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Upgrade to 200A - Charging Solution in the Home

Discussion in 'Canada' started by e4chan, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. e4chan

    e4chan Member

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    Hey all,

    I am a recent purchaser of a Model S P85+ and currently waiting for delivery. I had a quick question - did anyone that had a 100A in the house upgrade to 200A because they purchased the HPWC? Especially if they added the twin chargers to the package (which recently was split into 2 packages - before it was bundled)?

    Like to know your thoughts? As I am contemplating doing the upgrade to future-proof my home.

    Thanks,
    e4
     
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I already had a 200 amp panel in my house before my HPWC was installed a few weeks ago. But my electrician told me that he could not have installed my HPWC if I would have had a 100 amp panel (which I did have before 2006' at hat time I upgraded as part of a major house remodel).
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    When I got my Roadster I was kinda shocked to discover that my fairly new house had a 100A panel. Panel size was not listed in the specs when it was built, so I totally missed that. I did the panel upgrade and it wasn't cheap! Ottawa Hydro charges a kilobuck just to disconnect and reconnect the meter
     
  4. DRK

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    My home has a 200amp panel, but was fairly full with enough room for just the Nema 14-50 so I elected to go with that which was $800.00 to install. I then had my HPWC installed at my office where I have better access to power. Having the 14-50 at home is plenty as it will charge at roughly 40km/hr plus. My HPWC at the office, even after a trip down from the cottage has me full by noon. If I had to do it again, personally I would have just installed the 14-50's.
     
  5. e4chan

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    Thanks for the feedback. I may upgrade my line to 200A for the future. You never know what else you will be doing to the home.

    It's going to cost me though....hope I am making the right decision.

    e4
     
  6. KR1

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    My hydro meter is on the side of the garage, right outside where I want install my HPWC. I have a 100A panel inside the house. I am talking with electricians about installing a 200A panel in the garage that will then feed the existing panel inside my house and my HPWC.
     

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