Apologies in advance for posting this if it’s too off topic. I’ve posted this on teslamotorsclub.com but haven’t gotten an answer and this is the only other place I know a bunch of Tesla owners hang out.
While I await delivery of my X 100D in a few weeks, I’m planning the changes needed in the garage to accommodate charging. Installing the charging cord on a wall is not a great option for various reasons. What I’d like to do is mount a reel on the ceiling similar to the way I have an air hose (from a compressor in the attic above the garage) and an electrical extension cord mounted on the ceiling. The cord is pulled down from the reel when needed and then when finished, a slight tug on the cord and it retracts into the reel and out of the way. I plan to use the 20’ cord that comes with the Tesla and a socket installed by the electrician in the ceiling to plug the cord in to.
I have been searching for reels that can have a user-supplied cord mounted to them and the best thing I could find costs upwards of $500. I have also read articles that warn about winding the cord around something because of heat dissipation issues.
Has anyone encountered and solved this problem, or have suggestions? A link to a ceiling mountable reel at a reasonable price would be appreciated. I’m not looking for a $20 solution here, I know I may have to spend a few hundred dollars, just would rather avoid $500 if at all possible, not to mention wanting to avoid the risk of setting my garage on fire.