Submitted by bsimoes on December 15, 2012
I had an electrician out to the house to look over my setup. Here is my dilemma; he was telling me that the power company will be needing to move the junction box (or whatever it is called) to the front of the house because of adding poles and rewiring in the neighborhood. When that happens, he said that the power company would pay for the rewiring. I now have 100 amps coming in, but would like to upgrade to 200 amps, and, of course, would pay for the upgrade. Right now, it is a stretch to get the power I need, and adding on the charging of the Tesla would put undue stress on a system that is limping along to meet my needs: three breaker boxes all pretty much maxed out.
Most of my charging could be met with a 110 plug charging overnight as a temporary measure until the "spring rewire" is scheduled to happen. The problem is that the 20' cable that comes with the car is not long enough to reach my existing outdoor outlet. Also, the location of the plug is on my back porch but the cable would need to be woven through shrubs, bushes and all of the snow that falls of of the roof. All in all, a less than desirable set-up! It would be okay if I could leave whatever cord plugged in at one end and have the other brought back onto the porch each day, but it would need to be about 30'+ in length. Any thoughts? If I sign the paperwork, it's looking like the car could be delivered in February. Yikes!