My charger is in. Did I win? Am I first?
See the front page?
2011 Volt #284, ordered 30-Jul-2010, built 30-Nov-2010, shipped 15-Dec-2010, delivery 22-Dec-2010, www.FirstVoltInGeorgia.com
- The FAQ -- answers to your Frequently Asked Questions about the Volt
- how to track your Volt order, meaning of status codes, railcar tracking
- do not miss these other great sites: CarStations.com and recargo.com for charger mapping and VoltStats for performance tracking and comparison
I think we're all winners Colin.
Congratulations! Its a great feeling isn't it. I love the charger, it is so much nicer than the old MINI E Clipper Creek model. Do you have a pic of yours?
1. Is NJ included in any of the free home charging systems? I know NJ is included in the first group of Volt States.
2. What is the recommended wire gauge size for any of these chargers? What would be a better wire gauge for a customer who wanted to be proactive for the next generation of chargers?
Fifty minutes later this was attached to the wall. Yes, the wall is painted. (It's also plywood, since I'm in a seismic zone, an architect, and always interested in reducing the risk of the buildings going flat. That makes that wall of the 1930s garage a shear panel.)
It was amazing how fast the installers worked. If this was invoiced out at $1,200 then it was two guys for $600/hr. Not quite what my lawyer friends charge, but more than the guys in Detroit are getting to build the Volt.
Now I feel like I am on a countdown until either a) I get the car or b) my head explodes from the anticipation.
The Voltec is a 16A charger (20-amp breaker) so 12-ga is adequate. For the 32A chargers (40A breaker), use 8-ga minimum.
It does look like two eyes and the handle is like a nose and the whole thing a face. It keeps staring at me, asking "where is the Volt?"
Actually, the wire gauge you want to use is a function of both the capacity it needs, and the distance from your breaker panel. The longer the run, the heavier the gauge should be. You should always refer to a good reference table. When in doubt, use the next physically-larger gauge wire (smaller gauge number). Or just hire a pro... beats burnin' down your garage! :-)