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10-50P to 14-50R adapter question

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

  1. modelXiowa

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    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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    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.
     
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    It would be better f you could find one using 6 gauge wire rather than 8. But it would work.
     
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    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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