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Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:30 am

It would be cool if there was a lock for the QC port so it couldn't be opened by mall rats while the car is charging with the L2 public charger.

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:56 am

Uccello wrote:It would be cool if there was a lock for the QC port so it couldn't be opened by mall rats while the car is charging with the L2 public charger.

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Something like this, perhaps?

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:04 am

Uccello wrote:It would be cool if there was a lock for the QC port so it couldn't be opened by mall rats while the car is charging with the L2 public charger.

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THe QC port is not the same as the L2, regardless why does it matter if the door is open when you can lock the cable?

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:12 am

EVDRIVER wrote:
Uccello wrote:It would be cool if there was a lock for the QC port so it couldn't be opened by mall rats while the car is charging with the L2 public charger.

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THe QC port is not the same as the L2, regardless why does it matter if the door is open when you can lock the cable?


Because shiny objects attract mall rats???

An interesting thought though - how susceptible is the QC port to damage by someone messing with it? Compared to the L2 port?

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:20 am

Well, the thought came to me as I parked in the Mission Valley Mall in the EV only parking. The chargers there are the legacy chargers from 15 years ago and look like something out of Bladerunner. But the parking is run down and I can imagine that someone wanting to be smart might pour a coke in the QC port or just unplug the L2. The QC port can be opened if the car is charging on L2, since both ports are under the same locking door.

The car and it's electronics seem pretty exposed if you are just leaving it unattended for a few hours. The UK port cover is cool I guess. Don't really want another piece of junk rolling around in the trunk though.

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:25 am

I could be wrong, but I imagine if someone poured a Coke in the DC port, you'd just hose it out, no?

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:25 am

EVDRIVER wrote:The QC port is not the same as the L2...

Even the Nissan dealers can't get this right yet. Both local dealers I've visited keep referring to their L2's as quick chargers... :roll:

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:33 am

Uccello wrote: The UK port cover is cool I guess. Don't really want another piece of junk rolling around in the trunk though.

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It seems to me that there is a fairly simple way to cleverly design that locking cover into the hatch lid itself so you don't have to have it in the trunk. Unlocked the hatch door opens way up and you insert the charger connector - then close it a bit so it catches and locks. Unlock, open, remove the connector, and then push the hatch door all of the way closed. Don't know that it has to be an extra, separate piece.

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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:43 am

With a "cool" logo on the small plastic cover on the QC socket (port), some might be tempted to rip it off, and "collect" them?
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Re: Lock for the QC Port

Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:49 am

garygid wrote:With a "cool" logo on the small plastic cover on the QC socket (port), some might be tempted to rip it off, and "collect" them?



Perhaps a real nerd collector. "See my collection of J connector caps". Who would want that?

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