tranhv68
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Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:13 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Jun 1968
Leaf Number: 020936

Lockable Level 1 charger

Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:20 pm

it would be nice if the level 1 supplied charger could somehow be locked to the charge port on the leaf. right now, I use the charger in a public parking garage that has a standard 120V 12 amp outlet. I am always worried that someone will realize these charging cables are worth $400 and steal them. I am thinking about running a 300V 12X3 awg extension cord through a partially open window and keeping the transformer inside the car while it charges. It would definitely work even though the owner's manual clearly states that extension cords should not be used with the chargers. What do you guys think?

grommet
Posts: 349
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:57 am
Delivery Date: 03 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 3612
Location: Silicon Valley

Re: Lockable Level 1 charger

Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:25 pm

Uh, the J1772 nozzle on the supplied EVSE can be locked with a small padlock so it can't be removed from your LEAF's inlet. I think it's even documented in the manual.

smkettner
Posts: 7454
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:13 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Feb 2014
Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Lockable Level 1 charger

Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:47 pm

1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

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ebill3
Posts: 1400
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 1:23 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7964
Location: Puyallup WA

Re: Lockable Level 1 charger

Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:56 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum. Just a small int-pick.
I do not know what the supplied EVSE is worth, but a replacement will cost close to $1,000.

+1 on the under the hood suggestion. I believe many theifs are mostly interested in the 20 feet of copper wire, and the lock does not prevent wire theft.
All electric - red LEAF, green Tesla S. No ICE.

smkettner
Posts: 7454
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:13 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Feb 2014
Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Lockable Level 1 charger

Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:22 am

The lock may just cause additional damage to the connector.
Brick sitting in the vehicle would probable come out with a good yank.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

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