Chuy1530 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:35 pm
....I didn’t think to check and see what the actual voltage running to the dryer is, since I know 120V dryers exist and the plug looks like a normal three prong. I should be able to look up the specs of the dryer when I get home and solve that one. If it does turn out to be a 240V, would I be able to find an EVSE or whatever isn’t a charger that plugs into a three prong wall outlet but also takes the higher voltage? Or could I just plug my existing one into it and see some sort of benefit?
If it looks like a normal 120v plug, two vertical slots with a round ground plug at the bottom, it will be a 120v 15a outlet. If the outlet's left larger slot also has a horizontal slot bisecting it, it will be a 20a 120v outlet. If the outlet has a horizontal right slot, it will be 240v.
A couple of pages down on the right of this link shows an illustration of the various 120v/240v outlets. Not saying someone couldn't use the incorrect power for a given outlet but if they did it would be extremely dangerous for someone who doesn't know it's wired wrong and I can't believe anyone doing such a thing.
And yes, you can purchase or make outlet adapters to convert to other outlet types, Amazon or a RV dealer like ParkWorld is a good source but as L2 EVSEs don't use the neutral wire you have to be careful which one you purchase, best to make sure it says something about good for EVs or know what your getting.