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First time poster and appreciate the help in advance!

I just purchased a 2017 Volt, and was wondering if I can use the existing AC power outlet in my garage?

Few questions:
1. If I can use the existing outlet, do I need an adapter to convert to Nema 5-15P so I can use my existing cable?

2. How do I find out if my existing stock charger cable can handle 220v or 240v?

3.If I can’t use my existing charger cable, which cable & adapter would be the best cost effective option utilizing my existing 240V outlet?

I attached pictures of my existing outlet, AC plug (identifies the current AC power), and existing charger cable.
 

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Looks like you need an adapter from 6-20 240 outlet to fit to a 5-15 plug assuming the plug end of your evse is a 5-15? If this is the GM evse that came with the 17 volt it should work on either 120 or 240. If that white plug end is for your evse then you may be able to plug directly into the outlet.

This is a 6-20 to 5-15 adapter



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Looks like you need an adapter from 6-20 240 outlet to fit to a 5-15 plug assuming the plug end of your evse is a 5-15? If this is the GM evse that came with the 17 volt it should work on either 120 or 240. If that white plug end is for your evse then you may be able to plug directly into the outlet.

This is a 6-20 to 5-15 adapter



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Looks like you need an adapter from 6-20 240 outlet to fit to a 5-15 plug assuming the plug end of your evse is a 5-15? If this is the GM evse that came with the 17 volt it should work on either 120 or 240. If that white plug end is for your evse then you may be able to plug directly into the outlet.

This is a 6-20 to 5-15 adapter



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Thanks for the info. The picture of the plug is for the Air Condition unit that was plugged into the outlet.
 

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Looks like you need an adapter from 6-20 240 outlet to fit to a 5-15 plug assuming the plug end of your evse is a 5-15? If this is the GM evse that came with the 17 volt it should work on either 120 or 240. If that white plug end is for your evse then you may be able to plug directly into the outlet.

This is a 6-20 to 5-15 adapter



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And yes the standard EVSE I have has a 5-15. Sounds like I’m good with the adapter you sent, and using the stock EVSE.

Would the main benefit of upgrading the EVSE so I can get 16 amp capability?
 

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First time poster and appreciate the help in advance!

I just purchased a 2017 Volt, and was wondering if I can use the existing AC power outlet in my garage?

Few questions:
1. If I can use the existing outlet, do I need an adapter to convert to Nema 5-15P so I can use my existing cable?

2. How do I find out if my existing stock charger cable can handle 220v or 240v?

3.If I can’t use my existing charger cable, which cable & adapter would be the best cost effective option utilizing my existing 240V outlet?

I attached pictures of my existing outlet, AC plug (identifies the current AC power), and existing charger cable.
First time poster and appreciate the help in advance!

I just purchased a 2017 Volt, and was wondering if I can use the existing AC power outlet in my garage?

Few questions:
1. If I can use the existing outlet, do I need an adapter to convert to Nema 5-15P so I can use my existing cable?

2. How do I find out if my existing stock charger cable can handle 220v or 240v?

3.If I can’t use my existing charger cable, which cable & adapter would be the best cost effective option utilizing my existing 240V outlet?

I attached pictures of my existing outlet, AC plug (identifies the current AC power), and existing charger cable.
The OEM charger works very well as a 240V charger. I made an adapter for it from a couple of purchases from the hardware store. The adapter made it possible to plug into a “clothes dryer” outlet that I had installed.

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What, no joint compound or paint at the store? :)
 

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First time poster and appreciate the help in advance!

I just purchased a 2017 Volt, and was wondering if I can use the existing AC power outlet in my garage?

Few questions:
1. If I can use the existing outlet, do I need an adapter to convert to Nema 5-15P so I can use my existing cable?

2. How do I find out if my existing stock charger cable can handle 220v or 240v?

3.If I can’t use my existing charger cable, which cable & adapter would be the best cost effective option utilizing my existing 240V outlet?

I attached pictures of my existing outlet, AC plug (identifies the current AC power), and existing charger cable.
First time poster and appreciate the help in advance!

I just purchased a 2017 Volt, and was wondering if I can use the existing AC power outlet in my garage?

Few questions:
1. If I can use the existing outlet, do I need an adapter to convert to Nema 5-15P so I can use my existing cable?

2. How do I find out if my existing stock charger cable can handle 220v or 240v?

3.If I can’t use my existing charger cable, which cable & adapter would be the best cost effective option utilizing my existing 240V outlet?

I attached pictures of my existing outlet, AC plug (identifies the current AC power), and existing charger cable.
The recepticle in the picture seems to be a NEMA 6-20R which is a 220/240v 20 amp receptacle. The plug you seem to be holding in your hand says 6-15P on it which is a compatible 220/240v plug. Your 20amp circuit can handle the load from a 15amp plug. You should be good to go.
 

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The recepticle in the picture seems to be a NEMA 6-20R which is a 220/240v 20 amp receptacle. The plug you seem to be holding in your hand says 6-15P on it which is a compatible 220/240v plug. Your 20amp circuit can handle the load from a 15amp plug. You should be good to go.
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Agreed. Just need to buy or make the appropriate adapter
 
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