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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 10:28 AM
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Does this charge the vehicle at it's fastest speed? Or do we still want the level 2 EVSE on the wall if our goal is the fastst charge possible? On weekends I often run several errands with a couple hours in between at home. If this charges in 12 hours, I may get one to keep in the van, but still put the EVSE on my wall at home.
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Fastest possible? Probably not. It essentially cuts the Level 1 charging time in half. So calculate how long it would take to charge on a 20-amp Level 1 circuit, and half of that is how long the 240v charge should take.
From that eBay listing it looks like 12A on either 120V or 240V.

240V * 12A == 2.88 kW. The on-board charger on the Pacifica is 6.6 kW, so again not maxing that out (but better than 1.44 kW!).
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According to Chris TX in this GM-Volt forum post, the EVSE will handle dual voltage (120v and 240v). To take advantage of the 240v, you'd need an adapter to plug it into a 240v outlet. Several Chevy Volt (Gen2) owners are doing this with great success.

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....69#post3912569
I just experimented with this today. Instead of making an adapter I just wired a standard 120v plug with 240v (labeled with big letters 240 VOLTS) and I can plug the OEM level 1 charger directly into it. In one hour it brought the charge level up from 54 to 78%. So extrapolating that would seem to indicate that you could do a full 0-100% charge in about 4 hours and 10 minutes. My guess is it might actually end up closer to 4:30-5:00 but still not bad for a level 1 charger.

The level 1 device was not hot and the LEDs didnít burn any brighter so I assume itís designed to run on either 120 or 240. I now have a fast level 2 at home and fairly quick level 1 at my shop!
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I just experimented with this today. Instead of making an adapter I just wired a standard 120v plug with 240v (labeled with big letters 240 VOLTS) and I can plug the OEM level 1 charger directly into it. In one hour it brought the charge level up from 54 to 78%.
I would recommend putting a safety socket cover with a label saying "EV Charging only" or something along those lines. You might be careful, but someone else may not be.


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I would recommend putting a safety socket cover with a label saying "EV Charging only" or something along those lines. You might be careful, but someone else may not be.
I appreciate the concern. I will certainly take a few more precautionary steps although I am currently the only one who has physical access to it.
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Hello all, for the one interrested, I use the stock Chrysler EVSE at 240V every day since november without problem. The car take 5h for a full charge. The EVSE is always plugged in my garage (at 240V).


As PacDave, I just wired a standard plug with 240V (from garage heating) with an inscription 240Volts
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Hello all, for the one interrested, I use the stock Chrysler EVSE at 240V every day since november without problem. The car take 5h for a full charge. The EVSE is always plugged in my garage (at 240V).


As PacDave, I just wired a standard plug with 240V (from garage heating) with an inscription 240Volts
Hereís a photo of mine. The EVS stays plugged in 24/7.
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Hello all, for the one interrested, I use the stock Chrysler EVSE at 240V every day since november without problem. The car take 5h for a full charge. The EVSE is always plugged in my garage (at 240V).


As PacDave, I just wired a standard plug with 240V (from garage heating) with an inscription 240Volts
A couple of photos to demonstrate the OEM charger used at 240v. Note that in the first photo the vehicle correctly identifies the EVSE as operating at 240v and Level 2. However, the calculated charging time is not correct. In this case, at 240v, the vehicle charged from 90% to 100% in a bit less than a half hour.
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Thanks for posting this. Very exciting. The EVSE included with my Pacifica indicates that it is 120v, 12a, 1440w. Admittedly, I'm pretty ignorant on this topic and am somewhat nervous about damaging the EVSE or the vehicle. My EVSE looks like yours. Does yours only indicate 120v as well?
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Thanks for posting this. Very exciting. The EVSE included with my Pacifica indicates that it is 120v, 12a, 1440w. Admittedly, I'm pretty ignorant on this topic and am somewhat nervous about damaging the EVSE or the vehicle. My EVSE looks like yours. Does yours only indicate 120v as well?
Iíll have to take a closer look at it to tell you for sure. But remember, the EVSE is mostly just a switch. Thereís a contactor in there that closes when charging starts. The amperage rating of the contactor and the wires and the plug are really what determine how much juice will flow through it. By connecting the EVSE to 240v you donít change the amount of current flowing through it, just the voltage.

It is impossible to damage the vehicle because it is designed to accept 240v. If you study the protocol that the J1772 EVSE units follow, the EVSE tells the car what amperage it has the ability to provide. The car looks at the voltage and the pilot signal and determines if it wants to accept the charge and then it draws no more current than what the EVSE tells it that it can supply.

There are enough people using the OEM EVSE at 240v without problems that it should assuage your fears.

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Thanks for posting this. Very exciting. The EVSE included with my Pacifica indicates that it is 120v, 12a, 1440w. Admittedly, I'm pretty ignorant on this topic and am somewhat nervous about damaging the EVSE or the vehicle. My EVSE looks like yours. Does yours only indicate 120v as well?
So, yes, my EVSE does indicate 120v operation. But, interestingly, it is on a sticker on the back of the unit. The specs are not molded into the plastic case. So my guess is that for European or other markets that use 240v this EVSE just has a different plug on it and a sticker indicating 240v operation.

Also, as shown below, the cord is rated at 300V so 240v should be no problem.
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