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by wwhitney
Sun May 09, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 56
Views: 19759

Re: RECALL

marspilgrim wrote:Maybe, but what does that get you?

Some peace of mind as to the urgency of the recall work. Also, an expectation as to whether the work will just take 1-2 hours, or whether you'll have to leave the car there longer.

Cheers, Wayne
by wwhitney
Fri May 07, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 56
Views: 19759

Re: RECALL

I hadn't noticed until tonight that https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCSB-20V701-5306.pdf was one of the added docs w/the actual procedures for dealer techs to follow for recalled '19 Bolts. The interesting part is below, it involves checking whether any modules are 80 mV or more below average...
by wwhitney
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors
Replies: 43
Views: 32527

Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Thought I'd give my report on doing this. No drilling, takes under 5 minutes once you figure it out. I used the 2019 Chevy Bolt parts (the 2018 Chevy Bolt parts would also work, but the online vendor I was using had the wrong retainer clip part numbers for 2018. If this error was in the source data,...
by wwhitney
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 60 Amp Breaker
Replies: 3
Views: 2880

Re: 60 Amp Breaker

IIRC, 40A requires 8 gauge, and 6 gauge is either 55 or 60 amps (can't remember, actually). This is copper, BTW. For 60C wiring methods (NM, UF, LFNC, some LFMC, SER under some circumstances and code revisions), the ampacity of #8 copper is 40A, and of #6 copper is 55A (which means that for a non-r...
by wwhitney
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 60 Amp Breaker
Replies: 3
Views: 2880

Re: 60 Amp Breaker

It would be an NEC violation. A 14-50 receptacle has to be protected by a breaker that is 50 amps or less.

Cheers, Wayne
by wwhitney
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Programming Garage Door Opener...
Replies: 47
Views: 35600

Re: Programming Garage Door Opener...

Just to be clear after you did all this, if you wanted to, you wouldn't expect to have any problems reinstalling the factory mirror, right? Nope, I wouldn't expect any problems. I don't recall having had to make any non reversible alterations, and so unless my post a year says otherwise, I believe ...
by wwhitney
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Can't add False Floor later?
Replies: 44
Views: 28896

Re: Can't add False Floor later?

A sharp utility knife, with two hands on the knife so you can't easily cut yourself. Less mess than a power tool. The cut doesn't have to be too neat, as the plastic brackets you are installing will cover it. Just try to stay within the embossed circle.

Cheers, Wayne
by wwhitney
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: "Full" battery levels dropping daily
Replies: 125
Views: 66860

Re: "Full" battery levels dropping daily

Supplying a NEMA 5-15 receptacle with any voltage other than 120V (nominal) is an NEC code violation and a significant safety hazard. While the harm could be reduced by using a simplex receptacle and prominently marking the face plate (and maybe using a bubble cover over the receptacle that can be l...
by wwhitney
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: JDapter (trademark) Tesla Charging for all
Replies: 41
Views: 25697

Re: JDapter (trademark) Tesla Charging for all

I hate to be dense, but I am still confused. I thought the JDapter was all I would need to plug my Bolt into the Tesla Designation charging stations. If so, what is this Tesla portable UMC thing for? What charging stations does it open up that the JDaper alone will not? Tesla Destination Charger = ...
by wwhitney
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: JDapter (trademark) Tesla Charging for all
Replies: 41
Views: 25697

Re: JDapter (trademark) Tesla Charging for all

Here's a 5 minute primer: Electrical power is typically delivered as either AC (Alternating Current) or DC (Direct Current). Batteries use DC, while your household power is AC. A battery charger converts AC to DC, at the voltage required by the battery. EVs come with a battery charger in the car, al...

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