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GFIC keeps tripping?

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Hi there,
New owner of pre-owned 2011 Volt.
I installed an outdoor GFCI outlet on a 20a circuit. Attached to this outlet is a load of another GFCI outlet and lightbulb in the garage. Once a week or so, the GFCI trips.
I tried replacing the GFCI with a new 20a GFCI outlet...still tripped.
I tried turning off the switch to the lightbulb and outlet in garage so it's not drawing any power - the outlet tripped again.
Anyone else had this problem? I read other forum posts and tried the suggestion of swapping a new GFCI. I'm wondering if this is an issue with the charger?
Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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I confirmed with a licensed electrician that what I did with the GFCI is correct. There are two outdoor outlets on this circuit, so both are required to be GFCI. The other outlet is not in use, so it's essentially a dedicated circuit as stated.

I've read the earlier postings with this issue and the manual states that the EVSE should be on a GFCI.

While I appreciate the responses, I was really looking for feedback if anyone has had this problem and solved it. It seems like the current suggestion is to switch this outdoor outlet to a non-GFCI outlet, which is against code.
Or to charge at 8A. However if the GFCI keeps tripping something is wrong as stated before. I have GFCIs and when I charge at 12A at 120V I never had a GFCI or breaker trip. If you eliminate the breaker and GFCI as the source of the problem, that is by replacing them, then you either have bad wiring or a possible problem with the EVSE.
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