TheLondonBroiler wrote:...The top pic is of the machine that works for me and the bottom is the problematic style.
The bottom screen shot is funny.
3.6kWh charging rate (DCFC)
3.6kWh is a quantity of power. It is not a rate like 24kW.
But it's great to see pics of these small new style DCFC units. They have to be solid state.
The Efacec 50kW units in the KC metro area are as big as refrigerators,,, sitting out in the corner a grocery store parking lots and parking garages.
They are based on big-ass transformers and are always on 3 ph power.
I got to look inside of one when I was dealing with a service rep. There is lots of open space inside. Always two cords: CCS/Chademo. Small cell phone antenna on top.
These units are up and running and hopefully network connected so you know if they're available.
Or they are dead, INOP, off line....
They should not take out an $800 un-powertrain related part,
,,, that the car owner has to pay for.
And they don't.
My dealer and GM EV Engineering Support is having a learning moment
with my car.
And hopefully they'll get serious about learning something new and not sticking me with the learning bill..... (3 weeks in the shop, this time.)
Side Note: There was a report that GM bought or is partnering with a 150kW DCFC unit manufacturer. They said these units were solid state.
The future looks bright !
I just need the desk jockeys to get up to speed on seriously Trouble Shooting the BEV's that Chevy has out in the field NOW....
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +69 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.