Range Confidence: Charge Fast, Drive Far, with your Electric Car

By David Herron
Sometimes we must ignore the car-maker warning against electric car charging with an extension cord. Your electric vehicle is meant to transport you around town and beyond. The problem is charging station availability. With enough public charging stations electric cars can drive any distance we like. Unfortunately public charging is not always available or convenient, and an extension cord works around various limitations. Does that mean we must be limited to traveling a short distance from home? No. The solution (for now) is knowing how to safely use existing power outlets with extension cords and portable charging stations.

Electricity is everywhere, and could theoretically power electric cars anywhere we wish to go. But recharging an electric car requires a charging station, and the vast majority of places lack charging stations. Using extension cords, power adapters, and a portable charging station can help you charge through a regular power outlet.

Or maybe there is a charging station, but another car or truck is blocking access. If the owner of the blocking vehicle cannot be found, are you stuck? Not if you carry a J1772 extension cord, which lets you extend the reach of the charging station. Simply park in a nearby spot, and run the J1772 extension cord to the charging station.

Since electricity is everywhere, it would be terribly convenient to be able to recharge the car anywhere we go. With appropriate adapters and extension cords we can recharge an electric car at places that do not have electric car charging stations.

To do this safely means developing knowledge of some simple rules for safely using extension cords and adapter cables. You must be able to recognize the various power outlets, understanding the power limits available through each, and carry a high power portable charging station along with necessary adapters.

See: Informal electric car charging at any power outlet, versus a regular charging station

LANGUAGE NOTE: It seems that in some countries the phrase "extension lead" is used, and seems to mean the same thing as "extension cord".

International visitors NOTE
The information here was first written from an American perspective. The products currently on display are targeted at the electrical system in the USA, and in Canada. To the extent possible both USA and Canadian suppliers have been identified and listed. The plan is to expand coverage first in the United Kingdom, and then to expand to include data about the Europlug countries.

SAFETY: Wait, isn't it dangerous to use an extension cord to charge a vehicle?

  • Is it safe to use extension cords and adapters to charge an electric car? Yes, with care.
  • Can you charge an electric car from a dryer outlet? Yes, with care.
  • Are there any problems with charging an electric car using an extension cord? There can be, but all problems are solvable.

The short answer is to use a good quality extension cord with thick wires and beefy plugs, along with good quality power outlet. In the lists below we show several choices for 120 volt 10 gauge extension cords that are safe for use with a line cord charger, and several 240 volt 40 amp extension cords safe for use with higher power charging stations. The safest choice is a good quality J1772 extension cord, and we show a couple of those.

WARNING: Vehicle manufacturers universally warn against using an extension cord to extend the reach of the supplied line-cord charger. Please, exercise caution in reading what is written here.

The general principles are:

  • Check carefully the power socket rating
  • Check carefully the wiring to the power socket
  • Use heavy duty cables with high enough gauge to handle the current
  • Don't use cables that are frayed or broken
  • If you can, adjust the vehicle charger to not draw more current than you know is safe
  • Your power is limited by the weakest link in the chain - don't draw more through a circuit than the rating of the weakest component
  • Check whether cords or connections get hot while in use
  • Use the shortest length of cord possible

A skinny cord, frayed wiring, bad power socket, acts like a "resistor" or "heating element". Sending too much current through a bad connection acts like a heater. Say your car is pulling 6 kilowatts, a 10% loss from a bad connection means 600 watts being dissipated as heat. That's about the same as a typical hair dryer.

The heat generated by a bad power connection is a common cause of electrical fires.

Ampacity is the measure of the maximum safe current (amps) we can use in a wire of a given thickness. Generally, the thicker the wire the more current it can carry. See: Electric car charging within electrical code and power outlet limits

Smart electricians and electrical engineers have spent decades cooperatively developing the electrical code. Their recommendations were won through hard work and the occasional electrical fire.

I am offering this for education, and you are responsible for your actions. Applied incorrectly this can cause electrocution or fire. Take care, be smart and educated, and you'll be okay.

Done badly, it's possible to cause damage. The warning against extension cords isn't a whimsy, they're rightfully concerned about safety. There have been multiple fires from electric cars being charged through substandard wiring. Careful use of good quality extension cords and power outlets is the way to avoid an electrical fire.

Why does this page say an extension cord is okay when the manufacturers say NO?

The manufacturers are excercising caution, and are afraid of liability. An electric car charging-related electrical fire can set back EV adoption, and hurt the reputation of the manufacturer associated with the fire. An over-abundance of caution is a good thing when there is risk of an electrical fire, and we do not fault the manufacturers for being cautious.

At the same time, with knowledge one can do things manufacturers warn against doing. The safest method is the J1772 extension cords discussed later.

There is a voltage drop that increases as the charging cable gets longer. The lowered voltage causes issues with the charging equipment that can lead to problems. The two solutions to the voltage drop is to use thicker wires, and to keep the cables as short as possible.

To most of us the natural way to use an "extension cord" is to plug it into a power outlet, then one or more gizmo's plugged into the cord. We do this all the time with christmas lights, clothes irons, radios, computers, televisions, etc.

With electric car charging we have two choices of using an extension cord. The picture above demonstrates these choices:

  1. We can plug the electric car charging station directly into a wall outlet, and then use a J1772 extension cord to reach the car.
  2. We can plug a regular extension cord into the wall outlet, then plug the electric car charging station into the extension cord.

Of the two, the safest is the J1772 extension cord. A good quality J1772 extension cord is built to handle the charging current without problem, where the regular extension cord might be suboptimal.

TL;DR What is the right cord to charge an electric car?

That was a lot of information, so lets boil it down a little.

From a pure technical standpoint a good quality J1772 extension cord is the best choice. You know it will handle the current and won't be the cause of an electrical fire.

But your budget may not be enough for the cost, and therefore a regular extension cord may be preferable. If so, choose based on the power outlet(s) you'll be using and the charging rate you'll need. The NEMA 14-50 or 6-50 cords are the safest if appropriate for the conditions you'll be facing. If, like in the image below taken at Lucious Garage, you frequently use a lower power outlet like a NEMA L6-20, an extension cord matching that outlet can be very useful.

How to use an extension cord to charge a Tesla or other electric car

After having gone through all the safety warnings in the previous section, let's look at practicality.

Every electric car is sold with a "line cord charging station". In most cases this charger is low power - for example in the USA they typically support 120 volt charging. But this is one area where Tesla and a couple other electric car makers shine.

Every Tesla is sold with the Universal Mobile Connector that supports both 120 volt charging, and 6 kiloWatt charging through a NEMA 14-50 connector. Plus, Tesla sells a kit of adapters for all kinds of other power outlets. With those adapters the UMC automatically adjusts the charging rate to match the power adapter. Every Tesla owner should get the kit of adapters, and, for certain locations requiring an extension cord, get one that matches the power plug used at that destination.

For owners of other electric cars it is useful to examine the Which End to Extend section above. We have a choice between using a J1772 extension cord, or a regular extension cord. It is probably safer to use the J1772 extension cord though more expensive.

The first step is selecting a mobile charging station. In most cases the charger supplied with the car only supports 120 volt charging, but one might want a faster unit. A few of the manufacturers are now supplying more powerful charging stations with the car. There are several portable charging stations for electric cars to choose from.

Putting these parts to use is fairly easy. If using a J1772 extension cord, plug it into the car then plug your charging station into the other end of the J1772 extension, then plug the charging station into a power outlet. If using a regular extension cord, plug it into the power outlet, then plug the charging station into the extension cord, then plug the charging station into the car.

The final step is ensuring the charging rate is within the limit imposed by the power outlet. If you've plugged-in to a NEMA 6-20 outlet, you're limited to a 16 amp charging rate at 240 volts. The car had better know to limit itself appropriately or the circuit breaker will pop. Some electric cars let you adjust the charging rate as a setting in the infotainment system. Some of the portable charging stations support setting the charging rate.

It's useful to learn to recognize different power outlets and their ratings. See Electric car charging within electrical code and power outlet limits

This is an example of the plan in use. The location is Lucious Garage, a car repair shop located in San Francisco which specializes in hybrid cars. This garage kindly makes its space available for Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association (GGEVA) meetings every month, and allows GGEVA members to charge their cars for free during meetings. In this case a NEMA L6-20 to NEMA 14-50 adapter is being used to access a power outlet installed on the car lift. The charging station is plugged into this adapter, and then the charging station is instructed to limit to a 16 amp charge rate. The car, a Kia Soul EV, does not allow the user to set the charging rate manually.

Product Index

J1772 electric car extension cords can be the best choice

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The best electric car extension cord may be one between the J1772 plug from the charging station to the J1772 socket on your car. J1772 cords are usually built with heavy-duty wire and components meant to carry the current required to charge an electric car. It should be much safer than plugging into a dodgy power outlet with a skinny frayed cord that can cause an electrical fire.

Some considerations that will separate the good quality J1772 cords from the bad:

Ratings: As with every other component in the charging system, the J1772 extension cord must be rated to handle the current required for the charging rate. For a 6+ kiloWatt charging session, the cord needs to be rated for at least 40 amps.

EVSE type Range per hour
of charging
Power required Circuit
Typical line charger 4 miles 120 volts 12 amps 120 volts 20 amps
3 kW EVSE 10-12 miles 240 volts 16 amps 240 volts 20 amps
4-5 kW EVSE 18 miles 240 volts 24 amps 240 volts 30 amps
6 kW EVSE 20-25 miles 240 volts 32 amps 240 volts 40 amps

Wire size: To be useful, a J1772 extension cord has to be 25 feet or longer, which can mean a significant voltage drop with thin wires. For a 6+ kiloWatt charging session, the wires should be 8 gauge or thicker.

Flexibility: Your J1772 extension cord will be used in a variety of settings, so a flexible cord is a must.

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Buy 50 AMP J1772 25’ Extension Cable (UL Approved)

50 AMP J1772 25’ Extension Cable (UL Approved)

The TeslaTap J1772 extension cord is rated for 50 amps, or quite a bit more than the competing cords. As a J1772 extension cord, it has J1772 connectors on each end. It passes through all control signals so that safety protocols are obeyed at both ends.
  • Rated for 50 amps
  • 12.5 pounds
  • 13 x 13 x 7 inches
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"Regular" Extension Cords

The following are some useful extension cords for use with an electric car charging station. Since they're designed for regular power outlets, they fit between the charging station and a power outlet.

NOTE CAREFULLY: When in the store looking at extension cords, read the label carefully and look at the thickness of the wire.

Some of these have a molded plug on one end, and bare wire at the other. That makes them excellent starting points for building adapter cords. Simply attach the desired plug or socket to the end with bare wires.

NEMA 14-50 extension cords - 40 amps max charge rate

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NEMA 14-50 power outlet. These will be primarily used with higher power 6+ kiloWatt charging stations. Every one of these extension cords have the beefy wires and connectors required to handle a 40 amps continuous charging rate. That's enough to handle any electric car charging situation you'll face. These cords are a good alternative to the J1772 extension cords listed earlier.

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This cord is rated for 50 amps, uses 6 gauge wiring, and has NEMA 14-50 connectors on each end. That is an excellent combination that will handle pretty much any current load you can throw at it.
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Buy NU-CORD 25 ft. 6/3 8/1 NEMA 14-50 RV Extension Cord

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Using 6-gauge wiring and molded plugs, this extension cord has the heft required for the task at hand. The plug/connector ends have built-in handles for easier handling. This power cord comes with special plug/connector ends with build-in handles for easy hooking and unhooking.
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NEMA 6-50 extension cords - 40 amps max charge rate

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NEMA 6-50 outlet. These are the same as the NEMA 14-50 cords, but with 6-50 connectors instead. They also support a 40 amp charge rate, and will handle any charging situation you'll face.

Buy Milspec Direct 25-Foot 8-Gauge STW Pro Grip 40A Welding Extension Cord for Portable Welders, Black

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NEMA L14-30 extension cords - 24 amps max charge rate

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NEMA L14-30 power outlet. Outlets rated for 30 amps are useful with the 16 amp or 24 amp charging stations. Using these outlets may require buying or building an adapter cord to match the EVSE's plug to the power outlet.

Buy Iron Box NEMA L14-30 Generator Extension Cord - 30A, 125/250V, 10/4 SJT - UL Listed IBX-5805 (50 ft, Build)

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Heavy duty UL listed L14-30 generator extension cord rated for outdoor use. 50 foot length, uses a heavy duty flexible SJOOW jacket. For use with generators that feature an L14-30R receptacle. Cable generally extends another L14-30 power cord plug, or connects to a transfer switch or inlet box with a male L14-30P inlet.
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Buy Conntek 20602 50-Foot 10/4 30 Amp 125/250 Volt 4 Prong L14-30 Transfer Switch Cord/Generator Extension Cord

Conntek 20602 50-Foot 10/4 30 Amp 125/250 Volt 4 Prong L14-30 Transfer Switch Cord/Generator Extension Cord

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This cord is rated for 30 amps, making it suitable for 24 amp charging loads, uses 10 gauge wiring, and has a NEMA l14-30 connectors on each end.
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This cord is rated for 30 amps, making it suitable for 24 amp charging loads, uses 6 gauge wiring, and has a NEMA L14-30 connectors on each end.
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NEMA L6-30 extension cords - 24 amps max charge rate

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NEMA L6-30 power outlet. Outlets rated for 30 amps are useful with the 16 amp or 24 amp charging stations. Using these outlets may require buying or building an adapter cord to match the EVSE's plug to the power outlet.

Buy NEMA L6-30 Extension Power Cord - 20 Foot, 30A/250V, 10/3 SJOOW - Iron Box Part # IBX-5803-20

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NEMA L6-30 extension power cord allows you to extend an L6-30P power cable up to 20 feet. Rated for 30 Amps, 250 Volts. L6-30P plug to L6-30R connector.
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A 15 foot L6-30P to L6-30R locking extension power cable, rated for 30 amps and 250 volts. Used typically in rackmount PDU's, servers, UPS, and generators.
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NEMA L6-20 extension cords - 16 amps max charge rate

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Buy NEMA L6-20 Extension Cord - 15 Foot, 20A/250V, 12/3 SJOOW - Iron Box Part # IBX-4803-15

NEMA L6-20 Extension Cord - 15 Foot, 20A/250V, 12/3 SJOOW - Iron Box Part # IBX-4803-15

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NEMA 6-20 extension cords - 16 amps max charge rate

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NEMA L6-20 power outlet. Outlets rated for 20 amps are useful with the 16 amp charging stations. Using these outlets may require buying or building an adapter cord to match the EVSE's plug to the power outlet.

Buy NEMA 6-20 Extension Power Cord - 25 Foot, 20A/250V, 12/3 SJT - Iron Box # IBX-6153-25M

NEMA 6-20 Extension Power Cord - 25 Foot, 20A/250V, 12/3 SJT - Iron Box # IBX-6153-25M

This is a simple 25 foot extension cord with molded plugs for NEMA 6-20. It would be a great companion to the AeroVironment TurboCord shown above.
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Buy Stanley 31626 Grounded 250-volt Heavy Duty Appliance Pro Extension Cord, 6-Feet, Gray

Stanley 31626 Grounded 250-volt Heavy Duty Appliance Pro Extension Cord, 6-Feet, Gray

This Stanley Appliance Pro heavy duty 6-Foot extension cord will handle most of your appliance needs where the distance to the outlet occurs. It is a 250 volt cord and has a gauge of AWG 12/3 SPT. The Right angle plug will sit flat against the wall. It has a heavy duty vinyl insulation.
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NEMA 5-20 extension cords - 16 amps max charge rate

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NEMA 5-20 power outlet. The 120 volt power outlets are limited to use with the line cord EVSE sold with the car. When looking at 120 volt extension cords you must be very careful with the wire gauge. The typical skinny 14 or 16 gauge extension cord simply won't cut it for EV charging. You must use a heavy-duty cord with 10 gauge wires and good quality connectors.

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This cord is rated for 20 amps, uses 10 gauge wiring, and has a NEMA 5-20 connectors on each ends. The connectors light up when powered, and the bright yellow color should mitigate tripping hazards. That is an excellent combination that will handle your line cord charger with ease.
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Commercially built adapters

You won't always find the nirvana of matching the charging station to the power outlet. An adapter, whether commercially made or home-made, is often necessary. Be careful with adapters to avoid the position of drawing 32 amps from an outlet rated for 16 amps. If you're lucky the circuit breaker will prevent a serious problem.

Circuit analysis

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Sometimes wiring goes bonkers and we need some help figuring out what's going on. These circuit testers plug in-line with your equipment and give a readout on what the fault might be.

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This circuit analyzer helps protect electrical equipment from badly wired systems. It has a visual fault indicator that you can consult before hooking up your equipment. It includes surge protection for up to 4200 joules. The case is weatherproof, and the power grip handles on the 14-50 plug and socket make it easy to plug/unplug.
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Tesla (USA) to J1772

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Tesla has sponsored "destination charging stations" around the USA and other countries. These provide "level 2" charging with a Tesla-specific charging cord, and are therefore incompatible with J1772 charging inlets. Using the products in this section the owner of a J1772 car can utilize these Tesla destination chargers. These adapters NO NOT PROVIDE ACCESS TO SUPERCHARGER STATIONS. These adapters are ONLY for the single phase AC destination chargers.

Buy JDapter Stub - Tesla Charge Station Adaptor

JDapter Stub - Tesla Charge Station Adaptor

The JDapter Stub from Quick Charge Power allows J1772 electric cars to be charged from a Tesla Destination, UMC, or Tesla Wall Connector charger. In searching for a charging station, this opens up a whole range of possible charging locations. The adapter passes through all the signal pins necessary for safe operation, and is UL/CE certified.
  • 10 x 7 x 4 inches
  • Rated for 40 amps
  • This adapter is NOT COMPATIBLE WITH and is not to be used with the Tesla Super Charger Network. It is only compatible with the Tesla's Single Phase AC charging units.
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Buy TeslaTap - Tesla to J-1772 Adapter - 40 AMP

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The TeslaTap adapter allows J1772 electric cars to be charged from a Tesla Destination, UMC, or Tesla Wall Connector charger. In searching for a charging station, this opens up a whole range of possible charging locations. The adapter passes through all the signal pins necessary for safe operation, and is UL/CE certified.
  • 20.1 x 4.2 x 4.2 inches
  • 1.95 pounds
  • Rated for 40 amps
  • This adapter is NOT COMPATIBLE WITH and is not to be used with the Tesla Super Charger Network. It is only compatible with the Tesla's Single Phase AC charging units.
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The TeslaTap adapter allows J1772 electric cars to be charged from a Tesla Destination, UMC, or Tesla Wall Connector charger. In searching for a charging station, this opens up a whole range of possible charging locations. The adapter passes through all the signal pins necessary for safe operation, and is UL/CE certified.
  • 20.1 x 4.4 x 4.2 inches
  • 2.19 pounds
  • Rated for 50 amps
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The TeslaTap adapter allows J1772 electric cars to be charged from a Tesla Destination, UMC, or Tesla Wall Connector charger. In searching for a charging station, this opens up a whole range of possible charging locations. The adapter passes through all the signal pins necessary for safe operation, and is UL/CE certified.
  • 16 x 8 x 4 inches
  • 2.2 pounds
  • Rated for 80 amps
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NEMA 14-50 molded cords

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Molded cords give you the assurance that at least half of your home built adapter cable is OEM manufactured and tested for quality. We can build any adapter cable we like using plugs and sockets and some wire, and it's pretty easy to do. But are we as good at building cables as a manufacturer? By using a molded cable we have half the adapter cable already built for us, we just have to install the appropriate connector for the other end of the adapter.

Buy General Electric WX9X35 4-wire Range Cord, 4-foot

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40 Amp, 4 wire, Range power cord This 4 foot cord is rated 40 amps, 125/250 volts, with two 8 gauge wires and two 10 gauge wires. This cord is a useful starting point for building 14-50 adapter cables
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Buy Coleman Cable 09014 6/2 and 8/1-Gauge SRDT 50-Amp Range Power Supply Cord, 4-Feet, 3-Wire, 125/250V

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Coleman Cable 09014 6/2 and 8/1-Gauge SRDT 50-Amp Range Power Supply Cord, 4-Feet, 3-Wire, 125/250V. Right-angle plug allows installation closer to the wall. Has a 3 prong plug. 50-Amp. 4-feet long wire with strain relief bracket to ensure safe installation.
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Buy PETRA 90-2028 10-Foot 4-Wire Dryer Cord

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40 Amp, 4 wire, Range power cord This 4 foot cord is rated 40 amps, 125/250 volts, with two 8 gauge wires and two 10 gauge wires. This cord is a useful starting point for building 14-50 adapter cables
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Buy Utilitech 6-ft 50-Amp 6-Gauge Black Indoor Extension Cord

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This cord is rated for 50 amps, uses 6 gauge wiring, and has a NEMA 14-50 connector on one end. The other end has bare wires apparently meant to wire into some equipment, but of course you can attach another plug on that end. That is an excellent combination that will handle pretty much any current load you can throw at it.
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Buy Ceptics NEMA 14-50 Plug to Cut Wire Cord Extension Power Cord RV, Motor Home,Generator 6/3 + 8/1 AWG, 50 amp 125/250V (25 Foot) 50A, Heavy Duty - Industrial Grade, UL Listed

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NEMA 6-50 to L14-30, 240 volt 30 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 6-50 and L14-30. Because of the L14-30 end, this cord must be limited to 30 amps maximum or 24 amps continuous.

Buy Conntek PL1430650 Welder Adaper Generator L14-30 Plug( 4 Prong 30Amp) to NEMA 6-50R 50 Amp 250-volt Adapter Cord

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Buy 6-50P Male 3-Pin Plug to L14-30R Twist Lock 4-Prong Female Generator Receptacle NEMA Power Cord Adapter/Converter FX475

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Buy Conntek PL1430650-A L14-30P to 6-50R Welder Adapter with Ergo Grip

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NEMA 6-50 to 14-50, 240 volt 50 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 6-50 and 14-50. Because both ends are 50 amps maximum, this cord supports 40 amps continuous.

Buy Conntek P1450650 Welder Adaper Generator/RV 14-50 Plug to NEMA 6-50R 50 Amp 250-volt Adapter Cord

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Buy Direct 4 Prong to 3 Prong Adapter Cord, Full Kva 230V

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Buy Milspec Direct 3-Foot 8/3 50A Full KVA Welder Adapter NEMA 14-50P to 6-50R

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Buy NEMA 6-50P to 14-50R Power Cord Adapter Adaptor for EV Charger

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Buy Parkworld 691883 RV 14-50P Right Angle Male with Handle to Welder 6-50R Female 40AMP Adapter Cord

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NEMA L14-30 to 14-50, 240 volt 30 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA L14-30 and 14-50. Because of the L14-30 end, this cord must be limited to 30 amps maximum or 24 amps continuous.

Buy Conntek RV Generator Adapter with 30 Amp 4 Prong Locking Male Plug To RV 50 Amp Female Connector

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Buy TWB Smart Generator to RV Adapter. NEMA L14-30 to NEMA 14-50 RV Extension Cord Adaptor. 12” Dogbone cable, 10 Gauge, 125V/250V two phase 30 Amp

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Buy Camco 55422 PowerGrip 12" 30Amp 4 Prong Locking Male to 50Amp Standard Female Generator Adapter

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Buy MPI Tools Nema L14-30P to 14-50R Generator Power Cord Pigtail Adapter 4 Wire 125/250v 18 Inches Long

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Buy Cable Matters 4 Prong 30 AMP to 50 AMP RV Adapter (50 AMP to 30 AMP Generator Adapter/RV Cord) - 1.5 Feet (NEMA 14-50P to L14-30R)

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Buy 6-50P Male 3-Pin Plug to L14-30R Twist Lock 4-Prong Female Generator Receptacle NEMA Power Cord Adapter/Converter FX475

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NEMA 14-30 to 6-50, 240 volt 30 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 6-50 and 14-30. Because of the 14-30 end, this cord must be limited to 30 amps maximum or 24 amps continuous.

Buy AC Connectors 1.5FT 30 AMP 4 Prong 14-30P Dryer Plug to 50 Amp 250 V Welder Adapter(NEMA 14-30P to 6-50R)

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NEMA 14-30 to 14-50, 240 volt 30 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 14-30 and 14-50. Because of the 14-30 end, this cord must be limited to 30 amps maximum or 24 amps continuous.

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Buy Morec NEMA14-30 to NEMA14-50R Adapter, 20 Inch Length Compatible with NEMA14-50 30 amp to 50 amp EV Charger, 4-Prong Dryer to Cars

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NEMA 14-30 to L14-30, 240 volt 30 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA L14-30 and 14-30. Because both ends are rated for to 30 amps maximum it is limited to 24 amps continuous.

Buy Conntek 14330 1.5-Foot Adapter 30 Amp NEMA 14-30P 4 Prong Male Plug To 30 Amp 125/250 L14-30R Volt Locking Female Connector

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Another adapter cable, between NEMA 14-30 straight pin to NEMA L14-30 locking.
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NEMA 14-30 to 6-20, 240 volt 20 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 14-30 and 6-20. Because of the 6-20 end, this cord must be limited to 20 amps maximum or 16 amps continuous.

Buy NEMA L14-30P to 6-15/20R Plug Adapter - 1 Foot, 20A/250V, 12/3 AWG - Iron Box # IBX-1462-01

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NEMA 6-30 to 14-50, 240 volt 30 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 14-50 and 6-30. Because of the 6-30 end, this cord must be limited to 30 amps maximum or 24 amps continuous.

Buy AC WORKS Electric Vehicle Charging Adapter for Tesla Use (6-30 30A 250V AC Unit to Tesla)

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NEMA L6-30 to 14-50, 240 volt 30 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 14-50 and L6-30. Because of the L6-30 end, this cord must be limited to 30 amps maximum or 24 amps continuous.

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Buy Parkworld 60424 RV Adapter Cord 50 Amp 14-50P Male right angle to 30 Amp L6-30R Locking Connector Female (1.5FT)

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Buy AC WORKS EV Charging Adapter for Tesla Use (L6-30 30A 250V 3-Prong to Tesla)

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Buy Parkworld 885507 NEMA L6-30P to 14-50R Tesla UMC EV Adapter Cord (for EV Charging only, NOT for RV) 10FT

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NEMA L6-20 to 14-50, 240 volt 20 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 14-50 and L6-20. Because of the L6-20 end, this cord must be limited to 20 amps maximum or 16 amps continuous.

Buy AC WORKS Electric Vehicle Charging Adapter for Tesla Use (L6-20 20A 250V Locking to Tesla)

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NEMA 6-20 to 14-50, 240 volt 20 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 14-50 and 6-20. Because of the 6-20 end, this cord must be limited to 20 amps maximum or 16 amps continuous.

Buy AC WORKS [S1450620-012] 1FT STW 10/3 RV/Range/Generator 14-50P 50Amp Plug to 6-20R 15/20Amp 250Volt Adapter

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Buy 20 inch Long NEMA 6-20R to 14-50P EV Power Adapter (220V-240V) - Flexible Charging for Your EV

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NEMA L14-20 to 14-50, 240 volt 20 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA 14-50 and L14-20. Because of the L14-20 end, this cord must be limited to 20 amps maximum or 16 amps continuous.

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NEMA L5-20 to 5-20, 120 volt 20 amp

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Adapters for connecting between NEMA L5-20 and 5-20. This cord must be limited to 20 amps maximum or 16 amps continuous, and is designed for 120 volts.

Buy Tripp Lite P044-06I 6 inch 12AWG Heavy Duty Power Adapter cord (NEMA-L5-20R to NEMA-5-20P)

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NEMA 14-50 to TT-30

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The TT-30 outlet is 120 volts up to 30 amps (24 amps continuous).

Buy Camco 55185 PowerGrip 30M/50F AMP 18 inch Dogbone Electrical Adapter with Handles 3750W/125V

Camco 55185 PowerGrip 30M/50F AMP 18 inch Dogbone Electrical Adapter with Handles 3750W/125V

This adapter converts between NEMA 14-50 and NEMA TT-30P (30 amp).
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Buy Camco 55175 18 inch PowerGrip Dogbone Electrical Adapter with Handle

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This adapter converts between NEMA TT-30P and NEMA 14-50 (30 amp).
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Ground Fault protection

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Charging an electric vehicle is almost certainly going to happen outside. It might be raining. Water and electricity is of course a bad idea. GFCI plugs are designed to make it safe.

Buy Voltec 04-00102 12/3 STW 20 Amp GFCI Power Block Adapter with Lighted End, 3-Foot, Blue with Yellow Stripe

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20 amp in-line GFCI adapter with lighted power block, length: 2ft, gauge: 12/3, wire type: STW, 3 outlets, plug type: 5-15P, receptacle type: 5-15R, 20 amps, rating watts: 1875. In other words, this is a short extension cord with GFCI. It is only suitable for a level 1 charger, but will be good insurance.
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Buy Tower Manufacturing 30396500-08 20 amp Line And Load Side User Attachable In-Line GFCI With Manual Reset

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This unit fits over a cord, giving you strong protection from the elements, while providing GFCI protection.
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A regular power outlet with GFCI protection. For use in the field, you can install this in a junction box and run wiring into it. However, it is little better than the extension cords, and of course this is limited to level 1 charging.
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Buy Tower Manufacturing 30339005 15 amp 3-Wire GFCI Outlet Adapter

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15 amp 3-wire ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet adapter for converting standard indoor electrical outlet into GFCI outlet to protect from shock, electrical fire or electrocution. This is an in-line plug/socket making it a little simpler to use than an extension cord. However, it is only rated for 15 amps limiting its usefulness somewhat.
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Buy Farm Innovators CC-2 Cord Connect Water-Tight Cord Lock - Green

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This is not a GFCI protector at all, instead it fits over cable connections, giving strong protection against the elements.
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Sockets and Plugs

These products are useful for building custom adapter cords.

NEMA 14-50 plugs and sockets - 240 volt 50 amp maximum, 40 amps continuous

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Buy Camco 55353 50 AMP Female Replacement Receptacle

Camco 55353 50 AMP Female Replacement Receptacle

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Buy Camco PowerGrip Replacement Plug- Transform Your RV Plug Into a Safe and Durable PoweGrip Cord 50 AMP (55255)

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Buy Leviton 55050 50 Amp, 125/250 Volt, NEMA 14-50R, 3P, 4W, Surface Mounting Receptacle, Straight Blade, Industrial Grade, Grounding, Side Wired, Steel Strap, Black

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NEMA L14-30 plugs and sockets - 240 volt 30 amp maximum, 24 amps continuous

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Buy Socket, NEMA L14-30 30 Amp, 125/250V Twist Lock

Socket, NEMA L14-30 30 Amp, 125/250V Twist Lock

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Buy Leviton 2711 30 Amp, 125/250 Volt, NEMA L14-30P, 3P, 4W, Locking Plug, Industrial Grade, Grounding - Black-White

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NEMA L6-30 plugs and sockets - 240 volt 30 amp maximum, 24 amps continuous

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Buy Leviton 2621 30 Amp, 250 Volt, NEMA L6-30P, 2P, 3W, Locking Plug, Industrial Grade, Grounding - Black-White

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NEMA L6-20 plugs and sockets - 240 volt 20 amp maximum, 16 amps continuous

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Buy Leviton 2321 20 Amp, 250 Volt, NEMA L6-20P, 2P, 3W, Locking Plug, Industrial Grade, Grounding - Black-White

Leviton 2321 20 Amp, 250 Volt, NEMA L6-20P, 2P, 3W, Locking Plug, Industrial Grade, Grounding - Black-White

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Buy Leviton 2323 20 Amp, 250 Volt, NEMA L6-20R, 2P, 3W, Locking Connector, Industrial Grade, Grounding - Black-White

Leviton 2323 20 Amp, 250 Volt, NEMA L6-20R, 2P, 3W, Locking Connector, Industrial Grade, Grounding - Black-White

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NEMA 6-30 plugs and sockets - 240 volt 30 amp maximum, 24 amps continuous

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Buy Cooper Wiring Devices S42-SP-L Commercial Grade Angle Vinyl Power Plug with 30/50-Amp, 250-Volt, 6-30/6-50-NEMA Rating, Black

Cooper Wiring Devices S42-SP-L Commercial Grade Angle Vinyl Power Plug with 30/50-Amp, 250-Volt, 6-30/6-50-NEMA Rating, Black

The commercial grade angle power plug has feature dual current model furnished with blades. Terminals have pressure plates to protect wires. This device is constructed of abuse-resistant thermoplastic. 30/50-amp, 250-volt, 6-30/6-50-NEMA rating and 3-pole, 3-wire grounding configuration. Available in black color. Measures 2-7/8-Inch length by 1-3/8-width by 3-3/8-Inch height.
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Buy Leviton 931 30/50 Amp, 250 Volt, Plug, Angle, Grounding, Black

Leviton 931 30/50 Amp, 250 Volt, Plug, Angle, Grounding, Black

* 2 pole, 3 wire grounding dual power angle plugs with interchangeable blades * Dual power vinyl angle plug - interchangeable blades * 250 Volt * 60 Hz AC Grounding * Molded of tough, black vinyl * Heavily plated steel cable clamp concealed in plug-protected from wear prevents catching on equipment or clothing * Meets all range, dryer and other heavy duty cord requirements * Color-coded terminal screws accept up to No. 6 stranded conductor * Terminal screws are backed out and staked * 3.484"L x 2.562"W x 1.427"D * 30/50 Amp * Maximum cord diameter -.630 - 1.050" * Interchangeable blades * NEMA (6-30P) (6-50P) * Black height.
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NEMA 6-20 plugs and sockets - 240 volt 20 amp maximum, 16 amps continuous

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Buy Leviton 620PV 20 Amp, 250 Volt, Plug, Grounding, Yellow

Leviton 620PV 20 Amp, 250 Volt, Plug, Grounding, Yellow

20 Amp, 250 Volt, NEMA 6-20P, 2P, 3W, Plug, Straight Blade, Commercial Grade, Grounding - Yellow
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NEMA TT-30 plugs and sockets - 120 volt 30 amp maximum, 24 amps continuous

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Buy Camco 55283 30 AMP Mini Replacement Male Plug with PowerGrip Handle

Camco 55283 30 AMP Mini Replacement Male Plug with PowerGrip Handle

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Camco 55343 30 AMP Female Replacement Receptacle

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Heavy duty wire/cable

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Buy Wire Cord, 50 Ft, Rubber Coated, 10 Gauge, 4 Conductor (10/4) 600v SOOW

Wire Cord, 50 Ft, Rubber Coated, 10 Gauge, 4 Conductor (10/4) 600v SOOW

50 foot long Rubber SOOW cord is designed for indoor or outdoor applications. 4 conductors can be stripped and installed in many types of power connectors including L14-30, 5-30, 6-30, 7-30, 24-30, 10-30, 11-30, 15-30 or 18-30. Suitable for use with RVs, Generators and Theater lighting.
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Buy Coleman Cable 09607 10/4 Bulk Wire, 25-Amp 10-Gauge 25-Feet

Coleman Cable 09607 10/4 Bulk Wire, 25-Amp 10-Gauge 25-Feet

Coleman Cable 09607 25-Feet Bulk Wire 10-Gauge 4-Cond SJEOOW Seoprene Rated 105-Degree Celsius, 10/4 Flexible and tough jacket. Offers -50-Degree Celsius to 105-Degree Celsius temperature extremes. Seoprene offers excellent abrasion, ozone, sunlight, chemical and oil resistance as well as water and mold resistant non-wicking lightweight polypropylene fillers. Water resistant with high dielectric insulation. Lightweight, long lasting, easy to carry and easy to handle. All components are recyclable and non-hazardous for environmental landfill disposal. Color coded conductors for easy identification. This type of wire has many applications, they include Special uses requiring flexibility and mechanical toughness, high environmental resistance and flame retardance. Push button remote controls. Motor control, stage equipment and lighting. Industrial control and robotic systems. Outdoor applications. Suitable and approved for submersion in water.
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