Buy a Level 2 EVSE that will plug into the 14-50R (pick your favorite model/brand). The Smart 451 electric charger (the part in the car) is 3.3KW. The bundled with car 120V EVSE (with the springy yellow cord) can supply a little under half of that.My question is, can I plug my Smart EV daily commuter into this receptacle with an adapter that will not step down ot transform the 240v-50amp to 120v? I'm trying to get the fastest way to charge my Smart car, without damaging it by using this existing set up in my garage.
Yes, just like you can plug a 1/2 Amp 60W lamp into a 120 Volt, 15 or 20A circuit. The load will draw what it needs. In the case of an electric car EVSE (what everyone calls a "charger"), it is treated as a continuous load, meaning limited to 80% of the circuit capacity, meaning a 50A circuit is perfect for a 40A charger anyway.I recently bought a 2016 smart car electric vehicle and like the OP I have a 250V/50A outlet in my garage that used to be used for other equipment. Is it possible to buy a 240V/40A charger and plug it into the 250V/50A outlet without damaging the charger or the car?