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Old 05-18-2017, 06:30 PM   #181 (permalink)
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So they installed a 220 outlet in the parking lot at work this week so the CEO can charge his new Tesla when he drives up from West Palm. He only comes up about once every 6 weeks, so I asked if they'd mind if I charge the Volt with it when he's not here, and they said "yes", so now I find myself in need of a cheap 220 charger!

There's nothing better than not using gas and not having to pay for the electricity!

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Old 05-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #182 (permalink)
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You can rewrite the factory EVSE to use 220. Check out YouTube for a guide.
I use a 220 clipper creek at home, and carry the factory 120 with me.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:28 PM   #183 (permalink)
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You can rewrite the factory EVSE to use 220. Check out YouTube for a guide.
I use a 220 clipper creek at home, and carry the factory 120 with me.
2013 + Volt EVSEs are easy to wire for dual voltage but a duosida is dual voltage and 16 amp rated from the factory for $160 shipped
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:27 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Here are some options!!!

https://www.amazon.com/AeroVironment...2%3A2661618011

https://www.amazon.com/Dostar-DST-24...2%3A2661618011
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:11 PM   #185 (permalink)
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I think I'll just modify my current cord. The cost of a new cord would negate any savings by plugging in at work for years to come

That will be the cheapest route to take and the You tube video was pretty explicit. I think I can follow along with it and make it happen, it looks easier than the kill switch was on the Insight
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:22 AM   #186 (permalink)
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On the way to work this morning I used 3.6 kWh, the lowest usage I have recorded so far for the 19.05 mile trip. Normally I use between 3.7 and 4.1 on the morning commute, but on Saturday at 5:30 in the morning I can really hypermile it

If my math is correct it equals about 178 mpg

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