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Re: Copper wire thieves

Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:24 am

Smidge204 wrote:
mirko wrote:Why would making theft harder yet still possible ever be better than eliminating the possibility of theft?

BTW, I just priced one of those Mennekes Type 2 charging cables... £155.00 or about $250.00 US.

It's cute that you'd think theft would be impossible. What's to stop someone from ripping the induction pad out from the bottom of your car just like they do with catalytic converters? You think that'll be less than $250 to fix?

We can go back and forth with this for weeks. Point is, a modular cable system makes EVSE installation and maintenance cheaper which will encourage deployment, solves the standardization problem, and reduces the theft problem. Induction charging only addresses the theft issue but no other, and doesn't solve it to the extent you seem to think it does.
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Thieves will take anything. They will even steal from a black and white from a supposedly secure facility.
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Re: Copper wire thieves

Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:15 am

This was reported on the local news tonight.

Cops say copper thief had big target — Apple Inc.:
http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2013/12/02 ... apple-inc/

I also stumbled upon this: http://www.insidebayarea.com/mr-roadsho ... -at-85-280.

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Re: Copper wire thieves

Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:18 am

This made NBC Bay Area news, but I don't see the story on their site.
http://www.fugitive.com/2014/01/31/susp ... -san-jose/

The news showed the above pics.

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Re: Copper wire thieves

Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:52 pm

Not wiring but semi-related...

Oakland DMV office forced to close due to flooding caused by thieves
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 560040.php

The loot? An estimated $50 in copper, said Officer Matthew Hamer with the Oakland CHP office.

"Sometime last night, a theft occurred and a thief or thieves stole less than $50 worth of copper piping out of the HVAC system," Hamer explained by phone to SFGATE. "That caused flooding to the DMV, costing tens of thousands of dollars (in damage) to the DMV."


Oakland DMV closed next week due to flooding from copper theft
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/02/09 ... per-theft/

CHP: Copper-theft leaks damage Oakland Coliseum DMV
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/07/ ... iseum-dmv/

Hope they find these bastards.

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Re: Copper wire thieves

Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:26 pm

This is very likely the work of heroin addicts. As such, the best action isn't to just prosecute them.
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