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slacker775

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Interestingly, being on the gulf coast here, it was actually beneficial to not need gas. Gas stations were going dry as early as Thursday, but I didn’t have to worry about it at all. Even if the storm was leaning towards coming across the state or something, we wouldn’t have wound up losing power until Today or tomorrow depending on its pace, so I’d be able to charge all the up until the power cut out.
 

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It looks like the storm missed us here in South Florida, but we are prepared for a wobble none the less. That said, I only charged up each night to 90%. I feared charging to 100%, getting stuck at home, and having the car sit at too high of a state of charge for days on end.
 

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It looks like the storm missed us here in South Florida, but we are prepared for a wobble none the less. That said, I only charged up each night to 90%. I feared charging to 100%, getting stuck at home, and having the car sit at too high of a state of charge for days on end.
A founders-series powerwall sure would come in handy in that situation, wouldn't it. ;)
 

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@SoFlaModel3 is right on with his plan. Many of us charged 2-3 days ago and the storm has barely moved. 100% wouldn't be good. Some Tesla owners I spoke with went to 90% unless they were leaving town.

Yeah a Powerwall would be good but years ago I added a whole home generator so can charge after the storm if needed. However charging pulling 48A is something I hadn't considered years ago, so a little juggling of loads may be needed.