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Community Question

Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:52 pm

Question: How did you choose your home charger (of any type), if you have one?

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Re: Community Question

Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:15 am

Recommendations on Bolt forum(s) combined with Amazon and seller's sites reviews/feedback.

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Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: Community Question

Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:50 am

I still use the 120V cord that came with the car at home.

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Community Question

Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:22 pm

I got one with a wireless connection, so I can track how much electricity is used each charge.

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Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Re: Community Question

Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:09 pm

was given and installed for free as part of the EV Project (2011).

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Re: Community Question

Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:13 pm

cost, availability, and various reviews I read online. I liked the appearance best of the ChargePoint EVSE but went with a lower cost option as it would be in the garage anyway...

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Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: Community Question

Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:16 am

Bought a Schneider online from Home Depot in 2012, still works great.
Leaf SL 2012-2014
Leaf SV 2014-2017
Bolt LT 2017-
6.72 kW Solar

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Re: Community Question

Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:33 am

7+ of years using just L1 on our Leaf. Addition of a Bolt this year and still using L1 for both.
2011 Nissan LEAF SL, sold
2018 Chevy Bolt Premiere
2018 Nissan LEAF S

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Re: Community Question

Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:11 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Bought a Schneider online from Home Depot in 2012, still works great.

I bought the first Schneider Electric wallbox in the entire northeast. 2 big problems.

1). wOULDN't work with a tesla roadster until i desensitized the 5 ma ground fault back to 20 ma. like every body else has their wallboxes set to.

2). Even though "UL Recognized", the thing overheated when charging my Roadster at 30 amps for 8 hours. I fixed it by getting rid of their dopey faston lugs and putting in box lugs... Now it runs stone cold.

To answer CP's question - even the expensive wall boxes used to give you less than useless information, so you might as well buy the cheapest thing that works.

Example: the 16 ampere overpriced LeGrande thing that came with the Fisker had 4 status lights that were always on. What was that supposed to prove?

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Re: Community Question

Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:35 pm

ClipperCreek HCS-40 for me. No bells or whistles made in the USA with great customer service from a reputable company.
I don't need a charger with wireless access or trying to phone home. I have used it previously with my Leaf and now with my Bolt - love it - it just works.
2017 Bolt Premier in Nightfall Grey

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