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240 Volt Volt Charger

May 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments

I finally had my 240 volt charger installed for my Volt today. On 110 volts, the Volt takes up to 10 hours to fully charge. With the new charger it takes no more than 4 hours. This will make multiple all-electric trips during the day a lot easier.

The electrician had to bury the conduit from the box on the south-east corner of my house over to the garage, which meant digging a trench. While digging the trench, they broke the water main, cut the internet cable and broke two sprinkler lines. It’s all repaired now, but the trenches are still open until the City comes to inspect on Tuesday. Fortunately I can still use it before it is inspected.

Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ken Holsinger // May 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Wait… How did you manage? I can live without water for a while… but THEY CUT THE INTERNET?!?!

  • 2 Daryl // May 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I know, I was getting frantic!

  • 3 Donna // May 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Yikes!! Will this be cheaper to charge your car now, or about the same?

  • 4 Daryl // May 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    The 240 volt charger is actually a little more efficient than the 110, maybe 10%. So it will be a little cheaper to charge.

  • 5 Don // May 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    At least you have your phone for the internet.

    On Friday I lost service so I called Time Warner. They said they would get someone out to me on Monday. I started hyperventilating. Okay, not really but as it turned out I was just one of the first to report the outage. They had it fixed in about an hour.