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Where can I find 30 Amp NEMA 14-50 cords?

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  1. designer

    designer New Member

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    Hello!

    I was wondering if anyone had a good idea as to where I could find short 30 amp extension cords (one male end, one female end)... ideally with at least one end having a plug that is in line with the cord (instead of being turned out 90 degrees)... also no more than 10ft in length (the shorter the better). The NEMA 14-50 is the plug I am looking at, however, I could settle for a different one. I just need both ends to be the same.

    Thanks!

    Andrew
     
  2. Cosmacelf

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    With those odd specs you'll have to make your own.
     
  3. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Use google. Camco makes one at 18" and one at 15'. They will all be 50A, which isn't problem if you're running only 30A through it. Buy them on Amazon or at Walmart (in the RV/camping section).
     
  4. slipdrive

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    With a 14-50 plug, you need a 50 amp rated cord. You can always dial back the charging rate. They are online for about 150.00 or so. It's about 1 full inch in diameter and heavy. I have a twenty footer. Suggest you don't try to make extension cords unless you are really careful on wire size and connections for the 10KW....
     
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    You're going to want a 14-30 cord if you're looking for 30 amp. There are quite a few on Amazon.
     
  6. ecarfan

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    I do not think you will find a 14-50 less than 10 ft with one end "inline" (not at a right angle). And 14-50 would normally be 50A.

     
  7. NigelM

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    $56 for a 15' extension.
     
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    I picked up a 6 foot 14-50 cord (50 A and 6 gauge) at Home Depot this weekend. It had a male plug on one end and ring lugs on the other. About $23.
     
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  10. slipdrive

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    I think you have to be REALLY careful with these adapters. They are by-passing the one safety generally available for wire fires. That is, put a 30 to 50 on, and pull on it with the 50 amp charger, and the house breaker better work. Same with the undersized extension cord.
    So 30-30-30 is good. 50-50-50 is good. Otherwise, things are tricky and it may only takes one mistep. Then Tesla is in the news again...... just mho
     
  11. Scott

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    #11 Scott, Jan 21, 2015
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    I made my own extension cord utilizing parts from Home Depot and ordering via Amazon. Total cost was $45 providing one already has the proper tools and an Electric Multimeter tester. In my opinion, one should only attempt in making their own extention cord is if they are familiar with how electrical currents work, otherwise bad things (like death) could happen.

    So it might be better/safer to buy one, I'd recommend this site:

    http://www.evseadapters.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=57
     

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