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How to Install Powerwall 2

Powerwall 2 is a rechargeable home battery and is paired with Backup Gateway 2. Multiple Powerwalls may be installed depending on the size of the home, how many loads the customer wishes to back up during an outage and/or the size of the customer's solar system. Powerwall 2 can be paired with Backup Gateway 2 or added to a Powerwall+ system with either Backup Switch or Backup Gateway 2. Depending on local codes, Powerwall 2 can be installed indoors or outdoors, wall-mounted or floor-mounted. Powerwall 2 has a single wiring compartment with cable entry through the left side or rear of the unit.

Find resources to learn about Powerwall 2 and installation process.


You can rewatch the training videos below from the Tesla One app.

Powerwall 2 Overview

Learn about Powerwall 2, including its design, key features and the primary benefits for Powerwall 2 customers. View an overview of a complete Powerwall 2 system and how the system can be configured for either whole home or partial home backup.

Additional Resources

Download the Powerwall 2 datasheet for the technical specifications.

Powerwall 2 Mounting

View how to find the optimal mounting location, install the wall bracket and mount Powerwall 2. Powerwall 2 is designed to be wall-mounted or floor-mounted, depending on local codes and the customer's preference.

Note: The step-by-step video focuses on floor mounting.

Additional Resources

For more information on Powerwall 2 installation, refer to the installation manual.

Powerwall 2 Wiring

View how to wire Powerwall 2 and pair with Backup Gateway 2. Learn how to safely open the wire compartment, install the electrical conduit and connect Powerwall 2 to a breaker through AC wiring and to Backup Gateway 2 through communication wiring.

Additional Resources

For more information on Powerwall 2 wiring, refer to the installation manual.