Just interested in how the survival rate looks. I have one coming up on 6 years and one that died and was replace with a Clipper Creek.
I did the exact same thing. I use my stock EVSE when I happen to be somewhere else with a plug or on my front porch when I decide for some reason not to pull into the garage for the L2. When it's blazing hot in the summer, I tend to park it outside so I can work in the garage at night before dark. Otherwise, the garage gets super heated from the volt's AC.Free yourself! I put my OEM in a box as a backup.
L2 changes the game.
I used the supplied EVSE for 3 years with my leased 2012. I believe that it had a recall for replacing the small pigtail cable with plug early on, but other than that it worked perfectly. With my 2014 (bough new in 2015) I have been using the supplied EVSE without problems. However, I have placed an order for the Duosida L2 16 Amp EVSE and am awaiting its delivery. Then it will be L2 charging from there going forward. The old L1 EVSE will be placed in its cargo space in the car for rare charging needs away from home.I just recently returned my Voltec to the cargo floor in my Volt. It was replaced with a Duosida L2 16A.
ClipperCreek, with enough amps to charge the Bolt as fast as possible with L2. So probably the HCS-40.I will be getting my Bolt EV in the next week or so, and will be keeping the 2017 Volt. I will get by with the 2011 vintage Voltec Level 2 EVSE (and the occasional 120V charge cord for the Volt when both need charged) for now, but I think I'm going to be wanting to install something additional that can keep up with the Bolt EV. Any suggestions?