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Yes, we have 3 separate meters on our house. Car charging, geothermal, house main. The EV and geothermal are metered at a different rate, but don't disable for time of use. The easy part is that I already have 6 gauge wire for the 50A car charging circuit going from the car charging panel/meter to the 14-50 in the garage. It should be able to be re-wired to a new battery back-up panel, which will contain all the essential house main circuits I want on the power back up. The battery back up wall charger will essentially be on the house main meter, but I probably won't charge from it, I'll just plug it in when there's a power outage.

Since we also have a 100A circuit between the EV meter panel and garage, we can just keep that for EV charging and install 2 new wall chargers, which communicate with each other, for daily charging on the EV TOU plan. The battery back up wall charger will essentially be on the house main meter, but I probably won't charge from it, I'll just plug it in when there's a power outage.
I really hope that you have 400A service.

And it appears that you will get rid of the X or the Y?
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Yes, the email is not an indication of getting the VIn soon or of delivery.

Tesla appears to be slipping when it used to be tight in between getting a VIN and then delivery.

It still appears that it is still by area/region. So pray that when you made your reservations or order, there are at least a truckload-size mind meld among Cybertruck enthusiasts in your particular delivery center pulling the trigger at the same time as you. :rolleyes:
 

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I really hope that you have 400A service.

And it appears that you will get rid of the X or the Y?
We're getting rid of the X since it's older and my primary.

House main breaker is 200A. EV panel breaker is 150A and geothermal is 150A. Three separate meters going to our ground pad transformer.

If I add a sub panel off the main that will re-route the essential house circuits plus a 50A for the (battery backup) wall charger in the garage, it shouldn't be any different than just adding a 50A breaker to the main panel? I guess the trick will be how the Tesla gateway will be connected to the subpanel but not the main panel since I don't want all the house main circuits to be on power backup.
 

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I got this same email. The thing that concerns me is the phrase "we will match you with a Tesla Certified Installer"
If you only get one quote, you can be assured none of the $4k beast FS credit will actually make it to you. I really hope we have the ability to bring in additional installers for competing bids.
They will only use a Tesla certified installer. So if you have several in your area, you can get quotes. But if you’re like me and only have one installer, you have one option.
 

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Unless you happen to be an electrical engineer who understands code (and physics) and has already installed several solar systems and EV chargers for yourself and friends. I'll take cheap/inexperienced and fix it once they leave - I just need the hardware. Also, in my experience, expensive does not necessarily mean competent.
There is no way a EE understands physics!
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