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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:48 am 
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How do you guys lock the cable while charging in public charging spots?
I'd be helpful you could post pics.


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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:05 am 
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It locks into the charger; you must swipe your card to start charging and lock the cable and swipe again to unlock. If in doubt, park one wheel on the cable and pull the hand brake.

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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
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daveken wrote:
2. my dealer said this is now a legal requirement for the doors not to lock automatically

And he is right in the EU.
But it is not THAT difficult to push the central locking button when driving off.

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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
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jaapv wrote:
It locks into the charger; you must swipe your card to start charging and lock the cable and swipe again to unlock. If in doubt, park one wheel on the cable and pull the hand brake.


I haven't gotten my cable yet, will arrive tomorrow so don't have experience yet. I don't think the public charging stations lock the cable in place but I guess I'll see.
The cable won't take damage from putting a wheel on it?

jaapv wrote:
And he is right in the EU.
But it is not THAT difficult to push the central locking button when driving off.


No it's not, it's just one of those nice to have features. Not a big deal.


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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:48 am 
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Normally, at a public charging station, you will need to plug in, swipe the card, which will lock the cable on the charger side, charge, swipe the card again to unlock, and unplug.

I once got into trouble. I had plugged in, a lady drove up, and plugged in, probably not all the way, swiped her card, didn't get a charge and unplugged the cable to drive off. I didn't think about it, swiped and left. Coming back my cable was locked to the charger. It turned out she had locked my cable in. It took me half an hour to get the provider to unlock the charger remotely.

These are heavy armoured cables; you can drive a truck over them without trouble.

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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:43 am 
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jaapv wrote:
These are heavy armoured cables; you can drive a truck over them without trouble.


Never seen any type of armour so far... Maybe you have a Star Wars version?

I simply wouldn't do that intentionally, especially not on hard ground like asphalt or concrete at the charging station.

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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:35 am 
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jaapv wrote:
daveken wrote:
2. my dealer said this is now a legal requirement for the doors not to lock automatically

And he is right in the EU.
But it is not THAT difficult to push the central locking button when driving off.

On the other hand, the car still supports it. Mine auto locks, but it requires a helpful dealer or special tools (not just an obdii dongle)


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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
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The cable may or may not lock in to the charge post. For example, some over here from podpoint will release the cable once it is disconnected at the car end.

I just use a padlock - 5mm iirc - on the car end. Sure, someone who is determined would probably be able to break it but it discourages the general riff raff from playing around with it.


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Lance wrote:
The cable may or may not lock in to the charge post. For example, some over here from podpoint will release the cable once it is disconnected at the car end.

I just use a padlock - 5mm iirc - on the car end. Sure, someone who is determined would probably be able to break it but it discourages the general riff raff from playing around with it.


How do you mean on the car end? Could you please post a picture if you find the time? :P


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 Post subject: Re: New Outlander 2014 owner with questions :)
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pabbie wrote:
Could you please post a picture if you find the time? :P
Some type 1 connectors (car side) have a little hole in the button that you must press to unlock the connector. Where they do, you can put a small padlock through the hole, making it impossible to push the button.


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