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Where to test 14-50 connection in Chicago (Lincoln Park or Lakeview)?

rtrelkins

Member
Dec 8, 2020
10
7
Chicago
Hello!

I am planning on road trip soon, and I have multiple 240v cables, extension cables, adapters, etc. (5-15, 6-20, 6-50, 10-30, 14-30, & 14-50) for various charging options. I know that all of them work, but I have not tested the 14-50 setup. At home I have a 6-50 receptacle, but I would like to be able to test out my 14-50 Tesla adapter before the road trip. I have a standard Tesla 14-50 connector, and a 14-50 Male to 6-50 Female adapter (and 6-50 extension cord) that I would like to test out before the trip.

... I don't want to get stranded! ;)

It should only take 5-10 minutes, but I don't know anyone who has that setup near me.

Does anyone know of a public Nema 14-50 access near Chicago? ...Preferrable in Lincoln Park or Lakeview neighborhoods?

Thanks!

- Ron
 

rtrelkins

Member
Dec 8, 2020
10
7
Chicago
I looked through Plugshare and did not see any 14-50 options nearby.

I just bit the bullet and bought a 6-50P to 14-50R adapter on Amazon and I will try that at home with my various adapters (14-50 straight through, 14-50 to 10-30 adapter, and 14-50P > 6-50R adapter), I know that the second 14-50 to 6-50 adapter may be redundant, but I want to be able to use a public 14-50 receptacle with my existing 6-50 extension cord and 6-50 Tesla UMC cable instead of having a dedicated 14-50 extension cord, also... I already have a duffle bag with too many extension cords (5-15, 6-20, 10-30, and 6-50) and adapters (14-30>10-30, 14-50>10-30, 14-50>6-50) to drag around. :)

I just wanting to be prepared for any condition, I suppose.
 

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