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by gpsman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Set time zone on clock?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

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: 17633

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: 17633

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: 521

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: 968

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: 322
Views: 35664

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.
by gpsman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:12 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: 322
Views: 35664

Re: EVgo DC chargers were horrible until ...

the Metro Universal City station (well they are L2 but they only chage $1 per hour for the first three hours and the remainder of the charge is free, while I ride the rails!) Is that really how it is billed or did you get it backwards? EVERY charge station I have used (probably nearly 50 of them by...
by gpsman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Clicking Noise From Steering
Replies: 11
Views: 4454

Re: Clicking Noise From Steering

I had my rack & pinion parts replaced today. Steering column would rattle when going over pot holes or washboard road. Also developed a tiny amount of “play”. Interestingly they had to drain and refill one of the coolent reserviors in the process (it didn’t say which). Then they had to re-teach ...
by gpsman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:43 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: 322
Views: 35664

Re: Do not use EVgo fast chargers. No, seriously. Just don't.

Both are rated at 100 amps / 500 V but the Bolt was only taking ~325 volts. So a 50 kw charger is not always a 50 kw charger. How many volts should the Bolt take at 50% charge? I routinely get 47 kw out of ChargePoint chargers which would put them close to 150 amps. It sounds like they listened to m...
by gpsman
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:11 am
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: 322
Views: 35664

Re: Do not use EVgo fast chargers. No, seriously. Just don't.

EvGo in San Luis Obispo (CA) (Marigold Center) allows to restart after 45 minutes by remote with the app.

EvGo at Gilroy (CA) Premium Outlets does not have a 45 minute limit, but one unit was only putting out 50 amps (16 kw) and the other one 100 amps (32 kw).

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