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by JoeS
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:28 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: 357
Views: 244432

Re: EVgo DC chargers were horrible up until the beginning of 2018. They're still not perfect, but improvement is being m

If you're a AAA member (at least in Northern California CSAA territory) you can sign up through AAA and get the EVgo monthly membership fees and session fees waived.

https://discounts.calstate.aaa.com/partner/evgo/?pid=113210
by JoeS
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Melted 240 outlet
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Melted 240 outlet

240vac in the North American split-phase system means that each 'leg' is 120vac and the two together form 240vac. Each leg has its own circuit breaker, which carries the full rated current. They are usually ganged and mounted together in the circuit breaker panel, so one flip opens/closes both legs....
by JoeS
Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Melted 240 outlet
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Melted 240 outlet

Bentleytn, in your PM to me you responded that the outlet was a NEMA 14-50 (!), that the circuit has two 35A circuit breakers, and you mention that the (portable?) Nissan Leaf EVSE is rated for 30A. Sounds to me as though that EVSE has a NEMA 14-50 plug on it, which would be proper for a 30A draw. H...
by JoeS
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Melted 240 outlet
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Melted 240 outlet

Photo? Which NEMA receptacle are you using?
by JoeS
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Off grid charging my 2020 Bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: Off grid charging my 2020 Bolt

Presumably, your off-grid system is charging a fairly robust battery bank: is it lead-acid or some lithium flavor? What output do you have from that BMS; i.e., is there a signal available you could use to energize/de-energize a contactor? What percentage of your PV power output goes to the 240vac 10...
by JoeS
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Need tips on traveling from Los Angeles to SF
Replies: 10
Views: 7283

Re: Need tips on traveling from Los Angeles to SF

Even though travel during this Thanksgiving period should be seriously curtailed, I would avoid travel before and after Thanksgiving as charging station availability may be iffy.
by JoeS
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Reoccuring Rodent Damage
Replies: 13
Views: 13673

Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

... this wasn't discussed when the Bolt was presented as environmentally friendly! :mrgreen:

We have good luck with a barn cat which adopted us and lives both outside and in the garage with its own cat door. Often leaves us 'presents' (with long tails) at the doorstep.
by JoeS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Has anyone driven a Bolt S.F. Bay Area to Tahoe or Yosemite yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 11839

Re: Has anyone driven a Bolt S.F. Bay Area to Tahoe or Yosemite yet?

Back on topic - I once drove a Mitsubishi i-MiEV (EPA range 62 miles) with CHAdeMo from the Peninsula up to Tahoe via Highway 50. Left at dawn and arrived at Incline Village at dusk after driving around the lake. Visited friends along the way, and made the return trip down through Grass Valley (stay...
by JoeS
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: AAA: EVgo waives the monthly membership fees
Replies: 9
Views: 13265

Re: AAA: EVgo waives the monthly membership fees

SparkE, I've referred a number of people to your excellent post (above) as it's a great summary, especially for newbies to EVs. Thank you.

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