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    MC240 charger

    I would like to buy a 240v Mobile Charger if this exists. Tesla says it's on 8-12 weeks backorder.

    Did they supply this as an option on the existing roadsters? Has anyone seen used MC240s for sale?

    I will pay good money for one. Please let me know.

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    Tesla shows them on their online store:
    Tesla Motors - charging

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    I had ordered the MC240 charger with my car, having backed down to that to save money after the infamous price increase.

    They stopped shipping them due to some sort of problem, and now there is a very long back order. So I went ahead and bought the HPC anyway, which was delivered in about a week.

    So now I have the slow charger, and the fast charger, but not the half-fast charger.

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    Did Tesla give you an estimate on the backlog for the 240 MC?

    Has the problem been resolved and they are shipping now?

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    No, they said they were hoping to resolve the problem and resume shipments in about 8 weeks. (That was 2 weeks ago, so 6 to go now). Then they would start filling back orders and it would take some unknown amount of additional time before they got to mine.

    I'm trying to arrange an electrician to wiring in the HPC properly. Temporarily I've wired the HPC to a 14-50 plug and plugged it in where the MC240 was supposed to go. I limited the car charging current to 24 Amps.

    Just don't tell the NEC police!

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    The problem is a vendor not being prepared for the volume they needed and being back ordered on a part (I think the GFCI). It's a bit out of Tesla's hands unless they switch vendors, which probably wouldn't help at this point.

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    Is it back in stock?

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    I guess, in theory, this might be useful in some situations:
    Camco Power Grip Maximizer RV 50-amp Generator Adapter : JC Whitney: RV Parts & Accessories

    • If you've got a 50-amp RV, you need a Power Grip™ Maximizer Adapter!
    • 50-amp Generator Adapter adapts a standard 30-amp and 15-amp plug for 45-amp service

    Don't go without just because you're a 50-amp RV in a 30-amp campground! Camco's Power Grip™ Maximizer RV 50-amp Generator Adapter let's you enjoy all your electronics regardless of the campground. A simple and inexpensive solution to a big problem.

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    Or this one:
    Demonstration – Power 220 - 240 Volt Equipment from 110 – 120 Volt Outlets.



    Single plug option

    •Power 220-240 volt equipment from 110-120 volt outlets
    •Connect US, Canadian, or International 220-240V equipment
    •To 20 amps or 4400 watts continuous output
    •Light weight, small, portable, easy to use

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    Can't be the same circuit/leg to make 220-240 from two 110-120's circuits. Finding two differnt 120plugs next to one another is rare.

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