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Hi guys,
I am a new owner of a 2017 Bolt LT with DC fast and 2 packages. Very happy with the car. I sold my late model BMW 335 which was coming off warranty, pocketed the cash and leased this new car with nothing down. I honestly enjoy driving this thing more than my BMW. Anyways, when I checked out the car I remember there being a factory charging cable wrapped in a plastic bag in the trunk, but when I took delivery of the car I noticed it was no longer there. I don't particularly care for the cable as my apartment complex has Level 2 charging, just do not want to be charged for the cable later on when I return the car. My salesman is off today, but I spoke with someone else at the dealer, and they said it was in a compartment in the trunk, but I could not locate any compartments. Am I missing something?
 

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Good call, found it! This is a slowest level charger correct? Or is it J1772?
can be the slowest if left at factory default of 8 amps (can change to 12 amps from car software) on 120 V. or can be used with 240 V which many of us have made adaptors for. Then you default to 12 amps without software override and get 12 x 240 = 2.88 kW of charging power. Best you can do with a level 2 charger is 32 amps at 240 which is 32 x 240 = 7.68 kW. So, the stock charger isn't that bad if you don't go with the default.
 

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level 1 (stock charger) and level 2 use the same connector.
At the vehicle end, yes, if that's what you're asking. The included charge cable is obviously only for a regular household receptacle.

Most here recommend purchasing a L2 solution, which includes it's own cables due to the higher current requirements.

Myself, I'm hoping L1 at 12 amps will suit my needs. I don't pay for hydro in my townhouse complex, there are standard 15 amp receptacles in my underground parking. I take possession of my bolt on Tuesday, so I'll find out soon I suppose.

Congrats on your Bolt, by the way!
 

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I don't think 120V/12A would work for me, but using the stock EVSE on 240V/12A seems to be working pretty well so far, at least for the kind of driving I'm doing.
ditto for me. ran my battery down to around six bars after a few days. plugged in after getting home early afternoon. car says it will be back to 18 bars by 2:30 AM. 240V/12A is working just fine. Also glad I added the dedicated 240V circuit, as the wife wanted to plug in our spare refrigerator in the garage for Thanksgiving which would have meant going back to 120V/8 amps if I was using my original setup.
 

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I don't think 120V/12A would work for me, but using the stock EVSE on 240V/12A seems to be working pretty well so far, at least for the kind of driving I'm doing.
I'm stuck at 120, unless I want to play Midnight Electrician in my underground....

I've been trying to convince my Employer to install some Level 2's, it may happen. If not, there's several 2's and even 3's at the YMCA nearby.

I'll survive... I hope...
 

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oh, but if you find two 120's out of phase...
Yeah, lol, I had considered that. They're too far apart regrettably. As it is, it's a good 5m to the nearest receptacle.

The crazy thing is, the electrical room is about 5m in the other direction. Not exactly Fort Knox either. A late night trip to Home depot, the theme to Mission Impossible and a suitable amount of BX cable with a receptacle later...

Not that I've considered such a thing of course, that's silly talk!

Yeah.

Picking up the Bolt tomorrow, as luck would have it, it's going to be +15c in the cesspool that is Toronto!
 
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