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There is a dryer 220 line in the garage with a 4-30R receptacle. The Audi E-tron 'power charger' has a 220 cord with a 6-50P plug. Can the y-split cord below (4-30P would plug into wall receptacle; 4-30R receptacle is for the existing dryer; the 6-50R receptacle is for the Audi power charger) be used SAFELY? The dryer and the charger would not be used at the same time.



https://getwiredusa.com/product.sc?productId=959&categoryId=-1
 

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It should be safe, but the picture shows a different item than the description.

there are 2 14-xxx receptacles shown in photo, not the 6-50 that you need.

The words are correct, but the photo is not.

maybe just a photo-typo but double check before you buy it.
 

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There is a dryer 220 line in the garage with a 4-30R receptacle. The Audi E-tron 'power charger' has a 220 cord with a 6-50P plug. Can the y-split cord below (4-30P would plug into wall receptacle; 4-30R receptacle is for the existing dryer; the 6-50R receptacle is for the Audi power charger) be used SAFELY? The dryer and the charger would not be used at the same time.
Is it really a 4-30 receptacle for the dryer? NEMA 4 configurations are not used, so it seems more likely to be a 14-30, which is a three-pole plus ground (has two line, one neutral, and a ground), as described in the linked web page. A 6-50 connection is only two-pole plus ground (has two line, no neutral, and a ground), so it will work with the 14-30... although of course will be limited to 30 amps by the circuit breaker.

Do you have a way to stop the Audi from attempting to draw 50 amps (or at least more than 30 A) from the circuit and tripping the breaker? If it's a less than 7 kW charger that won't be a problem.
 

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It should be safe, but the picture shows a different item than the description.

there are 2 14-xxx receptacles shown in photo, not the 6-50 that you need.

The words are correct, but the photo is not.

maybe just a photo-typo but double check before you buy it.
Although the web page doesn't show any 4-30 devices, that's not surprising... since there are no 4-30 devices made. The text and photo of the web page are completely consistent, showing exactly what was probably intended
14-30 plug for dryer outlet
split into
14-30 receptacle for dryer, plus
6-50 receptacle for EV charger

There are not two 14-xx receptacles shown in the photo; one is a 14-30, while the other is a 6-50.

The adapter is probably meant for people wanting to run a welder in the garage beside their laundry room. It would work for those having an EV charger with the same plug as a common arc welder (the 6-50).
 

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THANK you for your response.



You are correct - my mistake. It is indeed a 14-30R. The charger is 3.3 Kw.
 
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