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Tesla HPWC Garage Install

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Flexbomb, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Flexbomb

    Flexbomb Member

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    Thought I'd just share this here as I think it may help some people out with cable management.

    First thing first, order the long cable, it was the same price. I used almost all of it here.


    1. I ran the cable up and over the garage door. I also have a kayak here, so I ran it in between the ceiling and my pulleys.

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    2. I then anchored the spring balancer (.5kg-1kg) to the ceiling and attached the business end of the HPWC with a clove hitch (so I can slide it if I need to). **note** happen to be a climber, so I have a ton of rope and anchoring stuff lying around.

    I had a heavier spring balancer at first, but found that it was pulling the cable back. .5kg seems to let the cable hang "weight free".

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    That's about it. Here's a pic with the door open.

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  2. Buggle

    Buggle Member

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    lol, that's gotta be one of the most jerry-rigged DIY jobs I've ever seen lol...
     
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  3. 5_+JqckQttqck

    5_+JqckQttqck Member

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    Very nice install! Smart way to use gravity to your advantage :)
     
  4. kjkurien

    kjkurien Member

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    Good idea. I noticed my charger cable gets scrapped while I drag it over my garage floor.
     

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