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Do you have a hardwired connector for your car at home?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by nwdiver, Jun 24, 2018.

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What do you have at home? (Choose only the highest power option)

  1. HPWC or other EVSE hardwired

    32 vote(s)
    62.7%
  2. HPWC or other EVSE with a pigtail using a plug

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  3. Mobile L2 using a plug

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  4. Mobile L1 using a plug

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. No place to charge at home

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

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    Apologies if this already exists... curious if most people are using a HPWC or some other hardwired EVSE or if they're using an outlet...
     
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    nwdiver Active Member

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    Looks like that's a L2 plug...

    L2 is generally L-L >120v; 277v is technically L-N but I'm pretty sure everyone counts that as 'L2'...
     
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    HPWC ... you're going to use this thing over and over, every day for at least a few years. It carries enough electricity to hurt you badly. Why not pay a bit to maximize safety and convenience?
     
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    I installed a 220 volt, 50 amp circuit on the side of my house.
    Took a couple hours, cost $200 for parts at home depot.
    Watch youtube videos.
     
  6. dhrivnak

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    I have 3 NEMA 14-50 plugs installed in my garage.
     
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    Your question would be confusing to non-EV geeks. Use Tesla’s terminology— “UMC” instead of “mobile L2 using a plug”. No way 77% of Tesla owners are using a HPWC, based on the posts here of the past few years. UMC at home predominates.
     
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  8. nwdiver

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    I can't edit the poll anymore :( Figure that 'Mobile' was clear even if 'L2' wasn't...

    What leads you to believe that most people are using UMCs?
     
  9. TexasEV

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    Previous threads and polls about charging.
     
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    I have one 14-50 outlet and one 6-50 outlet. The Model 3's Gen2 UMC is plugged to the 14-50 and a Leviton 40A EVSE is wall mounted over the 6-50 outlet. Technically, both are plug-in so that's how I voted, but the Leviton is more or less permanently mounted and the plug is not visible.
     
  11. ecarfan

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    I have both but only use my HPWC.

    Since “polls” on TMC are not done by randomly sampling Tesla owners, they will not tell you what “most people” are doing for charging at home. They will tell you what those who respond to the poll are doing. But you cannot draw any useful conclusions from that information.
     
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