Ask the Best and Brightest: How Do I Make My Home EV Ready?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
ask the best and brightest how do i make my home ev ready

Yes, it’s EV Day here at TTAC. Well, morning. And despite last night’s harangue, one of our Best and Brightest is ready to rock and roll in plug-in paradise. He’s seen the promised land. And he wants to know how to get there with you. Electricians of the world unite! Your time is at hand! Etc..

I have a question for the B&B. While remodeling my home I installed a dedicated line (10/3 wire) to a 30A exterior outlet box on the outside of my house by my driveway. What breaker size and plug type should I install? I’m trying to future proof my home for the day we’re all driving some sort of PHEV. At the very least I’ll be able to use a welder or install a dryer in my driveway.

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  • Davey49 Davey49 on Mar 27, 2009

    I think the Tesla home charger is a 70amp circuit You might want to ask Calacanis what he bought.

  • Victell Victell on Mar 27, 2009
    RNader : I’ve driven a home built EV for two years Can you tell me more about your diy EV? I've been looking into it myself, namely at some of the Geo Metro conversions. victell at g mail dot com

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Mar 27, 2009
    Did you see that the new Tesla sedan offers the option of 480 volt charging?... Too bad that 277/480 is not available in residential service...

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Mar 28, 2009

    You guys are really scaring me with all this EV stuff. If I have more Better Place nightmares, I'm going to blame it on you.