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 Post subject: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:35 pm 
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How do you create a setup where it is difficult to steal the chargeer?

there you are lrunning power from the house to the car and anyone can come along and just flick the lead out of the inside3-pin plug, pull it out of the car socket and make off with it.

What can I do about that?


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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:35 pm 
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I am looking for a product that deals with this issue - not a technical discussion


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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Park your car on the cable or secure it to a wheel with a padlock.

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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:02 pm 
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The charger lever at the car end has a hole in it so you can fit a small padlock. This would put off the opportunist thief but not one who wanted your charger come what may as the small padlock could quite easily be cut through.


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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:48 am 
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AFAIK nobody has ever reported here having one stolen.


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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:04 pm 
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I've been running the cable through a padlock on the hitch. Won't discourage a determined person but will deter the casual sort.

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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:07 am 
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Simplest solution: Park the car with one wheel on the charger cable.

Edit - I see it has been suggested already.

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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:02 am 
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jaapv wrote:
Simplest solution: Park the car with one wheel on the charger cable.

Edit - I see it has been suggested already.


I suggested this in a different <unnamed> forum and someone when ballistic on me and listed all the dangers of parking on a cable. I think some people worry too much :)


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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:03 pm 
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A thick armoured cable like this one and a rubber tyre? Some people... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Stolen Charger
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:36 pm 
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I wouldn't squeeze the cable of my charger like this as I see quite plausible reasons for damages.

And why should I do it?
Closing a padlock can be done faster than placing the cable properly, entering the car again and drive 0,5 m.


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