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by broosth
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Regen question
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: Regen question

Certainly one way of looking at it. Some drivers insist on driving full speed until the last moment; some of us like to coast up to a red light. Coasting regen's all the way.
by broosth
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Regen question
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: Regen question

There really is no delay. When my foot comes off the accelerator, the car starts slowing down rather like a car with an automatic tranny or my manual shift with the car still in gear. But the slowdown is not nearly as aggressive as L mode. i drove manual shift for most of the past 50 years and got v...
by broosth
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Regen question
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Regen question

I see a lot of owners prefer one pedal mode and seem to think it provides more regen. I can't stand the way the car drives in L, so keep it in drive and use the brake pedal as I always have. Since the brake pedal ALSO causes regen,, how can it be less effective than one pedal mode or the regen paddl...
by broosth
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bluetooth name of car
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Bluetooth name of car

Is there a way to change the car's name from myChevrolet to something unique? My phone shows there Bluetooth connections, all named myChevrolet, from different rentals. it is easy, if obscure, to change the name of my phone from SCH...... to bobs phone. It should be possible to change the car's name.
by broosth
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Level 2 charger
Replies: 26
Views: 1720

Re: Level 2 charger

I am not sure how the Adapter A - NEMA 14-XX plug to NEMA L6-20 receptacle helps, as the L6-20 is twist-lock. The 120 v socket one needs is NEMA 5-15. I think I would start with a pre-made a/c extension cord with 10 or 12 gauge wire, cut off the plug and wire to a 14-50 plug. If I read you correctly...
by broosth
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Level 2 charger
Replies: 26
Views: 1720

Re: Level 2 charger

It would have been great if they had equipped it with replaceable plugs as Tesla does, or at least a 240 v plug and provide a pigtail for 120. One thing I have not found is the actual wiring for the four contacts of, say, a Nema 14-50 to the three pins of the 120 v plug. I should be able to guess, b...
by broosth
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Level 2 charger
Replies: 26
Views: 1720

Re: Level 2 charger

Thank you for those links. They did not show up in the search I did. My caution relates to the warning here:

http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=faq_i ... faqs_id=24

I do understand that they are not specifically referring to the EVSE Chevrolet ships.
by broosth
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Level 2 charger
Replies: 26
Views: 1720

Re: Level 2 charger

Slightly off topic question: I read on another website that the US stock EVSE can be operate safely on 240 v, with a proper plug adapter, delivering 12 amp at 240 v for double the charge rate (not Level 2, but faster than 120 v). That makes sense to me, BUT the nameplate only says 120 v. That is, of...
by broosth
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cost of charging?
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: Cost of charging?

Thanks. I am not sure why it would be more efficient, but I have not seen any technical discussion of the process. I see lots of explanations of charging rates, but nothing about the AC/DC converter process nor the issues of cell charge balance. As a person with an EE degree (albeit 48 years out of ...
by broosth
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cost of charging?
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Cost of charging?

One of my friends has a Bolt; another a plug-in hybrid Clarity. Both have been told that a lever 2 charger costs less to use than a level 1 charger. My engineering intuition tells me that a kilowatt-hour delivered to the car costs the same at 120 v or 240 v. Am I missing something or are my friends ...

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