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There may be earth leakage present, but a cogent topic is missing.
 

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Since it sounds like this is a dedicated outlet for EV use, I suggest you get rid of the GFCI outlet and put in a QUALITY normal outlet instead
There is a GFCI built into the EVSEs
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NEC 2008

Going by what we do here in USA I would start by changing to a 20 amp 2 pole circuit with #12 wire as a minimum. Or whatever the nameplate of the charger cord requires.
The Volt has a 3300 watt charger and at full load that will draw close to 14 amps at 240 volts. If the voltage is lower because of voltage drop or other system voltages seen on 3 phase 4 wire (120/208Y) system. At 208 volts the amps will be 15.86 at full load.
The 15 amp breaker could be tripping on overload and not ground fault.
The NEC requires that the circuit be sized to 125% of the maximum continuous load. 3300 watts/240 volts x 1.25 = 17.2 amps.
The National Electric Code (NEC) article 625, that specifically covers electrical vehicle charging systems, permits 120 volt charge cords to be plug connected to 15 or 20 amp receptacles. However, charge cords above 120 volt must be hard wired.
120 volt receptacles installed in garages and outdoors must be GFCI.
Article 625 is silent concerning a GFCI requirement for a 240 volt hard wired charge cord.
There may be other applicable codes that may have been adopted at your location but GFCI is not required by the NEC.

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Going by what we do here in USA I would start by changing to a 20 amp 2 pole circuit with #12 wire as a minimum. Or whatever the nameplate of the charger cord requires.
The Volt has a 3300 watt charger and at full load that will draw close to 14 amps at 240 volts.
AFAIK the basic portable EVSE supplied with the Holden Volt is system/electronically limited to 1.44kW (6A @240VAC) and a ~10hr "full" charge time
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@ Billy101 Great post.. very informative.. especially this part ....

"The 15 amp breaker could be tripping on overload and not ground fault.
The NEC requires that the circuit be sized to 125% of the maximum continuous load. 3300 watts/240 volts x 1.25 = 17.2 amps."

@WoponTour.. You are correct.. GM decided that 6 amps was enough, and that would prevent some tripping of power points when / if you visit somewhere and want to use / borrow a normal household power point. You dont want to visit a friend, and use their powerpoint for charging, and then trip your friends power circuit. They might not be impressed...

@g4qber....if you can, buy a 20 amp cb, and fit in into your board and try it.. pretty sure it will work ok for your 4 hour charges..(provided your circuit board can handle 20 amps, of course)
 

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it would be interesting to see if chevy/holden would test to see if there is earth leakage when charging with
a) a panasonic/nissan/mitsubishi EVSE
b) the swedish EVSE

looks like it might be best to wait for gen 3 of the volt.
 

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it would be interesting to see if chevy/holden would test to see if there is earth leakage when charging with
a) a panasonic/nissan/mitsubishi EVSE
b) the swedish EVSE

looks like it might be best to wait for gen 3 of the volt.
What are you talking about?
You have provided ZERO evidence that there's any sort of ground leakage present let alone that which might be caused by the Volt's equipment. The links you've provided go nowhere and in any case the owners manual instructs that a GFCI outlet is uneccessary as one is built into the EVSE.
Have you replaced the GCFI with a new quality unit? Do you even OWN a Volt?

Assuming ANY applicable EVSE meets SAE J1772 standards and correctly installed to the electrical code and used as instructed, they will ALL work fine with the Volt.
What does this have to do with ANY "generation" of the Volt??? If there's GROUND LEAKAGE it's likely due to issues of installation or houshold supply side!
lol
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PS> Do we have our first Aussie Troll?? lol
 

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That doesn't make any sence.....
Tip if it's for real
- read the manual for the chargers LOL! (get an OZ industrial electrican - not some Ozzie clown - some of them can't even put a light switch in even though they are "suitably" qualified)
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fix the B***dy house / garage wiring. Shakes head....
 

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Interesting anomoly.

In Brisbane Australia the council provides free charge station supplied by GE in one of their carparks. It charges Leaf/iMiev fine and no issues, but I am the only Volt person that goes there and the charger just simply does not like the Volt. Next week will be working with ERM Power and GE to find out what is going on.
 

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Update. Found there was a fault with the charge lead for the charging station. Since replacing the lead this site works fine - thanks to ERM Power and Brisbane City Council for getting this fixed.
 

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Thanks for the update on the cause, Aussie Pete!
 

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I went with a Clipper Creek LCS-20 16 Amp capable ESVE bought using their on-line site to supplement the standard Holden 6/10 Amp item (6 Amp is nice alternative to self consume solar PV). Great customer service and was here in only a few days or so. With a 15 Amp plug the Clipper Creek is connected to a shared general purpose 20 Amp circuit. No problems whatsoever over a week of daily use, even when running various other appliances. Very satisfied so far.
 

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I went with a Clipper Creek LCS-20 16 Amp capable ESVE bought using their on-line site to supplement the standard Holden 6/10 Amp item (6 Amp is nice alternative to self consume solar PV). Great customer service and was here in only a few days or so. With a 15 Amp plug the Clipper Creek is connected to a shared general purpose 20 Amp circuit. No problems whatsoever over a week of daily use, even when running various other appliances. Very satisfied so far.
Great to hear all is well, the faster charger interface is Nice, the great thing is the Volt is amazing what it can do a charge that would be equivalent to a very small bar fridge... makes you wonder where in a traditional car most of the energy waste is in heat and smoke.
 

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A belated comment from an Australian Holden Volt owner. I bought a used Volt in early 2018. It often trips an RCD that never trips with our iMiEV. The same thing happens whether I use the Mitsubishi EVSE or the Holden EVSE. The trip only ever happens within a second or so of plugging in. It happens at home or elsewhere. If we get to having the amber charging light on, all is well, the green light comes on and the car charges.
Some suspect the issue might be to do with a turn on spike in the car and a difference in the way our 240V is earthed from the way 240V is earthed in the US. In the US, the transformer in the street has 240V with a centre tap connected to ground. Here we have a 240V winding with one end grounded and designated neutral and the other end is 240V active. A spike that causes no apparent imbalance between active and neutral in the US might show up here, at least on more sensitive than average RCDs.
 
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