Plug VW L1 EVSE into 30amp 220 NEMA 14-30 via adapter?

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Jun 20, 2022
I have a 2017 e-Golf.
I am moving into a new apartment on July 1st. The landlord has installed in the garage a 220 circuit rated at 30 amps with a NEMA 14-30 outlet dedicated to my apartment that I can use as I wish.

I have, on order, a Chargepoint Home Flex level-2 charger which my landlord has said he will hardware to the 220/30a circuit
when it arrives in a few weeks. I bought the Home Flex because when I move from this apartment I want a L2 charger that can work on circuits with higher amperage should that be available in my next home.

There will be an interim period when I will NOT have my Chargepoint Home Flex but only the level 1 charging cable that comes with the 2017 e-Golf. This level 1 charging cable has a standard 110 NEMA 5-15 plug.

My question: Can I use an adapter like this:
to plug my Level 1 VW charger into the 220/14-30 outlet? Again, the outlet is 30amps (not 240V/40amps).