pkulak wrote:Only problem is that it doesn't snap into place. The connector seems to stop about a quarter inch from all the way in, and that's enough to never let the little hook actually fall down into the locking groove:
Not a big problem though. Friction seems to holding it in just fine. It would be nice if it locked though.
Also, the screws came with it are literally the most obscure fastening devices I've ever seen, and I'm 32 years old. They look like hex screws, but there are only 4 sides. I did have some phillips screws lying around that worked though, so no problem there either.
Sorry to hear the latch is not working. I mechanically test every unit I make, there is sometimes some support material under the latch hook how GlenD pointed out. Though I always clean it out, but perhaps I may have missed it.
I designed the depth of the latch to work with 3 different types of j1772 plugs that I have here with me. (2 types of dostar, and a yazaki (one that comes with the leaf)) and the latch works with all of them, though there are varying degrees of friction. I have not had feedback about this issue before.
I have something similar to this tool to clean out the hooded inlets:
Also I am pretty sure that the screws that I include are nickel plated, not stainless. Though if this is desireable, perhaps I'll switch to SS when I use these ones up.
The square drive is pretty popular in hardware stores in Canada, they also go by the name Robinson (as apposed to Phillips). Early on, I bought a box of 100 to include as 'value-add'. The basic inlet does not come with screws.