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Charging time 16 amp

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I have a ClipperCreek 16 amp 240v which I use for my Chevy volt. I’m thinking about buying a Bolt.
How long will a Bolt take to charge with my CC 16 amp?
I am just wondering if it is worth the cost of a new unit and install.
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ajben said:
For some reason I cannot reply to your post. It states “This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave”.
I get this message whether I reply to the post or reply to you directly.

Anyway thx for your reply. I wonder how long it would take for 80% charge.
ctiomico2003 is right. There's a lot more to it than just that. I got your PM about not being able to post, but I figured I'd answer your question here.

For an 80% charge, you're looking at refilling 80% of the 60 kwh battery (I know there are battery buffers as well, this is a rougher estimate), or about 48 kwh. 48 KWH divided by the 3.8KW charge rate is approximately 12.5 hours. I use such a rough number because there are a lot of factors that can influence the charge time up to 80%, with battery temperature management being the primary one. Heating the battery will draw a good chunk of whatever power you're trying to put in the battery to begin with.

I agree with ctiomico2003 and Don. The existing 3.8kw charger is probably perfect for a daily commute.

Also, I believe clipper creek has a charger that splits the available power as well.
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