Gasbuggy wrote:What is the minimum charging rate when using the 120 VAC charging cord?
Can the limiting resistor in the charging cord be switched to a different value to allow a somewhat lower minimum charging rate?
This question assumes one has a limited number of Solar Panels and a relatively small DC to AC inverter for charging the Bolt.
Are you talking about modifying the EVSE to "advertise" a lower rate to the charger in the Bolt by changing the pilot signal?
The PWM duty cycle of the 1 kHz CP signal indicates the maximum allowed mains current. The SAE defines the ampacity value to be derived by a formula based on the 1 ms full cycle (of the 1 kHz signal) with the maximum continuous ampere rating being 0.6 A per 10 µs (with the lowest 100 µs giving 6 A and the highest 800 µs giving 48 A)
Pretty sure any lower value will not be recognized by the Bolt and charging will not be initiated.