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Just getting delivery of Model 3 .

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by dharam, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. dharam

    dharam Member

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    Live in 7 unit condo complex. Having problem installing charging station in the common garage . Association can not figure out how to charge me for increased electricity expanses in the common area.
    I can charge at a supercharger and chargepoint close to my home. We go away in winters for 2-3 months. Live in Boston suburb. Any idea how long fully charged car can be left in heated garage without plugging in.
     
  2. AnarchyEOD

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    You can’t plug it in to a 110 outlet? Pretty sure your battery will be dead by the time you get back from just vampire drain.
     
  3. dharam

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    Can I leave it plugged into 120V single phase for 3 months ?
     
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  4. dharam

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    I mean 110 V
     
  5. BestHand

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    Yes, you can leave it plugged.
     
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    No you don't.
     
  7. yuhong

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    FYI the standard is 120V in North America since the 1940s. Other countries may be different though.
     
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  8. dharam

    dharam Member

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    Yes 120V outlet.
    Here is my problem. This is new complex and no one has EV so far.
    My HOA is giving me hard time getting a Tesla charger installed in the garage.
    Although two outlets 240V, 50 A have been provided in the garage only for EVs but metered to common area.
    I move out for 3 months in winters

    Their objections
    How to evaluate electric consupmtion for my car
    Any more insurance required
    Any maintenance issues with chargers. ( any experience )

    So I thought I would leave the car in the garage plugged to a wall outlet in my home. ( via 15 ft heavy duty extension cord )
    I can use supercharger or charge point very close to my home for rest of the year.
    Would welcome any thoughts, ideas, suggestions
     
  9. xcat

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    Install a utility meter on the circuit or put in a ChargePoint that has a dashboard
     
  10. dharam

    dharam Member

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    Where can I get a utility meter and how to install one
    I am willing to get charge point system but they are not responding may because requirement is for
    a single charger unit in the complex so far.
     
  11. seattlite2004

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    If you can install a L2 EVSE, Chargepoint Home and Juicebox wifi EVSE will record how many kwh from the wall to the car.
     

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