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Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:58 pm
by garygid
Other (non-motorized) cable reels are MUCH less expensive.

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:23 pm
by smkettner
Loop around your wrist and elbow is free ;)

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:17 pm
by garygid
I was trying for a solution where one would not need to open the hood, but rather just pull an extension cord out through a hole inside the Charge-Port hatch.

I will have to look closer at the spaces available and the clearances involved.

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:01 pm
by copdoc
Is anyone using the "engine" compartment for storage of the evse as discussed here? I'd love to get it out of the way of my son's tenor sax which he loads into the car every day rather less carefully than I might wish.

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:25 pm
by GPowers
It very perplexing why the charge cored was just not built into an EV car. This J1772 connector and cable should be part of the car. Not on the EVSE pedestal where any Joe blow can steal it.

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:28 pm
by planet4ever
copdoc wrote:Is anyone using the "engine" compartment for storage of the evse as discussed here? I'd love to get it out of the way of my son's tenor sax which he loads into the car every day rather less carefully than I might wish.
Mine is totally out of sight and protected, along with extension cord, adapters, tools, rags, etc. I love my organizer! It keeps the back of the car so nice looking.

Ray

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:19 pm
by davewill
GPowers wrote:It very perplexing why the charge cored was just not built into an EV car. This J1772 connector and cable should be part of the car. Not on the EVSE pedestal where any Joe blow can steal it.
That's the way Europe is going with the Mennekes connector. A LEAF owner would carry around a Mennekes to J1772 adapter cable, a Tesla owner would carry a Mennekes to Tesla connector cable, etc... There's much to be said for the concept, although if it does get stolen, the individual owner is left without any way to charge until he gets his expensive cable replaced. I also find with the current portable EVSE that pulling the cable out and putting it away each time is a nuisance, I'm sure the M-to-J1772 cable won't be any better.

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:27 am
by Franko30
Hi,

writing in foreign language, so I hope to use the right technical terms now and in the future.

Why not just use a padlock (through the hole in the silver switch on top of the type 1 plug) to keep the type 1 plug (and thus the "brick") with the car? I guess tht's what they put it in for.

Or do people in the US actually cut off the "brick" (what's the correct term - we in Germany use in-cable-control-box)?

Brick theft is not much of a problem yet in Germany - but people begin thinking about it. But then, our "bricks" dont cost a thousand dollars, "just" around 300-400 EUR (between 390 and 520 US-$).

BUT the type 2 Mennekes plugs are as expensive as the bricks in the US, although they are only cables and plugs...

Cheers

Frank

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:15 am
by DaveinOlyWA
Franko30 wrote:Hi,

writing in foreign language, so I hope to use the right technical terms now and in the future.

Why not just use a padlock (through the hole in the silver switch on top of the type 1 plug) to keep the type 1 plug (and thus the "brick") with the car? I guess tht's what they put it in for.

Or do people in the US actually cut off the "brick" (what's the correct term - we in Germany use in-cable-control-box)?

Brick theft is not much of a problem yet in Germany - but people begin thinking about it. But then, our "bricks" dont cost a thousand dollars, "just" around 300-400 EUR (between 390 and 520 US-$).

BUT the type 2 Mennekes plugs are as expensive as the bricks in the US, although they are only cables and plugs...

Cheers

Frank



thanks for the info Frank. sounds like another (of the many) examples of Europeans simply being more progressive towards EV tech... we are lagging here i am afraid by quite a bit

Re: Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public chargi

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:29 am
by gascant
Seems like people here in the US will steal almost anything these days. We keep having instances of UPS/FedEx packages disappearing from porches within a few minutes of being delivered.
This idea is one we'll have to bring up with Nissan. I'll have to pull off the plastic protector, but I think the space next to the radiator overflow container is pretty empty. I bet something could be worked out. Might even be able to retrofit it. Will get Electric4Me or Ingineer on the case.