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  1. First car I am excited about buying in many many years

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hello I am picking up a new /used Volt this week and I hope it is what you all are saying it is I am looking forward to driving past the gas station again and again I have been wanting to install solar panels on the house and I will use the Volt as an excuse to do so because the wife has been...
  2. Dryer Receptacle

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hello -- I'm very interested a TurboCord. Can you help me with a few questions? This will help me before I decide to purchase. I plan to install a 240V outlet in the garage. However, for the time being, I would like to use the dryer outlet which is just inside the garage door...
  3. Good Charger or no for a 2014 Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I found this charger that seems to have some really great reviews but I was wondering what everyone thought of it. I don't have a great deal of money to spend on a charger and I feel that for the money and what you get this is a really good deal...
  4. Blink EVSE charging station for sale

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    This was sold for $550.
  5. Onboard Charger Spec? UK

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi, This is mainly a query for UK Volt owners but of course to anyone who can help please :) I'm looking at getting a home charger in preparation for my 2014 Volt, which is on order. But can't find any specification requirements for the onboard charger? In the UK we have two available home...
  6. Voltec 240V L2 EVSE - any interests?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    This was sold shortly after listing - Thanks! I have a Voltec SPX 240V 15A L2 EVSE that was recommended for use with our Volts that I am not using. It has worked flawlessly for over a year but I upgraded to a 40A EVSE to use with my Rav4. I've got it setup as a portable unit with an L6-20 plug...
  7. Considering a Volt but have questions, please!

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi, I'm new to this and was recommend by MrEnergyCzar (thanks!). I'm currently looking at buying a new car and the Volt ticks almost every box! But can't find answers to a couple things? Hope someone can help? The following might be a little random for one thread, sorry! 1) When using an iPod...
  8. 30A EVSE for under $600!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Bosch is pulling out all of the stops for April Fool's Day! You can buy a 30A Power Xpress with a 25' cord for $599 and FREE shipping. That's over $375 off! You must buy on April 1st to receive $599 price. Happy charging!
  9. Just my SPX Voltec installed.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Just thought I'd share this. I received my SPX Voltec charger over the weekend and got it installed yesterday. My brother's coworker is a electrician on the side so he hooked me up. He charged $30 and another $12 for 20 amp breaker. I sometime would go out and come home a little late and would...
  10. Got my 240V charger installed today

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I know many have horror stories about SPX, but it was painless and quick for me. Ordered their $495 Voltec, they came back to me with an installation cost. They were going to install it last week, but I was in Bogota for business, so we scheduled it for this morning. They gave me a window of...
  11. new 240v charger installed baby!!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I got this baby installed today from a friend who is a master electrician. He wired it up to a 40 amp (two 20's) so that I have some room to spare for future charger needs (next electric car that can use more amps!!). It will be a 30 min change to switch out the voltec with another more...
  12. Anyone else make their SPX charger "portable"? Or WANT to?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I built this arrangement for myself, and when I showed it to my brother, he asked me to make a "travel kit" for him as well since he's on the road a lot. I'm curious how many others would be interested in obtaining a "Plug-N-Play" Plug kit for their Level 2 chargers. I built them...
  13. Help Choosing Level 2 Charger

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Okay, so I've ordered my Volt, and I'm excited to get it, but I'm a little overwhelmed :confused: by all of the choices for charging. I think it'd be beneficial to go Level 2, so I'm looking for input. I found this excellent, informative post...
  14. Why does it take less total energy to fast charge?

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    What is the reason it takes about .5 KWH less to recharge the battery on 240v? Is it strictly because it does it faster thus the idle Volt draw is lower over shorter time? Or is there some electrical reason? Just a laymen here.... MrEnergyCzar
  15. 240V Charging More Efficient Than 120V?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Is it? In either case the voltage has to be boosted to reach a voltage level of about 300V+ in order to charge the battery. Boosting voltage always entails losses but since 240V charging doesn't have to go as far, one might conclude that the losses would be less.