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Looking for dryer outlet splitter so I can keep both charger and dryer pluged in

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Chinarado, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Chinarado

    Chinarado Member

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    Im looking for a dryer outlet splitter so I can keep both charger and dryer plugged in (realizing that I must only use one or the other). It is a hassle to pull out dryer from the wall, unplug dryer, plug in charger, and then reverse the process frequently. I want a splitter so I can keep both plugged in. I fully realize (duh!!!) that I can't use both at once, but these type of recepticals are not made for daily plug and unplugging. It's lesser of two evils. I plan on using this for the times when I visit friends house for a week or so, not full time at my house which is properly set up with 14-50.

    Anybody seen such a splitter which would allow me to have both charger and dryer plugged into my dryer outlet at the same time?
     
  2. WMAC

    WMAC Member

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    Electrician can install another outlet for pretty cheap - even if they need to split off another box from the main line.
     
  3. hugenbdd

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    Not endorsing, but this guy sells them and it's the only ones I have seen. He also builds OpenEVSE's. He posts in the for sale forum on the My Nissan Leaf site.

    Dryer Buddy BSA Electronics
     
  4. Chinarado

    Chinarado Member

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    I decided to go with the Dryer Buddy. After considering different options, for my case it was best choice. It is for short term use (days to a week) when visit friends (different locations) and want to use their dryer outlet overnight. I will ensure that operatinal discipline is used to ensure both (charger + dryer) are not used at the same time. I will employ fit for purpose "lock out / tag out" proceedure to ensure both are not run. Other more permanent (electician installed) options were not viable for me. I also wanted something "portable".
     

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