Dryer Splitter to EV 240v 24 amp charging 85$ OUT THE DOOR forget dryer buddy

Dryer Splitter to EV 240v 24 amp charging 85$ OUT THE DOOR forget dryer buddy

Took me a while to find the cheapest way to do this so im posting it
from a modern dryer plug see links i think this is the most common dryer cord to tesla charger that comes with the car and extension cord
dont use both at same time or you will blow a circuit breaker or worse but should be able to use both without pulling out cords

split dryer outlet 69$ (google 10-30 splitter to TT-30 if you want to compare):
adapter to change it to tesla receptacle 16$ (google 30 AMP Male (TT-30R) to 50 AMP Female (14-50R)):

may or may not be needed- extension cord to car if needed 89$ you cannot beat i looked everywhere (14-50 extension cord if you want to compare):

then attach to car using the cord the car came with

coreyyilmaz | 30 april 2019

OH and set car to 24 amp max so car doesnt think you have 50 amp available | 30 april 2019

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Repeat response from other duplicate:

I understand the desired to be cheap, but this seem like false cheapness. Risks for the car pulling too much current and melting the cord, risk if the breaker fails under overload and house burns down. Sorry, but I really hate the whole approach.

Install a seperate circuit for charging and eliminate all these risks. Doesn't have to be a 50 amp circuit - you could install an NEMA 14-30 (24 amp charging, 30 amp breaker) and get the proper adapter from Tesla.

cliffordsf | 30 april 2019

I opted for the pricier Dryer Buddy that switches automatically to avoid any potential overload issues. Yeah, it's pricey, but it's very nice (updated enclosure looks more professional). Because I charge the Tesla during non-peak hours, but never do laundry that late, I'm not likely to have a problem. As for just installing a separate circuit, that's the ideal, but it becomes a big, costly deal if your panel isn't up to the task, which mine isn't. We may end up getting a second EV, and at that point I'll get a new panel installed.

Hezza8 | 2 januari 2020

Yep, for many people with older/full panels, it means extremely expensive panel upgrades, I was getting quotes for over $2500. At that point a $350 smart splitter sounds very reasonable.

This is what I got instead, it's much safer with auto switching and built in over-current protection.

BumblebeEV | 2 januari 2020

I hope nobody ever forgets the 24A max