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Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:24 pm

I'm planning on buying and assembling an OpenEVSE unit, mainly because it's the only way I've found to get a long enough cord (35'). I get my choice of NEMA 14-50 or 6-50 plugs, as shown here https://store.openevse.com/products/ac- ... 14-50p-50a.

I don't have my outlet installed yet, so I can choose either. Does it matter? Is one more versatile than the other?
Mainly I'd be thinking of where I could use the cord and plug to charge the car at other locations, frankly I can't imagine plugging anything else into this new outlet.

Thanks

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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:27 pm

The 14-50 would let you charge at RV parks, so it's the most useful overall. Even though the EVSE doesn't need a Neutral wire, have one installed in the outlet, of course.
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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:04 pm

FYI, Zencar will put a longer cable on their EVSE if you pay a little extra:

http://www.e-zencar.net/product/evse-32a/
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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:44 am

LeftieBiker wrote:The 14-50 would let you charge at RV parks, so it's the most useful overall. Even though the EVSE doesn't need a Neutral wire, have one installed in the outlet, of course.

+1, while technically the 6-50 would be a better fit for EVSE use(which doesn't need the neutral) the 6-50 plug is much harder to find in the wild. I'd bet on a 10 to 1 ratio or more on a chance of finding a 14-50 vs 6-50. Also since Tesla has kind of standardized on the 14-50 we'll probably be seeing more in the near future.
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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:15 pm

alozzy wrote:FYI, Zencar will put a longer cable on their EVSE if you pay a little extra:

http://www.e-zencar.net/product/evse-32a/


Thanks, I'll look into that.

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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:25 pm

The other bonus with the 14-50R is that it can be used by whomever you might sell your house to as a dryer outlet.

Also, on evseadapters.com and on Amazon, you'll find a bunch of "Tesla" adapter cables which, for the most part, can be used with any EVSE that has a 14-50p on it. For example, an RV park TT30 adapter cable (14-50R to TT30P) so you can charge your Leaf from a TT30 outlet. I can do that with my portable Zencar EVSE, charging 120V@24A.
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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:34 pm

alozzy wrote:The other bonus with the 14-50R is that it can be used by whomever you might sell your house to as a dryer outlet.


Sure, so they can put a dryer out on the patio instead of in the washer/dryer closet :-)

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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:50 pm

LOL
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Re: Which plug: 14-50 or 6-50

Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:51 am

I used the 14-50 outlet in my garage to test a used dryer I bought before I hauled it downstairs to the laundry room.

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