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by theothertom
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Extension cord use for 2020 Bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Extension cord use for 2020 Bolt

Sanseverino1960 wrote:
marspilgrim wrote:Does the Granny setting increase charging time?

Yes.
The 5 amp setting will increase charging time by a factor of 2.4 vs the 12 amp setting.
by theothertom
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Did I do Any Damage?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Did I do Any Damage?

I think you're fine. That grinding sound you heard was probably the parking brake being applied.
by theothertom
Sat May 29, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Can the Bolt be left on when charging at a 3rd Party place?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Can the Bolt be left on when charging at a 3rd Party place?

Yes, and it's advantageous to do so in the winter. It activates the battery heater and allows your car to charge faster. I do it all the time.
by theothertom
Fri May 28, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Keeping the 2020 Bolt plugged in
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Keeping the 2020 Bolt plugged in

If you keep it plugged in it's best to limit charge level to 90% or less. Charge up to 100% if you're going to leave soon and you need the extra range. Once charged, the battery will pull little to no extra power (no effect on utility bill). If it's really cold in the winter, it might pull a few kW ...
by theothertom
Thu May 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Mileage/charge limitation after using Electrify America
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Mileage/charge limitation after using Electrify America

DonM wrote:
Is anyone else having the same issue with premature full charge status after using Electrify America chargers?

To answer your question, I am not having that issue
by theothertom
Wed May 12, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Mileage/charge limitation after using Electrify America
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Mileage/charge limitation after using Electrify America

The range shown on your screen is an estimate. Some say it's a guess and call the screen a guess-o-meter, or GOM. I don't pay too much attention to range because so many things affect it. I pay attention to battery %. Regarding charging, even though EVgo is billed as 50kW, I've never seen that rate....
by theothertom
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Good "online" place to buy used Bolt
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Good "online" place to buy used Bolt

I'm not sure the US charging ports are compatible with Euro plugs. And then there's the import taxes, etc. It's generally not recommended to import an EV from the US to Europe.
by theothertom
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bolt doesn't acknowledge when fully charged
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: Bolt doesn't acknowledge when fully charged

I dunno. Could be that the 12V is charging which means it's (slowly) depleting the main battery, so the main battery keeps charging. Or maybe something else. 1kW is a slow charge rate and parasitic losses could eat that up. Will it finally get to 95% and stop? I'd try a L2 charger and see what happe...
by theothertom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Sierra Nevada East Side Open More DCFC Stations on US 395
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

Re: Sierra Nevada East Side Open More DCFC Stations on US 395

Of course this is good news. I sometimes travel the 395 corridor and new chargers are welcome. It seems that people traveling to national parks use that corridor. Kinda reminds me of Rivian who's putting DCFC in remote areas so people can experience the outdoors in their new Rivian trucks. But alas,...
by theothertom
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 57
Views: 20077

Re: RECALL

Thanks

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