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Last edited by Todd Burch; 06-16-2012 at 07:47 PM.
Since the wire and breaker likely add a modest amount of extra cost i would install 100amp if you can but set the car to charge at 40 amps. This is what i do. For the Roadster 40 amp is the most efficient as higher rates tend to kick on the ac for battery cooling. Then on those few occasions i can rapid charge or help out a fellow roadster charge on a trip.
The charger makes this easy as the GPS tracks the location so it knows home is 40 amps. The lower current is also easier on the utility. Again two taps and i can override.
Nema 6-50 vs 14- Today I had an electrician look at my outlet today and I can easily have my correct outlet converted to the 6-50 for about 100 bucks otherwise what is the reason to convert to a 'recomended' 14-50, 4 prong as opposed to my current 3 prong outlet? Both have identical 31 amp charge rates...
Model S. P5810
Both are actually good for 40 amps continuous, 50 peak (where the "-50" comes from).
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