bodengroden wrote: RIght now I have a 100amp box (older style) I have some free space ~50amps. However, I will need that If I run a new circuit for the stove. I was going to reserve that space for the charger and I will have to upgrade my box. I guess wat it comes down to is are they going to mess with our boxes or just add a subpanel for the charger?
Yes, they are going to mess with your main panel to install the EVSE. You need two slots free, one above the other, to install a 220V breaker for the charging circuit. If you use up your free slots on a stove, they may still be able to free up some more space by installing duplex breakers on some of the 110V circuits. You should check with an electrician to see what can be done. Have you already had your home assessment and received a quote for the EVSE install? If so, they will expect the panel to still be in the same condition when they come out to install your charger.
Personally, I would never have an electric range again. Natural gas is a far more utilitarian and efficient way to cook, IMHO. I guess your solar installation may make it more sensible, but I wouldn't do it even under those circumstances. Just my personal preference....
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2011 SLe #1317 del. 4/1/11
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2nd bar lost at 38,685 miles
3rd bar lost at 50,711 miles
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