Model 3 - Other Costs

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  1. david flores

    david flores New Member

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    I am placing my order for a model 3, I am guessing it will come with charging cables like the model S and X, do these work well, or will I need to purchase the home charging station and increase home voltage. I average about 60-70 miles each day during the week, but on weekends I may use 100-120 miles, so I'm guessing with the 75kw battery I will use about 1/3 to 2/3 each day.

    Also are there other items which should be purchased?
     
  2. Dennis

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    If the Model 3 come with the same charging cables as a Model S or Model X, it would most likely be the Mobile Connector which has a connection for 240V NEMA 14-50 which will charge a Model S at 29 miles per hour at 40A. So, if you drive 60-70 miles each day, you're full in 2-3 hours and in the weekend within 6 hours of charging (usually when you're asleep.)

    I used a NEMA 14-50 every day for a few years with a connection that I had at the office. Now, I use a hardwired J1772 at 30A that I used to use with another EV.
     
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    Thanks this was helpful. Based on this I think I'm good just keeping the mobile connection for the short term.
     
  4. ThosEM

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    Agree with the advice above. You might also want to consider a CHAdeMO adapter that may be available also for the Model 3. This increases the number of DC quick charging options substantially. I have one but have not had a critical use for it yet, as there have always been enough superchargers to keep me going. Still it alleviates range anxiety to have additional quick charging options.
     
  5. Dennis

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    It all depends on which model of the mobile connector the Model 3 ends up with.

    The Model S ones are akin to the second release of the Roadster Mobile Connector. It allowed interchangeable ends to plug the mobile connector into a variety of differing outlets for support of a wide range of voltage/amps... The original mobile connector for the Roadster only had the NEMA 14-50 on it and ran at 30A.... (Tesla has a simplified NEMA 14-50 with 40A hardwired that is sold for S and X for $30 cheaper than the adaptable one.) We don't know what will be included for the 3. If it's the more flexible one, like was included with our S, then @david flores can go ahead and pick up various ends to connect to other outlets, should the need arise.
     
  6. Famman49

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    Tesla Shop does not offer a CHAdeMO adapter for the 3 yet. At least as far as I can find. They do have one for the S/X. Any word on when they will offer a working CHAdeMO adapter for the 3?
     

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