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I'm currently shopping EVSE equipment (240 volt / 32 amp) for my prospective Bolt purchase and am looking to get an EVSE which would plug in (versus hard wired).

Might anyone be able to offer a quick review of pro's and con's of an EVSE with a 6-50 plug versus a 14-50 plug? Does one provide benefits or flexibility that the other does not? Is there a common standard?

Thank you very much for any insight you're able to offer.
 

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NEMA 14-50 plugs are more common and the standard hook up for RV's and other recreational vehicles - NEMA 6-50 are common hooks up for "industrial" purposes (arc welders and pottery kilns) - if you have a choice I would get the NEMA 14-50 it's the more common plug you're likely to encounter in the wild....

if you're really concerned you can get an adapter to convert a 14-50 to 6-50 for less than $75 which means it wouldn't matter.
 

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RV parks have 14-50P, so you can take your charger with you and use it there. There are also smaller, lower-amp after market chargers that will work if you want to leave yours at home.
 

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My Siemens VersiCharge comes with a 6-50 plug. It is 16 pounds and easily lifted off its mounting bracket. It stows easily. I made a 6-50 to 14-50 adaptor cord for <$40 and have driven 240 miles to a location with no commercial EVSE for 100 miles, but a 240 volt, 14-50 outlet. Either way works, but the 14-50 is more versatile.
 

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The ChargePoint charger comes with 6-50. An adapter is a good option here, as both 6-50 and 14-50 carry the same current, so there are no inherent dangers. I don't carry my ChargePoint charger around, as I use the Tesla portable charger with all its adapters. There are so many ways to do all this, some of them a bit suspect, so it could be confusing for some.
 

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The ChargePoint charger comes with 6-50.
Yes I put a plugged Chargepoint L2 EVSE with 6-50 male plug in my garage when I got my Bolt. I ran 4-wire cable (nobody around here sells 3-wire 6 AWG anyway) from service panel to a 6-50 wall plug inlet. All the electrician did was marrette the unneeded neutral wire at both ends. I plan to keep my Bolt and this setup a long time. But if I (or the next homeowner) ultimately need a 14-50 the wires are there and it'll be a quick conversion.
 
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