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I have had one of Chris' adapters for several months. Works like a charm. I have not timed it, but it seems like I can go from no charge to fully charged in about 4.5 hours.
 

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No issues with mine. Used both with oem and aftermarket dual voltage evses. A little over 4 hours to full charge with the higher amp Duosidas.


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Yea, I didn't want to read through 71 pages of posts unfortunately and wanted to get the TL;DR summary

Any issues/problems/concerns etc
The practice has been proven to be sound by scores of people, all happily using the OEM EVSE for L2 charging without incident, and WITHOUT VOIDING THEIR WARRANTY!! If you have the time and skills, you can easily accomplish building one of these on your own, but for those who prefer the convenience of just purchasing one, Chris is definitely your go-to source.
 

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The practice has been proven to be sound by scores of people, all happily using the OEM EVSE for L2 charging without incident, and WITHOUT VOIDING THEIR WARRANTY!! If you have the time and skills, you can easily accomplish building one of these on your own, but for those who prefer the convenience of just purchasing one, Chris is definitely your go-to source.
That's awesome. Chris is the man- hats off!

Does anyone know any other tricks for the volt like this?

If I want to put 2016 wheels, do I need to put the TPMS sensors for that make and model or are they universal?
 

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Just go to the end and start reading forward until you feel you've got the TL;DR. It won't take long. You'll quickly see that everyone starts out cautious and a short while later they are convinced to try it, and voila, find out that it works and are ever so grateful to Chris Tx
 

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This is what I was looking for. Thank you.
The only thing you need to know is 220v and 12A won't charge as fast as a real level2 with 220v at 16A. But the difference is like 5.5-6 hours vs 4-5 hours. It's good enough for most people, plus it costs significantly less.
 

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KenC is on to something...I now even more comfortable just using the OEM EVSE with L2 conversion and a NEMA 10-30 Dryer Outlet that I personally traced the neutral back to earth at the main breaker panel (no subpanel nonsense at my house, easier for noob like myself to trace out).

I'll probably not buy a dedicated L2 charger and just keep trucking with my OEM EVSE @ L2 charging.

placebo, I'd buy an adapter from Chris TX only after you at least skim through the 71-page thread. I mean, you can do the odd pages and at 30 seconds/page, that'd be like 18 minutes of reading.
 

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Been charging my 2017 since day one on the stock/oem EVSE @ level 2 without a single issue. So nice being able to throw 10 miles worth of charge into it every hour.

I hardwired my EVSE into a 220V outlet (maybe hardwired isn't the right word, it's a dedicated locked out outlet since my EVSE never leaves the garage. It's run down my slick little invention i call the charge tube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBbvdXXPG_A

Semi-automated and wirelessly controlled to boot :)
 

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Been charging my 2017 since day one on the stock/oem EVSE @ level 2 without a single issue. So nice being able to throw 10 miles worth of charge into it every hour.

I hardwired my EVSE into a 220V outlet (maybe hardwired isn't the right word, it's a dedicated locked out outlet since my EVSE never leaves the garage. It's run down my slick little invention i call the charge tube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBbvdXXPG_A

Semi-automated and wirelessly controlled to boot :)
Now that is awesome. If only you could somehow attach an ice cold beer to come along down that chute haha
 

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Does anyone know any other tricks for the volt like this?
Here's a few:

If you have a premier with the right options the car can park itself with a little help from you. :) Neat trick but still haven't done it with my car.

If you have android auto and the phone 8s plugged in, a long hold on the voice button on the steering wheel will activate the google voice command prompt.

If you stomp on the accelerator, youll get a smile on your face. ;)
 

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Did everyone here already apply for the $500 PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate? How long does it take to receive the money?
 

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Did everyone here already apply for the $500 PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate? How long does it take to receive the money?
Mine took about a month to arrive when i applied back in early February. People who applied early got it back in a week but that turn around has not been seen in awhile since i was following that thread.
 

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Mine took about a month to arrive when i applied back in early February. People who applied early got it back in a week but that turn around has not been seen in awhile since i was following that thread.
Interesting. Are there any other rebates/incentives other than the known federal/state/local ones that members have been able to take advantage of with the volt?
 

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Interesting. Are there any other rebates/incentives other than the known federal/state/local ones that members have been able to take advantage of with the volt?
You'll find most incentives/rebates here. Make sure to put in your zip code and it will narrow down the ones that apply to you.

https://www.driveclean.ca.gov/
 
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