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GM Voltec EVSE

GM
CC By Richard Kelly, 10/2/2010, Alt Car Santa Monica
Accessory Type: 
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
Maximum Amps: 
15
Level: 
2
Price (USD): 
$490

Description

ETL listed. GM has announced a partnership with Michigan-based SPX Service Solutions to sell and install this 240V home charging station made for the Chevrolet Volt. This station can recharge the Volt battery from depleted to full in about four hours.

This station is optional for Volt owners, as the vehicle comes standard with a Level 1 charge cord, which can charge the battery in about ten hours

GM has announced a partnership with Michigan-based SPX Service Solutions to sell and install this 240V home charging station made for the Chevrolet Volt. This station can recharge the Volt battery from depleted to full in about four hours.

This station is optional for Volt owners, as the vehicle comes standard with a Level 1 charge cord, which can charge the battery in about ten hours

Features

  • Compliance: UL 2594, NEV 625, Part 15 of FCC Rules, ICES003E of Industry Canada
  • Vehicle plug flashlight for finding the vehicle port in the dark
  • Cord Length: 25 feet

According to Tom Dowling at evchargernews.com, this unit is only available to buyers with Volt order numbers in production status.

Comments

Charlie's picture

Voltec Charger Repair

I don't know a soldering iron from a tire iron but after my unit failed (after 12 months brand new) I made some phone calls and found a company in Michigan that would look at it. I disconnected the circuit board and fedexed it to them. $ 75 plus shipping and it's working fine. Bear in mind what's wrong with yours may be different than mine. They didn't ask me to post this but here's a plug for them (excuse the pun!): Process Control Services Inc 401 Industrial Drive Plymouth MI 48170 Greg Parsons gparsons@processcontrolservices.com
Anonymous's picture

Process Control Services

Unfortunately, Process Control Services is no longer accepting them for repair.
Anonymous's picture

charger not working

How did you determine it was the circuit board?
djean 's picture

voltec charger repair - parts from Home Depot

Voltec charger repair - simple using parts from Home Depot https://youtu.be/rxaMgJw9T2o
Anonymous's picture

Fix with parts from walmart

http://youtu.be/YIiVamm_XMs step by step instructions on testing and replacing the fuse.
Anonymous's picture

Juicebox

I had a Voltec charger installed for my Volt about 2 years ago. It has worked fine, but it isn't exactly a powerhouse. When we bought a Plug-in Prius late last year I bought a fully-assembled "Juicebox" from emotorwerks.com. It puts out 60 amps and is far superior quality. I will be getting another for my Volt and maybe convert the Voltec to a portable unit with a dryer power cord for borrowing electrons from friends ...
Joe Campbell's picture

Voltec charger

My 240 v charger is dead at my house. It is 18 months old. Hardly use it as I charge at my office. Thought, no problem I'll charge with the 110 v that came with the car. ( weekend) Plugged the 110v and it showed a fault. 2 greens then when I plugged it into the car one green and one red. No charging.. Then I remembered they had a recall and they replaced the one that came with the car. The original worked when I first got the car so it was not a home wiring problem. Got thinking about it and tried charging a few times at a camp site and it never worked. I always thought they had some ground issues. Went to the office and plugged into the 110 line that I knew worked 2 years ago before I installed the 220v charger. Same indication. So I think I have a bad 110 charger. Will call the dealer and see what they have to say , maybe under warranty???? So I will replace my 220 v unit but not the same one. Maybe a Bosch??? By the way,,took apart the charger hoping it was the fuse... They tested good...
Steve's picture

Dead Voltec Charger

Mine also died after 18 months later. I told them what happened, and they were not going to do anything about it. They know there is a problem with this charger since there are so many complaints by looking at all the bloggers.
Ron Lachman's picture

240v voltec charger

My 240v voltec charger died, and I found that there are two soldered in fuses. I came up with a very cheap and easy way to replace the fuses (no soldering needed), and I thought this might be useful to you. My voltec charger is working fine again after a single internal fuse replacement.
John Goodrich's picture

Voltec fuses

My level one charger just dies. I was wondering how you replaced the fuses you mentioned? Many thaks and have a great Wednesday! Cheers! John