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Here are all of the charging accessories that I carry in my Chevy Bolt EV, except for the original GM charger (from upper left):

The AV TurboCord carrying case

Three 240v adapters (14-50, 10-30, 6-30)

6" 120v Extension Cord

Masking tape

25' 120v Extension Cord

6' 240v Extension Cord

AV TurboCord (charges at 120v or 240v 16 amps)

GM charger
 

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Meanwhile, I don't carry any portable charging accessories, not even the OEM EVSE. Remember, extension cords are a NO NO!!!!

But the again, having a PHEV and a BEV (volt vs. bolt) causes different levels of concern for charging.
 

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proper extension cords at 16 amps are fine!
Take your left shoe and sock off, get a bucket of water, put your left foot into the bucket, drop in the plugged-in EVSE J1772 plug. Now do the same thing with a plugged-in 16 amp extension cord. (Mic drop)
 

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Do you regularly use all that stuff? I rarely even take the OEM charger out of the car. I use L2 at home and a couple of free public chargers occasionally.
 

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Do you regularly use all that stuff? I rarely even take out to OEM charger out of the car. I use L2 at home and a couple of free public chargers occasionally.
Of course not! That's what public chargers are for!

I irregularly use all that stuff! For example when visiting a friend or family member with a dryer outlet in their garage.

Or if I need to stop for a little "top off" at the top of the Grapevine at the Flying J Truck Stop and use one of the ShorePower 240's!

They all fit very well in the "well" of the trunk and like a "spare tire" they are there when I hopefully don't need them!
 

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proper extension cords at 16 amps are fine!
If you are going to use an exntension cord, it really should be 14 gauge or 12 gauge. The longer the extension cord, the beefier the wiring should be. In the past with my Plug-in Prius I used a 16-gauge extension cord. The wiring got really warm, especially at the plug and socket ends. I quickly replaced it with a 14-gauge extension cord.
 

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How fast can you charge with the masking tape?
 

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How fast can you charge with the masking tape?
Everyone worries about the gauge of the extension cords, but you are the first one to point out (in your Charles Schultz comedic way) the necessity of making sure the extension cords are properly positioned so that others do not trip over them!
 

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If you are going to use an exntension cord, it really should be 14 gauge or 12 gauge. The longer the extension cord, the beefier the wiring should be. In the past with my Plug-in Prius I used a 16-gauge extension cord. The wiring got really warm, especially at the plug and socket ends. I quickly replaced it with a 14-gauge extension cord.
These two extension cords are both 12/3.

The 100' 240v extension cord installed by my electrician to bring 240v into my garage was either 6 or 8 gauge.
 

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These two extension cords are both 12/3.

The 100' 240v extension cord installed by my electrician to bring 240v into my garage was either 6 or 8 gauge.
Online calculator says 8 gauge for a 40A circuit and 6 gauge for a 50A circuit. Sounds like you're well covered with both type of extension cords (120V and 240V).
 
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