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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:15 pm

My recommendation is to buy two 25 foot 12 AWG cords with molded L6-20's. This way you have up to 74 feet (total length). The loss is low, and you have flexibility by only adding the cable length you need.

Stayonline has a nice molded-end L6-20 cord for $39:
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Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:32 pm

Also: If you think the cords/connections might possibly get wet, or there may be kids around, I'd suggest a few of these to enhance safety (if you decide to disregard my advice not to use them outdoors):
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:37 pm

Will the moulded 6-20s fit in there? It looks a little tight. If someone were to disregard the suggestions, of course! :lol:

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:14 am

Just ordered two 25' cords ($39 each) from www.StayOnline.com ...
and some boxes ($3 each), and a socket tester ($5) from the www.HarborFreight.com site.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:03 pm

garygid wrote:Just ordered two 25' cords ($39 each) from http://www.StayOnline.com ...
and some boxes ($3 each), and a socket tester ($5) from the http://www.HarborFreight.com site.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Gary, where did you get those large yellow plugs with the safety handles that you showed at the meeting? I have not been able to locate them. I will need NEMA 10-30 and NEMA 14-30.

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:33 pm

tbleakne wrote:Gary, where did you get those large yellow plugs with the safety handles that you showed at the meeting? I have not been able to locate them. I will need NEMA 10-30 and NEMA 14-30.

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Sounds like the same ones I bought:

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:07 am

These two Amazon items are the 30-amp (120v, for RV Parks) and 50-amp (240v) Camco plugs that I bought.

Both items display the same picture, showing both the smaller 3-prong (slant-blade) 30-amp (120v) plug and the larger 4-prong 240v plug.

The Neutral pin on the 4-pin plug is very easily removed so that the 240v plug could be used to connect a 240v (L2) EVSE (that does not use the Neutral connection) to a 14-30R, 14-50R, or 14-60R Receptacle.
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Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:18 pm

GeekEV wrote:Will the moulded 6-20s fit in there? It looks a little tight. If someone were to disregard the suggestions, of course! :lol:
Yes, they do, but you have to cut away some of the rubber in the seals that go on the end.

It's even possible to drill them so that you can put a padlock on it to keep someone from disconnecting your cords.

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:14 pm

Ingineer wrote:Are you going to be offering the Gary to L6-20 Adapter?

Here's the picture of the one we offer:
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Good one Phil. By the way, thanks so much for the conversion service for my L1 EVSE to 240v. You were lightning fast turning it around the same day you got it. No one could ask for better service. I added the Leviton 6-50p (Home Depot) to one of the pig-tails you sold me (in place of Gary's head) and tested it last night for 5 minutes. Worked fine. I'll give it the 8 hr soak and charge test tomorrow night. Before I added the plug I also bought the Pass & Seymour brand (Lowes) and was happier with the Leviton since it had at least a little finger grip to pull out the plug from the receptacle. Randy did use the P&S on his and it looks just fine as well and I believe his overnight charge test went as expected. I did buy a pair of 7/16" ID, 3/4" OD grommets at Lowes to put on the cord for securing the cable (see photo) in the Leviton plug as, of course, the plug is designed for larger than 12awg cable and the space needs some "filling in" for a real secure fit. A double-back fold of the wire gave it enough volume to easily be secured under the screw terminals on each pin (but of course you are well aware of that as well). Very nice. Still has a bit of an air gap (see photo) due to construction of the plug but that baby is secure. With the metal clasp and the two rubber grommets... it's going nowhere for sure. I believe the P&S does not have the air gap or at least not as large due to different construction. Not a big deal. Just a matter of preference as to which one might choose.... and I'm sure there are other manufacturers out there as well.

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:58 am

Forgive this basic question, but I've been reading this thread and the one that gave rise to it and it's all a bit over my head. Could someone please confirm or correct my understanding:

I can purchase this A14 adapter cord and plug one end into my Leaf trickle charger and the other end into my Nema 14-50 220/40amp outlet (left over from when I had an electric Ford Ranger) and my Leaf trickle charger will then charge my Leaf at Level 2 instead of Level 1? This is being done currently by other folks without damage to the car or the charger? Is that the basic idea? Thanks in advance for clarifying this for me.

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