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What does your HPWC (High Power Wall Connector) look like

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Poison Dart Brew, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Poison Dart Brew

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    Ok, I got a little carried away. Added a couple amp/volt meters, along with a KWH meter so I can see total of what the car uses.
     

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  2. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Nice looking setup.
     
  3. Lloyd

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    Heh

    That's a sweet setup. If you don't mind me asking, would you ballpark how much extra the extras ran you? TIA
     
  5. Poison Dart Brew

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    The voltage/Amp meters were 12.00, and the KWH meter was 430.00. The KWH meter is very accurate, where as the voltage amp meters are within 1%. I have one amp meter on just the HPWC, and the other amp meter on the main coming into that sub panel. Did the work myself as I have a back ground in this. Links to follow.
    http://www.amazon.com/DROK-Multimeter-Measuring-Resistors-Transformer/dp/B00DVH64HW/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1439985942&sr=1-5&keywords=drok+amp+meter

    http://www.amazon.com/E-Mon-E10-3208100-JKIT-208-240-Electric-SubMeter/dp/B00OSLX6SU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1439985785&sr=8-2&keywords=e-mon
     
  6. TexasEV

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    Re the thread title-- HPWC is High Power Wall Connector, not Charger. The charger is in the car.
     
  7. boonedocks

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    Here's mine!!

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    Sweet setup... love it. Have you tally your kwh consumption. It would be interesting to see how much the TESLA does consume while at rest. Again, i really admire your installation. Great work.
     
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    Anyone put a 14-50 plug on the HPWC?
     
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    I like it. How about some more details on your meters?
     
  11. Poison Dart Brew

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    It cost me 420.00 for the watt hour meter, and 12.00 for the volt/amp meters. Both purchased from Amazon. I tried sending this info with links, but it doesn't seam to go through. I have one amp meter on the HPWC and one on the main feeding the Sub panel. Here is the info with out the links.

    E-Mon D-Mon E10-3208100-JKIT Class 1000 1 or 2 Phase, 100A, 120/208-240 Volt kWh Electric SubMeter

    DROK® Digital Current Voltage Multimeter AC 100-300V 100A Voltage Amperage Meter, AC Volt Amp Testing Gauge Power Monitor LCD Dual Display Voltage Measuring Current Sensing Resistors with Current Transformer CT

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    Thank you for correcting me on this. How can we change this in the title of the post?
     
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    love it thanks for sharing, hopefully i can buy one soon!
     
  14. BoerumHill

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    Not bad! You can find cheaper ways to monitor but your setup is way cooler.

    Only mods can alter thread titles; one might come along and do that for you.
     
  15. Tripple_T

    Tripple_T Cincinnati Member

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    Here is a little different of an install for you. I used hooks to run the cable over the car. When unplugged it hangs at a perfect hight waiting for me to plug in. My area didn't require a disconnect at the HPWC. At least that is what the electrician said.

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  16. CleanPower

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    Here is a picture of my setup. The meter cost $26 from Hialeah Meter. They recondition meters. It looks brand new to me.
    I pulled two cables from the subpanel at the back of the garage through the ceiling. One for the HPWC and another for a 14-50 outlet.

    As you can tell from the 0 kWh reading, I'm still waiting for my Model S to arrive.

    HPWC Installation.jpg
     
  17. Buzzz

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    Here is my compact setup.

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  18. CleanPower

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    Wow, that is tight!
     
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    Excellent... that's about what mine will end up having to look like when I relocate it...

    Any tips on installation?
     
  20. FlasherZ

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    Yes - see those side boards on the outside surface of the door tracks? You need those, or the cable just becomes a mess and sticks out in the door opening.

    The LR conduit body shown is a tough cookie, but with enough swearing you'll get the wire in there, turned into the HPWC, connected, and cover on. :) Don't use an LB body on its side in this application because the cover must be accessible - and I don't think it would be in this case.

    LR:
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    LB:
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