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Need a 10-30 adapter (washer/dryer) for road trip

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Chris, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Chris

    Chris Member

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    Hi folks,
    I am ready to take the MS on her first real road trip from DC to FL. Very excited already! With all the super chargers along the way I am not worried about getting down there. But I will need to do destination charging from a washer/dryer outlet in my friends's garage. Does anyone in the DC area have a 10-30 adapter for the mobile charger that I could use on the trip? (I also have a 14-50 adapter I am not using). Thank you
     
  2. beegee

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    I think most of the service centers keep them in stock for sale (at least they do in St Louis for $45).
     
  3. Ven Rala

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    I have a 10-30 adapter I am no longer using regularly, if you cannot get one from the service center, PM me
     
  4. Btrflyl8e

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    Where in FL? I think I have one!
     
  5. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Remember that there are two dryer outlets in the wild, and Tesla sells adapters for both. The 10-30 (3-pin, no ground) is usually in older homes, and the 14-30 (4-pin with ground) is usually in newer homes.

    If you know what you are doing, you can cut the neutral pin off of your 14-50 adapter and it will fit in both the 14-30 and 14-50 outlets. This is safe because the UMC does not use the neutral pin. If you do this, you will have to manually reduce the current to 24 Amps on a 14-30 outlet, because the modified 14-50 adapter will tell the car that there is 40 Amps available.

    Have Fun! :biggrin:
     
  6. Chris

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    Thank you all for replying and the good advice. Cottonwood is right, turns out my friend has a newer home and thus a 14-30 outlet, not the 10-30 I assumed. Although I love the idea of making the 14-50 adapter 'work' I don't want to risk accidentally drawing too much current and causing a blackout in his house. (He already has to clear out the garage so I can pull in).
    Thank you to Van Rala and Btrfly8e as well. Would have been fun meeting you but I am going to be on the other side of the state (Melbourne).

    So if anyone has a 14-30 adapter I could borrow or buy let me know. If not I am going to buy one next week from the SC when I have my winter tires swapped out. Thank you again, it really is great being a part of this wonderful community
     
  7. Btrflyl8e

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    No problem. It's always good just to have adapters for every situation. I have them all!
     
  8. linkster

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    #8 linkster, Apr 13, 2014
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    +1 I try to be fully prepared in the wild with all UMC adapters, a select few 3rd party and home-made adapters, and properly sized extension cords. To me, friends and relatives dryer receptacles are the perfect overnight/destination electron dispenser. There are some informative dryer charging threads on this forum.

    Good-Luck!
     
  9. Ven Rala

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    No problem. Have fun on your trip
     

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