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Urban living owners: how are you charging your M3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by codex57, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. codex57

    codex57 Member

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    This is more of a "do you think there will be a theft/vandalism problem" question?

    So, we go into SF fairly frequently to visit family. Like many homes there, the garage is not used for parking. They use it for storage, but many others build living spaces and stuff down there. Anyways, most people park on the driveway and out on the street instead of actually in the garage.

    The charging cable is a $500 cable. How are you guys going to charge? Just run an extension cord out if the supplied Tesla charging cable isn't long enough? Are you worried about it being stolen or vandalized?
     
  2. stan23

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    I don't think you can steal the cable as it is locked on the charge port (i'm assuming, since my S does this)
     
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    The included UMC - Universal Mobile Charger is 20ft long. Probably not a good idea to sling across the sidewalk. if you park in your driveway, you can probably reach the landry machine outlet in the garage correct?
     
  4. codex57

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    I hope it locks. That wouldn't stop the vandalism, but I'm hoping to park in the driveway in a way that it'll be hard to see that it's plugged in unless you get real close.

    Can't get to the laundry outlet, but I'll take 3 miles for an hour charge. If I get the LR, an overnight charge should be enough to run around the city while leaving enough of the original charge to get all the way back home.
     
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    I don't think vandalization is a big problem here in the US.. in Europe though it's more of an issue. Laws are very relaxed and criminals don't have as much to lose. I really don't think a $500 charging cable would last long in France.
     
  7. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    You can get lockable electrical outlet covers like this:
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  8. codex57

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    Ever since Jerry Brown got that stupid bill decreasing penalties for "minor crimes" (including some felonies), we've had an increase in theft and other property crimes in our area. Which is why I'm especially worried about charging outside in SF, because property crime is really small potatoes.
     
  9. jsanford

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    This is what we're planning to do, even though we won't be out on the street, just down our driveway.

    I had a neighbor who parked his model S on the street. If he charged it there, it wasn't obvious.
     

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