Submitted by Gvalencia4478 on Fri, 2018-12-07 09:18
Anyone else forced to upgrade their electrical panel for more circuits?
Wife and I are in a home built in 98' with a 200 amp panel. Went to plug in my shiny new Model 3 which tripped three breakers. Electrician comes out, says that every slot on our 20 slot breaker has tandem breakers which is overloading the system. Say's he's never seen a 200 amp panel for a 3,500+ SF home with so few circuits, and we must install a larger electrical panel.
I didn't get the sense that he was trying to up sell me, and it literally takes 2-3 weeks to get an electrician out in our market as everyone and their mom is bogged down with work.
Just seems incredibly frustrating to have to spend $2.5K on a new panel for a home built so recently already with a 200 amp panel, and then another $800 to install our HPTWC.
I don't know if i'm venting, or want some affirmation that this is normal'ish, or a hug. Either way, i'm here.