That's what I did too. I keep one stock EVSE in the car, along with the 240 adapter that I got from Chris, then I keep the other stock EVSE that came with the car plugged in my garage at home. I charge at 12 Amps on my 110 outlet and then use the 240V adapter in Yakima at my Mom's house. We make the trip from home here in Belfair, WA to Yakima, WA to visit Mom about once a month or more. I had a 240 dedicated circuit with a 50 Amp breaker for future use. Nice to be able to get a full charge in less than 5 hours while visiting Mom. Overnight on 110 works fine for us here back home.Did the exact same. Nice to have one OEM EVSE for trips.
If you are capable of working inside the electrical panel then for 230/240V circuit you know you will need a double pole breaker. The breaker rating (maximum amperage) will be determined by the equipment you plan to connect to the circuit. If you are wiring strictly for a Volt then a 20 amp double pole breaker is the minimum needed for charging a Volt at Level 2 (16 amp maximum for 3.6kW charging. A 40/50 amp breaker is needed for 32 amps for 7.2kW charging (this is only available on 2019 Volt.)I have read most of the posts and threads on using the (2018 Volt Clipper Creek) stock EVSE and pigtail.
I am starting from scratch, running a 240V circuit from the box, about a 15' run, and making a pigtail.
I have quite a bit of experience with 120V circuit work, but have only done two 240V circuits, that I can remember, in my life.
There are a lot of choices for sockets and plugs, etc. Is there a shopping list of parts for may case? Which conductor and plugs/receptacles would you use if starting from scratch? Or can you point me to a succinct good shopping list and recommendations? I HATE multiple trips to the HW store!
if you ever decide you want to change/upgrade the breaker and the 6-20R wall socket the 8 gauge wire you installed will probably be able to support 50 amp service.Thanks,
Got the job done last night. I went with 8ga conductor (30 total foot run), 6-20R wall socket, 6-20P and 5-20R for the adapter, and a 20 Amp two pole breaker (all connectors and socket are industrial grade) By the time I got conduit and all the bits, it cost $162 and 6 hours of my labor. Is working fine....center screen shows "charge Station" and I can now charge completely in the cheapest time frame (hourly rate customer).
Now my son wants me to convert his 2013 EVSE and run a 50 Amp circuit for his anticipated future Bolt purchase (or some other unknown yet unreleased model). That'll be a spendy endeavor.