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Trying to figure out whether the Pacifica's EVSE can handle 240v just like the Gen2 Volt's EVSE. I found a picture of it here, but it's just the outer case. I'm not sure if that gives any useful information:

https://goo.gl/photos/qbE8iQf5BWbjoAHA9
 

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That looks a LOT like the Gen2 Volt/ Bolt EV EVSE, but with a slightly different case. It also has the same input and output cord grommet flanges. I do know that Clipper Creek has an OEM agreement with Diamler, but I'm not sure about FCA. I'd have to open it up and see what the board looks like, and do some investigation like I did with the Gen2 Volt's.
 

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I'm on the Pacifica forums trying to get a new owner to volunteer to open it up and take pics to post. Would that be enough for you?
 

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Might comment there even if it supports 240 V it will still be limited to 12 Amps (so 2.9 kw or so). This will be a lot slower than using a 240 V / 32 A station that the Pacifica supports, but is far better than 120 V.
 

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Intertek 4000982. If it doesn't handle it with just an adapter, I think it'll handle it via internal mod - but this information is NOT GUARANTEED by any means. It looks like that model was included with some G1 Volts, as well.
 

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Intertek 400982. If it doesn't handle it with just an adapter, I think it'll handle it via internal mod - but this information is NOT GUARANTEED by any means. It looks like that model was included with some G1 Volts, as well.
Correction: Intertek 4000982
 

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So are they finally selling these things? Nice!
 

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I'm on the Pacifica forums trying to get a new owner to volunteer to open it up and take pics to post. Would that be enough for you?
That would be really great. I would need to see the board, and specifically the power transformer that supplies the electronics on the board. The relays and MOVs should handle up to 250V since they are only touching one leg of power. Pictures are the starting point to really see if further investigation is needed. If I can't see the model number of the transformer to pull the spec sheet, it might not be safe to attempt it.
 

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Ew, gross. I just saw the "L" symbol on the sticker. That's a Lear.

However, there is hope! The late 2014-2015 Volts that came with Lear EVSEs can also run on 240VAC, due to the Coilcraft switching transformer, inside. It would be very strange for Lear to go back to a fixed transformer, for this vehicle.

So again, it would be good to see the insides of this thing to verify.
 

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Might comment there even if it supports 240 V it will still be limited to 12 Amps (so 2.9 kw or so). This will be a lot slower than using a 240 V / 32 A station that the Pacifica supports, but is far better than 120 V.
Man, I wish the volt could handle 32A. If the Pacifica handles it, I'd lean towards getting a higher capacity EVSE over doing any sort of permanent mod to the factory one. But, if a pigtail works, it doesn't hurt to have it with you just in case. That said, there's a standing order in my household that my family can shoot me if I ever buy a minivan. I'll rent one for an occasional family trip, but buying one means certain death.
 

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So are they finally selling these things? Nice!
Yep, some have even taken delivery here on the East Coast. Many more are tracking their orders, just like some here are doing with their Bolts.
 

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In a new development, FCA has indeed sourced their EVSEs for the Fiat 500e and the Pacifica PHEV from Lear. They do work on dual voltage, just like the late 2014-2015 Volt EVSEs, also from Lear.
Oh cool, good to know! So your adapter will work for these as well. Do you have a link to a source for that?
 

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Oh cool, good to know! So your adapter will work for these as well. Do you have a link to a source for that?
Here's the link for the 500e, which comes with a similar Lear EVSE as the late 2014-2015 Volt.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/502085822/fiat-500e-level-2-charge-adapter-for-oem

Since the Pacifica is so new, and I'm not in a CARB state, I haven't seen on in person. However, I worked with a local 500e owner to check the stock EVSE and it's the same Lear, and works fine on 240V. I have a thermal camera I use for checking EVSE cable repairs and EVSE upgrades, and it was the same temperature on 120 and 240. Lear has been using the same guts for their EVSEs since 2013. I am interested in seeing the wider, rectangular one, though.
 

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Here's the link for the 500e, which comes with a similar Lear EVSE as the late 2014-2015 Volt.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/502085822/fiat-500e-level-2-charge-adapter-for-oem

Since the Pacifica is so new, and I'm not in a CARB state, I haven't seen on in person. However, I worked with a local 500e owner to check the stock EVSE and it's the same Lear, and works fine on 240V. I have a thermal camera I use for checking EVSE cable repairs and EVSE upgrades, and it was the same temperature on 120 and 240. Lear has been using the same guts for their EVSEs since 2013. I am interested in seeing the wider, rectangular one, though.
And, according to this PR article, this 3rd generation Lear "Portable Charger" is classified as Level 1 or Level 2.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...r-corporation-battery-chargers-300143139.html

Considering they've been producing a single, dual voltage capable EVSE for ~4 years, which they just change the input and output plugs for regional markets, it would be silly for them start producing two different boards.
 
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