    It pays to shop around. I paid $350 for an 11 ft run, flex conduit, NEMA 14-50, not including permit. It took him 1.5-2 hours. A number of guys were $500-600, two over $1000, highest $1900. Tesla-recommended guys were $600-1100.
     
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  18. GJ79

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    ~$60 for material for a 4 foot run. Installed it myself.
     
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  19. TexasEV

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    Let's keep the terminology straight. You're installing an outlet or a receptacle, not a plug. A plug is what you plug into it.
     
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