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  • 1 Week Ago 09:46 AM
    Sheldon
    The Volt is limited to 15amps*240v=3.6kw and charges at ~12mph. The LCS-30 provides 24amps*240v=5.76kw, and would charge a Bolt at ~20miles per hour. This is probably more than adequate.
  • 1 Week Ago 09:06 AM
    Qinsp
    If your heart is set on using the existing 30a wiring and breaker, set it up as a 14-30 outlet (or L14-30 round). Put a plug or adapter on the EVSE to match. That way nothing higher than 30a can be plugged into it.

    Although I'd just redo it now to 14-50R to give the most safety and possibilities. Remove the old 30a breaker, replace with 50a breaker, use 6 gauge wires. Total parts are usually under $100. They make all sorts of adapters for 14-50 outlets since they are used for RVs.
  • 1 Week Ago 08:14 AM
    leeG
    I have an HCS-40 at my other house. There is no selector switch to dial back the amps. You need a 40 amp line with 40 amp breaker. As per code, maximum continuous output is limited to 80% of the circuit capacity, which in this case is 32 amps.

    It you plan on using an existing 30 amp line, easiest solution is a Clipper Creek LCS-30. It will deliver 24 amps which is enough to charge Bolt EV overnight. I have an LCS-30 at my condo.
  • 1 Week Ago 07:21 AM
    llninja
    Quote Originally Posted by Steverino View Post
    My Siemens Versicharger has a small dial to set the outgoing Amps. Mine is throttled to match the Volt so the limit of the infeed wire won't be exceeded if I totally forgot I had a Volt one morning plugged in my non-existent Tesla.
    So go get a Tesla....before they stop making the S60.
  • 1 Week Ago 07:19 AM
    llninja
    Quote Originally Posted by freshcut View Post
    Another thing to consider is that although the J1772 plug is pretty much standard today, that may not be the case in 10 years. And to be honest, unless you are driving 200+ miles/day, even at 15A the EVSE will still give you about 10 miles/hour to the battery, which should be more than enough on an overnight charge if you have a reasonable commute.
    What's kind of ierestng is that Wu though volt, I felt like I really needed an L2 EVSE because the L1 caused my battery to be nearly on empty on weekends and it took so blasted long to fill in order to go somewhere. But if the car had 200+ mile capability, it certainly would have enough range to get me to enough places that I could probably life with an L1, while battery's charge level could meander up and down as needed since my cars do spend most night just sitting.
  • 1 Week Ago 02:21 AM
    Steverino
    Quote Originally Posted by llninja View Post
    Usually, there is a dial or dip switches you can dial or flip to force the EVSE to a lower amperage.
    My Siemens Versicharger has a small dial to set the outgoing Amps. Mine is throttled to match the Volt so the limit of the infeed wire won't be exceeded if I totally forgot I had a Volt one morning plugged in my non-existent Tesla.
  • 1 Week Ago 01:37 AM
    freshcut
    Another thing to consider is that although the J1772 plug is pretty much standard today, that may not be the case in 10 years. And to be honest, unless you are driving 200+ miles/day, even at 15A the EVSE will still give you about 10 miles/hour to the battery, which should be more than enough on an overnight charge if you have a reasonable commute.
  • 1 Week Ago 11:54 PM
    llninja
    Quote Originally Posted by voganni View Post
    If it's a 32 amp EVSE then it will need a 40 amp circuit, which would require 8 gauge wire and 40 amp breaker. It would be a code violation to have the unit wired to a 30 amp circuit. You would not overload the circuit with a Volt, but if someone plugged a Leaf or Bolt into it, the wire would overheat and breaker would probably trip.
    Usually, there is a dial or dip switches you can dial or flip to force the EVSE to a lower amperage. My Bosch SPX had to be throttled down to 24A because my idiot "master electrician" supplied by Bosch installed a 30A circuit instead of a 40A one. The reason for the air quotes was because he also out an interesting char mark on my virgin drywall the first time he flipped the breaker. I think all master electrician means is that he was old and hadn't electrocuted himself yet. But I had to use somebody as my state would not give me my rebate if I did it myself.

    Aomback to the OP, to be perfectly safe, you should read the owner's manual of the EVSE if you end up with the 32a one and adjust the setting accordingly so when your buddy comes bynwith a tesla or leaf, you donat accidentally fry something. But my advice is to just buy what you need today, because who knows how big or whether there will be some other faster charger in the future. I have yet to use more current from my EVSE which costs twice as much (but then received a 50% state rebate. )
  • 1 Week Ago 11:09 PM
    marcusm
    Quote Originally Posted by voganni View Post
    If it's a 32 amp EVSE then it will need a 40 amp circuit, which would require 8 gauge wire and 40 amp breaker. It would be a code violation to have the unit wired to a 30 amp circuit. You would not overload the circuit with a Volt, but if someone plugged a Leaf or Bolt into it, the wire would overheat and breaker would probably trip.
    True. The volt would be safe plugged in but you wouldn't want someone using it on a Tesla or other car that would pull more than 24 amps (max safe load is 80% continuous or 24 on a 30 line). Another reason not to go with the 32 amp EVSE at this point.


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  • 1 Week Ago 10:36 PM
    voganni
    If it's a 32 amp EVSE then it will need a 40 amp circuit, which would require 8 gauge wire and 40 amp breaker. It would be a code violation to have the unit wired to a 30 amp circuit. You would not overload the circuit with a Volt, but if someone plugged a Leaf or Bolt into it, the wire would overheat and breaker would probably trip.
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