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by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

This is the first EVSE that I'm aware of that requires 4 wires to operate - I've never seen any others that come with anything other than a 3 pin plug. There are many, many EVSEs that come with 4-pin plugs (most commonly the 14-50). But generally, their neutral is unconnected. I see no sign that th...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

So Don, Lets stay with your "Transfer switch before the dryer option" for now. And knowing that we can remove the NEUTRAL pin from the AmazingE means we can use it with any type of connector or outdoor cord right? What outdoor cord would I use? I guess I could use the existing 100 foot 10 ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

wmcbrine wrote:
bradleydavidgood777 wrote:That's a good idea about removing the ground.

I said NEUTRAL, not GROUND.


Yes I'm sorry about that, I understand the difference but have been confusing it when reading for some reason.
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

I am hoping this link will appear properly which illustrates the differences between the various connectors mentioned. It appears that cutting off the EVSE NEUTRAL pin will make the EVSE compatible with the NEW DRYER socket. https://www.google.ca/search?q=10-30+dryer&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA695CA695&am...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

Your Amazing E should work on your 10-30P 3 prong dryer outlet because . . . . neutral is grounded, or it should be You can charge from any two 120 volt household outlets *if* the outlets are on different phases. Lots of people charge L2 using this method. Two standard 120 volt extension cords (mus...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

In my first post I said that the GROUND pin could be removed. This is incorrect. It turns out that the NEUTRAL pin is the only difference between the 14-30 and 14-50 connectors. Removing the UNUSED NEUTRAL pin on the EVSE will allow the plug to be compatible with both the 14-30 and 14-50 sockets. A...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

I was incorrect. After taking the device apart they discovered that the Neutral was not connected and the Neutral pin may be removed to make the device compatible for both interfaces. The Neutral on the 14-30 and 14-50 are different shapes which means when the Neutral pin is removed, the EVSE may b...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

Thank you Joe and Don, I am considering both options. And considering selling the AmazingE that may not be so amazing. Since the ground issue, I agree, is a problem. So then what EVSE would I buy? The Chinese one on ebay? And what outdoor cord would I use? 30A RV cord or is there something else? The...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

Thanks Veimi, I forgot about that but now that I saw it again I realized that I had read that before. The problem is that Ben states that the manual says it is not used but my manual and the one online says that it will produce a fault condition if the ground is not present (Page 10 of the manual ht...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

Thanks Don, If it was $2k I don't think I would do it. I have two electricians to talk to who are friends of friends so I don't expect to pay near full regular cost. But have not talked to them yet so we will see. There are other reasons to upgrade the panel like the fact that it is full and I'm not...

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