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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:26 pm

DarkStar wrote:
VeloV wrote:Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V charging. Frustrating that 99.5% of available public charge-points are 110V only, with no J-Plug, yet we must risk having our EVSE interfaces stolen if we charge publicly.
I use a simple Master Lock for this exact reason. Lock up the J1772 nozzle and nobody can steal it.
Exactly. And plug sharing is not and should not be used here to confuse the issue. This is 120v, so the EVSE can be unplugged at the other end, and it's my personal EVSE that no one should be using without my explicit permission.

As for smkettner's concern -- Hire an armed guard to stand watch over your car if you really care about it that much. Nothing short of that is going to stop a determined thief.

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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:12 pm

Electric4Me wrote:
smkettner wrote:A lock will just discourage the honest people.
And the opportunists. Do you leave your car and house unlocked to discourage the honest people? :lol:
I lock my doors to keep the honest people out. If a criminal wants inside then the lock on the door will not stop them. :|
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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:52 pm

There's another thread where somebody puts their EVSE under the hood and keeps it closed as a way to lock it. He just has the J1772 sticking out and connected to the port, and also the other end of the extension cord, of course.

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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:05 pm

smkettner wrote:A lock will just discourage the honest people.
Yes, but your clever way for Securing Nissan brick for airport or other public charging will make it tough on the rest of them. Thanks for posting it!
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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:16 pm

Great idea, and while your at it, why not a auto retracting reel for the power cord?

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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:09 pm

I thought about opening my unused L3 knockout to pull a cord or reel through but I really do not want any permanent mods to the vehicle.
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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:29 pm

smkettner wrote:I lock my doors to keep the honest people out. If a criminal wants inside then the lock on the door will not stop them. :|
If they're honest people, why would they be stealing my EVSE, or things from inside my house?

Locks keep out the lazy criminals, not honest people. Most criminals are lazy - they're in it because it is the easiest way for them to get money.

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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:37 pm

Just a figure of speech. Try not to interpret everything so literally ;)
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Re: Secure the stock EVSE under hood for public 110V chargin

Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:52 pm

smkettner wrote:Just a figure of speech. Try not to interpret everything so literally ;)
Try not to repeat sound bites without thinking about them first. Some really don't make any sense ;)

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