Does the Gateway cell modem support the Verizon network?
Also, how quick/seamless is the fallback if WiFi/Ethernet is the primary internet access and access is lost?
I would definitely recommend looking at ways of including your home internet/WiFi gear onto a backed-up circuit. Most consumer internet equipment use very little energy, so it shouldn't make a noticeable dent during an outage. That low usage is even further offset by your cell phones continuing to use WiFi instead of switching to a cellular network.I can provide WiFi/Ethernet as long as the grid is up but my access point is not on a backed up circuit. I would need to add another branch/outlet to provide backup power to the access point. The Gateway will be too far from my house to receive WiFi from it.
By code, it should not be a problem. I have some small load circuits in my Generation Panel.^^^^
Just to be clear, my house internet will be backed up but the Gateway will be mounted on an outbuilding that is too far from my house to receive WiFi. I have an access point in the outbuilding but the outbuilding is on separate feed conductors that won't be backed up.
I did finally manage to talk to someone at Tesla about my technical question. He thinks they should be able to move the branch circuit that currently powers the access point to the generation sub-panel that will be mounted on the outbuilding but he wasn't sure. Something about having a load coming out of a generation panel.
I honestly don't know what the difference between a generation panel and a load panel is. I just know Tesla called it a generation panel in the design layout.I am not sure what a generation panel is. I have my two inverter breakers in the same panel as lots of load breakers.
Am I missing something here?
OK. I went back and looked at my plans. That is the panel that has the breakers for the Powerwalls in my system. Breakers are also scattered in the other panels depending on if they are backed up or not. And the PV breakers are in the backup panel.I honestly don't know what the difference between a generation panel and a load panel is. I just know Tesla called it a generation panel in the design layout.