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Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:51 pm
by GeekEV
thankyouOB wrote: so keep writing about it.
nuts.
Excuuuuuuuuse me for trying to downplay it... :roll:

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:24 pm
by Ingineer
Yes, record your serial number off the back of the unit. If yours ever gets stolen there's a good chance we may end up seeing it at some point, and might be able to help you bust the thief!

-Phil

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:24 pm
by mgoleta
It seems that some are getting really locked up on the theft issue.

Maybe consider:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDrzMGdYWZc
:lol:

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:27 am
by Stoaty
DarkStar wrote:
IBELEAF wrote:Since learning that L1 charger is apparently a $700 piece of equipment and there is a high chance that 99% of us we'll be keeping it in the trunk permanently, it's just a matter of time until car stereo/gps thieves will realize that it's a gold mine. Thoughts about this and how to protect yourself other then leaving it at home?
Record your serial numbers and report thefts immediately to the police.
Is the serial number the one above the bar code on the back of the L1 charging dock?

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:35 am
by Stoaty
Gonewild wrote:I beleave you can put a small lock on the handle to lock it to your car.
I bought a two pack of Brinks locks, keyed alike [1 3/16" (30 mm) warded lock, part number 102-30211] for $6.00. Took my L1 into OSH and tested to make sure it fit (snug, perfect size) before purchasing. The hole on the handle of my AV EVSE is the same size, so if needed I could have one lock for each, with the same key. Good enough to prevent casual theft of L1 while charging at my sister's house.

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:25 pm
by aqn
IBELEAF wrote:Since learning that L1 charger is apparently a $700 piece of equipment and there is a high chance that 99% of us we'll be keeping it in the trunk permanently, it's just a matter of time until car stereo/gps thieves will realize that it's a gold mine. Thoughts about this and how to protect yourself other then leaving it at home?
DarkStar wrote: Record your serial numbers and report thefts immediately to the police.
Stoaty wrote:Is the serial number the one above the bar code on the back of the L1 charging dock?
Mine is N1A210D140082: if yours is different, the answer would be yes.

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:59 pm
by Stoaty
aqn wrote:Mine is N1A210D140082: if yours is different, the answer would be yes.
Yup, mine is different. Thanks for the confirmation!

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:28 pm
by Jim66
I don't carry mine around, unless I've planned a trip where I know I will need it. I don't want to haul around the extra weight.

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:41 pm
by Stoaty
Jim66 wrote:I don't carry mine around, unless I've planned a trip where I know I will need it. I don't want to haul around the extra weight.
I would guess that how you drive the Leaf is at least 100 more times important than a small amount of extra weight. Or to look at it another way, you could slow down by 2 MPH and it would make a much larger difference than an extra 10-15 lbs. of weight.

Re: L1 Charger in the trunk theft concern

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:06 pm
by Stanton
Stoaty wrote:
Jim66 wrote:I don't carry mine around, unless I've planned a trip where I know I will need it. I don't want to haul around the extra weight.
I would guess that how you drive the Leaf is at least 100 more times important than a small amount of extra weight. Or to look at it another way, you could slow down by 2 MPH and it would make a much larger difference than an extra 10-15 lbs. of weight.
Not if you don't want to bake that thing (or freeze it) everyday depending on where you live. Right now it's my primary EVSE (upgraded to 220v) so it stays @ home; but when I get a "home" dock I'll still only take it with me when I think I'll need it (which shouldn't be too often).