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  1. Help with Front Parking Camera installation...

    Gen2 Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I just purchased a 2019 Volt. I am wanting to install a front parking camera, however I am not too sure where I should tap into for power. Most install instructions I can find are for rear parking cameras, and they tap into the brake light. I thought about using the daytime running lights...
  2. Electricians: New Volt owner home charging setup

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Just drove home a new '15 Volt and am deciding on how to best set up my home charging station. I could really use some knowledgable advice, preferably from electricians or others who've fully researched this. (I didn't see a "Volt/EV 101" section in the FAQ, so please excuse if these are covered...
  3. Backup camera installation HELP!

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I recently purchased a license plate style backup camera. I've run a hidden RCA cable all the way from the camera to the front console, through the inside of the radio console, and up into the mini-glove box that is in the center of the dash through the hidden hole under its pad, that line works...
  4. Bosch EVSE install: never mind!

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    So, I've had my 2013 Volt for a year and have been happy to charge overnight with the 110v EVSE but have wanted the 220v one for the weekends and in case we ever get a second EV. When we got the car, I qualified for the DOE subsidized Blink charger but since we were in the process of sellingt...
  5. 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...
  6. SPX Voltec 240v Charger Installed

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I decided to get the 240v unit primarily for preconditioning in winter months, but I do like the faster 4 hour recharge too. I have used it more than once to fully charge the Volt twice in a day after some heavy, battery depleting driving. I have a 240v dryer outlet midway between the main...
  7. 240v Voltec Charge Station Install

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I have a 30 amp 240v dryer outlet in the basement that is 50' from the garage (about 95' total from panel to garage). Looks like it uses #10 wire— it's unmarked, but definitely larger diameter than #12 by maybe 1.5x. Because I have an existing gas line for a gas dryer, I'm thinking of...
  8. Charging Up From Best Buy

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    In this article, it was announced that Best Buy and Ford would soon offer a charging station for $1500 installed: "Available shortly at 1,200 Best Buys nationwide and through Best Buy’s website, the home charging stations will retail for around $1,499, including installation." The nice thing...
  9. Rant: FUD campaign re level 2 chargers

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    It seems like the electric utilities and especially the "charger" manufacturers are going out of their way to portray level 2 charging stations as exotic rocket science. Exorbitant installation charges, paid site surveys, certified installers traveling from afar, etc. This isn't the case...
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