High power charger on back order

High power charger on back order

Have been waiting anxiously for months for my car to arrive only to find out that the twin charger I ordered is on back order. That's fine but Teslas solution is for me to get a nema 650 installed in the meantime. I'm o.k. With that but they only offer a $200 credit. Not nearly enough to cover the expense of that. Very unfair.

bp | February 19, 2013

Is it your HPWC (High Power Wall Connector) or the 2nd charger that is on back-order?

My car came with the 2nd charger installed (though I haven't tested it yet) - but was back ordered on the HPWC (like everyone else).

When the electrician installed the new charging circuit, he installed a 14-50 outlet, which I've been using to charge the car (usually 20-30 miles per hour). The 14-50 adapter came with the car, and should also allow me to charge the car at an RV park, if/when I try to take the car on a long trip before the superchargers are available.

When I get the HPWC, the electrician will come back out and install it on the same circuit.

We're planning to keep the 14-50 outlet, in addition to the HPWC, as a fallback, should I ever have problems with the HPWC.

Not sure why Tesla recommended a 6-50 adapter in your case, the Tesla website's charging page recommends 14-50.

Jewsh | February 19, 2013

6-50 has the right combo of wires; hot, hot and ground. (This is exactly what the HPWC needs and nothing more.) The NEMA 14-50 plug has an extra (neutral) conductor but could still be used... the issue is the (minor) extra cost associated with the spare wire, hence Tesla's suggestion.

Pungoteague_Dave | February 19, 2013

The $200 they offered you is very fair. My electrician pulled the three write for the 6-50 and says he will only charge $150 to swap on the HPWC when it arrives, should take less than an hour. TM says they will pay the $200 after they deliver the HPWC. They would not credit for this at delivery of the car, although I tried.

Pungoteague_Dave | February 19, 2013

Sorry, three-wire