Can You Charge A Tesla With A Portable Generator? We Give it aTry! | Adventure X Ep.6


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  • Randy Williams
    Randy Williams  2 hours back

    If you had to charge with the generator you would have to park for a long time . Plus you would have to find a place that won’t mind the noise.

    • Dennis Linchevskiy
      Dennis Linchevskiy  6 hours back

      drive till you run out of battery juice and see how long it will take to charge the tesla.

      • Kyle Goodwin
        Kyle Goodwin  9 hours back

        it would be kool if you rented a tow behind generator to see if it would charge the car while driving so you didnt have to stop. obviously not a permanent solution but might be fun.

        • Wasp16mm
          Wasp16mm  18 hours back

          The generator has a ground connection screw!
          You can make a fast-disconnect grounding spike out of copper pipe some wire & alligator clip.
          solder one end of wire to the pipe and the other end of wire solder to a alligator clip.
          The alligator clip connects to the Generator's ground screw/post & the pipe goes in the ground.

          • gsppuffer
            gsppuffer  20 hours back

            Holy shit nobody wants to see a generator unboxing and start up video drags on and could've been done in about 10 mins

            • Joe Brown
              Joe Brown  20 hours back

              Extra Oil is a problem... dude its a free oil change .. that's included at cost ..

              • S Tho
                S Tho  20 hours back

                I'd need a lot more than 12 miles to get to a public charger from my house. By the thesis of the video: If I was at a campsite or jobsite in a remote location that lost or had no power, then you are likely to need >40 miles to reach a public or tesla charger. Cityboys don't understand the country realities. You cant just go a mile to farmer Brown's house and ask grab an extension cord for the next 3-17 hours. His dog will bite you or you'll get shot.

                Real life situation is a hurricane or icestorm grid power loss for days.
                In a city: You and 100,000 other EV owners are not going to be able to use your cars. Longest I've been without home power was 5 weeks in 1979. Three weeks in 2006.
                In the country it is 12-20 miles to even a small town. Five village round trips a week is 200 miles. That's a lot of generator or even powerwall energy, when the generator or solar battery is also running your house.

                EVs are great when the grid is great. Hybrids are probably best when SGTF due to 60mpg. Diesel hybrids would probably be the best...but who makes them.

                • Dang Nguyen
                  Dang Nguyen  21 hours back

                  Why are you still using 120v receptacles to plug in the mobile connector and not 240v 40 amp (or higher) circuit? Same thing with the generator you used.

                  • charlie regan
                    charlie regan  23 hours back

                    Why not get a better gas generator with higher watts like 2400 Westinghouse iGen2500 Portable Inverter Generator or even 4000 Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series that can do 20 amps.

                    • Austin
                      Austin  23 hours back

                      So long story short you used about a gallon of gas to go 12 miles! Damn you would be better off with a 80's model Dodge Ram

                      • cleatrampler
                        cleatrampler  1 days back

                        Hey eco boys how about a folding solar panel array.

                        • Bruce S
                          Bruce S  1 days back

                          I wonder if you could get your hands on a EU generator, they run 220v over there.

                    1 days back

                            Next test solar panel charging... if you fill the entire cargo space with solar panels... how quickly can it charge?? .. should be able to exceed the small generator here.

                            • Sean Lewis
                              Sean Lewis  1 days back

                              Weall know what comes in a dam box

                              • Jigsjigz
                                Jigsjigz  1 days back

                                How is he gong to start a generator with arms smaller than a 11year old girl? 6:58

                                • S Tho
                                  S Tho  20 hours back

                                  Jigsjigz. I have noticed that 90% of the EV enthusiasts and free to Elon salesmen obsessing over their car on YouTube sport that same physique and pallor. The other 10% are women.

                              • Mekhanic1
                                Mekhanic1  1 days back

                                2 mile per hour you might as well just walk!

                                • Jackson Bangs
                                  Jackson Bangs  1 days back

                                  How about instead of carrying around a gas generater, you just use common sense and charge at superchargers more frequently?

                                  • Jason Wilke
                                    Jason Wilke  1 days back

                                    I have a 240v generator in Kyle Texas anybody with a testa want to come by and try it

                                    • rick w
                                      rick w  1 days back

                                      Electric vehicles. Still not quite ready for the long haul.

                                      • Jimmy's Tractor
                                        Jimmy's Tractor  1 days back

                                        Depends what you want the duty cycle to be. If you average 3 miles per kWh and and average 60mph on your trip then you will need a 20kW generator of course that trailer will knock you to 1.5 miles per kWh. Go with a Kohler 60hp 40kW genset powered by a John Deere 4039T- the X can tow 4000lbs, right?

                                        • Information is not knowledge

                                          Most gens can output 240v, doesn't tesla have a charger that handles that? Using 240v would keep the amps down, no?

                                          • Tclark5
                                            Tclark5  1 days back

                                            Doesn’t make it a hybrid! No mechanical connection to drive train, misinformation!

                                            • Tclark5
                                              Tclark5  1 days back

                                              Not jumper cables, battery charging cables!

                                              • mishulicius
                                                mishulicius  1 days back

                                                I think it would be more efficient to use a small portable 1,2 kW wind turbine and a folding 200W solar panel .

                                                • fabian fernandez
                                                  fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                  U need 240 volt generator or 380 volt be better

                                                  • fabian fernandez
                                                    fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                    Vegetables oil better

                                                    • fabian fernandez
                                                      fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                      Can use natural oil

                                                      • fabian fernandez
                                                        fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                        Can buy powerwall 2 recharge to emergency or camper mode

                                                        • fabian fernandez
                                                          fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                          Or ncg natural compressed gas is cheaper

                                                          • fabian fernandez
                                                            fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                            Can use 380 volt generator with pure alcohol

                                                            • fabian fernandez
                                                              fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                              Pure alcohol is clean better of gasoline

                                                              • fabian fernandez
                                                                fabian fernandez  2 days back

                                                                U can run generator with pure alcohol don't use petroleum contamination

                                                                • Attention 2 Detail Automotive Towing And Detailing

                                                                  You can buy a 120v to 240v converter they are cheap and will work with that generator.

                                                                  • Mystykalbaby1979
                                                                    Mystykalbaby1979  1 days back

                                                                    Attention 2 Detail Automotive Towing And Detailing oh that’s interesting. Does that work with all inverter based generators?

                                                                • Santiago Ortiz
                                                                  Santiago Ortiz  2 days back

                                                                  i had this idea for almost 10 months now

                                                                  • Jason Buis
                                                                    Jason Buis  2 days back

                                                                    Campsite charging! 🏕

                                                                    • Jason Buis
                                                                      Jason Buis  2 days back

                                                                      AAA was WAY AHEAD of anyone doing a mobile charge!

                                                                      • Upstate Shenanigans
                                                                        Upstate Shenanigans  2 days back

                                                                        That's like force feeding a vegan a big Mac lol

                                                                        • Calmer573
                                                                          Calmer573  2 days back

                                                                          good for an emergency .. thats all.

                                                                          • Phillip Susi
                                                                            Phillip Susi  2 days back

                                                                            You got that backwards... EVERY generator produces a pure sine wave. The only source of a square or modified sine wave is a cheap inverter.

                                                                            • aricaric1
                                                                              aricaric1  2 days back

                                                                              You know you should have used a Honda portable one.

                                                                              • kerryptb
                                                                                kerryptb  2 days back

                                                                                Connect the chassis of the generator and ground plug to a wire thats connected to a piece of metal driven into the ground. Bonding the ground to neutral doesn't give you a proper voltage reference and will cause damage to sensitive electronics, including the battery. Without a proper ground, voltage floats, which is why the Tesla stopped charging, as a way to protect itself.

                                                                                • mark contracting
                                                                                  mark contracting  2 days back

                                                                                  Won’t find out on this video

                                                                                  • Forever Misguided
                                                                                    Forever Misguided  2 days back

                                                                                    These generators are shit

                                                                                    • Dan Vo
                                                                                      Dan Vo  2 days back

                                                                                      so sad, it take 10 min to pump a full tank. Tesla what is a joke. thing is green ain't green wonder how bad the environment for making lithium battery? idiot generation

                                                                                      • Dan Vo
                                                                                        Dan Vo  2 days back

                                                                                        this has been invented to use in locomotive on train long ago in1879 by seimens , with out a need of lithium battery and still using today. so may be get a bigger generator, take out the lithium battery, I bet you it going to drive just fine and you don't need to charge it. it will take 5 min to pump a full tank.

                                                                                    • karzygijose
                                                                                      karzygijose  2 days back

                                                                                      If you get a 240v generator would be more power ran lol got the cheapest 120v generator

                                                                                      • 51KTM51Hurricane
                                                                                        51KTM51Hurricane  2 days back

                                                                                        nxt time choose Honda.

                                                                                        • talk2tim
                                                                                          talk2tim  2 days back

                                                                                          great video!! thanks guys

                                                                                          • Michael Benoit
                                                                                            Michael Benoit  2 days back

                                                                                            So he was getting 12mpg On the Tesla. That’s the mpg of a full size SUV/suburban.