Did you search the Owner's Manual?I searched the forum and ....
Sometimes us knuckleheads know more than the manual. Like the option that turns off the beep when you plug in also turns off the blinking charge port. Manual doesn't know that!Did you search the Owner's Manual?
Why take opinions from a bunch of Knuckleheads? I mean EV enthusiasts!
Thanks I wondered why it charges faster at home (240/16 amps) than at a commercial station!You don't need to change any settings, the Volt's on-board charger automatically detects when it is connected to a Level II 230V/240V EVSE. The estimated charging time is displayed on the Energy-Charging information screen as the local clock time for completing recharging shown for Charging Station.
The maximum amperage draw for Level II charging is 16 amps at 240VAC for 3.6KW (for the Gen II Volt). I know that when I connect to public charging station (Semaconnect) the Sema charging station typically displays 3.2KW power being supplied to the Volt while charging. I attribute this lower power level to the commercial power source being 230VAC 3-phase power instead of 240VAC residential power.
If the EVSE is capable of supplying the rated current, I think that's what you'll be able to get. Of course if the Voltage is lower, the actual power will be less.In addition to this, if I am running the included portable EVSE on 240v, does the same happen? Or is there some sort of communication that the car knows I am on the portable EVSE, regardless of voltage, and derates accordingly?
One option if you don't want the beep but still want the blinking light:Sometimes us knuckleheads know more than the manual. Like the option that turns off the beep when you plug in also turns off the blinking charge port. Manual doesn't know that!
CorrectTo summarize: the 8 vs 12 selector only applies when charging at 120V. When charging at 208V or 240V (charging stations on 3-phase power supply 208V, not 230V), the car will charge at the available amperage advertised by the EVSE up to the car's maximum of 16A. This includes running the stock portable EVSE at 240V: the car will charge at 12A (the amperage the EVSE advertises) regardless of the 8A/12A setting.