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I’m ready - 14-50 Nema outlet installed

kwoody51

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Getting a model 3 next week so decided to add a 14-50 outlet to my garage.

Fishing the wire was a bit of a treat but overall took maybe 2 hours and less than $100 in materials. Run is 25’ and used 6/3 copper.

Now I just have to get a 14-50 adapter.

Don’t want or need to hear anything about wall connector and how I should have used that or the charging rate difference. I have read all those threads and made my choice :)
 

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SMAlset

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We did a 14-50 install as well. Glad to see you oriented the outlet in the proper position for the adapter/cord of the mobile connector will hang down. Congrats on the new car.
 
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Akikiki

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We did a 14-50 install as well. Glad to see you oriented the outlet in the proper position for the adapter/cord of the mobile connector will hang down. Congrats on the new car.
A bicycle water bottle holder is the perfect fit to hold the MC knobbie in place, wherever you mount it to eliminate the downward pull on the cable/adapter. Cost about $16 on Amazon.
 

kwoody51

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Garden hose is correct! Nice having one in the garage, which also had a trench drain.

Will look into water bottle holders!
 

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Rocky_H

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Just a little item you might want to check on. I don't know if Minnesota has adopted the 2017 version of NEC. If so, it does require GFCI breakers for EV charging outlets, so those cost over $100 by themselves. Some states are being pretty slow to move to the 2017 version of code, so you may be all right.
 
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kwoody51

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Just a little item you might want to check on. I don't know if Minnesota has adopted the 2017 version of NEC. If so, it does require GFCI breakers for EV charging outlets, so those cost over $100 by themselves. Some states are being pretty slow to move to the 2017 version of code, so you may be all right.
I refuse to add a GFCI.

Already replaced GFCI’s that kept tripping on my treadmill circuit and entertainment center circuit.

Don’t want or need to get into the debate on their purpose. As the end user they are more hassle the ‘safety’ they offer, IMHO...
 

Rocky_H

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I refuse to add a GFCI.

Already replaced GFCI’s that kept tripping on my treadmill circuit and entertainment center circuit.

Don’t want or need to get into the debate on their purpose. As the end user they are more hassle the ‘safety’ they offer, IMHO...
I tend to agree, and I'm glad I got mine in before that requirement. I just wanted to make sure you were aware of it.
 

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