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Old 06-29-2016, 01:24 PM
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Hi, I am the brand new owner of volt 13. I might possibly be shipping my car to my host country where the electric outlet will be a two round pronged 220v connection which is bit different than two flat-prong + round ground connector. I am wondering if anyone has done it and whether it will work? The electrical charging structure I think is pretty much non-existent therefore I am expecting to charge it mostly through conventional home electrical outlet 220V if I can find suitable one.

From the user manual, I see 120v/240v options are available in the USA. So far all the chargepoint stations I have been using were 240V and one time I charged with 120V electric outlet in a camping area. Both worked great.

My assumption is that it may charge at 220V, but not sure it will charging at 240V and has to be 240V? The reason, I am saying (albeit without much confidence) is that during my california travel, I saw at least one chargepoint station in Santa Barbara University area, where they advertised themselves having 220V outlet.


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Old 06-29-2016, 04:36 PM
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Depending on the country, there may already be cord sets available. The car will deal with the voltage. In the U.S. 220 and 240 are pretty much used interchangeably to describe the same thing.

So you need something that plugs in easy.
 
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:08 PM
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at least according to this post, if the device converts to DC current, then there is no problem at all. The question is does volt charger do it?

http://diy.stackexchange.com/questio...ower-frequency

still researching.
 
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:22 AM
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The On-Board charger does the converting to DC.
 
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