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Orlando Home Charger Installer Needed

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by JohnSimcox, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. JohnSimcox

    JohnSimcox X1 Bike

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    Getting new X any time, need a good and reputable installer for the home charger unit, and recommendations ?
    Feel free to call me please, 407 924 5288
    Thanks
    John
     
  2. wiredprairie

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    Did you try: Find an electrician

    It may take a while to install (permits, scheduling, etc.). A good licensed electrician should be able to do the work.
     
  3. JohnSimcox

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    So my car isn't ready until March, should I pull permits and install now ??
    Thanks
     
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    permits? are you sure that you'll need permits?
     
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    I would start very soon. It took about 3 weeks for ours to get installed (not including time to get a few estimates for the installation). Then, 1 week for the inspection.

    Every house and situation is going to be different.

    (Plus, you'll need to order the appropriate wall adapter for your situation).
     
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    While we don't live in Florida (so I can't speak to your state laws, or local laws), we needed a permit due to the nature of the changes we were making and how the wiring was being pulled.
     
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    I do live in FLA and while I did not install an HPWC, I didn't need any sort of permits to run a line for my 14-50 install. I had the capacity in my panel so it was just installing a breaker, run the wire and install an outlet. some locales have more invasive regulations than others.
     
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    Curious -- did you need to get the work inspected? I shouldn't be surprised how different the laws are anymore across jurisdictions... but I still am. :rolleyes:
     
  9. JohnSimcox

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    thanks guys.... i will call city hall and check, they said if a breaker isnt correct andf a fire starts at the house, insurances invalidate.....:)
     
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    inspected by who? it was installed by a licensed electrician.
     
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    hire a licensed electrician then the issues of bad installation will be on him.
     
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    They said the City would need to inspect the install afterwards, don't know for sure, i am calling today.

    Also how do I add a pic here and a signature ? Not easy to locate lol. TY
     
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear -- our township did an inspection upon completion of the work by a licensed electrician. High amperage circuits modifications/additions apparently are one of the triggers that require an inspection upon completion of work. Our electrician arranged everything. We just needed to be home for the 5 minute inspection.
     
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    Call Territo Electric
    (407) 654-2767
    Speak to Anna

    They recently installed my charger for my model X
     
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    From a desktop/laptop, the features can be found in the upper right corner of the web page in the menu. (click on the generic "head" icon that will be where my drawing is). You should be able to upload an image, etc.

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    Hi John, I'm in Winter Garden. I am getting my charger installed in the next couple weeks too. I got a couple quotes. I'll send you a recommendation via Text.
     
  17. TexasEV

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    Just a note on terminology for you new Tesla owners-- you're not installing a charger. The charger is in the car. What you're installing is the Wall Connector, which used to be called the High Power Wall Connector (HPWC), so that's an acronym you'll see a lot of here.

    The Wall Connector and similar units for other brands with J1772 connectors are known as EVSEs, meaning Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. It just connects the car charger to the house power with some electronics for safety to ensure there's a proper connection before allowing any electricity to flow.

    This terminology can cause confusion when someone posts here about a bad charger. They think they're talking about a bad HPWC, but others think they meant the charger in the car went bad. It can lead to some amusing misunderstandings.
     
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    Hi John. I live in Orlando and had Allstar Electric install my charger this past summer. I had them quote as well as Hughs Electric. They both were about the same price. Also had it permitted and inspected.
     
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    Thank you...I got my wall charger installed yesterday for $400 and it works perfectly !

    It seems there is a shortage of legit installers, and most want to charge over $1000.....feels like I need to setup a network of specialists whose ONLY role is installing Tesla charging ports at home/business for $400-500 a hit.....would be endlessly busy and super profitable.
     
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    Thanks a lot, I don't see the same stuff....this is a snip of what I see.....hmm
     

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