Local electrician to install Tesla wall charger

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CN
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The electricians Tesla recommend are not local but I've seen enough Teslas in the area where I'm sure some have used local electricians. Anybody have any experience getting a wall charger installed?
tfunk02
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It's a pretty basic thing for an electrician. Here's a video that shows how they install it.



I have had good luck with Elite Electric (they post here).
CN
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I figured any electrician could do it but I wanted one with experience who could make suggestions on location and future expansion in case we want to add another one (or some other EV) later. My breaker box in the garage is full so they'd have to wire to the one outside and the best location for the charger is on the opposite wall of a fairly wide garage.
Donny Hall
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Gen 3 Wall Connector costs $500, then you need 220 - so its similar to adding hot tub or wiring for heavy machinery

When I added a hot tub I had 80ft of wire, external wire and a new 220 breaker added and it cost around $1200 through daily electric

any electrician should be able to handle this
techno-ag
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This is something to consider for new construction as well. I had the builders put in an extra 220 in our garage just in case.
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75AG
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We used Elite Electric to install our RV plug. Really pleased and price was fair.
KidDoc
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I used Tommy with Aggieland Electric a bit over 5 years ago.
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CN
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Thanks everyone, I'll get a couple of quotes.
texasaggie04
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I can't remember who installed mine, it was a couple years ago. But it was real simple, they were done pretty quick.

Congrats, by the way. Best car you'll ever own.
CN
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I called Dailey Electric and they were here the next day and gave me a quote shortly after their visit. I also setup an appointment for a quote with one of the electricians mentioned above and they never showed up. Spoke to their office and they said they'd look into it. That was hours ago.
CN
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I got the wall connector installed by Dailey Electric. They were $500 below the other company I called, showed up on time and finished in 3 hours (indoor panel was full so they had to wire to outdoor panel). Would highly recommend.
tfunk02
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Good to hear. I went back through my records and found that Dailey was the one company that even answered the phone on 4th of July weekend 2019 when my main breaker broke. They were out within hours and had me back up that day. Nobody else even tried.
texasaggie04
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CN said:

I got the wall connector installed by Dailey Electric. They were $500 below the other company I called, showed up on time and finished in 3 hours (indoor panel was full so they had to wire to outdoor panel). Would highly recommend.

Sounds like you purchased the Wall Connector? Out of curiosity, any particular reason why? I just had a NEMA 14-50 outlet installed and boom, done. I couldn't think of any advantages to also buying the Wall Connector.
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