sdbmania wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:40 pm
I've been looking into getting a outlet installed in my garage so I can start charging at level 2 speed but the contractor I was talking to suggested I use the dryer plug and just get an adapter. I tried getting one but it's not working. It has a green cable coming out of it that is supposed to be for ground, but I thought the EVSE didn't need a grounding wire. If anyone could give me a recommendation on what kind of adapter I should get, I need a 10-30 to 14-50, I would appreciate it.
There's been a lot of previous discussion on this. Google for site:mynissanleaf.com dryer 24 amps 30 amp
It is NOT safe to try to get a NEMA 14-50 device to run on a 10-30 outlet. Max allowed continuous load allowed on a 30 amp circuit is 24 amps.
IIRC, if you look on the label on the back, the supplied Nissan L1/L2 EVSE allows up to 30 or 32 amps. The Leaf will pull 27.5 amps, which is above 24. Other EVs plugged in may pull up to the EVSE's max (30 or 32 amps).
I don't have time to elaborate until much later tonight.