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Tesla Charger Installation: Driveway Ideas??

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Bytor, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Bytor

    Bytor Member

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    I know there is a thread on garage installations but I’m planning on putting the charger by the driveway. Did a quick google search and found a few neat ideas but thought I’d put it out there to see if anyone has tackled this project lately. I’m getting my model 3 on Thursday and have already run the cable (hoping this might save me some money on installation costs). Will work on it this weekend. BTW any recommendations for installers are welcome-I’m in Mississauga.

    Here’s one I’m leaning towards.

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  2. McCaesar

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    I used JML Electric. They were good with a competitive quote and on the certified list for Tesla

    I have my charger installed on the wall next to my driveway, but that post looks cool.
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    Very nice and if so inclined add the charger to PluShare as I have met several nice people that way.
     
  4. funix

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    Are they weather-proof/ water-proof??? That's a whole lot of electrical power to allow exposure to the elements... not to mention possibility of damage while outside a garage.
     
  5. 5_+JqckQttqck

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    NA model is IP44 (ugggg - you may want to protect this one).

    EU model is IP55, don't go hosing it down or submerging it into a pool ;). If you're serious though, you can home make an IP67 enclosure fairly easily or simply build a small wood roof to protect from rain.

    IP Ratings; What is IP69K? Questions and Answers | Avery Weigh-Tronix

    https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/wall-connector-eu/tesla-32a-wall-connector-installation-manual-en-EU-v1.pdf
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  6. Bytor

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    Interesting! Thanks for the information!
     
  7. mrElbe

    mrElbe Active Member

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    Here is a link to my DIY drive way installation:

    Charging
     
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    They are not waterproof, if they get submerged - but then if that's happening you've probably got a whole lot of other problems to boot. However, they are water and weather resistant. I've had mine mounted outside for a couple of years now and never had a problem - even when the evestrough got backed up in the last major rainstorm and basically was dumping water right on top of the charger. Don't forget it's on a circuit breaker, so the odds of everything going wrong is very small.
     
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  9. Bytor

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    Nice! Saw this in a google search. Have u had any issues with the elements and your charger?
     
  10. mrElbe

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    My original charger developed a cracked plastic connector. I just wanted to replace the cord but Tesla insisted on sending an electrician with a brand new version 2 charger at no cost. This cracked connector was due to a heat problem and not the elements.
     
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    Nice job.
     

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