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      Thanks for the reassurance, everyone! Looks like the cable should be just fine outside in both rain and sunshine. Since I couldn't trace the cable type as SOOW or SJOOW from the Carolgrene PDFs, I was hoping first-hand experience would trump any written specs.
      You might find if you inspect the cable closely that the cable type, wire gauge/# of conductors and voltage rating are stamped into the jacket. Sometimes it's so slight that it's easy to miss. I can't say for sure that all EVSE cables are SOOW, but all of the ones I've seen are. It's that very flexible synthetic rubber casing.

      Home Depot sells it.
       
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      Also, I was going to fix my extension cord too. Does this site have wiring diagrams so I don't mess it up?
      Look at this.





      Buy cord ends like these:

      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pass-Seymour-15-Amp-125-Volt-Rubber-Dust-Tight-Plug-1447/202444800?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1-2-_-NA-_-202444800-_-N
      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pass-Seymour-20-Amp-125-Volt-Rubber-Dust-Tight-Connector-1533/202444801

      And it would be smart to get some 10/3 SOOW cord sold by the foot like this:

      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cerrowire-250-ft-10-3-SOOW-Cord-Black-283-3803G1/202206505

      Larger diameter wire has less resistance. The cord stays cooler.

      Use a decent pair of wire strippers like these:

      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-6-1-4-in-Wire-Stripper-Cutter-11045/100630729
       
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      "Buy some of the nice flexible 12-3 cable that they sell by the foot"

      I see you guys are recommending 12-3. What is the difference between that and 10-3?
      Get 10/3. Anything that accepts a 12 AWG wire will take a 10. You probably know 10 handles more amps. There's no such thing as too safe. What you're looking for is called "SO" cord (sold by the foot) like this: 10/3 SOOW
       
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      Get 10/3. Anything that accepts a 12 AWG wire will take a 10. You probably know 10 handles more amps. There's no such thing as too safe. What you're looking for is called "SO" cord (sold by the foot) like this: 10/3 SOOW

      Current.

      Saying "more amps" is like asking "how many mph does your car go?" instead of asking "how fast does your car go?"
       

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