I bought an electric car and now hope to install a Tesla Wall Charger that needs a 60amp/220V Circuit, or alternatively I will install a 240v NEMA 14-50 (50a) plug. I would prefer to install the Tesla Wall Charger, as it adds ~+12 miles per hour charging (42 KWH).
I am hoping to tie into a 125 amp subpanel in our garage that I used for our house remodel. There are many breakers/circuits in the subpanel, so don't know if this will fly. The subpanel is supplied by a #2 copper wire (2/3 Romex) with a 125 amp breaker in the main 200 amp panel. Will it be possible to tie into the subpanel or do I need to run a separate line from the main panel? Trying to avoid making the run from main panel as it will be about a 50 foot run. Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions you have.
The list of current breakers in the subpanel are below. The charger will be programmed to run non-peak from 12 am to 7 am, so only a few of the circuits will be energized at the same time (refrigerator and possibly some lights and outlets).
Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions you might have!! Rob
Description of Breakers (from bottom right to top):
- Family room outlets 20a AFCI
- Kitchen Oven (220V 50a) +#4
- Living Room outlets / HVAC outlet (Double 15a)
- Hall Outlet / Office Outlet (Double 15a)
- Exterior Outlet (20a)
- Hall Lights / Exterior Lights (double 15a)
- Living Room Lights/Dining Lights (Double 15a)
- Kitchen Lights / Family Room Lights (Double 15a)
- Refrigerator (20a AFCI)
- Dishwasher (20a GFCI)
- Microwave / Disposal (Double 15a)
- Kitchen Outlets #1 / Kitchen Outlets #2 (Double 20a)