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On Chevy's "Build Your 2017 Volt" website (http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car/build-your-own.html) they offer the option to buy a second/backup L1 EVSE (or "120V portable charge cord", as they call it) with your new Volt for an extra $535. Pretty steep, right?

So when I found what appears to be the same EVSE for sale on a bunch of GM parts websites for less than half that, I was wondering if there was some kind of catch.

The part number is 24227224. It's the only part listed under "Electrical Components" for the 2016 Volt. $260+shipping here:
http://www.gmpartsoutlet.net/chevrolet/volt/24227224/2016-year/lt-trim/1-5l-l4-electric-gas-engine/electrical-cat/electrical-components-scat/?part_name=battery-charger

And many other similar sites list the same part for the same price +/- $5 or so.



That does appear to be the Gen 2 OEM EVSE, right? If so...

1. It looks like a great deal, especially for someone inclined to make/buy a pigtail adapter to allow 12A 240V charging.

2. It sure makes the $535 price on the "Build Your Volt" site look like a huge ripoff in comparison.
 

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Yeah, that's into 240V 32A territory. As in, that's not much less than I paid 4 years ago for an AeroVironment.
 

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My 2017 charge cord says 24277224. When I search that part number it says "cable" $415.
The picture shows my charge cable. Pictures can be wrong.
Maybe they can confirm over the phone.
 

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On mine, there is a label on the wire that says Model# CC-C-L2-13-300-B.
The part# on the back of the EVSE itself is 24277224.

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My 2017 charge cord says 24277224. When I search that part number it says "cable" $415.
The picture shows my charge cable. Pictures can be wrong.
Maybe they can confirm over the phone.
Exactly. 24277224 retails for over $600.
 

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The website states that this is a discontinued part and no longer available for purchase :(
 

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The website states that this is a discontinued part and no longer available for purchase :(
Ha! That's some interesting timing right there. It wasn't discontinued yesterday.

It still appears to be available at all of these sites:

http://www.gmpartspros.net/oe-gm/24227224
http://www.gmpartsnortheast.com/oe-gm/24227224
http://www.gmpartscenter.net/oe-gm/24227224
http://www.gmpartsdirect.co/oe-gm/24227224

I wonder if that will soon change at all of the other sites too. :(
 

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Smells of a typo to me.
Exactly the same with lots of 2's and 7's in there could easily double a 2 instead of a 7
And if 24227224 is indeed different than 24277224
You might end up with a completely unrelated part you didn't want :(
 

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I agree it is probably a typo. It must have been made somehow that it propagated to all of those web sites, maybe from a distributor's inventory list. I think you would get the EVSE you expect if you ordered it. Maybe they have not sold well because of the incorrect part number, so they lowered the price. A chance to pick up a good deal, most likely. Although you can get them at about the same price on eBay if you look around. It's a nice unit at a nice price if you make the adapter for 240V.
 

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I picked one up on ebay for less than $200. Still works and everything.
 

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Ok, out of curiousity, has anyone been brave enough to do the conversion to 240v? With this charger?? If you are happy with it, where did you see the instructions or parts....
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Ok, out of curiousity, has anyone been brave enough to do the conversion to 240v? With this charger?? If you are happy with it, where did you see the instructions or parts....
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http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?218442-Gen2-Volt-EVSE-conversion-to-L2-L1-combo-DONE!

Which charger do you mean? There is speculation in this thread that there may have been a typo involved with the part listing on these discounted units. I can 100% confirm the conversion works flawlessly with the 24277224 EVSE that came with my 2016.

The conversion itself is pretty much a non-event. You just make the proper adapter for your L2 outlet, plug it in, and you're happily charging away at L2.
 

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Ok, so I just did some looking into this part number deviation thing and it appears it is a valid number, but for a completely different part now:
" HOUSING. Transmission Clutch. (Low & Reverse) .
HOUSING, 4-5 REV CLU.
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as seen here:
http://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/products/HOUSING-Transmission-Clutch-Low--Reverse/2993011/24227224.html


and the original listing site, where it now shows as discontinued, has changed it to that same part description also:
http://www.gmpartsoutlet.net/chevrolet/volt/24227224/2016-year/lt-trim/1-5l-l4-electric-gas-engine/electrical-cat/electrical-components-scat/?part_name=battery-charger


Can anyone confirm they actually got an EVSE from any of those sites still listing it as a "Battery Charger" ??
 

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For those prices -- even the discounted 200 dollar level - I would be looking into the openEVSE solution. It's standardized charging, but on an open standard and a very "build your own" setup ranging from 30A to 50A+ for ~260 dollars. Not sure if that includes the charge cord or not. Kinda like open source software in a way. Tons and tons of customizeability.

I'm a huge DIY type of guy and very into building my own stuff though... so I know it's not for everyone that just wants to plug in and go.
 

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For those prices -- even the discounted 200 dollar level - I would be looking into the openEVSE solution. It's standardized charging, but on an open standard and a very "build your own" setup ranging from 30A to 50A+ for ~260 dollars. Not sure if that includes the charge cord or not. Kinda like open source software in a way. Tons and tons of customizeability.

I'm a huge DIY type of guy and very into building my own stuff though... so I know it's not for everyone that just wants to plug in and go.
I m like you, i love to build my things, but where i live(Portugal) you pay alot for a connection of 50 amps so is cheapper to have 16 A an charge slowly...

But yes OPEN EVSE is best


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Our charger just happened to die this weekend so I attempted ordering that part from gmpartsdirect. After ordering it, their inventory guy looked it up and let me know it is a clutch housing as good2go suspected.
 
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