They don't additional adaptors yet. There are physical adaptors you can get that will allow you to plug it in to that outlet. Just make sure to reduce the max amp draw (from the truck's UI) to 24 or less.
~12 miles/hourThanks! Any idea what kind of charge rate I could get out of a 24A draw?
Just some quick calculations assuming 240v (sometimes it's more like 230v) and somewhere between 10% and 15% inefficiency in the system (it's probably less than that but I'm being conservative).Thanks! Any idea what kind of charge rate I could get out of a 24A draw?
Which is what you would have to do with an adapter anyway, so in that regard it is the same. The difference here is you could technically plug any 14-50 device in, and if it didn't have a method for downrating the current, it would overload the circuit. Of course the same would happen if you forget to adjust the setting in the truck (which you seem to have to do every time, at least that was the last time I had to charge on a 30A circuit 2 software updates ago).Unless your saing I wired it incorrectly, my guess is you are referring to the Guage size of the wiring which is why I'm trying to keep it below 23 amps for my liking.
Solid point didn't look at it from that angle, appreciate it.Your wiring is not compliant with the National Electrical Code. The NEC exists for a very good reason - it saves lives and it saves property. Maybe you don't believe that, but I'm not going to argue that well-established fact. When you create a code violation you risk lives and property, and not just your own. In addition, changing the outlet on that circuit might require a permit (which wouldn't be approved), but that's secondary. There is no good argument for intentionally violating electrical code. Especially when it is so very easy to comply.
The difference between what you've done and using an adapter may seem subtle, but it's really quite fundamental. You've installed a NEMA 14-50 outlet and the expectation of anyone who uses or owns that property is that a device with a NEMA 14-50 plug can be plugged into that outlet and used. But it can't, and only you know that for sure, and even you might forget that and plug in something else in the future.
With an adapter plugged into a code-compliant outlet, it is clear and plain to anyone that you are using the outlet in a non-standard way. But the expectation is still that the outlet is compliant and safe to use within its design specifications.
The smartest thing to do would be to make your charging setup fail-safe. Don't change the outlet. Use an EVSE that can be permanently set to draw no more than 24A from that circuit. Hardwire the EVSE if you can. That way you remove the possibility of user error from the equation, which makes any system significantly safer.
We're on our cross country trip and have been using RV sites with 50amp hookup service to get an overnight charge. In some cases the sites only have 30amp service. I went to an RV store and purchased a 30 amp adapter which I thought would work. With the trucks draw reduced to 24 amp, everything connect and then turning on the breaker,I’m not getting any response from the Potable Cable. No lights, nothing. My question is should I have purchased the adapter plug that has the addition ground wire? Thoughts and thanks. RobThey don't additional adaptors yet. There are physical adaptors you can get that will allow you to plug it in to that outlet. Just make sure to reduce the max amp draw (from the truck's UI) to 24 or less.