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    Default New Volt Charging Station 240V

    I was building a 2015 volt on the Chevrolet website, and saw where you can add on a 240V charging station for $463. Is this charger compatible with a 2012 Volt? The part number is 23488977, and you can find it for $350 online.

    Does anyone have this 240V charger?

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    How long is the warranty on that? Clipper Creek is 3 years. Yes it will charge your older car.

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    Yes, it is compatible with all volts.
    For the money, most recommend the clipper creek version which is $395, essentially the same price but 3 year warranty
    And I have literally not read a review about a clipper creek unit dying--I have read many about these voltec units, lol
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    I've been using a Clipper Creek LCS-20 for about 1 year now, it has worked flawlessly.
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    Almost two years now with the LCS20 and very happy with it.
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    I have had the Voltec L2 for almost two years and a LCS-25 for 18 months. Neither has ever failed. The Voltec was professionally installed and has a 3 year warranty. I find the coiled J cord to be very heavy. I only stretch it about 8 feet but the strain reliefs at either end are already cracked. Any more stretch and you are significantly increasing the side load on the ends of the cable and on the charge receptacle on the car. It does have a light on the J plug.
    The Clipper Creek is showing some distortion where the cables enter the relay module but I can not predict when they will fail. Could be years.
    Since the LCS-20 can be bought for much less I would get it.
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    Anyone know how much the Voltec unit puts out? If you think you may upgrade to a different EV in the future, it may be a better value to spend a little more on an EVSE that can handle faster charging. It won't make a difference on a Gen1 Volt, but other/newer cars could benefit. At the very least, you may want to go with a beefier circuit for your EVSE, so you can easily upgrade to a more powerful unit in the future without having to rewire the outlet.

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    Instructions for Voltec say "minimum #12 wire" use 20 amp fuse/breaker. Doubt it has anything over 3.3kW required for a Volt. I think it is the same for LCS-20. My LCS-25 says 4.8kW.
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    if it has a J1772 plug on it, it's compatible.
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