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My idea for an outdoor HPWC

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Rockster, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    I purchased a second wall charger in anticipation of our Model 3 and for a while considered mounting the charger on an outside brick wall. I ended up mounting it in the garage instead; however, this was my idea for protecting the wall charger from our strong north Texas rain storms. (I apologize for the crude Photoshop mockup.)

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    These aluminum payphone enclosures, in a variety of colors, can be purchased new online and seemed the perfect solution!
     

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  2. Derek Kessler

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    While that is pretty fun, the HPWC is designed to be weather sealed from the elements.
     
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  3. Rockster

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    Yes, it is. But the manual does say that protection from rain is "recommended, but not required." Considering that it's on a 100 amp circuit and I don't have a spare house, I was electing to follow Tesla's recommendation. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. gregd

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    Nice. But, what is a "payphone"?
     
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