EVDRIVER wrote:The solenoid would not open. If power dies there should be a provision for manual release of course, bad design. I can see some real brain power was applied here. A simple cut of the cord very close to the cover and then replacing the plug end of the EVSE for under $20 would have got you on your way with your EVSE. They could even retrieve the end and it certainly costs less than breaking the unit or all those people and removing the post with it still attached to the EVSE. At least they did not jack hammer the ground as well! How many people does it take to remove an EVSE?
The OP posted an update where he addressed this:
I thought about cutting the plug off, but leaving a (potentially) live wire hanging in the street didn't seem like the best idea.
For all we know (and we don't really know much about these posts) they may well reset at a given time each day, and it could have gone live after that.
2011 Nissan LEAF, Glacier White, SL-QC, Reserved: 4/20/10, Ordered: 9/2/10, Delivered: 4/21/11, 33,000+ miles, 12 bars, EVSEUpgrade Rev1
1997 S10 Electric Truck (converted to NiMH by EV Bones)
1981 Jet Electrica (sold '06)
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