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Model # EVDSWGH-CP01

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EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor Level-2 DuraStation Wall Mount with 18 ft. Cord

$397.00 /each
  • NEMA 3R outdoor non-metallic enclosure with 18 ft. cord
  • Level 2 station provides 7.2kW of power
  • Bi-color LED light to indicate standby/charge/fault status

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Model # EVDSWGH-CP01

Internet # 205808537

Store SKU # 1001414495

The EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor DuraStation Wall Mount from GE offers level 2 charging at an affordable price. This unique unit can be used either inside or outside while operating the same as many higher priced options. It delivers maximum power of 7.2 kW and is capable of providing 10–20 miles per hour of charging depending on the vehicle.

  • Designed for wall mount application
  • 18 ft. cord wraps conveniently around unit, keeping it organized and off the ground
  • Components are housed inside a NEMA 3R (outdoor) nonmetallic enclosure
  • Green charging light illuminates to signal that vehicle is charging, switching to red in the event of a fault
  • Meets all of the following standards: SAE J1772; NEC625; UL2231, 2251 and 2594; CUL 2594 and 2231; and is ETL and cETL listed

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Dimensions
Cable Length (ft.) 
18 
Product Depth (in.) 
6.38 
Product Height (in.) 
12 
Product Width (in.) 
11.25 
Details
Amperage (amps) 
30 
Charging Level 
Level 2 
Commercial / Residential 
Residential 
Connector Type 
J1772 
Features 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Mounting Type 
Wall Mounted 
Power Input 
Hard-Wired 
Product Weight (lb.) 
18.8 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Voltage (volts) 
240 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Warranty 

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How fast does this level 2 charger can be charged an EV battery from emptied to a full level?

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IT WILL CHARGE A CAR IN 4 TO 6 HOURS .....10 TO 12 KW BATT
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September 8, 2015
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Since this is NOT a charger and the actual charger is in the car it depends on the actual charger specifications. For example, my Nissan Leaf comes with a power cord that charges at about 1.1kw and this GE station will charge my car at a maximum of 6.6kw (the maximum rating of the charger in the car), so for my actual car it charge 6 times faster than the "trickle charger" cord supplied with the car, and Read More
Since this is NOT a charger and the actual charger is in the car it depends on the actual charger specifications. For example, my Nissan Leaf comes with a power cord that charges at about 1.1kw and this GE station will charge my car at a maximum of 6.6kw (the maximum rating of the charger in the car), so for my actual car it charge 6 times faster than the "trickle charger" cord supplied with the car, and can charge the Leaf battery in about 4 hours if it was completely discharged. Read Less
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This is not a charger. The charger is on-board the car. The GE Durastation is EV Service Equipment. It communicates with and provides safe power to your car. On a 40 Amp circuit it can provide 30 Amps continuously. It can be derated easily to operate at lower output on a 20 or 30 Amp circuit.
To answer your question one needs to know the capacity of the battery and the output of the charger. In the case Read More
This is not a charger. The charger is on-board the car. The GE Durastation is EV Service Equipment. It communicates with and provides safe power to your car. On a 40 Amp circuit it can provide 30 Amps continuously. It can be derated easily to operate at lower output on a 20 or 30 Amp circuit.
To answer your question one needs to know the capacity of the battery and the output of the charger. In the case of my 2012 Leaf, it has 3.3 kW charger and a 24 kW hour battery. If the battery is near depleted it will take 7 - 8 hours to recharge at Level 2. Compare to Level 1 (trickle) cord at 1.2 kW where my charge time is 20++ hours. Read Less
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July 23, 2015
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I have been impressed by the unit. Connected to a 40 Amp breaker, it has been doing a full recharge in about 2 hours.
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July 21, 2015
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This charging station can provide approximately 7.7Kwh per hour @ 40 amps.
So, now you need to know how big your battery is, how much power it keeps in reserve, and what does your cars charger permit as far as kwh charging. 2011 and 2012 EV chargers usually were limited to 3.3Kw per hour. So you will need to know what your car accepts as far as charging goes.
For example...if you have an EV, with a Read More
This charging station can provide approximately 7.7Kwh per hour @ 40 amps.
So, now you need to know how big your battery is, how much power it keeps in reserve, and what does your cars charger permit as far as kwh charging. 2011 and 2012 EV chargers usually were limited to 3.3Kw per hour. So you will need to know what your car accepts as far as charging goes.
For example...if you have an EV, with a 24kw battery, that will never allow itself to go below 10kw's. and only lets you charge at 3.3kw's...a "depleted battery", even @ 7.7kwh...will take around 3 hours to charge. Read Less
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July 14, 2015
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It depends on how much current your EV can withdraw. My volt can only use about 16A, which need about 4 hours to get fully charged.
The max current of this charger is programmable from 16 to 30 by a multiple position jumper.
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June 18, 2015
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The charging time is determined by your car (size of the battery and the amp draw) - see the car manual for level 2 (220 Volt) charging time.
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June 9, 2015
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Stock answer is 6 to 8 hours. It depends on the car. My LEAF charged from 25% to 100% in just over 3 hrs the other day. This is not a charger, the charger is installed in your car. The rating of the charger in the car determines the charging speed. EVSE merely tells the car the max it is capable of supplying and the car (if necessary) steps down to the charge station output.
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April 7, 2015
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The package states that most vehicles can be recharged in 6 hours (vehicle dependent)
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April 6, 2015
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Twice as fast as a 110 outlet.
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March 21, 2015
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I use it on my Ford C-Max and it goes from empty to full in 2 hours. My level one took 5 hours.
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March 12, 2015
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A user typically gets between 10-20 miles per hour of charging or twice as fast as charging with standard 120V charger that comes with the car.
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March 11, 2015
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EV Charger delivers maximum power of 7.2 kW and is capable of providing 10–20 miles per hour of charging depending on the vehicle.
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My garage has 120v connection. What do I need to install this GE charger. I have Cmax Plug in Veh.

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According to the sticker on the side of mine, it will run on either 120v or 240v. This is contrary to the online specs. I tend to believe the sticker, to be honest. The charger's job is to negotiate with the car a little and then just forward the electricity as is (120v or 240v AC). So making the charger work with 120V or 240V is a matter of putting in a $.10 rectifier just to drive the electronics.
According to the sticker on the side of mine, it will run on either 120v or 240v. This is contrary to the online specs. I tend to believe the sticker, to be honest. The charger's job is to negotiate with the car a little and then just forward the electricity as is (120v or 240v AC). So making the charger work with 120V or 240V is a matter of putting in a $.10 rectifier just to drive the electronics.
You can detune the unit to 15A using a jumper.
That being said, it seems a bit silly to be using one of these with a 120v plug. Just use a regular Level 1 charger. They're smaller and cheaper. Read Less
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To fully utilize the unit, you will need to run 8-3 wire to your electrical panel and install / use a 40 AMP breaker with the wire (to the unit).
If you do not have an understanding of electrical wiring and electrical panels - I would not suggest installing this on your own.
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The product works automatically at either 120Vac or 240Vac. There is a derate jumper included to set the charging current. The default is 30A (requires 40A circuit), but can be derated to 24A (for 30A circuit), or 16A (for 20A circuit), or 12A (for 15A circuit). Only thing to keep in mind is that the charger could be sharing the circuit with other loads ... if the other loads are large enough it could Read More
The product works automatically at either 120Vac or 240Vac. There is a derate jumper included to set the charging current. The default is 30A (requires 40A circuit), but can be derated to 24A (for 30A circuit), or 16A (for 20A circuit), or 12A (for 15A circuit). Only thing to keep in mind is that the charger could be sharing the circuit with other loads ... if the other loads are large enough it could trip the circuit breaker. At 120V and 12A the power draw will be similar to a vacuum cleaner or a space heater.
For 12A (15A circuit) operation, attach a #14/3 AWG cord.
For 16A (20A circuit) operation, attach a #12/3 AWG cord.
The circuit amperage is identified on the circuit breaker. If the outlet accepts one vertical and one horizontal plug that indicates for sure that it's a 20A circuit. Often however, even on 20A circuits electricians only install the normal 15A outlets (both plugs vertical) because that is what most people are used to. The only way to know for sure is to look at the circuit breaker. Read Less
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This charger is designed to deliver power from a 40 amp 220 volt circuit. If you want a Level 2 charger, than a 120v connection will not suffice. If you want a slower charging, Level 1 charger, another product would be your option.
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You need to install a 40 amp, 240v circuit to take advantage of the full capability of the unit, provided your car needs the full output. This does not/cannot operate with 120v.
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April 10, 2015
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The Cmax comes with its own 120V charging cable which will work on a 120V 20A circuit. Takes about 8 hrs to fully charge w/ 120V
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You need 240v service with a 30a breaker.
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April 6, 2015
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You need to run 220 volts from a 40 amp breaker using 30 amp wire. You can't use 110 v outlet.
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March 26, 2015
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This EVSE requires a 240 volt supply, with a 40 amp circuit if using it at full capacity. It won't work on 120 volts.
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March 21, 2015
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You will need 220V in your garage to use any Level 2 chargers. I have a C-Max and with this charger my time from empty to full is 2 hours. Way better than the 5 hours with the Level 1.
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A dedicated 240V 30A circuit from your existing panel.
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March 4, 2015
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This unit requires a 240VAC connection (L1, L2, no neutral). It is normally connected to a 40A circuit (30A draw), but has a de-rating jumper to allow connection to 30A (24A draw), 20A (16A draw), and 15A (12A draw) circuits.
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The residential DuraStation is a level 2 charging station that requires a 240V, 40A circuit.
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Does it have an on/off switch so it doesn't waste electricity when not in use? Or does it stay on all the time?

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If you need a picture to hook up 3 wires, you need to hire an electrician.
For the second hole, simply mirror the existing one so it looks symetrical.
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It stays on all the time. A switching power supply is used, the standby power is less than 2W as measured.
For large current devices, a switch consumes electricity too (very possible more than 2W) so add a switch may not save very much if you charge every day.
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It stays on all the time.
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No, It's always on. It can be turned off at the circuit breaker if needed.
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Basically it stays in standby all the time. Probably uses a minute amount of power but not much. Mine is next to my breaker panel in my shop, so I just trip the breaker if it will not be used for a couple of days. There are no switches, buttons, or other controls on it, just the red/green LED and the J1772 cord and plug.
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No. It does not have a power switch. In my case, the dedicated circuit breaker is nearby, so I could throw that to off if were to be away a long time . . .
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There is no exterior on/off switch.
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April 6, 2015
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No, it stays on all the time. But I called the company and they said power use is minimal. Only the LED draws power.
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It is turned of/off by the vehicle that it is plugged into. That is part of the function of the multiple conductors in the cable and connectors to the car and the reason for all the complicated electronics in the unit. Mine doesn't use a measurable amount of energy when it isn't actively charging the car.
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March 21, 2015
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No switch, but the light does not even come on when it is not plugged in.
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There is no on/off switch. It can be turned off at the breaker if needed.
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Does it need a fixed connection or a 240V-plug (aka dryer outlet)?

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This model uses a fixed connection, like the one in a electric panel box. I saw some models have two versions, about $100 more for the plug version.
If you can do it your self, or hire electrician to connect, I suggest to use a direct, fixed connection. A plug for large current is quite hot during charging, waste extra energy.
The station is not portable anyway.
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If you're having an electrician install it for you, he can do it either way. It will probably cost a little extra to have the plug outlet installed, just because it's an extra piece of hardware. An outlet doesn't come with the charger.
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GE specifies on the box and in the instructions that this is a "hardwired" unit. You could easily in stall a cord and plug, but this would violate the testing laboratory certification of the unit.
If you powered it off a typical 30 amp dryer circuit, you would need to install the jumper that tells the unit (and thus the car) that the car should not draw over 24 amps. (never exceed 80% of an electrical Read More
GE specifies on the box and in the instructions that this is a "hardwired" unit. You could easily in stall a cord and plug, but this would violate the testing laboratory certification of the unit.
If you powered it off a typical 30 amp dryer circuit, you would need to install the jumper that tells the unit (and thus the car) that the car should not draw over 24 amps. (never exceed 80% of an electrical circuit capacity for continuous use (more than 3 hrs by code is continuous). Read Less
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In this case, this is delivered intended to be hardwired. I suppose there's nothing stopping one from wiring for a plug-in . . . Mine is hardwired.
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It is designed to be 'hard wired' however I assume a suitable 'plug' could be used to feed power; 240v, 30a service.
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April 6, 2015
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It needs a fixed connection hard wired into it. It doesn't have a plug to plug into an outlet.
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The instructions tell you to use a fixed connection in conduit but if wired correctly you could use a dryer or range outlet. If the outlet and its circuit breaker are rated at less than 40 amps you should use the jumper supplied with the unit to reduce its amp draw so you don't overload the circuit.
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You have to hard wire it in. You could put a dryer or range cord on it and plug it in, but you still need to drill a hole for the wire in the plastic enclosure, as there is none. Then add a cord grip to the hole you drill.
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It is designed to be hard wired. However you could use a conventional dryer plug cable with a suitable cable clamp to make it a plug-in. If you do use a 30A dryer plug, set the J21 jumper for 24A (30A circuit) operation to meet electrical code requirements (per the instructions).
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Use a fixed connection if it is outdoors. That's the safest. Use a plug if you really need it to be portable. You can use a NEMA 10-50 to charge at campsites and some places without an EVSE. This unit isn't as portable as some of the others though and GE states to hard-wire it right on the packaging, probably for liability.
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This unit is set up to be hard wired but you could buy a cord and male plug and make it a plug unit easily.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hard wiring very dependable. This is a simple straight forward device once installed. You can have your electrician set it up for 15, 20, 30 or 40 amps. This flexibility should serve me well for any future upgrades from my 2016 Volt or subsequent EV vehicle. I set mine up for 30 amps which is more than the Volt wants, but it still works fine. Sbj May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charger Purchase Product as advertised. Easy installation, but had an electrician do the installation. Works great on my cMax. May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fair price and good quality product. Easy to install, despite lacking instructions. I installed this myself, running a 240v line over from an electric range I had in my kitchen (we switched to a gas range). You have to drill your own holes on the side or bottom for the conduit to go through, I used a 1" hole-saw and a 90° elbow with a 3/4" inside diameter, then connected it to some 3/4" I.D. PVC conduit. I had an electrician come out to inspect my work. My breaker was a 50amp as it existed, he suggested downgrading to a 40amp since that would better protect the charger, and he suggested some ox-gard on the spliced wire connections since the wire was aluminum and is apparently more susceptible to bimetallism. The instructions included with the unit were not very clear, but it was pretty easy to figure out the mounting bracket and which wire goes where once inside the unit. The manual does include some useful information about potential error codes, and the unit will blink green when everything is A-OK, if not, it will blink out an error code for you so you can fix the problem. The electrician complimented the simplicity of the unit, noting that the box had plenty of space to work with, and was very easy to understand. He also liked the "secure" star-drive screws which make it unlikely that you'll bump it open or that anyone can get in without at least having the right tools. Mine was mounted inside with a combination of stud and toggle bolts in the sheet-rock. Out of the six mount-points, four were toggle bolts and two were screwed directly into studs. The unit is not going anywhere. Remember to secure your conduit too, my electrician said that Washington State code required some form of strapping and support no more than 3' from the point of connection. The unit being sized right to wrap the cord around the outside is nice, but it would be handy to have some sort of hanger for the vehicle connector to rest in. This is my fifth GE appliance and I find their instruction manuals to be very much lacking in specific directions or steps, but they include just enough that you can figure it out as you go. November 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works very well and the most affordable charger I found...... I had recently purchased a LEAF and while the trickle charger works it is exceedingly slow, as long as 21 hours. The G.E. charger is simple and straight forward, not a difficult install at all. Also appreciate the weatherproof enclosure as my installation is outdoors. I highly recommend as a simple straight forward approach to faster charging. For my LEAF typically 3 hours or less. March 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by We dont use it This EV charger was purchased for use on a Chevy Volt. It is the car my wife uses. The charger is not usable by her, it is to hard unplug from the car. In fact it is hard for me to disconnect, The latch needs to be depressed in way past were you think it would need to be and once you get it depressed to unlatch it the plug requires way to much pressure to pull it out of the socket until the last 1/8" or so. March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Level 2 charger for the money I was not content with the trickle charge as the home charging option for my 2015 Leaf. After researching the different charging options, I purchased the DuraStation from Home Depot and performed the hardwire install myself. Although the unit is rated to work on a 240v 40a circuit, I used an existing 240v 20a circuit which allowed me to use the existing breaker and wiring. I can always upgrade the breaker to 40a and run heavier gauge wire to the unit if I want to increase the charge speed. The 240v 20a charges plenty fast for my purposes. It charges between midnight and 7am to benefit from off peak electric rates and therefore doesn't really need to charge in 2 hours or less. The 4-5 hour charge works great for me at this time. Highly recommend this unit. Looks good and is easy to install. August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works perfectly with my BMW and the variable amp setting saved me the cost of an electrician I considered buying the BMW Level II charger but this one was $600 less and works just as well. Full charge in 2.5 hours March 22, 2016
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