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Re: Chinese food trick

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:16 pm
by LeftieBiker
To me, it's like carrying a gas can with a quart of fuel everywhere you go "just in case".


Good for you. However, since the EVSE doesn't go stale, can provide much more energy than a quart of gasoline, and isn't explosive, that is a poor analogy.

Re: Chinese food trick

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:26 pm
by GetOffYourGas
LeftieBiker wrote:
To me, it's like carrying a gas can with a quart of fuel everywhere you go "just in case".


Good for you. However, since the EVSE doesn't go stale, can provide much more energy than a quart of gasoline, and isn't explosive, that is a poor analogy.


Yes, plus the quart of fuel can instantly get you enough range to get to the nearest gas station as opposed to only enabling you to beg to use the nearest outlet...for several hours...

A portable "trickle charger" EVSE just is not very useful in an emergency situation. There are far better options. And like I said, if you are travelling or visiting someone, that's different - that's not "just in case".

Re: Chinese food trick

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:42 pm
by mwalsh
GetOffYourGas wrote:A portable "trickle charger" EVSE just is not very useful in an emergency situation. There are far better options. And like I said, if you are travelling or visiting someone, that's different - that's not "just in case".


Ah, yes, but with the EVSE Upgrade and a bag full of different plug adapters, it opens up many more possibilities when it comes to begging for an emergency charge! That said, I've never had to use it like that, and even when I do run low I usually find an eVgo or ChargePoint DCFC instead.

Re: Chinese food trick

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 pm
by Nubo
mwalsh wrote:
Rat wrote:Okay, this trick is not unique to Leafs, but I've found it very useful and thought I'd share it.


And one that is unique to LEAFs (of a certain age) - you can use the plastic carabiner that holds the EVSE bag onto the D ring in the trunk - unhook the carabiner, slip it through the handles of the plastic bag, and then fasten it back on the D ring. :D


Also useful, 3 small S-carabiners hooked into the child-seat anchors of the back seats. Great for keeping grocery/shopping bags of all kinds from tipping.