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 Post subject: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Well, it happened again. Somehow, ice melted on my hood, dripped down and around the j1772 socket, and froze. Except this time without the charging handle in the socket. So when I did plug in once I got home, it wouldn't seat correctly. I had to go inside to retrieve a hair drier. :roll:

This is what happened once before, where water dripped down onto the lock mechanism on the handle and prevented the release from being depressed- essentially locking the handle into the socket.

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Is the orange cover over the J1772 socket getting
closed properly... and water still getting in?

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:52 pm 
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Maybe if you had a Blink, this wouldn't be a problem :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:44 am 
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Orange cover. Heh. You know you've got one of the early ones when you have an orange cover. Didn't the switch to both black at some point?

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:06 am 
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Interesting... at first I thought this was going to be a thread about an EV spot getting ICEd.

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:42 am 
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cwerdna wrote:
Interesting... at first I thought this was going to be a thread about an EV spot getting ICEd.

To keep us on topic, here are couple of photos from Chris Neff from the ActiveE group:

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:33 am 
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Now THAT sucks :o
I can't even imagine this happening...

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:11 am 
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Relative to those pics of the ActiveE charging (and all other EVs on the market), the Leaf's flip UP door seems to protect the handle & charge port the best. Do you snowbound owners find this to be the case most of the time?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:21 am 
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Tesla have the same basic issue with/without the J1772 adaptor...

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 Post subject: Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 am 
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WOW!

You guys make me appreciate that I at least park under a carport!

Might be cool sometimes, but at least protected from big winter storms.

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