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Does Tesla provide a list of recommended electricians?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by hemants, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. hemants

    hemants Member

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    If not, does someone in Toronto have a recommendation?
     
  2. wayner

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    They sent me a list along with my order but I am using my own guy.
     
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    JML Electric in Oakville. Tesla in T-O suggests them and so do I.
     
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    This is not a complex install. Any halfway competent, qualified residential electrician should be able to do this.
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    ^^^^ This. If you are putting in a 14-50 you can think of it as putting an electric stove in your garage--no rocket science. If you're going for the HPWC, it just takes heavier wiring and a larger breaker than the stove.
     
  6. sundoc

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    #6 sundoc, Dec 18, 2014
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    I went with JML, but to be honest I agree with the above commenters. Any half way competent electrician can do this.
    Interestingly my install didn't pass inspection (plastic anti-shock tabs missing all around). His guy is supposed to come today to fix it... But only after I emailed him regarding it since didn't want to get lost in the holiday break.
    Overall good clean install though but pricey.

    update: the electrician came by and installed the tabs, said its the first time they've not passed inspection.
     
  7. GetAmped

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    I posted pictures of my install done by JML Electric, they are an authorized Tesla contractor and did a very professional install. See my post under the Model S: Battery and Charging threads.
     
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    JML was actually the cheapest of the five I got quotes from. They installed an HPWC, but most of the work wasn't because of that.
     
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    I used JML for my HPWC and to install a new 200 amp panel (old one was 25 years old and had some wonky switches). Other than a minor problem that was rectified quickly, I had no issues with them. They were quiet and considerate, nice guys and it was easy peasy. They were also easy to communicate with, before and after the install.
     
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    I just had JML install mine as well. What inspection are you referring to? I want to submit a government rebate, but im not sure were to call for a inspection?
     
  11. sundoc

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    @AndrewKo. Jim from JML will be setting up an inspection for you. If you look at your estimate there is a line indicating '...inspection...'

    Once that inspection is done, and passed, then we can submit for our rebate.

    Also was it the was going to have JML install the retractor/cable assembly? GetAmped? Did you get it done, Jim sent me some pic of a similar install elsewhere. Still thinking about it.
     
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    I love the retractor system, it keeps the connector head off the floor and nicely retracts the cable without any intervention. Highly recommend one. Here is a photo:
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    Looks good!
     

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