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Old 04-27-17, 06:08 AM   #71
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Less cooling will be needed with a larger battery pack as you're not stressing the batteries with as high of C dis/charge rates because it has the extra capacity.
Adequate cooling is needed while charging . The faster the charge , the more heat .

For that matter , with both the battery & the electronics .

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Old 04-27-17, 09:42 AM   #72
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Yes DC fast charge is an option $750. CA has a lot more Fast DC charging stations than any other place. We don’t have them here. We don’t have tesla fast charging here either but we do have public charging.


You can configure it here.
http://www.chevrolet.com/byo-vc/clie...7/bolt-ev/trim
Most people will still get Fed tax credit and some my get start tax credit.
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Old 04-28-17, 02:03 AM   #73
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We have hardly any public charging stations at all , in our area . What few we have are Level 2 or 120 VAC available for Level 1 .

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Pinball,

You posted a while back on your own built charger for your Volt. Would this same set of plans, parts, kit and testing rig work for a Leaf?

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Yes they can even be built to charge a Tesla. I could easily upgrade mine to charge 6.6 KW charging. (I used a cord that can handle it)

They have improved them sense I built mine. They now have a Wi-Fi you can check in and see how much power used to charge car.
Things I like about it.
It is upgradable.
Very low off charging power usage.
Since I have solar power I really closely watch power usage with something is turned off.
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Pinball,

I realize that set of EV charger instructions is on another post, but you might want to update it and post it here as it may have a lot more exposure on this thread.

I had to chuckle when you strongly suggested getting the testing rig to avoid "testing on the expensive ev". Many a time, I have plugged something in and winced - mostly all is well, but have had my set of sparks, smoke and fried wires over the years.

So I too like to have a "testing rig" to avoid the above .. . . .

About how much was the total for the parts, kit, software and testing rig? I don't recall seeing that on your other thread.

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This link has pretty close to the prices I paid.
I paid less for Open EVSE and I paid less for the J-1772 cable I got it on a black Friday special.
User:Rjf/Open-EVSE/Parts List - SeattleEVA
The new one has many different options.
https://store.openevse.com/
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Not sure I would jump through the hoops to do this but it is interesting.


900+ mile trip in the 238-mile Bolt shows challenges can be overcome with proper planning

https://bro05.blogspot.com/2017/07/9...olt-shows.html
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Agree that ALL of my non-vacation travel would be covered with only home charging. That said, I'd hedge my bet with a Level 2, 40A EVSE.

I saw a new Bolt at the Huntsville, AL National Drive Electric Week event this past Saturday. I did not ride in it, but I sat in it, front and back, and was satisfied that I would fit comfortably {I'm 5'9", medium build} in any seat. Materials used were okay too. I thought it was much more attractive inside and out than what a few of the reviews I've read have mentioned.

I asked the owner how long he'd had it. His reply, "I bought it yesterday."
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What You Learn When You Autocross a Chevrolet Bolt EV

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