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 Post subject: Re: Charging cable theft protection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:10 am 
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jaapv wrote:
Ah! Sorry for fake news...:( It is indeed the flap lock. As the car socket is new it is a lot stiffer than mine and gave me the impression of being locked.
Haha. Shit happens ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Charging cable theft protection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:18 am 
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jaapv wrote:
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generaltso wrote:
Are you sure it’s locking the cable? In the US that clonk is locking the charging door, but not the cable (which is pretty useless).

When the plug is in the door is open... I will give it a pull :)
Ah! Sorry for fake news...:( It is indeed the flap lock. As the car socket is new it is a lot stiffer than mine and gave me the impression of being locked.


I can see the value in locking the cable, but locking the flap makes no sense to me. I actually found it annoying, so I pulled the fuse.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging cable theft protection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:38 am 
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generaltso wrote:
I can see the value in locking the cable, but locking the flap makes no sense to me. I actually found it annoying, so I pulled the fuse.
I can understand that. What were they thinking? That somebody might want to charge your car without your permission? :mrgreen:

In Japanese versions, you can extract power from your parked car to supply your home in case of a power outage. I don't know if that goes via the same charge port. But in that case, perhaps locking the flap makes sense?


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 Post subject: Re: Charging cable theft protection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:23 am 
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anko wrote:

In Japanese versions, you can extract power from your parked car to supply your home in case of a power outage.


Off topic - but apparently UK Govt wants this so that we can charge up our cars at night and then feed the power back into the grid during the day rather than wasting it on driving around. Thus dealing with congestion and generating capacity problems in one go. It will probably be the most expensive energy storage system in history. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Charging cable theft protection
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 am 
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Great idea, thanks for this as I was going to go for the iddy bitty padlock through the hole near the trigger, restricting it from releasing. Only problem with that is it needs to be exact of the trigger still works.

A little concerned about how motivated the thief is; will they rip the charging point flap off and resolve away from the vehicle.

It also prompts me to do similar using an anchor next to my home charging point. We live in a quiet country location so shouldn't be a risk but best to be prepared

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 Post subject: Re: Charging cable theft protection
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Don't recall anyone posting a theft on this forum in over 4 years. :D


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