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This Charger can't possibly work can it??

Discussion in 'North America' started by Sasmania, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Sasmania

    Sasmania Member

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    I'm getting my second Tesla, so need to get a real charging solution vs using the mobile connector and unplugging it every time as I'm in a public garage.

    Most of the new chargers are $500 or so including the Tesla one.

    I found this on Ebay... for only $169. There is no inverter box or whatever the usual bulky thing is that comes with all the other power cords. So, I'm assuming this will NOT work, correct?

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  2. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    That's just the J1772 charge cable without any electronics. It will not work on its own.

    Actually, the Tesla HPWCs are a great deal. I would recommend installing 2 of them so you don't have to deal with switching the plugs around. Or you can just install one and continue using the mobile connector. But since you are in a public garage, Im not sure if they would allow you to install anything.

    Since you will get another Tesla, it too will come with its own mobile connector. I don't really know what you are trying to solve.
     
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  3. Sasmania

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    Thx for the reply, I have two side by side parking spots, will have an S and X, and have one 14-50 plug that's free so no complaints there. However, it's a pain unplugging both ends each time so I can keep the mobile plug in the car and more importantly prevent it from walking off.

    So, ideally, I install a permanent solution that allows me to not have to deal with the mobile chargers and just leave those in the cars. 2 is an even better idea, but especially since it's an apartment and not a permanent residence, I'd like to find the most cost effective solution in case I'm only here a year...
     
  4. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Active Member

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    A wall connector with the 24 foot cord sounds like a great option. The wall connector can be installed on circuits from 15 amps up to 100 amps, so there is tons of flexibility. You can take the 14-50 outlet off, and mount the wall connector onto that circuit if you can have some kind of flat surface or post to mount the wall connector on. I guess another option would be if you can mount a small-ish box with a door that can be opened and closed and locked. That could keep the UMC secure when you're not using it.
     
  5. kort677

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    if you are constantly unplugging your umc you should consider buying another one for the car or installing a permanent tesla wall charger.
     
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  6. Sasmania

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    I ended up getting a JuiceBox 40amp charger with a 24' cord for $380 on Ebay. Refurbished, but the Tesla will never know and I'm hoping won't be offended.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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