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Extension cord for charging from Dryer outlets

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by amitb00, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. amitb00

    amitb00 Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Miramar, FL
    Many owners say that if they are visiting a friend's home and need a charge, they rely on dryer outlet if available. In case dryers are away from garage or a place where car is parked, I am assuming that these folks are using an extension cord. What are the specificaitons and links for some of these extension cords? I am wondering if on road trip, we should also keep such an extension cord along with UMC for just in case. This allows us to get power from many homes at a faster rate than say 110 V.
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    Bay Area, CA
    Suitable extension cord (there's also a 15' I think): Camco 55195 50 AMP 30 Extension Cord with PowerGrip Handle: Automotive

    Universal adaptors: Tesla Model S adapters - charge your Tesla Model S faster, anywhere

    I have both but haven't had need to use either of them, yet. Quality seemed good, and both get positive reviews from other owners. The theory being you use the UMC and its 14-50 adaptor, then the 14-50 extension cord, then the EVSE adaptor to take the 14-50 to whatever you actually need (if it's not 14-50).
  3. Canuck

    Canuck Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2013
    South Surrey, BC
  4. linkster

    linkster Active Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    #4 linkster, Feb 1, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014
    I currently use molded end adapters:
    NEMA 10-30 (usually '95 earlier construction) to L6-30
    NEMA 14-30 (usually '96 later construction) to L6-30

    Along with with (2) molded end 25' L6-30 extension cords and an L6-30P to NEMA 10-30R adapter (the 10-30R is the only hand assembled part)

    I prefer this 10AWG combination since it is lightweight, the connections lock together, does NOT have an extraneous neutral conductor, and my S requires no manual amp setting intervention (unless the circuit is utilizing a 2-pole 20A breaker)

    I too, view every house's dryer receptacle as an electron transfer station.
  5. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Jun 21, 2012
    The FAQ located here has a good amount of information as well.

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