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Important to go with an electrician that specifically works on outlets for electric cars?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by cplaw, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. cplaw

    cplaw Member

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    Is the installation of a NEMA 14-50 outlet pretty standard work for an electrician, or is that an outlet primarily specific to charging cars? Is it something that any licensed electrician should be able to do, or should I go with an electrician that has worked with installing outlets specifically for charging cars?
     
  2. Alketi

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    Any qualified electrician can do it.

    Show him this. The ground should be on the top.
     
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    It's a relatively common outlet. That said, my electrician did install it upside down the first time.
     
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    Does it make a difference if the ground is on top or not? I was thinking of installing it sideways for a configuration similar to the picture below


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    Sideways is perfectly fine. The ground "top" recommendation is for the standard vertical plug orientation.
     
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    You may want to get someone who has done this before. I got an electrician who insisted on putting in a 40 amp breaker because the UMC said 40 amps on it.

    So I just told him I planned to order a 50 amp UMC.
     
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    Tell him you're putting an electric stove in the garage, for when you get in trouble with the missus.
    Yes any electrician can do it, it is what is used for a 50A stove outlet.
     
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    Assuming that's the ceiling above, do you plan to order a second one for traveling? Looks like it would be a PITA to rmove and replace that for trips.

    And yes, this is simple for any electrician who knows what he's doing.
     
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