garygid wrote:Well, they indicate that having the EVSE installed outside is Ok, for carports, etc.
So far, it seems that only the 25-foot e-hose is offered in the USA, but a 50-foot cord is offered in Japan. Have we been short-changed?
If the e-hose does disconnect "gracefully" from the EVSE when sufficiently stressed, presumably one could "yank" the cord off the EVSE and take the cord indoors. Of course, one would need to be able to "cram" the e-hose back onto the EVSE, without hurting the break-away connector.
I wonder if the break-away connector is rated for 3653 connect cycles (10 years daily use).
But, while charging at night, or after the charging is finished, the e-hose might still be an easy target, unless "locked".
the Japanese version is a 200V portable EVSE, a short cord to their outlet, a small "box", then the longer cord to the J-1772 connectors. You are comparing apples to oranges...
I suggest trying to source some of those for some US customers who want them... contacting Japanese Nissan dealers would be a way to start that process. This worked for our 2010 Prius, where the "mud flaps" are only offerered in the UK.. a UK dealer offers them on eBay, for $110 shipped.. they are only availble from that source, Toyota for some reason decided to not make them avalable in the US market, but several 2010 Prius owners are driving around with mud flaps