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So wanted to better support charging up our 2016 Volt vs running extension cords off a shared 20-A outlet in our carport.

Decided I wanted to future proof some (with hopes of getting a full electric in the near future) so went with a Clipper Creek HCS-60, a new dedicated 20A outlet, and a dedicated 240V-40A NEMA 14-40 outlet. I also built an adapter for the stock volt charger to allow it to plug into the 14-50 and function as a LV2 if needed.

My wife prefers to use the stock charger as the thinner cord is easier to handle so that's still our default charger and for the majority of the time that covers everything.

When we have a busy driving day and have an hour or more between trips, we'll do a quick double plugin with the Clipper Creek LV2 to fill it back up quicker.

When, in the future, we get another electric vehicle (Thinking of a Tesla 3 or the upcoming Audi Q5 Plugin) we'll easily have the capacity to charge both cars quickly. The volt stock charger can easily be used as a level 2, the stock tesla charger seem to come with the NEMA 14-50 plug which we've got waiting, an then there is the HCS-60 which at 48 amps will charge most of the Tesla models within one day from empty.

But disadvantage we had was that we're in an older house that originally only had 100A service. Decided to upgrade to 200A service for the house, but because of limitations on space for the internal fuse box, had to put the main fuse panel outside and make the internal box a sub-panel. All worked out fine, since we also added a whole house surge protector to the new outside panel.

It's not the prettiest setup, but as good as we're going to do with our car-port and older house. Still, very nice to charge up quickly when needed.

 

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You bought the best EVSE. My LCS-25 is over 4 years old and still operating like new.


CC are built like tanks. I believe your setup will charge an empty Tesla MS85 in about 10 hours.
 

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Get yourself the CC holsters too.

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