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10-50P to 14-50R adapter question

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by MidwestMX, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. MidwestMX

    MidwestMX Member

    Dec 24, 2017
    Would this adapter work for this plus? Adapter link below and image of current outlet attached.

    Also, by using it what kind of charging speed can I expect? Similar to what you would see with a 14-50 without an adapter to do you lose some juice due to the adapter?

    NEMA 10-50P to 14-50R Adapter

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  2. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2015
  3. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Lose some juice? No, it’s not a converter that ‘does’ anything, it’s just a wiring change so you can use the 10-50.

    As for evseadapters, highly recommend their 14-50 extension and other 14-50 adapters which let you carry one extension cord and then use adapters to use whatever socket you run into. Remember to set your car to the right 80% amp limit of course by hand. That’s the only downside of using adapters with a 14-50 cord.

    And Flasher’s FAQ does have tons of info, see my sig for the link if you ever need it.
  4. DCGOO

    DCGOO Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    Indianapolis, IN
    It would be better f you could find one using 6 gauge wire rather than 8. But it would work.
  5. posity

    posity Member

    Jun 30, 2018
    Portland, Oregon
    Yes, that adapter will work. Do keep in mind that whenever you use an existing '50 A' outlet, be it 10-50, 6-50 or even 14-50, you'll want to verify it is on a 50 amp breaker if you intend to run at full charging current. Many 50 A receptacles are installed with a 40 A breaker and will then have a very high likelihood of being wired with 8 awg NM sheathed cable which means you can't bump that 40 A breaker up to 50 A without installing new wire. Before plugging in, you should always check the breaker size and adjust charging current down if a 40 A breaker is used.
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