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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.
 

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I charge every night on the EVSE that came with my '13
I still want to pull the trigger for a LEV II, the wiring is in place and everything, but still haven't done it.
 

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The original EVSE for our 2012 died at about 2 1/2 years, and was replaced under warranty. It's replacement was used daily for a little over a year before I got a Siemens Level II EVSE. Now it hangs out in the back of the Volt, but doesn't fit in the nice molded space of the original unit.
 

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I have two of the 240V Voltec EVSEs, the big round ones that you mount on a wall. The first one failed after 13 months (daughterboard was flaky when it got warm in the garage), so I gutted it and installed an OpenEVSE controller. It's being running since 2012, charging every day.

The other 240V Voltec EVSE failed with a blown fuse after a couple of years. I replaced the fuse and it works again, but I built another OpenEVSE in a plastic box with a cable I bought online, and have been using that one for 2+ years. The 240V Voltec EVSE is in a box as a spare, so I don't know how long it will work if I put it to regular use.

As for the 120V EVSE that came with the car, I've had to replace both of them under warranty. One kept tripping, and the other had a broken strain relief. The replacements are rarely used, as I almost exclusively charge using the 240V EVSEs.
 

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I have mine - 2014 - even now and it works as at the begining. I also have a CC 240 that is my day to day charging option and never had a problem with it. Both still going strong and I hope they will for many more years.
 

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If you mean this one (below), mine's still working after 4.5 years.

While I'm aware of its shoddy reputation for poor reliability, I love its functional design.

 

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I bought and installed my Voltec 240 volt in February, 2011, and it has worked perfectly for 6 and a half years, with my Bolt plugged into it right now, in fact. And that is in roughly 3 months of 100 degree weather every summer.

I bought a 32 amp clipper creek with the intent of replacing the 16 amp one, but so far, it is not worth the trouble to replace it. Plus, I really like the lighted handle on the Voltec. :)
 

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I think I saw my Voltec EVSE about four months ago when I topped up the tires with the clatterpump. Haven't used it in about 18 months. It just rests quietly under the cargo floor.
 

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Free yourself! I put my OEM in a box as a backup.

L2 changes the game.
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.
 

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I just recently returned my Voltec to the cargo floor in my Volt. It was replaced with a Duosida L2 16A.
 

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Still using the original 120VAC EVSE that came with the car. 2013MY, +100,000 miles, 55% EV charging from empty to full virtually every night. Yeah, I'm surprised too! :) Running a 50A circuit in the spring to be ready for my next car: full EV (ModelY? Volvo? Who knows!).
 

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I hardly ever use the OEM 110v unit on either Volt or ELR. Maybe 4 or 5 times a year. GE L2 has handled all my charging for over 4 years.
 

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I'm using my original Avcon and EVI DS-50 from the late 90's. Had to replace the square j1772 ends with the new round ones but still working perfectly. ;) only used the voltec maybe twice.


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Our original supplied in the 2011 was defective from day one and replaced under warranty. It is still functional though not used much. Our 2014 was used a couple times to prove it was operable, but not used since. We use our CC for both cars and it is flawless!
 

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I just recently returned my Voltec to the cargo floor in my Volt. It was replaced with a Duosida L2 16A.
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.
 

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I am assuming you are talking about EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment), the big 220V Level 2 chargers that you hang on the wall, and not the 120V charge cord (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charging_station)

I have had my Voltec Level 2 station since May 2011. It was replaced after a couple of years under warranty because, on delayed charge, it would not always come on to charge overnight. After the dealer came to the conclusion it wasn't the 2011 Volt causing the problem, the EVSE was replaced, and sure enough, I never had a subsequent problem with it missing a scheduled delayed charge.

My unit is on its second life. Last December, the unit went dead. The phone support said it was obsolete and there was no service available. I found a good link on gm-volt as to how to replace the quick-blow fuse, which is not designed to be replaced. http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?18582-Simple-repair-of-240-Vl-level-2-SPX-Voltec-charging-station It is not "simple" as the title implies, nor is it easy. But it worked and the unit is charging my 2017 Volt fine.

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?
 

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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?
ClipperCreek, with enough amps to charge the Bolt as fast as possible with L2. So probably the HCS-40.
 
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