Install of Powershare Home Backup hardware

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Just received my email about installing the PowerShare home back up from Tesla.

They said that an electrician will contact me and gave a name of the electrician, but how can I change to the Tesla certified electrician who has installed my other chargers for my 2 other teslas.

i would like o use the same one as he knows my house and the work he has done.
i tried to email back the original email but it came back as blocked.

does anyone know how to contact this department to change the electrician?

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Unfortunately not too many with trucks yet. I would message or call Tesla.
 

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No one knows How to change installers?
You're asking how to communicate with tesla. That's an impossible ask. Tesla doesn't even know how to communicate with tesla. Nobody can even figure out if their delivery ETA is still correct, how would any of us know how to contact them about our powershare installer?

You can try the general tesla hotline but generally speaking nobody there knows anything.
 

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Yea, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the main hotline is no help whatsoever. I tried calling when I got a strange email about something missing on my PowerShare survey, and I got nowhere. I was told to “wait it out. Everything is fine.” When someone tells you that you know that they have no f”’ing idea what they’re talking about. He even went so far as to say, “I’m really not sure, but it’s fine.”
bro, seriously?
He sounded like he was half asleep to be honest. Waste of my time
 


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Thank you, I just would rather deal with the same Tesla electrician who already installed plugs and panels in my house. Don't need another electrician telling me we have to redo this and that.

Thank you all for your responses.
 

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I just got my PowerShare installation quote from Smart Charge America, and it's nearly $8000.

HOWEVER, that includes upgrading my entire 80's-vintage electrical service to 200A, and also trenching about 10 feet to where the charge pedestal will reside. The 3V Gateway install was only about $2k of that.

So, yay! And, ouch
 

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I live in the Bay Area and my estimate is incoming. They believe it was be between $3,200 and $3,800. The thing people need to be aware of is that the PowerShare Gateway 3V and the Universal Wall Charger have to be physically linked via a communication wire. My main panel and UWC installation point is about 50 feet underneath my house via a crawl space. They said I am the 2nd install for non-employees they will be doing. All the previous ones were employees with the release candidate vehicles.

They also said they have 14 other units that just came in, so they are about to get busy. I should have it installed in the next 10 days (final date hasn’t been locked in yet). They said it will take about 8 hours to get the job done.
 

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I live in the Bay Area and my estimate is incoming. They believe it was be between $3,200 and $3,800. The thing people need to be aware of is that the PowerShare Gateway 3V and the Universal Wall Charger have to be physically linked via a communication wire. My main panel and UWC installation point is about 50 feet underneath my house via a crawl space. They said I am the 2nd install for non-employees they will be doing. All the previous ones were employees with the release candidate vehicles.

They also said they have 14 other units that just came in, so they are about to get busy. I should have it installed in the next 10 days (final date hasn’t been locked in yet). They said it will take about 8 hours to get the job done.
So I received my truck Feb 24th. I received my approval for PowerShare Jan 29th. I haven't heard anything about power share since Jan 29th. How long after approval did you get in touch with your installer?
 

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You need the Cybertruck first. Your installer gets a email from Tesla as to who has received their vehicles. I got my Cybertruck on February 22nd. I heard from my installer on February 26th. I did a virtual (FaceTime) site inspection with them on March 1st. My installation is March 12th.

They have done most of the Tesla employees in the Bay Area. A lot of testing. I will be the 2nd non-Tesla employee install in the Bay Area for them. They received 14 more shipments in and are looking to get those scheduled.

My install is $3,346. My Universal Wall Charger will be installed approximately 60 feet away from the main panel & gateway, which needs to run underneath the house in the crawl space. The Gateway and Wall Charger need to have a communication wire between them.
 


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You need the Cybertruck first. Your installer gets a email from Tesla as to who has received their vehicles. I got my Cybertruck on February 22nd. I heard from my installer on February 26th. I did a virtual (FaceTime) site inspection with them on March 1st. My installation is March 12th.

They have done most of the Tesla employees in the Bay Area. A lot of testing. I will be the 2nd non-Tesla employee install in the Bay Area for them. They received 14 more shipments in and are looking to get those scheduled.

My install is $3,346. My Universal Wall Charger will be installed approximately 60 feet away from the main panel & gateway, which needs to run underneath the house in the crawl space. The Gateway and Wall Charger need to have a communication wire between them.
60 feet is a long run, assuming they are using 6 gauge wire the copper alone for that is a significant cost
 

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You need the Cybertruck first. Your installer gets a email from Tesla as to who has received their vehicles. I got my Cybertruck on February 22nd. I heard from my installer on February 26th. I did a virtual (FaceTime) site inspection with them on March 1st. My installation is March 12th.

They have done most of the Tesla employees in the Bay Area. A lot of testing. I will be the 2nd non-Tesla employee install in the Bay Area for them. They received 14 more shipments in and are looking to get those scheduled.

My install is $3,346. My Universal Wall Charger will be installed approximately 60 feet away from the main panel & gateway, which needs to run underneath the house in the crawl space. The Gateway and Wall Charger need to have a communication wire between them.
correct and I received my truck a few days after you did. Just haven't heard anything about my PS installation. Guess it's just random on who gets a call to install.
 

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correct and I received my truck a few days after you did. Just haven't heard anything about my PS installation. Guess it's just random on who gets a call to install.
I am not sure where you live, but my installer (Willow Glen Electric) said they were backed up already until early April. I am not sure how many installers are being allowed to do installs, but the other installs in the SF Bay seem to go through them.

The downside is you might have to wait and also, there is no competition when it comes to pricing the install.
 

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I am not sure where you live, but my installer (Willow Glen Electric) said they were backed up already until early April. I am not sure how many installers are being allowed to do installs, but the other installs in the SF Bay seem to go through them.

The downside is you might have to wait and also, there is no competition when it comes to pricing the install.
Bay Area. Thanks for the info.
 

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Received my estimate for powershare install ($4,819 in Charlotte, NC), but am unsure what portion of this Tesla covers vs what I have to pay.
I see the Universal Wall Connector for $620, but it doesn't explicitly call out the powershare gateway cost. Any insights from others? Thanks.
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