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.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.
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.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.
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...