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What on Earth Is This? | Power Adapter for All Tesla Models

Today, I uploaded a video of the Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model X and Tesla Model S’s Shore Power Adapter, made by EVSEadapters.

50A Locking Shore Power (SS2-50 / CS6365) to NEMA 14-50R RV/EV Adapter
$59.00

With this adapter, you can charge at many of the 50 amp twist-lock outlets common at marinas. Features a 50 amp twist-lock CS6365 plug (SS2-50P) which mates to a CS6364 or CS6369 receptacle. The opposite end is a NEMA 14-50 receptacle to plug in to your RV, electric vehicle, or any other appliance with a NEMA 14-50 plug. Made with heavy duty 8 gauge cable. Length, 2 ft. These marina outlets go by several different designations, but they’re all the same – see the complete list below.


Cross-reference list / compatible with:

SS2-50, CS6364, CS6365, CS6369 and CS6375.

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Video Transcription

EVSE adapters. Charge anywhere.

Today I’m looking at this new EVSE adapter for the Tesla model 3, it also supports the Model S, the Model X and the Model Y.

This is not a sponsored video. Take a look at this guy.

So this is an adapter to convert a 50 amp locking shore power, an SS2-50 or a CS6365. It has a lot of different names actually. And then on this other end, this is a standard Tesla model S X 3 Y. That plugs into the charger that comes with your car.

Why might you need this adapter? you may not need it. It’s a very niche adapter. It’s very dependent on where you live. And this 50 amp plug is accessible to you.

One significant advantage that I see this locking shore power adapter is that you’ll be able to get about 29 to 30 miles per hour charging on a Tesla model 3. Whereas if you use this J adapter to a standard EV charger, you’re typically limited with a model 3 to around 22 miles per hour, best case scenario.

Another advantage to this Twistlock adapter is that before you would have needed like a NEMA 14-50 from Tesla. So be a Tesla and a NEMA 14-50 on the other end. And then you would have this guy plugged into the outlet with a NEMA 14-50 on this end.

So you’d end up with this contraction. You would end up with this twin adapter in order to get the job done and. Especially with it raining right now. I wouldn’t feel comfortable having all these adapters together and risk having it get wet would be one thing. then there’s just more room for failure. And an advantage to having this adapter is that if this port started overheat.

What they have to say is like for your safety, this adapter has an internal circuit that monitors the plug temperature and communicates with the car to automatically set the appropriate 32 amp charging current. No need to manually set the current, simply plug it in cable length is 12 inches.

We use a thicker cable for maximum efficiency is also more comfortable to grip onto when connecting and disconnecting it from your Tesla vehicle’s mobile connector.

I would say a few of the major advantages to something like this, assuming you have access to a twist locking shore power adapter would be that A: you’ll be able to charge at 32 amps with your Tesla vehicle’s mobile connector

B. It’s really important that there’s that internal circuitry to monitor the temperature so that if the wall outlet was to overheat, you wouldn’t have a fire on your hands. The cars charging equipment will know to cut the power in those circumstances

And C: this is all you need to hook up. Like you don’t have to hook up multiple adapters. You just need this one adapter. If you’re going from one of these 50 amp guys.

I’m going to quickly grab my mobile connector and show you how it all fits together and compare it to a regular NEMA 14-50 to show you how this pieces together. I just need to pop my frunk and grab the cable.

This is a 30 amp NEMA 6-50 with the standard plug.

so on one end, you’d have this. This is the mobile connector. Here’s the shore adapter. Direct fit. Perfect. And then on the other end, got the Tesla connector

I just need to figure out how I’m going to film this. There’s someone in the parking lot here charging their camper. And I don’t want to disturb them if they’re actually sleeping. Who knows.

For the life of me, I could not get that. Locking it after to work. Just could never get the connectors to, fit inside. I’m not sure what was going on.

It’s hard to recommend this product until I’m able to get it to work, but, I am going to try again, gonna reach out to the company and see what it takes to get it to plug in. I was being more and more progressively aggressive, trying to get it to fit. I think it’d be an awesome solution for another way to get 32 amps out of this car. I think, the more, edge cases we can add, I think the better it is for drivers. And I also think there’s the possibility that it could be inexpensive way to get charging to the people

Instead of spending all the money on like a ChargePoint, there’s nothing wrong with charge point chargers, but have to admit, it’s sad that most of the ChargePoints, we can only really get 22 miles per hour. And with a $60 adapter, if it would work, you could get 29 to 30 miles an hour. I feel like it could be a really useful gadget in your arsenal. Cities or Tesla Clubs could rent these out. If you knew you were going to be around one of these shore plugs.

I’m just hoping that PlugShare will add it as an option on it’s website.

The only real advantage I could see from going from like a NEMA 14-50 to a shore adapter would be if you had other uses where you needed to convert NEMA 14-50 to shore, but if you’re just charging cars. And you’re not trying to charge an RV or something.

I think this is, this could be a really awesome asset. I will include a link down in the description and just check it out. Hopefully I’ll be able to figure out how to get it to work. I don’t have it right here, but it is a total beast of an adapter.

Like they did a really good job constructing it, but I’m a bit disappointed that it wouldn’t plug in easily. Thanks for watching and seeing the next one.

By Graydon Schwartz

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