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by Tarrngtn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Misadventures at Anaheim Stadium
Replies: 24
Views: 4302

Re: Misadventures at Anaheim Stadium

Any recommendation for the right li-ion jump starter? All the ads I have seen tell me the kind of ICE engines that they can recharge, but nothing about what is right for an EV. Prices range from $20s to $150s depending on bells and whistles.
by Tarrngtn
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Extending battery life
Replies: 19
Views: 4857

Re: Extending battery life

Thank you Sparke and Oilerlord for taking the time to deal with me. I did all that stuff last night and here is what happened. When I plugged in at 11:30 it began to charge right away, not waiting for midnight which I have set as off-peak. That is OK since I don’t have time-of-day pricing. I am just...
by Tarrngtn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Extending battery life
Replies: 19
Views: 4857

Re: Extending battery life

If my intent is to wait until I am down to about 20% charge and then recharge to about 80%, can it be done remotely? My plan is to set off-peak from midnight to 4AM, and set leave time at 4AM as well. Peak time is set for 4AM to midnight. And it is set for off-peak charging. If the car is down to 20...
by Tarrngtn
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Extending battery life
Replies: 19
Views: 4857

Re: Extending battery life

OK. So we should continue without recharging until it is perhaps down to 25% or less, then recharge to 75% or so. The only exception would be if we are planning a long trip for the next day. Also, try to keep the garage as cool as possible but above freezing. Doable. Thanks for the info. The lecture...
by Tarrngtn
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 1st time charging: partial failure
Replies: 15
Views: 2968

Re: 1st time charging: partial failure

There is no reason for not getting an L2 in your garage. The Feds have a $1,000 tax rebate that will pay in total for this to be installed. So clearly you can have this done at no cost, unless electrician installation costs in your area are a lot more than they were for us here in NM. This $1,000 is...
by Tarrngtn
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Extending battery life
Replies: 19
Views: 4857

Extending battery life

I think there is already a thread on this, but I would like an update from people who really know about electrical engineering and can comment from some expertise. I have read that battery life is extended if we: 1) use hilltop reserve so the batter is not fully charged up; and 2) recharge only afte...
by Tarrngtn
Thu May 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: This Stupid Recall Just Broke My Car
Replies: 38
Views: 10366

Re: This Stupid Recall Just Broke My Car

My dealer just provided both recall updates without any problem. They even gave me a ride back home after dropping off the Bolt, and came to get me to go back to the dealer to pick it up. They also did a complete inspection gratis. Good service.
by Tarrngtn
Mon May 07, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Is my Bolt in danger of being hacked?
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: Is my Bolt in danger of being hacked?

It is my understanding that the cars that white hat hackers have experimented with were not Bolts, or even EVs, but just standard new ICE cars. Yes?
by Tarrngtn
Sat May 05, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Is my Bolt in danger of being hacked?
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Is my Bolt in danger of being hacked?

Previously we have only owned cars that essentially were not able to communicate with the outside world. Obviously, the Bolt can communicate (Onstar, updating software via airwaves, etc.). This bring up the question of whether we could be hacked remotely. The really scary stories are cars that sudde...
by Tarrngtn
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: This Stupid Recall Just Broke My Car
Replies: 38
Views: 10366

Re: This Stupid Recall Just Broke My Car

Yeah, I did check OnStar. But the note on the battery problem is generic. It does not say "me" it just says "some 2017 Bolts." As far as I can tell, anyone clicking on the recall button will get the same generic list of recalls, without indicating which Bolts are involved. And I ...

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