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Anyone know if there's ability to plug in the charge station pro vs direct wiring?
Spec sheet says it can be amped down and wondering if you could install a dryer style plug to use with an existing nema 14-50 outlet.

Before the "why would you want to do this?!" questions come, here's my reasoning.

Currently I am in a home I own but is something I am going to be converting to a rental soon. I don't want to hardwire the CSP and then remove but fine having the 14-50 plug.
 

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Anyone know if there's ability to plug in the charge station pro vs direct wiring?
Spec sheet says it can be amped down and wondering if you could install a dryer style plug to use with an existing nema 14-50 outlet.

Before the "why would you want to do this?!" questions come, here's my reasoning.

Currently I am in a home I own but is something I am going to be converting to a rental soon. I don't want to hardwire the CSP and then remove but fine having the 14-50 plug.
I'm an accountant, not an electrician. :D However, I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work.
 

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I am planning on doing the same. I have the 14-50 appliance chord ready just haven’t had the time.
My sub panel that’s in the garage is only 90A so that won’t work to run it at full power and my main panel is full so I don’t know a better solution.
 

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I am planning on doing the same. I have the 14-50 appliance chord ready just haven’t had the time.
My sub panel that’s in the garage is only 90A so that won’t work to run it at full power and my main panel is full so I don’t know a better solution.
I just wired it up very crudely on my workbench just to see if it would work and charge. It worked fine, just be sure to set the actual dial inside to 40A output max.
 

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Well putting a pigtail on the CSP may work but it isn't very practical. It's a large box and needs to be mounted for ease of use. I installed the 14-50 outlet and used my mobile charger for several weeks. It's a bit slower but with overnight charging the speed is not an issue. 12-14 miles per hour rather than 30.
 

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Anyone know if there's ability to plug in the charge station pro vs direct wiring?
Spec sheet says it can be amped down and wondering if you could install a dryer style plug to use with an existing nema 14-50 outlet.

Before the "why would you want to do this?!" questions come, here's my reasoning.

Currently I am in a home I own but is something I am going to be converting to a rental soon. I don't want to hardwire the CSP and then remove but fine having the 14-50 plug.
How about you install the 14-50 receptacle and use the charge cable that is under the floor of the frunk? Save the CSP for when you are settled in your new home. This is what I have been doing and always get charged to 90% by the morning with a 9pm start time.
 

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How about you install the 14-50 receptacle and use the charge cable that is under the floor of the frunk? Save the CSP for when you are settled in your new home. This is what I have been doing and always get charged to 90% by the morning with a 9pm start time.
CSP when plugged into the 14-50 will get you 9.6kw, where reports from the rather anemic Ford mobile cord are coming in @ 6.6kw. If you have the CSP sitting there, plugging that into your 14-50 outlet not only gets you a third more charging power, but means you can leave the mobile cord where it belongs; in the truck for emergencies when away from home.
 

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Personally, I'd hardwire it on a 50 Amp circuit, making sure to downrate the FCSP to 40A. When you leave, install an industrial quality14-50R in its place.

Reason being that sometimes you can do things that work. And, sometimes doing it the right way is just about as easy. If you are sure the FCSP terminals, inlet, and strain relief are torqued properly and FCSP is rated to accept whatever 14-50P cordset you come up with, ignore this advice. ;)
 
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