I have a model x on order and want to plan on what I need to have an electrical do in my garage.
What do I need to buy from Tesla and what do I need to have electrical do?
What are my options for charging in my garage?
Thanks for the detailed replies.
Now that the x is released can we plan on what to install? This is very confusing. I certainly want to charge as fast as possible at home. What are my options with the x? How soon do I do this? When they open the ordering process up, how long does it take to actually get the x? I assume this is not know yet? And basing on the model s is probably not smart..
Yes I called and honestly spoke to some kid I would never trust anything as he was clueless. I knew more than him from the forums. I even gave my email address as he was supposed to email some stuff and still never got it. Thus why I come here.Have you called Tesla sales or your local Tesla service center? When I called Tesla sales I was told that they still recommend a NEMA 14-50 outlet for charging the X even though it has a beefier 72 Amp charger. But I already discussed it with my electrician and want him to use 100 Amp cable in case I need to upgrade the service later. Just waiting on a delivery date before having it put in.
Great thanks. This helps a lot.Lots of time but you can do it whenever if you're certain you're ordering the car. HPWC with 100 amp service will provide the fastest charge. If you don't need to top up faster than 8 hours from totally empty, a NEMA 14-50 wired to a 50amp circuit will be cheaper.
also your charging needs will depend on your driving.
Here's a scenario where you can get by with just a normal outlet: Suppose you drive 20 or 30 miles round trip every day - then you'd be okay with even just regular outlet or 120v charging, which would give you 3-4 miles of range per hour of charging, so in 12 hours of charging overnight you'd get 30+ miles. If that represents your typical driving, you keep your car charged up to 90% or 240 miles, then you drive it down to 200 or 210 range left in a day, the next night you are totally full.
If you drive 100 miles a day, then you wont get enough charging, and you'll need a higher power outlet to charge faster, so you'd need to figure out whether to get a nema 14-50, or tesla high power charger, or even a j1772.
I'm in the 20 miles per day category, so I just charge on a regular outlet. Occasionally I need more power, so I go to a local j1772 and charge up when I have to do a lot of driving in a day.
Hi as someone going through this now, I can tell you you can definitely wait as I'm configuring my X and am just doing this now. Secondly I spoke to my Tesla sales rep and he told me the X (at least the Signatures) have the ability to charge with an HPWC, he didn't mention if it was one large charger or a dual charger but I could find out if necessary.