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Just give your current portable charger 220V. it works and there are a million threads on it everywhere. You've survived 2 years on painful 110V, tripling that rate will change your life. You're going to need 220 near your parking spot anyway, so if you don't already have it, start there, then buy $25 worth of plugs.
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Just give your current portable charger 220V. it works and there are a million threads on it everywhere. You've survived 2 years on painful 110V, tripling that rate will change your life. You're going to need 220 near your parking spot anyway, so if you don't already have it, start there, then buy $25 worth of plugs.
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Thanks for the note. I bought my Bolt used about 7 weeks ago - I did make a double-receptacle adapter to produce 240v, when I read the OEM would work off-label


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Thanks for the note. I bought my Bolt used about 7 weeks ago - I did make a double-receptacle adapter to produce 240v, when I read the OEM would work off-label


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Ah! The double outlet trick! Yeah that's a bold move there, and one that I really like. Definitely only take the neutral from ONE of the plugs, or maybe even NEITHER of them, lest you encounter an outlet that some boob wired backwards. Pow! But thanks for being the first. I think I'm going to make one too. I'm not sure what I'm going to encounter for outlets this holiday season up in the mountains at the rental house. This is a sure fire, if not slightly bananas way to get the job done. Personally, I'm going to make **** sure I disconnect the EVSE from the double header before I disconnect either of the plugs.

This reminds me of a trick we used to use back in the old industrial lofts in Brooklyn, where we had a 220V air conditioner and no 220 in the unit, so we had to pull a phase from the hall. We didn't feel bad, the landlord was a horrible person.
 
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