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Discuss all issues related to lithium-ion batteries and any other advanced technology batteries for automobiles, charging equipment, EVSEs , and general charging infrastructure.

  1. Poll Poll: POLL: Did you convert your OEM EVSE to do L1 / L2 charging?

    I wanted to have a single post that covers options to modify the stock OEM EVSE for Level 2 charging. There seems to be a few separate threads about...

    Started by Chris TX, 03-05-2016 02:46 AM
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  2. New home and new Volt owner - HELP :-)

    Good morning. Just bought a new home and a 2014 Volt. Love the car so far but would like to get a rapid charge setup. The home has a plug next to the...

    Started by damngato, 1 Week Ago 09:51 AM
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  3. Smile New home and new Volt owner - HELP :-)

    I recently purchased a new home and a 2014 Volt. Love the car but want to be able to rapid charge. I have a plug in the garage by the dryer which I...

    Started by damngato, 1 Week Ago 10:30 AM
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  4. building L2 (240V) charging station at home

    Hi, I've had my 2017 Volt for 3 days, so far so great. Using the supplied 120V charging cable so far at home and work once, 8 amp and 12 amp...

    Started by hakalugi, 2 Weeks Ago 10:10 PM
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  5. EVs falling out of favor in Denmark

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-02/denmark-is-killing-tesla-and-other-electric-cars Odd numbers, sixty percent sales decrease in...

    Started by Shivetya, 2 Weeks Ago 08:08 AM
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  6. Dead Chargepoint CT500 - repair? replace?

    Hello everyone, long time no post. My Chargepoint CT500 (aka Siemens 8M1111) EVSE worked flawlessly for over 5 years but it gave up the ghost the...

    Started by VinTC, 02-18-2017 03:32 PM
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  7. Simple repair of 240 Vl level 2 SPX Voltec charging station

    My SPX Voltec level 2 240 V charging station (model EL-50580 purchased 10/8/11) went dead on Monday (no lights). The 240 V circuit to the unit was...

    Started by RMett, 11-09-2012 08:22 PM
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  8. Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

    Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes ...

    Started by Tom17, 05-11-2017 12:52 PM
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  9. Non-Working SPX Voltec L2 EVSE for sale

    I've got an SPX (Bosch) Voltec L2 EVSE that died on me last month, its about 3 years old. Checked the fuses and they look fine, no burns on the...

    Started by video-Joe, 05-05-2017 07:02 PM
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  10. Is there a combo DCFC charger to regular J1772 adapter?

    So, we went to Ikea today in Toronto - they have a bank of EV chargers with everything from CHAdeMO, to Combo J1772/DCFC plugs, to regular old J1772...

    Started by PrivatePilot, 05-07-2017 11:20 PM
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  11. Slow charging (120V) will kill your battery faster...

    Assuming active cooling (non-Nissan Leaf), our battery packs will retain more capacity if charged more quickly. In fact, capacity loss is directly...

    Started by SSonnentag, 04-27-2017 04:03 PM
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    04-28-2017 08:19 AM Go to last post
  12. $5500 rebate for energy storage in CA.

    Hi, I just received a postcard promoting a $5500 rebate from the state for the purchase of a battery for energy storage. I have solar panels on the...

    Started by Darren Donovan, 04-20-2017 03:01 PM
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    04-21-2017 12:52 AM Go to last post
  13. Non-Tesla EVs may soon get Supercharger access?

    https://cleantechnica.com/2015/09/27/some-non-tesla-evs-may-finally-get-tesla-supercharger-access/ Elon is quoted as saying, "“We are actually in...

    Started by bro1999, 09-28-2015 10:31 AM
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    04-18-2017 01:11 PM Go to last post
  14. Economical DCFC Stations

    I've been trying to wrap my head around some of the economics of building out DCFC stations. Something I learned recently is that the Tesla...

    Started by Ladogaboy, 04-16-2017 12:30 PM
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  15. Fossil fuels should fear this battery visionary

    From the Houston Chronicle, 4/9/2017 Please see:: Fossil fuels should fear this battery visionary

    Started by Norm51, 04-09-2017 07:53 AM
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  16. Best 220v option - split from range plug, or dryer plug?

    I have 2 distinct options given the proximity of both my range plug (which is directly backing onto my garage, so basically I'd only have to drill a...

    Started by PrivatePilot, 04-01-2017 10:22 PM
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  17. Solid State Battery

    From the co-inventer of the Li-Ion battery... https://news.utexas.edu/2017/02/28/goodenough-introduces-new-battery-technology Has some...

    Started by Dakster, 03-03-2017 06:52 PM
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  18. Charging your VOLT for long battery life

    Anyone have any information on charging the VOLT for long battery life? I have the 120v charger and the 240v charger - I've been using the...

    Started by Solar EV, 08-12-2011 12:48 PM
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    03-30-2017 06:41 PM Go to last post
  19. 2012 Volt using 2013-2017 Level 1 charger question

    I was wondering what the charging rate will be if I use a 2013-2017 L1 charger (evse) on a 2012 volt. The 2011-2012 has the button on the charger...

    Started by silvervolt2012, 03-28-2017 02:46 PM
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    03-29-2017 07:14 AM Go to last post
  20. Interesting solar EVSE

    Has anyone seen one? https://www.smartflower.com/en/smartflower_pope

    Started by llninja, 03-23-2017 10:58 AM
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    03-23-2017 08:03 PM Go to last post

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