Submitted by alphacompton on Mon, 2017-06-19 09:09
I wanted to ask for advice on what length of cable (in terms of extension cords) are safe to go up to. The reason I ask is that I have a 240 Volt Nema 14-50(48 amp) plug at the rear of my house (impractical to drive next to for 'reasons') and there are windows right next to where I park where I'm considering running a line to a nearby 110v plug. I don't have a garage but I'm considering a carport sometime around when my Model 3 is delivered. Anyway after spending so much time researching about electricity and charging options in relation to installing a Tesla Home charger or Nema 14-50 I've come to consider regular 110v since most days I drive about 10-15 miles and on days where I go out a lot I drive probably 40-50 miles so I'm thinking I don't need faster charging options. Maybe I can run a cable through a nearby window every night? It won't be far between the charge port and standard wall outlet, I doubt I'll need an extension other than the included cable and adapter, but I also would like to know if I can run an extension cord from my NEMA 14-50 in the back, I'd say the length I'd need is somewhere around 30-40 feet. Can I get an extension cord that long? Would it be safe to use an extension cord that long?
Thanks for any comments. I'm sorry if this is posted elsewhere as I did not see the topic.