Electric Range Buddy #1 Custom 50A NEMA 14-50 2-way splitter, 3' 14-50 cable to two 14-50 outlets with kWh meter
Electric Range Buddy™ allows you to share your Electric Range (Stove top) with your EVSE. The idea is the same as the EasySplit 220™ splitter and is useful for people where a Electric Range is located near the garage or parking space. Allows both to share the 50A circuit. As running a burner on low heat doesn't use nearly as much power as high heat a ammeter is included so you may see how much current your Electric Range uses and you can use the rest to charge your car! Or just charge at night when your not cooking and use the full circuit to charge your car. Great for apartment dwellers, temp housing or an easy hookup at a friend’s/relative’s house.
This unit has a 50amp NEMA 14-50 plug and two NEMA 14-50 outlets.
I use a beautiful kWh meter to display important information. This keeps track of how much Energy you are using so you know how much $ in electricity you’ve used, by simple multiplying the value by your utilities rate (0.13/kWh here in Vegas) The meter is wired to read system Voltage and meter all Current flowing through the unit. This value is stored between power outages and may be reset when you like. This allows you to see only the Energy your Electric vehicle has consumed.
Have a look in my Options and Upgrades collection for several popular Options for your new Electric Range Buddy, such as a Remote EVSE Outlet and more!, they are sorted by popularity: Options&Upgrades
Electric Range Buddy vs. Electric Range Buddy PLUS vs. Electric Range Buddy Plus AUTO
The original Electric Range Buddy featured here on this page is a splitter (both outlets always live), it is not automatic and doesn't perform switching, If you would like switching read below for the Electric Range Buddy PLUS or Electric Range Buddy Plus AUTO; Options&Upgrades
What is an Electric Range Buddy Plus? The Electric Range Buddy Plus is a manual 2-way switcher based. It allows you to share your Electric Range outlet with your EVSE or any appliance like a Bitcoin miner. Only one outlet is live at a time, by default it’s the Electric Range outlet (on the left) with a flip of the switch, power is toggled to the EVSE outlet only. Designed so other members of the house don’t accidentally use the Electric Range while you’re charging your EV;
The Electric Range Buddy Plus AUTO is a fully automatic 2-way switcher based on the original Electric Range Buddy Plus It allows you to share your Electric Range outlet with your EVSE without having to flip any switches. Basic operation is simple, the Electric Range outlet is always live and the EVSE outlet is only live when there is enough amperage available to charge your EV. When the Electric Range is off it is drawing little to no amps so the EVSE outlet is switched on allowing your EV to charge. If the Electric Range is turned on at any time then the EVSE outlet is switched off, when the Electric Range is done, power is restored to the EVSE outlet and if your EV needs charging it will resume charging. The switch over point is approximately 3.5amps
For the PLUS and Plus AUTO models the meter is wired to read system Voltage and only meter the Current flowing through the EVSE outlet, unlike the original Electric Range Buddy where the meter reads all Current flowing through the unit. In this configuration the Kilowatt Hours (kWh's) will only accumulate for Energy flowing through the EVSE outlet (on the right of the face) this value is stored between power outages and may be reset when you like. This allows you to see only the Energy your Electric vehicle has consumed.
Note: Some Appliances slowly ramp their power draw and/or don't draw significant current (over 3.5 amps) while running, which will cause the RV Buddy Plus AUTO, Electric Range Buddy Plus AUTO, Welder Buddy Plus AUTO to switch the EVSE outlet off or it may switch several times in a short period. For these Dryers we recommend either the PLUS version, that unit offers manual switching between outlets or adding the Delay Controller Upgrade Pak to the Buddy Plus AUTO unit, The delay kit solves this issue; Delay Controller Upgrade Pak. If you are using a Buddy Plus AUTO unit to share one outlet and charge two EV’s (no Appliance) then you will definitely need the Delay Controller Upgrade Pak.
Need some help identifying your wall outlet? We can help! Below is a description of the more common NEMA outlets and their numbers as well as some handy NEMA plug charts. You can also email us a pic of your plugs and outlets you need help identifying and we would be happy to help.
Here are the more common NEMA outlets:
- 5-15 standard 15A 120 volt household outlet, the most common you see everywhere.
- 5-20 standard 20A 120 volt household outlet, required by code in bathroom and behind your refrigerator.
- 6-15 standard 15A 240 volt household outlet, found in homes and motels for running in-wall Air Conditioners, it’s the smaller brother to the NEMA 6-20 outlet. The 5-20 is not as common as a 6-20 outlet with it’s “T” shaped slot as it will accept both 6-20 and 6-15 plugs.
- 6-20 standard 20A 240 volt household outlet, found in homes and motels for running in-wall Air Conditioners, also found occasionally in residential garages.
- 6-50 standard 50A 240 volt 3-prong outlet, found in shops and garages used for large welders.
- 10-30 standard 30A 240 volt 3-prong Dryer outlet found in homes build before 1996
- 14-30 standard 30A 240 volt 4-prong Dryer outlet found in homes build in 1996 and newer
- 14-50 standard 50A 240 volt 4-prong Range (electric stove top) outlet, also called RV-50 at the RV parks. By far the best universal connector to have for an EVSE. This is the one the Tesla guys install in their garages.
- TT-30 (Travel Trailer 30amp) 30A 240 volt 3-prong outlet, the older style found in RV parks, not used in residential homes.
- L6-30 (locking 240 volt 30amp) Twist-Lock 30A 240 volt outlet, my personal favorite locking connector, easy to find in stores, works great for adding adapters to portables EVSE’s equipped with a L6-30 plug.
220/240 volt outlets are commonly install with the ground pin towards the ceiling for safety. 110/120 volt outlets can be found mounted in all directions. Be sure to carefully look at your outlet and the chart, it's easy to mistake one outlet for another if your outlet has it's ground pin facing the floor instead of the ceiling or Vice Versa compared to the chart.
In the full NEMA number you will see a capital R or P. The R stands for Receptacle (outlet) and the P stands for Plug, we commonly truncate this to just the numbers and add the word receptacle (or outlet) at the end. For example 14-50R becomes 14-50 receptacle or 14-50 outlet.
Need some extra length between your Electric Range outlet and Electric Range Buddy or between the Electric Range and your Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVSE)? I custom build extension cords to the length your need and with the plug and outlet of your choice, see my extensions in the Adapter’s section for a few models;
Email me with your custom request.
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