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240V Charging for 2013 Chevy Volt: only 13.2 Amps?

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Hello Folks,

I own a 2013 Chevy Volt Premier. Have owned it since 2015, and it only has abou 45,000 miles on the odometer.

Always used the 120V Level 1 charger that came along with the vehicle. But recently I installed 32 Amps Level 2 Charger in my garage and, as expected, it charges the Volt much faster than the one that came with the vehicle, but it seems to only feed up to 13.2Amps to the Volt. Is that a limitation of the Chevy Volt itself (that internally does the conversion from AC to DC) or is the new charger defective?
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I have a Duosida rated for 16 amps. The most I’ve ever seen my 2015 Volt pull is 14.3 amps at 246 volts. It fully charges the Volt in 3 hours 20 minutes.
 
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I’m going to kinda disagree with everyone else. I don’t think 13.2 is normal unless your voltage is very high. So first we need to know the voltage. Second, we don’t need to trust that 13.2 number as gospel. Are you reading it off the EVSE screen? Put a real amp meter (and volt meter) on it. If you have an OBD adapter, read out what the car sees as the input voltage and current. You should be seeing about 20% more than 3300 watts going in.
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I have a WiFi enabled digital meter on my EVSE. This is a typical reading while charging:

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