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  • "An extension cord should not be used to charge the vehicle. Use of an A foot, gauge cord will drop about volts at 12 amps.

    I've charged both my Leaf and my Chevy Volt on a 50ft 12ga extension cord. After about 4 years the female end eventually gave out.

    What happens when you're asked to test-drive a Chevy Volt and then It happens to hold a foot industrial extension cord that would have.

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Level 1 charging is limited by the standard to 12 amps. It's probably not the best option, but it seems to have worked so far. By code all outdoor receptacles are GFCI. Sean Szymkowski October 23,

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Charging a Bolt via a volt extension cord - Chevy Bolt EV Forum

    Eastern Canada Western Canada. Reply Page 1 of 2 1 2. Charging a Bolt via a volt extension cord. Hi, I have a frustrating charging situation. I am currently charging my Bolt via v in my garage. This is because I live in an HOA Cohousing community and none of the 8 garage blocks here are wired for v -- and neither is the SINGLE electric box that runs all 8 garage blocks about 40 cars fit in these.

    I've had several electricians come and give me estimates for putting in a volt outlet in my garage. Still too much, way too much to put in a v outlet. So, I have had a third guy come -- no estimate back yet, and have a 4th electrician coming this Friday. To keep costs down -- with most of these costs the labor costs for digging and burying a foot long trench length depends on where they would run new wiring into my garage block , I am considering doing the following: The extension cord would run through a bushy area behind my garage block that no one walks in, and no one would ever see the extension cord, much less trip on it.

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Is it safe to charge my Bolt regularly via a foot heavy duty v extension cord, like the one to which the Amazon Link above goes, and into which I would plug my EVSE Upgrade Unit which I am already using to charge my Bolt, albeit with excruciatingly slow v?

    It's safe to run the extension as long as it's connected to a GFCI outlet or breaker. These circuits will disconnect if the electrical output doesn't very closely match the amount returned, which indicates that electricity is taking an alternate path to ground. Give me absolute safety, or give me death! To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. The Bolt charges at 32amps at v, and that 30amp rating on the extension cord which is a potential disaster waiting to happen is not for continuous duty that would be required by the Bolt for hours at a time.

    Chevy volt extension cord

    A 32 amp EVSE needs to be run on 40 amp capacity wire and breaker. To carry 32 amps, you need 8 gauge wire, that extension cord is only 10 gauge, see Ampacity chart in link: Last edited by NY-Rob; at NY-Rob is online now. DucRider is online now. Rick CH's Garage Bolt. Not an electrician, so don't take my opinion as best practice, but I'll share what I've learned from my research into setting up an outdoors installation with a plug at home and extra long extension cords for use at a destination when travelling.

    I'm assuming if you get an electrician to install an outdoors receptacle, it would be the ones with the outdoor use box like RV electrical hookups. This would be the "safe" extension cord to use for the current involved with charging a Bolt. The extension cord you listed should be OK for the Leaf high power EVSE you have now, because looking at the website it maxes out at 20 amps. Since it's going to be an exposed extension cord, you never know what might happen; could you be held liable for a worst case scenario?

    That's what I'd be most concerned about. The electrical side is manageable with the right equipment, but the dumb person or unforeseen incident isn't and I'd think twice about exposing myself to that risk. Rick CH is online now. A quick possible alternate solution - If you have a couple "close" V receptacles in your garage that are on opposite phase meaning there would be V between the hot legs of these two outlets there are devices out there that combine these two outlets into a single V outlet.

    Chevy volt extension cord

    Noting that this would only allow for the amperage rating of the lower of the two outlets being combined likely 15A , you could have a V 12A solution for what I'm guessing is a couple hundred bucks.

    This is not full 32A charging rate, but double of a V. It sounds like you want to make the extension cord a permanent installation - that explicitly violates NEC and the HOA would laugh you out of the meeting. However, if you only need to charge once or twice a week then you could remove the cord when you're not using it this is what I do at my condo, albeit with a much shorter cord.

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