TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

My Tesla Home Charging Setup

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Haxster, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Haxster

    Haxster Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    546
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    The key features shown in the video are:
    • Quick and easy connect and disconnect
    • Nothing to roll up or store
    • No floor or overhead safety hazards
    • No interference with either of our two cars
    • Use of the standard Tesla Mobile connector
    • Charge and energy consumption metering

     
    • Like x 3
    • Informative x 1
  2. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    853
    Location:
    Port Haney, BC
    Looks like it does the trick! Definitely cleaner than my setup.
     
  3. kdday

    kdday Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2016
    Messages:
    205
    Location:
    AZ
    I like it. Thx for sharing
     
  4. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,873
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    This is awesome! Just saw your video on hacking the Tesla key fob. Are you an engineer? Would love to see more tutorials and learn how you do all this with circuitry and programming!!!
     
  5. Haxster

    Haxster Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    546
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I'm an engineer. I'm still getting up on the learning curve for producing videos, but do plan to do more.

    For those who want to skip the home charging video, here are a couple of photos showing the cable management:
    Plugged-In.jpg Unplugged-aligned.jpg
     
    • Informative x 1
    • Like x 1
  6. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    387
    Location:
    FLorida

    I WANT one of your digital power monitors. I assume you built it? Share the plans? :cool:
     
  7. Haxster

    Haxster Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    546
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    For the power meter, you can do a search on ebay for (Amazon seems to no longer carry this):
    AC 80-260V 0-100A Digital LED Panel Volt Watt Power Meter Voltmeter Ammeter

    For the NEMA extender cable, you can search Amazon or ebay et al for:
    Camco 55215 18" PowerGrip Extender - 50 AMP

    The plastic box with the metal top panel that I used was a little tight. You may want to use a larger one.
    There are a number of similar meters from Amazon and ebay. I chose this one for the large displays that I could read while sitting in the car and also for the induction coil pickup for the Ammeter (vs a current shunt). If I were to do it again, I'd recommend an open frame coil that doesn't require cutting and splicing the high current hot lead.

    Let me know if you need any more info...and good luck!
     

Share This Page