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Recommended type of outlet?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by ibedizzy, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. ibedizzy

    ibedizzy Member

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    We're getting an outlet installed for our M3. What would everyone recommend we get installed? Nema 14-50 or something else?
     
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    14-50 if you can swing it.
     
  3. Gordon87

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    I had a 14-50 outlet installed, but had the electrician use 60a wiring so I can more easily upgrade to a Tesla Wall Connector in the future.
     
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    Big Dog Active Member

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    And make sure that you get a heavy duty 14-50 receptacle (about $90), not the cheap $10 version.
     
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    ucmndd Well-Known Member

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    For others considering this course of action, you might as well put in a 6-50 instead of a 14-50 and save yourself an unnecessary wire run (the 6-50 has no neutral, which isn’t used in either the case of the mobile charger or the wall connector anyway). Particularly since the 14-50 adapter isn’t included with the car any more.
     
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  6. pl8dlikafiddle

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    I use a 6-50 outlet for my daily home charging needs. It also serves as the outlet for my welder, and I installed it for that purpose long before I purchased my M3.

    Although, I did go ahead and run 6/3 wire in lieu of 6/2 wire to “future proof” it in case I ever have a need to change it to a 14-50 (RV connection, etc). Not much cost difference between 6/2 and 6/3 wire.
     
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    I ran the wire myself and to me there is a big difference in 6/2 and 6/3. I have two NEMA 6-50's. One for the Model 3 and one for a Y when they become available. I don't have finalized plans for the Cybertruck yet. It will have to live in the driveway as we only have a 2 car garage.

    OP if you have a long way to run have both a 6-50 and a 14-50 priced out.
    Also for maximum flexibility, buy a 14-50 adaptor for sure. They will work at about any RV park.
     
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    Price difference between 6/3 and 6/2... as mentioned above, make decision based on how far away the receptacle needs to be. Short run, get 6/3... long run 6/2 significantly cheaper.

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    Those are only 50 ft. I had to buy 125 ft. Twice.
     

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