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by gpsman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Chevy Bolt MyChevy app
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Chevy Bolt MyChevy app

Thanks! Most informative! This CONFIRMS what I said 2 years ago. “THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE CHARGE RATE IN THE FIRST GENERATION BOLT EV IS 60 kw. (Not the often incorrectly reported 80 kw) This code decipher shows max charge current allowed under “ideal” conditions is 150 amps. Since the peak voltage all...
by gpsman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Regen question
Replies: 30
Views: 2148

Re: Regen question

Anyone ever have regen totally disabled? I just did for the first time. Was on a DCFC. Going on a long weekend trip. No one was waiting so I sat there and let it sit to go to 100%. It got to 100%. The car, the my chevy app, and the charger all said 100%. And it kept charging and charging and chargin...
by gpsman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Level 2 charger
Replies: 26
Views: 2268

Re: Level 2 charger

The sell at many hardware stores (or online) factory made 6-50 to 5-15 converters. For welding machines. I’ve used one at my workplace to connect to my Bolt and it worked great. It is store bought and there was no fancy label or warning. The 6-50 was actually on a 208 v circuit but the Bolt EV stock...
by gpsman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Regen question
Replies: 30
Views: 2148

Re: Regen question

Cruise control works great in D also on hilly terrain. I love it does not run away or accelerate in the least on downhill sections. I’m in N. Calif. and never had a hill too steep for D. L is for lots of speed changes. City with stop lights/signs, or bumper to bumper stop-N-go. D is for highway when...
by gpsman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Set time zone on clock?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Set time zone on clock?

Something is wrong with your car. Mine automatically keeps perfect time and automatically adjusted from Daylight Savings to Standard time. I do not subscribe to OnStar. I’ve never paid a dime for it. I did notice it took 15 or 20 minutes to make the 1 hour change to standard time. At first when I st...
by gpsman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 108
Views: 19203

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

Today I went to three different Level 2 chargers. Each time my car would not charge. Each time the ChargePoint EVSE said “waiting on vehicle”. Two out of three times my vehicle display at the SPEEDO said “charge plug not completely inserted”. One time I got nothing in the car. I did EXTENSIVE remove...
by gpsman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 108
Views: 19203

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

With car “on”:

I just noticed when I plug into a Level 3 (DCFC) the parking brake automatically sets.

When I plug into a standard Level 2 charger, no parking brake set.
by gpsman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery capacity measurement method
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Battery capacity measurement method

I could not get the Kill-a-watt meter to work with my standard 120 VAC charge cord. It would give the red fault light on the EVSE every time.
by gpsman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: First Use of JDapter Stub for Tesla Destination Charger to Chevy Bolt
Replies: 12
Views: 1443

Re: First Use of JDapter Stub for Tesla Destination Charger to Chevy Bolt

I’d say I’d have to use it more than 10 times to make it a worthwhile purchase. ($25 per use) In a year and a half, I have never run into a case where I needed it or wished I had one. I go on long trips too. I find DCFC and L2 adequate with some opportunity L1 charging mixed in. Pre-planning makes i...
by gpsman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC chargers were horrible up until the beginning of 2018. They're still not perfect, but improvement is being made.
Replies: 333
Views: 39938

Re: EVgo DC chargers were horrible until ...

EvGo just sent me a bill (invoice) for charging I did 45 days ago.

I was one click away from submitting a fraudulent charge report to my bank because I knew I hadn’t used any in recent memory.

I sure like how ChargePoint bills you (and collects) right away.

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