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by JoeS
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: chargers and charging habits
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Re: chargers and charging habits

I also normally charge to 60%, and I do recognize that there is a 'hidden' percentage in the Bolt's battery. If you recognize that some of the Bolt's battery is hidden, how do you know you are charging to 60%? Exactness doesn't much matter, as, if I understand correctly, operating the battery somew...
by JoeS
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: chargers and charging habits
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Re: chargers and charging habits

If you're not fussy, there are plenty of low cost no-name brand EVSEs which offer both 120vac/240vac capability with various current settings up to 32A. Just google "EVSE adjustable current" in 'shopping'. Current adjustability is important when, for example, plugging into a 30A dryer outl...
by JoeS
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Must have Mods for Bolt EV
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Re: Must have Mods for Bolt EV

Since the #1 question always asked is "how far will it go?", I'm dismayed that none of the above suggestions deal with enhancing the car's range; just the opposite, some are range-reducing. Just goes to show that, once you own an EV, range is simply not an issue, especially with a Bolt.
by JoeS
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Recargo's DCFC Station Contract on 101 in Central California
Replies: 9
Views: 4412

Re: Recargo's DCFC Station Contract on 101 in Central California

Paul, thanks for the writeup and links. Ask anyone who has ever tried to build anything and they will tell you about the difficulties of overcoming the myriad of legal and regulatory requirements. In that article Recargo acknowledged their admiration for Tesla and the other major players for their a...
by JoeS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Front seat bolts AARGH!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Re: Front seat bolts AARGH!!!!

I used to routinely remove the passenger seat for additional storage, especially when driving solo on long trips. Have not done this on the Bolt. Yes, for about the last 20 years it seems those bolts are seriously torqued in and perhaps Loctited as well, and I can't help wondering if those are also ...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chemical rust converters
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Chemical rust converters

Jadlian wrote:...I have some spots of rust that are in a "helluva job to cut out and weld" spot and I obviously need to stop it, so, what is the way forward, please?
Hope you're not talking about a Bolt. If so, where, exactly, are the rust spots?
by JoeS
Fri May 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Time for a level 2 charger. Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 9814

Re: Time for a level 2 charger. Suggestions?

My preference would be to install a NEMA 14-50 outlet and plug the EVSE into it, so you can also take that EVSE with you on road trips. I'm partial to EVSEs in which you can easily adjust the current, because there are times when you need to 'dial-down' the car's current draw. Remember, steady-state...
by JoeS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6097

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

SparkE, thank you for those charging station recommendations. Yes, by "Hillsdale" I did mean the Hillsdale Avenue offramp off 101. At that Park Place garage I usually take just enough time to go to the bathroom and grab an ice cream cone and then be off ~ 10 minutes and enough to get home....
by JoeS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: YAMMV - Close call
Replies: 13
Views: 3285

Re: YAMMV - Close call

BoltEV wrote:With cold weather finally arrived in Los Angeles, I've noticed that when I put my heat on, the GOM immediately drops 10 miles. If I shut it off, the 10 miles returns to the range...
Thank you. Is that 10 miles a percentage of the GOM reading or is it a fixed number irrespective of State of Charge?
by JoeS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6097

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

Thankfully, EVgo doesn't play the fee game that EA is wont to do, and I appreciate that. Well, they certainly used to do so , when they were pretty much the only game in town, and it was a doozy : $5 connection fee !! SparkE, you're absolutely right, but that was while EVgo was under nrg Energy own...

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