Tesla Wall Charger Wire Routing


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Old 09-09-23, 12:06 PM
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Tesla Wall Charger Wire Routing

Hello everyone. Im going to be installing a Tesla wall charger. My current plan is to run a 60 AMP breaker with 6 AWG THNN wire from my main panel. Id like to run the wiring in schedule 40/80 PVC. Looking through the NEC Im able to use schedule 80 and run my wires above ground. If I use schedule 40 they have to be buried. I havent been able to find a specific burial depth. Ive seen both 18-24. Does anyone have a reference for this?

Can someone vector check my plan and see if Im missing something? My city is currently following the 2020 NEC.


 

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The determination of physical damage is undefined and very subjective.
 
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Old 09-09-23, 01:11 PM
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Schedule 40 burial depth is 18" for residential installation and as you know Schedule 80 anything above ground.

#6 Cu THHN with #10 Ground has a 75C terminal ampacity of 65 amps, so protection with a 60 amp C/B is good...
 

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You are only required to use Sch 80 where the conduit is subject to physical damage.
 
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Bean_Man - What is the total length in feet of your installation from the main panel to the wall charger?
 
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Thanks for the feedback. The total length will be 25 +/- 1
 
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