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Installing outlet

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Rawad H., May 16, 2014.

  1. Rawad H.

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    I know this maybe sound like a dumb question but I would just like to make sure, I am installing a 240v outlet in my garage for my future baby tesla and I want to make sure of which one is needed?
     
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    Also check out FlasherZ's FAQ.
     
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    IMHO If you don't have to install it right now, maybe don't yet. I mean, we don't know what the charging setup is going to be on the unreleased car yet. But a 14-50 (as others have said) as probably a safe bet.

    -m
     
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    How many miles do you typically drive each day? I drive 30 miles for my commute each day and have been fine charging off a regular 120V outlet that was already in my garage. 120V is good for about 40 miles of charge overnight.
     
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    What our electrician suggested when our house was being remodeled a few years ago was for them to run a conduit from the panel behind the wall to where we wanted the future outlet, and put an empty junction box there. When we bought the car they came back and installed the breaker, ran the wire through the conduit to the box, and installed the outlet. That way we didn't have to decide what amp circuit ahead of time.
     
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    The most complex and difficult part of the task of installing a 14-50R is figuring out how to orient the socket so the UMC cable hangs naturally.
     
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    Is it the way they show in the installation guide (Ground on top)? I'm having this done next week!
     
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    Yes.
     

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