Forgive my n00bness, this is my first EV. I just picked up a new Bolt tonight. So my building has an outlet so I can charge my car, however the bolt just came with a 110v normal 15a cable. My apartment has NEMA 14-50 outlet it looks like. So what kind of cable do I need to get to charge it up here. I'll ask my neighbors or building what people are using tomorrow, but recommendations would be greatly appreciated
Picture of the outlet attached.
You will need an adapter similar to Flexible EV Charging Adapter 30 Amp NEMA 14-30P to NEMA 14-50R by AC WORKS® | eBayyou need to be careful when using adapter - unless the EVSE is adjustable to the correct amperage - this may overload the circuit you're plugging into - when plugging an EVSE into a plug via an adapter one needs to take care to set the EVSE to the correct amperage machine the breaker/plug setting they are plugging into - since the Bolt does not let you adjust amps via the in-car software you need to do this via the EVSE....
if you don't understand what any of this means or why it matters - don't use adapters.
No problems. The built in charger in the car adapts to the higher voltage automatically using your included 14GA cable. And regardless of what GM says, you can use a 14GA or bigger extension. Ours is 25'. We have adapters for dryer, welder, and campgrounds, and a Tesla adapter, which was less than $200. Please note that you can't use their Supercharger.