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Name that connector!

Discussion in 'North America' started by Slackjaw, Jul 6, 2011.

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What type of connector is this? Is it safe?

  1. Yes, I think it's a NEMA L14-30 and I'd plug my Roadster into that.

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  2. No, it's something else; see my comments.

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  3. Ummm, do you know where the toilets are?

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  1. Slackjaw

    Slackjaw Member

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    The helpful people at Raceway Park have sent me a photo of their connector:
    100MEDIA_IMAG0058.jpg

    At first glance (and based upon this document) it looks like a NEMA L14-30 but having never seen one up close I'd like opinion please. It looks like it is mounted on a huge hosepipe reel, which may not be so bad, but it's hard to see the scale.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. doug

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    That's what it looks like to me.

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    Used to use that connector for the power supply to an old laser.
     
  3. Slackjaw

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    Cool, thanks. Even the screws are in the same place.

    Awesome! After discussing it with some kids over the weekend, I was planning on mounting a Nerf Vulcan on the roll bar of my Roadster to make it into a technical:

    51ZuDHf9FXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    ...but I understand the ballistics of nerf darts makes this unsatisfactory at high speed. A laser would be far more effective. Thanks for the tip :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Slackjaw

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    Thanks for the reassurance. With the weight of TMC behind the opinion I have now ordered the relevant adapter from the Tesla store so that I can use my UMC. I never really thought I'd want to buy any of those adapters -- and at this point we have no guarantee that the 220V line at Englishtown Raceway even works -- but at only $100 it is worth the investment.
     

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