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Outdoor 14-50 outlet installation success

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Chris TX, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Chris TX

    Chris TX Active Member

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    I've recently installed this box at our fish camp. The quality is great, but you can't close the door with the UMC plugged in, which I don't see as a big deal. Although, I might make an extension to push the door out a few inches to make that possible.

    Connecticut Electric CESMPS54HR 50-Amps/120240-Volt RV Power Outlet - Amazon.com

    It's mounted about a foot away from the breaker box directly to the power pole using PVC conduit and some leftover 6/3 from running the house's garage outlet.
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    A+, Would buy again.
     
  2. FlasherZ

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

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  3. Chris TX

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    I saw that Eaton box, but the large opening at the bottom when not in use just screams "wasp nest". And since this is a site that gets visited only every few months, the last thing I want to do after getting there is to open it up to that kind of surprise. The CE enclosure only has a small square that I've put a piece of PVC pipe over. The outlet is recessed enough into the box to provide cover from rain, so I'm not worried too much.
     
  4. FlasherZ

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

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    I can understand the wasp concern, although I can say that in the roughly 10 I've installed, I haven't come across a wasp nest in there yet. Just a preference, I've used a couple of the Connecticut boxes too. Given the wasp problems I have, I keep about 5 or 6 cans of killer handy. :)
     
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    I got tired of the wasp nests in my outdoor boxes so now I roll up some paper towels that I close behind the door. These block the slot at the bottom. No more wasps (except in the door panels of the ICE cars that I don't drive much anymore!)
     

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