Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Garage outlet mounted on ceiling?

GuyGadois

Member
Oct 5, 2015
160
58
SLO
Has anyone mounted their garage outlet on the ceiling? By putting it between the two cars in the garage I could charge either cars or park the tesla in either space. I would think there would be some sort of retractable crod to do this. Anyone seen this?

Cheers

GG
 

davewill

Active Member
Feb 5, 2014
1,821
1,964
San Diego, CA, US
They do it all the time for garage door openers. One guy in a thread somewhere on here mounted his EVSE inside the ceiling and had a retractable cord hanging down.
 

strider

Active Member
Oct 20, 2010
3,516
762
NE Oklahoma
I've done this. Though our garage has exposed rafters. The outlets are nailed into a rafter facing down. The plug, EVSE, and extra cord are tie-wrapped around the rafter. For the outlet on the left of the garage I just screwed a bicycle hook into the wall and hook the cord through that so it hangs down but is out the way of the car driving in. For the car on the right of the garage I just hung a bungee cord with a hook on it from one of the lights towards the front of the car and that keeps it up and out of the way. I can take pictures tonight if it isn't clear.

Somewhere on this site someone rigged a weighted cantilever system for their Roadster cord that would lift the cord when it wasn't plugged in but they could reach up and pull it down to plug it in.
 

supratachophobia

Active Member
Sep 24, 2014
3,851
2,680
Columbus, Ohio
Has anyone mounted their garage outlet on the ceiling? By putting it between the two cars in the garage I could charge either cars or park the tesla in either space. I would think there would be some sort of retractable crod to do this. Anyone seen this?

Cheers

GG

It would definitely help the electrons flow since gravity would be aiding them coming out of the outlet.
 

GuyGadois

Member
Oct 5, 2015
160
58
SLO
It would definitely help the electrons flow since gravity would be aiding them coming out of the outlet.

Ha. The question wasn't meant to be about the actual plug but rather the retractable cord and having the charger come from the ceiling. Would rather not have 15' of cord hanging down.
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top