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

recommendation needed for outdoor wall charger post setup for commercial building in GTA?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by coolmanfever, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. coolmanfever

    coolmanfever Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2019
    Messages:
    418
    Location:
    toronto
    Hello all,

    I am looking for someone to help me setup a outdoor wall charger post that look similar to the photo attached. It will be used mostly for myself and customer parked in my work place building parking lot. I own the building and the lot. Do you know anyone in GTA can do that? Thank you.

    HPWC 3 small.jpg
     
  2. darkenergy

    darkenergy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2018
    Messages:
    254
    Location:
    Canada
    Looks like a cedar 4x4 and 2x4 screwed together. There's probably a hole cut through the 4x4 for the electrical feed from the junction box mounted on the back. I'd guess that there is a cement footing poured below with an inset post hole mount.

    Someone who's put up a fence and an electrical contractor? If you are handy with a level, you can probably put up the post yourself?

    Sorry that's not so helpful from a turn key solution perspective :(
     
  3. pcons

    pcons M3 AWD+

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1,618
    Location:
    Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    Do you have any idea of how far the proposed location is from the panel that feeds your building, or if you have enough space (likely because it's a commercial building). My guess is you will have 3 phase power (most commercial locations do), so you'll have 208V somewhere. Then the question is whether you want to go full 48A (requires 60A breaker and corresponding gauge of wire), and 48A is the max a Model 3 will charge at on L2. You could drop to 32A service/40A breaker which is what 99% of Publix stations offer and plenty fast for workplace top ups.

    Now to do all that work... definitely need an electrician. Depending on how far the parking spot is from the panel you might need to dig/trench a line out to that spot.

    One thing you might want to consider is making the station a J1772 plug because you mention it would be for you and customers. Anyone without a tesla would have a j1772 so that's the most flexible. I believe you can get the tesla chargers with a j1772 on it.
     
    • Like x 2
  4. ccudmore

    ccudmore Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2019
    Messages:
    226
    Location:
    Ottawa
    in case you weren’t aware of it, Tesla has a program for commercial properties whey they will give you a charger and will pay for your electrician to do the installation as long as you make the charger available to the public and you pay the electric bill. The application is on their web site.
     
    • Informative x 3
  5. coolmanfever

    coolmanfever Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2019
    Messages:
    418
    Location:
    toronto
    I applied on tesla but no response from them
     
  6. corlaandstan

    corlaandstan Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2018
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    Oakville, ON
    Is that a 14-50 on the back of the post? That addition would really make the charger cross compatible.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC