6-50R to Prius prime 2017 adapter

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    I got an electrician installing a 40A breaker in my panel with the idea of getting a receptacle outside to charge my car at 220/240. I’m currently having problems finding an adapter for the 6-50 receptacle to the 5-15 in the universal Prius prime charger. Can anyone recommend an adapter for this situation? I bought a 10-30P to 5-15R by mistake should I consider changing the receptacle outside to a 10-30 if I can’t find an adapter. Appreciate any help!
     

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    i would just change it. shut off the breaker first
     
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    Thanks Bisco I will consider that the electrician has to come back to finish part of the job so I might as well ask him to change it.
     
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    the less mechanical connections, the less heat and energy loss
     
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    The charger is inside the car and it regulates the amperage. I don't know much about electricity (just basic university physics) but my understanding is that the car is the one controlling what comes in.


    E.g. I plug my Prime into a 6-50R with a 16A EVSE that has a 6-50P head
     
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    i think you only pull 12 amps at 240v?
     
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    If you don’t mind sharing which EVSE did you get?
     
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    16A Level 2 EVSE LCS-20 | ClipperCreek

    If you plan to go BEV in the future or as a second car, I'd recommend getting a faster charge than this one.

    This one outputs 3.3kW which is what the Prime accepts. Newer EVs accept anywhere from 7.2kW to 11kW (although 11kW require a hardwire connection. Plug-in EVSEs top out at 9.6kW which is fast enough tbh. One would have to have a unique situation [e.g. realtor or carshare] where they'd arrive home nearly empty and need a full charge in 8 hours the following day)
     
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    I would recommend checking with your electric utility and state to see if they have any rebates on EVSEs.

    Where my parents live (NY state) they were able to get a $600 JuiceBox 30 or 40amp for the price of a cheap charger off of Amazon (< $200).

    While way more than what is needed for a Prime, it proves future proofing.
     
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