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NEMA 14-50 Installation

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Windsurfer, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. aaronw

    aaronw Member

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    I think there is a requirement that garage outlets be 48" off of the ground.
     
  2. roblab

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    I recall hearing (rumor alert!) that the reason the height is set at 48" is so that unplugging from an outlet won't cause a spark that will ignite gasoline fumes, which are heavy and tend to stay near the floor. Seems like buying an EV would be another way to counter the problem.

    Of course, eliminating gas lawn mowers (which are prone to make a lot more air quality problems) and their fuel supplies in those gallon cans, may be the next step. Or, as in my case, just eliminate the lawn, which saves a bunch of trouble.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I'm not sure about the regulations, but 48" is a convenient height. In the living room and bedroom the plugs are lower so that you can hide the cords but a garage receptacle is plugged and unplugged more than the living room lamp.
     
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  5. Larry Hutchinson

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    Years ago my gas mower rusted out and spilled all the gas on the garage floor.


    Have had a battery mower ever since.
     
  6. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    #26 Cottonwood, Dec 29, 2013
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    An just think of how fast you could charge a Tesla Electric Mower, with the latest batteries, and a 14-50! :wink:

    Of course: 80% in 40 minutes; just enough time for a bathroom break, a snack, and back to mowing...
     
  7. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    See the FAQ at this link for the answer to the question: "AT WHAT HEIGHT SHOULD I INSTALL MY 14-50 OUTLET?" where you will find:

     

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