Outdoor L6-30R Cover Problems

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Old 01-25-14, 12:00 PM
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Outdoor L6-30R Cover Problems

The easiest way to describe the problem is to look at the photo of my L6-30 Outdoor Install





I am using this to plug in one of these Car EVSE Crargers



The Problem is that the cable is not flexible enough to arch around and close the weather protection cover. I believe this cover is the largest available (extends 4.5 inches for the cable to curve without stress)

So for now I have the cover partially open.

I would love to find a solution to this such as replacing the outlet with something like a 14-30R, then use the following adapter



I am not sure if this is allowed by code and wondering what an acceptable solution for this might be.
 
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Old 01-25-14, 12:24 PM
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Build a weather proof box and mount the receptacle in the box.
 
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Old 01-26-14, 07:36 AM
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You can't use the L14-30 because it is a different class 125/250 volts 4wire.
 
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Old 01-26-14, 07:37 AM
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The easiest way to describe the problem is to look at the photo of my L6-30 Outdoor Install
Poor choice of a box and weatherproof cover. I'd use a NEMA 3R power outlet, something like this.

GE 30 Amp Temporary RV Power Outlet with Breaker-U013CP at The Home Depot

You might have to change the outlet to get the L6-30R and blank off the circuit breaker opening. If you consult a distributor, they may be able to find what you want with the L6-30R factory installed.
 
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Old 01-28-14, 11:04 AM
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hmmm, thanks. At this point, it might be easier to order a custom cable with an angle L6-30 Plug.
 
 

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