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WANTED: NEMA 6-50 adapter for Model S

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by NO C02, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. NO C02

    NO C02 Member

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    Tesla has suspended the sale of the NEMA 6-50 adapter for Model S. If you bought one and have found that you never use it...I will! My son-in-law has a 240 volt 40 amp welder plug in his shop, and it will be very handy to plug in when we visit. Willing to pay $50 plus a reasonable amount for shipping. Thanks.
     
  2. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    If you can't find one to buy, there is a page in this document that describes how to make one. It is quite easy to make, and you just use your NEMA 14-50 adapter. You plug into a NEMA 14-50 to 6-50 pigtail.

    http://cosmacelf.net/Home%20Made%20Adapters.pdf
     
  3. ecarfan

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    Google "nema 6-50 to 14-50 adapter" and there are sources that sell them.
     
  4. Cosmacelf

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    Really? All I find are 6-50 receptacle to 14-50 plug adapters, which is the exact opposite of what the OP needs. You won't find any general purpose 6-50 plug to 14-50 receptacle adapters since the 6-50 has no neutral, so the 14-50 receptacle wouldn't work for many common applications.
     
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    Sorry, my error, I had it backwards!
     
  6. Darth Fedor

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    Ok, but what if someone (cough me) doesn't want to go through the work of making one.... Does someone want to sell me one?
     
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    PM me. I may have an extra one I can spare.
     
  9. NO C02

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    Thanks for the offer dailydriver. Unfortunately I was away for a few days, someone else PM'd you and got the adapter! :scared: If there is anyone else that has an extra Tesla 6-50 adapter, please let me know. Same offer applies. Thanks everyone.
     
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    That eBay product looks perfect. Thanks for finding it.
     
  12. GSP

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    This looks like a good solution for Tesla Motors no longer selling a 6-50 adapter. Thanks for posting.

    GSP
     
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    Thanks JakeP for the link to the eBay option. After considering this adapter, I decided against purchasing it, because it is not a sealed unit. Meaning it may not work perfectly in less than ideal (dry) conditons.

    I found another supplier, Conntek, who make every possible Tesla adapter, in a pigtail style. Here is the link to the 6-50p to 14-50r adapter that I ordered. About $125 in Vancouver, you may get it for less in the USA.

    http://www.conntek.com/products.asp?id=971
     
  14. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    Great find, NO CO2! I really wish Tesla would reissue their 6-50.
     
  15. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    I am lobbying Ownership to release the existing 6-50 stock that was pulled from Service Center stock to be available for sale to folks like us who want (and very much need) 6-50 adapters for destination charging.
     
  16. prg

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    Thanks for posting this! I made a 6-50p to 14-50r adapter myself, but I suspect I am a much more competent surgeon than electrician. 240 volt 50 amp current makes me more than a little nervous about the quality of my connections.
     
  17. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    I received my 6-50 to 14-50 pigtail adapter from Conntek (see link above), and it looks very solid. Will be testing it out soon.
     
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  19. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    There are also things like the plug in version of the GE Wattstation compelling people (like me) to have NEMA 6-50 outlets installed. And really, I'm not sure why 14-50 became the standard for non-HPWC Tesla charging to begin with. Why run 4 expensive high amperage wires when you only need 3?
     

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