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I was looking on the Chev site to see if they were selling the Ultium Level 2 chargers and did not see them.

Has anyone seen them yet?

 

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I was looking on the Chev site to see if they were selling the Ultium Level 2 chargers and did not see them.

Has anyone seen them yet?


In early 2023, Hassani says GM will be launching the first line-up of Ultium-branded electric vehicle supply Level 2 chargers. Additionally, the same people who design the company’s vehicles are designing these chargers, improving reliability and dependability, he said.
 

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In early 2023, Hassani says GM will be launching the first line-up of Ultium-branded electric vehicle supply Level 2 chargers. Additionally, the same people who design the company’s vehicles are designing these chargers, improving reliability and dependability, he said.
I hope they do a better job than the Voltec charge stations that came out with the Volt.

It was made by Lear and mine died 1 week after the 12 month warranty. I was told too bad, so sad by the company that supplied them (now named Bosch EV Solutions).

The Bolt EV (and later Volt's) came with a portable unit that plugs into a standard 120V 15A wall outlet. It can also be used with a 240V outlet with an adapter cable (not included- instead of hot, neutral, ground it's hot-hot-ground). Of course used with a 240V adapter it's limited to 15A like the 120V capability rather than the say, 80A you'd need to take full advantage of the 19.2kW capable trim level.
 

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I hope they do a better job than the Voltec charge stations that came out with the Volt.

It was made by Lear and mine died 1 week after the 12 month warranty. I was told too bad, so sad by the company that supplied them (now named Bosch EV Solutions).

The Bolt EV (and later Volt's) came with a portable unit that plugs into a standard 120V 15A wall outlet. It can also be used with a 240V outlet with an adapter cable (not included- instead of hot, neutral, ground it's hot-hot-ground). Of course used with a 240V adapter it's limited to 15A like the 120V capability rather than the say, 80A you'd need to take full advantage of the 19.2kW capable trim level.
2022+ Bolts and Ultium Vehicles come with a Duel level Charge cord that can do 7.7kW when plugged into 240V with it's provided adapter.

 

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Is there any information on what type of 240 volt plug that charger plugs into?

You can use the standard three-pronged 120-volt plug (NEMA 5-15) for Level 1 charging at your home (up to 1.4kW). The larger four-pronged plug (NEMA 14-50) is a 240-volt plug that provides Level 2 charging (7.7kW), similar to AC charging stations you may find in public.
 

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So if I understand what you are saying the evse that they give you is a duo evse, level 1 at 120 volts and level 2 at 240 volts delivering 7.7 kw of power. That would be enough to charge your battery from empty to full in approximately 12 hours.

is that correct?

You would need a 40 amp circuit for the 240 volt Nema 14-50 plug
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So if I understand what you are saying the evse that they give you is a duo evse, level 1 at 120 volts and level 2 at 240 volts delivering 7.7 kw of power. That would be enough to charge your battery from empty to full in approximately 12 hours.

is that correct?
Yeah and this is just the portable EVSE that comes with the car, not the bigger ones you can purchase from the Dealership.
 

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I already have 240 to my garage supplying power to two 20 amp circuit breaker, 240 volt electric heaters. If I wanted to use the 240 volt side of the evse that they give you, I would still have to get another dedicated circuit with at least a 40 amp breaker for it.

What it could save me is the $600 to $1000 dollar cost for getting a better and faster charging evse. Now pretty likely I will still buy the better one, but in all reality, this one would likely meet 95%+ of my home needs. It would charge up the vehicle in 2 to 3 hours based on my usual daily range and battery useage. On the days I drive longer, almost all of the time I would have 12 hours of time between uses.
 

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I already have 240 to my garage supplying power to two 20 amp circuit breaker, 240 volt electric heaters. If I wanted to use the 240 volt side of the evse that they give you, I would still have to get another dedicated circuit with at least a 40 amp breaker for it.

What it could save me is the $600 to $1000 dollar cost for getting a better and faster charging evse. Now pretty likely I will still buy the better one, but in all reality, this one would likely meet 95%+ of my home needs. It would charge up the vehicle in 2 to 3 hours based on my usual daily range and battery useage. On the days I drive longer, almost all of the time I would have 12 hours of time between uses.
It sounds like you could be just fine with a level 1 charger. 115 circuit at 12 amps would get you about 5 miles per hour of charge. That is currently my plan of action at the moment. Actually I have a garage 5-15 outlet GFI on a 20 amp breaker that I will probably use.
 

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So if I understand what you are saying the evse that they give you is a duo evse, level 1 at 120 volts and level 2 at 240 volts delivering 7.7 kw of power. That would be enough to charge your battery from empty to full in approximately 12 hours.

is that correct?

You would need a 40 amp circuit for the 240 volt Nema 14-50 plug View attachment 260
Newp. You need a 50 amp circuit for a 50 amp receptacle, and may only use 40 amps for charging. There is no such thing as a 40-amp circuit in terms of wiring sizing. 15, 20, 30, 50, 60. Choose from those. If you pick 30, you may only use 24 for charging.
 

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Yep. I'm planning to just shell out for a CE to install a 50A dedicated breaker and 240V plug in my garage. Should be able to filler 'er up in about 6 - 7 hours. I installed solar on my roof first, with the idea to (ideally) charge up the Equinox during sunny Saturdays/Sundays as much as possible, and then I should be good to go for most of the week.
 

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Yep. I'm planning to just shell out for a CE to install a 50A dedicated breaker and 240V plug in my garage. Should be able to filler 'er up in about 6 - 7 hours. I installed solar on my roof first, with the idea to (ideally) charge up the Equinox during sunny Saturdays/Sundays as much as possible, and then I should be good to go for most of the week.
Welcome to the forum @Oscoe! What kind of solar panels did you install at your home?
 

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Yep. I'm planning to just shell out for a CE to install a 50A dedicated breaker and 240V plug in my garage. Should be able to filler 'er up in about 6 - 7 hours. I installed solar on my roof first, with the idea to (ideally) charge up the Equinox during sunny Saturdays/Sundays as much as possible, and then I should be good to go for most of the week.
Mind sharing how much the install and everything cost? Trying to price out a setup of my own.
 
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