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I was wondering what the charging rate will be if I use a 2013-2017 L1 charger (evse) on a 2012 volt. The 2011-2012 has the button on the charger that selects between 8 and 12 amps. I've read the 2013+ has the selection made on the vehicle's screen.

Will I lose the ability to switch between 8 and 12 amps if I use purchase a 2013+ charger?

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I was wondering what the charging rate will be if I use a 2013-2017 L1 charger (evse) on a 2012 volt. The 2011-2012 has the button on the charger that selects between 8 and 12 amps. I've read the 2013+ has the selection made on the vehicle's screen.

Will I lose the ability to switch between 8 and 12 amps if I use purchase a 2013+ charger?

Thanks!
Hi silvervolt2012,

We just came across your post and wanted to offer some insight. The 2011-2012 Volt will charge at 12 amps on Level 1. If a different cord set is used you will lose the ability to reduce the charge to 8 amps.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to send us a message.

Best,
Lauren E.
Chevrolet Customer Care
 

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+1.

I have a '13 EVSE on my '12 and it charges at 12 amps.
 

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Thanks! I'm going to look for a 2011-2012 EVSE then. I want to charge at 8 amp since I don't have a dedicated circuit in my garage. Are there any alternatives or new models of the 2012 evse? It looks like it's discontinued on couple gm parts stores.
 

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If it reasonable to install a 240 V outlet, the 2016-17 Volt EVSE can charge your 2011-12 Volt at 12 A x 240 V, which is almost a 10 mph rate. A NEMA 6-15 (240 V) outlet would require a dedicated breaker and wire run, but the breaker, wire, and outlet are all very inexpensive.

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