I broke my Tesla wall charger, don't break yours!

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
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  • Ghassan Saber
    Ghassan Saber 14 hours ago

    You'll need a cable gland, a plastic one, a brass or a stainless steel one should do the job permanently.

  • NoTimeForThatNow

    Man that summary of the previous vid was perfect, if you havent already seen it, now you don’t have to!

  • Shane M.
    Shane M. 4 days ago

    i would recommend a kellem grip

  • Mr Mr
    Mr Mr 5 days ago

    Your not suppose to run over the cable lol

  • benjamin mellingen
    benjamin mellingen 5 days ago

    when you broke the plastic cover I laughed :)

  • Defpom's Electronics & Repair - I Fix Stuff

    Water will always get in, make sure that there is a drain hole at the bottom so that any Ingres is able to drain out instead of getting trapped inside and building up.

  • Brandon TriHard
    Brandon TriHard 7 days ago


    MLWATKK 7 days ago

    Footage of you shaving your eyelids of it didn't happen... :D

  • Jose M. ynFuentes
    Jose M. ynFuentes 7 days ago

    Hey Rick home depot sell a clam that goes around electric pipes you can use to clam the charging to the concrete wall so if anyone use the wire and pull will resist the pulling. OK bro good day

  • k zane
    k zane 9 days ago

    a suggestion???
    buuild-out an enclosed & insulated garage for your vehicles, especially for winter????? give your tesla's heated garage space???

  • k zane
    k zane 9 days ago

    why don't you add a additional support clamp to reduce the stress of the cable hanging + movement??????? a clamp screwed into the concrete & maybe buildout a cover for the charger housing....,silicone around it.

  • Jonathan Cohen, M.D.

    You're funny and informative. Now I know what to do about my hands! Thank you.

  • jozefsan
    jozefsan 10 days ago

    get that clamp out and make few dimples in it......job done

  • tekoppen
    tekoppen 10 days ago


  • NPC# 8675309
    NPC# 8675309 19 days ago

    Could you please trim your nails?

  • hungsolow30
    hungsolow30 19 days ago

    Push the wire up a little bit further and put a zip tie at the top there to hold it in the clamp so you don't have to play with the wire being pulled anymore

  • j freed
    j freed 21 day ago

    This video makes me feel less a genius for replacing my own dryer and washer door switches.

  • goldenboypierre
    goldenboypierre 21 day ago

    That WattZilla charger looks over-engineeredly awesome, I wouldn't put it outside my house though definitely meant for a shop. The Tesla charger is much more sleek looking though.

  • chrisdigital
    chrisdigital 23 days ago

    Quick fix for that, get a hose clamp and crank it down on the wire above the actual clamp in the charger box. This way you can be sure the wire doesn't slip out again. You're welcome. :)

  • Kris Liu
    Kris Liu 25 days ago

    The WattZilla is cool, but it's $3500 vs Tesla's $500.

  • Boar Hog
    Boar Hog 26 days ago

    easy fix. Just put a clamp outside the box on the wall

  • Hans Juergensen
    Hans Juergensen Month ago +1

    Hey Rich: great video, I would however put another clamp about a foot or two below the charging unit and reclamp the heavy black wire to the cement wall with tapcon or other cement screws so that there cannot be tension on the clamp in the box.....it still looks week. You will lose a foot of reach but it will not get pulled out of the charging unit again.
    Hans Juergensen

  • thedinkyone
    thedinkyone Month ago

    Biggest whiner on RUclip.

  • Ragnarok
    Ragnarok Month ago

    Again with the lotion asmr

    DELTACX10 Month ago

    I don't really like the look of tesslas they don't really give the feeling that they are the future high tech car. I think tessla should start doing conversions for other vehicles, I for one would enjoy a electric m35a2 duce and a half.

  • Gamer Bonnie511
    Gamer Bonnie511 Month ago

    I think I heard a siren at 6:20

  • Robert Slackware
    Robert Slackware Month ago

    but can it withstand a bump stock. LOL
    Go buy a real masonry bit, and put a stress clamp on the cable below the charger so you are never pulling on it.

  • Joe Schmoe
    Joe Schmoe Month ago

    thank god rich doesn't have a full time job, and that he has plenty of time to dick around with these things lol

  • max moq
    max moq Month ago

    hey Rich, send me that old tesla charger when you're done with it (pass on the gift) would be a life saver!!!

  • Aidan Shaffer
    Aidan Shaffer Month ago

    I would locate my shop closer to the high voltage mains, ie not be on rural service.
    Hmmm... are there electric farming equipment vehicles on the market yet?

  • Onion Knight Kirk
    Onion Knight Kirk Month ago

    I have seen better clamps on dishwashers than this Tesla charger, how many doses those costs?

  • black star
    black star Month ago

    That new charger looks like military spec.They didn't fuck around with any cheap assed plastic bullshit like Tesla's charger.WattZilla, you KNOW this thing is going to put out.

  • black star
    black star Month ago

    "It puts the lotion on it's skin, or else the Tesla won't charge again"

  • Neftali Ramos
    Neftali Ramos Month ago

    The lotion scene made me so uncomfortable

  • Merlin Thompson
    Merlin Thompson Month ago

    I would have built a little wooden box of sorts and some external strain relief for the cable but that Wattzilla thing looks nice too.

  • EconMan
    EconMan Month ago

    At 6:20.... rusty tools dude! :)

  • Bill Martone
    Bill Martone Month ago

    Wattzilla needs to be mounted on the ceiling of the garage and given retractable cable reels. Rich, do you really want to be doing double-dutching before & after charging?

  • Longview3K
    Longview3K Month ago

    If I were to get a Tesla, I would have to set up a Charging Station in the Backyard since I don't have a Garage, though I would have to figure out if I would need another Breaker Box that goes into the Shed and or something. Still a lot of Planning to do if I were to get a Tesla and I am thinking about it as well

  • juan jose aranda
    juan jose aranda Month ago

    My top RUclipr i would love to meet and greet!
    1) used to be SCOTTY from the scotty kilmer CHANNEL but now my "NEW 1# IS RICH FROM YOU GUESSED IT... RICH REBUILDS!

  • juan jose aranda
    juan jose aranda Month ago +1

    Wow! Love ur vids RICH.. I used to have a friend just like u in Austin tx he could fix ANYTHING! He was relentless when it came to fixing his own things! Ps love the new "beefy" chargers btw!

  • Guy Smiley
    Guy Smiley Month ago

    It’s amazing I just learned the shop is being built in Seabrook. Wow Amazing I grew up there and for a place that would rather walk then ride in a electric car I’m inspired by all the hard work and revolutionary stuff you’ve brought to light. Maybe people can start getting rid of the myths seabrook was built on.

  • Max Lee
    Max Lee Month ago

    You didnt waterproof it correctly, you have to chaulk it even if it has gasket for full outdoor waterproofing.

  • UTubeGlennAR
    UTubeGlennAR Month ago

    >^..^< Went to Watt Zilla's web store jusrt now. The dual carger is only $3,500, the single car charger is only $1,800. WoW, just a tad bit pricy..... That's over a years cost for a ICE car gasoline engine I beleive..........

  • Chris Rivas
    Chris Rivas Month ago


  • Nicholas Fenzke
    Nicholas Fenzke Month ago

    RIP Turtle !!!!

  • Yuri
    Yuri Month ago

    Your Soo funny I just watch the vids for comic relief

  • mikebiglin79
    mikebiglin79 Month ago

    Yes get it look much better the the old TELSA one i give u the 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 have a great day 🤟🤘🤟🤘❤🤘🤟🤘 ✌✌

  • Sheridan savoy
    Sheridan savoy Month ago

    I never thought I'd be turned on by custom chargers

  • Yvonne Sousa
    Yvonne Sousa Month ago

    Electrical tape will increase the diameter so it wont so out again.

  • Leggir
    Leggir Month ago

    Code says there should be a 2nd clamp below the primary connection within 1 foot.

  • David Grant
    David Grant Month ago

    80 amp charger??? thats a bit much. No need for that unless you want to charge your car in 2 hours. lol

  • No scat
    No scat Month ago

    For the love of God replace with your shit fast forward audio with some lowkey music.

  • yesca jasta
    yesca jasta Month ago

    love your vid's ! you are a pro ! keep up the good work ! you know pet's resemble there owner's ! when i was a kid a guy down the street had turtle's funny thing he was bald ! just saying !

  • Waiting for Byton M byte, owns a Tm3 P

    Why don't you use a smart charger. A charger that charge when the price of electricity is low and stop when the price is high. And of course you can choose the time the car should be fully charged.

  • Wo0dy Woodstock
    Wo0dy Woodstock Month ago

    I likes the Wattzilla!!!
    How's the price compare?

  • dfgdfg
    dfgdfg Month ago

    The charger looks top notch.

  • john kilner
    john kilner 2 months ago

    Sell out

  • cilayin
    cilayin 2 months ago

    That's one beefy boi

  • Omar Bukhari
    Omar Bukhari 2 months ago

    Try it and give us your opinion about it .

  • Derikimi
    Derikimi 2 months ago

    "Chocolate covered peanut with glasses"
    I love this dude

  • Sarah W
    Sarah W 2 months ago

    Omg the turtle 🐢 died! Uggg ☹️ i must know the offender.

  • The Cat
    The Cat 2 months ago

    Lol when that plastic cover broke 😂 I cussed like I was the one who did it

  • Daniel Short
    Daniel Short 2 months ago

    That is a nice new charger. Those enclosures are nice. They are made for industrial applications however not completely water tight(not much is). Remember the means you use to get your cable into the enclosure must be water tight also. Love your videos!

  • Daniel Short
    Daniel Short 2 months ago

    Rich I am an electrician and I agree with you, your failure was from water. Yes a nema 3r enclosure is for outdoors hoever when I watched your build the hole you put in the back for the wiring to pass thru did not meet thr nema 3r requirements. Next time use a myers hub or a seal tight connector in the back, both of those options will keep you water tight.

  • Farid B
    Farid B 2 months ago

    ASMR at its finest...

  • Kuwa Sirias
    Kuwa Sirias 2 months ago

    RIP Mr.Turtle

  • Madman0001
    Madman0001 2 months ago +1

    Lol that wattzilla charger has a starting price of $3,495.00 yikes.

  • Thomas Howl
    Thomas Howl 2 months ago

    Why not just buy a clamp with teeth and use one side to secure the first part of the charger wire coming out to the wall?

  • jha shua
    jha shua 2 months ago

    An Easy long term fix. if you just use a little putty epoxy, like they sell at harbor freight Epoxy Putty Stick $4.99. it will stick to the part through the clamp and make a ring of epoxy or whatever you like to make it wider. That stuff is strong and will prob hold it for the rest of the lifetime use of the charger. you will only need maybe 1/8 of the stick and you will have a lot of left over epoxy and believe me you will find use for that stuff. once you use it once you will be hooked on how handy it comes in. and it can even help fix the broken plastic of the cover or whatever else plastic things you got broken. www.harborfreight.com/epoxy-putty-stick-93957.html

  • Iain Simpson
    Iain Simpson 2 months ago

    You could just put another clamp below the box, that attaches to the wall. That way it would take the strain off the clamp in the box.

  • Ryan MacEwen
    Ryan MacEwen 2 months ago

    Lubricate hands before handling. Sexy!

  • Bert Bert
    Bert Bert 2 months ago

    Wowe thats a badass charging unit

  • sibvuisbvisdjsodvuosdui

    Style over durability. Yeah that sounds like Tesla

  • budfiend4627
    budfiend4627 2 months ago

    I sub'd cuz you said "chocolate covered peanut." you also got the bell cuz ur ashy hands. I love humility!

  • Joe Uehlein
    Joe Uehlein 2 months ago

    Rich, your kids are cute. Mine are 25, 20 and 20 now. I miss those younger years.

  • gabriel richert
    gabriel richert 2 months ago

    4:00 thank you so much for grabbing that drill. I was hurting inside watching you do that with a ratchet

  • Jonny awsom3
    Jonny awsom3 2 months ago

    is about to handle electrical connections

    *time to moisturise*

  • Logistical Solutions
    Logistical Solutions 2 months ago +7

    Disliked for the impromptu lotion ASMR. Nothing personal, but I was watching at high volume at work and got some dirty looks when the lotion scene popped up and I feverishly scrambled to lower the volume. 😂

  • i Neifion
    i Neifion 2 months ago

    Can you mount the whole unit horizontally rather than vertically ? Thinking that would help with pulling on the wires.

  • Pat Pikulski
    Pat Pikulski 2 months ago

    Is your Tesla charger on a 100 amp 240v breaker, or is the 100 amp breaker you flipped for the main disconnect for the breaker box, if that’s really a 100 amp breaker feeding that Tesla charger, it’s dangerously oversized.

  • Liam Telenko
    Liam Telenko 2 months ago

    Fuck the electrified garage, start up some electrified ASMR

  • YungFuego25
    YungFuego25 2 months ago

    I would’ve thought that to keep it safe (from weather or hooligans), putting it in the garage would make the most sense, right? 🤔

  • Jeff Norris
    Jeff Norris 2 months ago

    ClipperCreek charger. Share2 set up much more flexible than a single box 2 cord arrangement. Also cheaper. Also: Why chargers with displays, wifi, etc., when this info redundant to info & functionality already available on car (and pushed to your phone)?

  • João Paulo Padilha de Aquino

    A simple solution could be putting an clamp on the wall, under the charger to lock the cable and relief the strain from the flawed clamp used on the original Tesla charger. That part of the cable seems to receive a lot of stress from winding and unwinding the cable from the charger and should be anchored to the wall, not to the charger plastic housing.

  • Mack Dlite
    Mack Dlite 2 months ago +1

    The Elon Musk signature wall charger is like the Gavin Belson signature Box from Silicon Valley.

  • Modern Plays Games
    Modern Plays Games 2 months ago

    should have just quickly stuck a strip of sandpaper on inside of each clamp. Won't slip through with that extra friction.

  • Eddie Gardner
    Eddie Gardner 2 months ago

    That Wattzilla charger looks very well made and durable. How does the price and charging ability compare to TWO Tesla chargers?

  • Alden Buyer
    Alden Buyer 2 months ago

    Just put a hose clamp or two on your original tesla charger's cable right above or below the built in clamp but in the housing. That will make it more resistant to slippage.

  • Daryl Dauphin
    Daryl Dauphin 2 months ago

    Do a meet up in boston!

  • Simon Atkinson
    Simon Atkinson 2 months ago

    Maybe fit a mini shelter over it.

  • Darieee
    Darieee 2 months ago

    Man that charger is a beast ... surprised tesla doesn't sign charge sessions over the air to prevent use of 3rd party ones

  • Jacob p1223
    Jacob p1223 2 months ago

    Rich is obviously an industry plant from Chevrolet or Ford don't be fooled ;) ... I'm on to you buddy :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

  • lamebubblesflysohigh
    lamebubblesflysohigh 2 months ago

    Everything should look like that charger... quality materials and overbuilt to make sure it lasts a long time. I have a set of electric tools made in 60s... they are heavy AF but nearly 60 years later afte my grandfather bought them they still work flawlessly... unlike use and throw away crap they sell today.

  • hill billy
    hill billy 2 months ago

    add a clamp to the wall under the charger that will hold the cable.... it will never pull out again

  • Lee Curtis
    Lee Curtis 2 months ago

    What kind of different EV are you going to get next that you mentioned in the video?

  • whitesox2624
    whitesox2624 2 months ago

    Tesla about to steal your VPN and sniper you

  • S0nny1984
    S0nny1984 2 months ago

    I don’t know a lick about cars, but I find your channel to be amazing. Liked and subscribed. I look forward to your content!

  • William Stellmon
    William Stellmon 2 months ago

    How to guide in getting elon musk to help fix Tesla www.foxnews.com/auto/elon-musk-assists-sheryl-crow-after-tesla-screen-goes-black-singer-says-shes-stuck-in-parking-lot.amp

  • Anthony J
    Anthony J 2 months ago

    Tesla was trying to make their wall connector non serviceable requiring Tesla or an electrician to install. They just changed that with their new version with the 14-50 plug. Because people were complaining about installation fees up to $3k to install a wall connector.

  • Dj none
    Dj none 2 months ago

    Elon owes you a swole