GMC HUMMER EV Forum | HummerChat.com banner
1 - 20 of 27 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi everyone, does anyone have good pictures of all sides and back of the chargers being sent out? Trying to plan electrical but don’t have one on hand yet to see what I am up against. Also how long have people been waiting between reservation verification and delivery of the charger? Thank you!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,913 Posts
Hi everyone, does anyone have good pictures of all sides and back of the chargers being sent out? Trying to plan electrical but don’t have one on hand yet to see what I am up against. Also how long have people been waiting between reservation verification and delivery of the charger? Thank you!
They are the 48 Amp Clipper Creek units, hard wired style
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Is this the highest amperage at home charger the ev1 will support? Or do you think I should wire for an 80-100 amp charger?
I’m on my second EV, and the Hummer will be my third. My Mitsubishi iMiev only used a 16 amp charger, and I upgraded to a 32 amp charger for my Chevy Bolt EV. So now , if the 3X doesn’t get a free charger, I’ll have to buy this bigger one for it. I guess it never hurts to plan ahead 👍
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I’m on my second EV, and the Hummer will be my third. My Mitsubishi iMiev only used a 16 amp charger, and I upgraded to a 32 amp charger for my Chevy Bolt EV. So now , if the 3X doesn’t get a free charger, I’ll have to buy this bigger one for it. I guess it never hurts to plan ahead 👍
That’s what I feel like too!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
My understanding, per Clipper Creek is that you can utilize say a 30amp charger it will just take longer to charge. I have the 48amp Clipper Creek but added a 32amp in a second location. I'm no expert but this is what they told me. This is a photo of the unit GM sent.
Adapter Adapter Audio equipment Gadget Ac adapter
 

·
Registered
Volt, Polestar 2, R1T, Livewire One
Joined
·
1,102 Posts
Above posters are correct that it is a 48A unit as the truck will only take up to that. I think it was short sighted for GM to put such a small charger in a vehicle with this size battery, but after taking a road trip and maybe getting 40-45% charge overnight at hotels with only 32A chargers, I guess there is some sense to it.

Just sucks to get home at 3pm on Sunday and plug in to see this:
Automotive tire Vehicle Automotive mirror Motor vehicle Bumper
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,913 Posts
The internal Charger will as I understand it be updated when the SUV is released.
That is what I heard too, but why build 1 more truck without the larger charger? That should be an easy change, just fit the Lyriq charger in and.... This is why GM will ultimately fail, they are too slow to change, and stick customers with an inferior experience, when they have the ability to fix it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,913 Posts
That is what I heard too, but why build 1 more truck without the larger charger? That should be an easy change, just fit the Lyriq charger in and.... This is why GM will ultimately fail, they are too slow to change, and stick customers with an inferior experience, when they have the ability to fix it.
@Nebula1701 you laugh at my comment, but why not fix it now? Tesla would... They are only building little batches of HummerEV's making a hardware change should be easy at this stage. How about a heat pump for HVAC too?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
My understanding, per Clipper Creek is that you can utilize say a 30amp charger it will just take longer to charge. I have the 48amp Clipper Creek but added a 32amp in a second location. I'm no expert but this is what they told me. This is a photo of the unit GM sent. View attachment 1998
Yes this is correct, but it’s nice to be able to recharge a big battery like the Hummer’s in a reasonable time frame
 

·
Registered
Volt, Polestar 2, R1T, Livewire One
Joined
·
1,102 Posts
That is what I heard too, but why build 1 more truck without the larger charger? That should be an easy change, just fit the Lyriq charger in and.... This is why GM will ultimately fail, they are too slow to change, and stick customers with an inferior experience, when they have the ability to fix it.
Rivian has a lot of stuff they axed from the original R1 vehicles that they had planned. I think that is a big reason they had a lot of cancellations when they announced the price increase. They are barely competitive on the charging stack and energy capacity stack. A lot of people, myself included, have had to make assumptions about them because they haven't been in one in person. I bought my Hummer without being near one more than passing it going in the other direction on the road, I am sure my experience there is a lot greater than the average purchaser thanks to passing @Aloppen while driving my Polestar 2 to work a couple times a week. (PS, @Aloppen @aloppen1, if you haven't been in an R1T yet, I am getting mine tomorrow, feel free to reach out)
 

·
Registered
Waiting on my Spring 2022 Delivery ED1
Joined
·
269 Posts
@Nebula1701 you laugh at my comment, but why not fix it now? Tesla would... They are only building little batches of HummerEV's making a hardware change should be easy at this stage. How about a heat pump for HVAC too?
Totally agree and assume they decided hey Tesla dropped from 80 to 60, should be fine for us (without keeping in mind the battery is 2x the size). ER Lighting ships with an 80amp charger (but of course can only do 150kw CCS charging so good at home and bad on road trips):
Only F-150 Lightning equipped with the extended range battery pack can take advantage of the Charge Station Pro's full 80 amps. That's because the Extended Range battery option comes with dual 40-amp onboard chargers for a total output of 80 amps (19.2 kW) and can add on average about 32 miles of range for every hour of charging.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,913 Posts
Totally agree and assume they decided hey Tesla dropped from 80 to 60, should be fine for us (without keeping in mind the battery is 2x the size). ER Lighting ships with an 80amp charger (but of course can only do 150kw CCS charging so good at home and bad on road trips):
Only F-150 Lightning equipped with the extended range battery pack can take advantage of the Charge Station Pro's full 80 amps. That's because the Extended Range battery option comes with dual 40-amp onboard chargers for a total output of 80 amps (19.2 kW) and can add on average about 32 miles of range for every hour of charging.
Thats the crazy point of my comment Lyriq has 100 kWh battery and 19.2 kW charging, Hummer has 200 kWh battery and 11.5 kW charging, whoever put this plan together was drunk. Nobody would have complained about lyriq with 11.5, thats class competitive, but the Hummer with 11.5 is a serious handicap.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
The internal Charger will as I understand it be updated when the SUV is released.
Does that mean I should hold off getting a 50A charger (Chargepoint) installed in anticipation of the SUV? I'm a novice on these points but vaguely recall Tom explaining at one point that most folks home charging capabilities would be limited by current infrastructure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,913 Posts
Does that mean I should hold off getting a 50A charger (Chargepoint) installed in anticipation of the SUV? I'm a novice on these points but vaguely recall Tom explaining at one point that most folks home charging capabilities would be limited by current infrastructure.

If you have the ChargePoint Home Flex, thats a great unit, and should work fine for you, if its the 9.6 kW version, have your electrician hard wire for 11.5kW, or 19.2kW so you can upgrade later without rewiring the circuit. Likely the 40 amp charging will work fine for you, but if it doesn't satisfy your needs you can sell that wallbox and upgrade to a bigger one. We have 2 EV's living off a single 9.6 kW juicebox, and get by just fine, never needed more. I have a Charge Point Home Flex, and the HummerEV Clipper Creek unit on a shelf in the garage I might install someday, but too lazy when the system we have has worked well for us.

Before installing a 19.2kW wallbox you need to access both your electric service capability and also the utility side capability. Many times the utility cannot provide the amperage to the capacity of your service, do simple math in many places in the USA utilities will supply 4 to 8 homes with a single 25 kW transformer, which if you have a 19.2 kW charger, that does not leave much margin for your other electrical needs , and your neighbors. If you start causing voltage drop in your neighbors homes they will not be happy, especially not in the day and age of LED lightbulbs that are very voltage sensitive.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
439 Posts
Nice charger overall, basic, and fine since can schedule/use the truck etc. Wished it was a little more wireless and controllable, i.e. had some cost/usage reporting in an app, even looked a little better. Will miss my Tesla wall charger as looks nice, cool lights, but this will fit the bill just fine.

Does the Hummer come with any kind of mobile charger at all?
 
1 - 20 of 27 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top