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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:32 am 
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... less likely leave LEAF lease lacking? :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:35 am 
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That's right ... it's the first "mod" of a LEAF we've heard of :P

Thanks for the pics ....

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Nicely done :mrgreen:
I'm definitely going to buy one when I get the Leaf.

Has a thread been started for "Leaf Mods" yet or something of that sort??

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:48 am 
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I still think once you have plugged in fifty times you will be able to do it with your eyes closed.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:57 am 
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Is this light water proof? for cars parked outside in the rain..probably not.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:15 am 
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Is this light water proof? for cars parked outside in the rain..probably not.


But if you leave your charge port cover so it's not all the way open, it will act as an umbrella for the light.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:49 am 
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mwalsh wrote:
pksd1 wrote:
Is this light water proof? for cars parked outside in the rain..probably not.


But if you leave your charge port cover so it's not all the way open, it will act as an umbrella for the light.


The charge port cover acts as a umbrella and shields it. It certainly won't be sitting in water and I think that is the only scenario where something would happen to it from rain water.

Oh - side note, I also picked up a small Master Lock (luggage size) to use on public infrastructure charging stations. All of the handles have those little holes for a lock to keep someone from coming along and unplugging your car mid-session. I got one of those. I'd might just put a magnet on it too and keep it under the charge hood next to the light so I have it handy.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:07 pm 
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mwalsh wrote:
pksd1 wrote:
Is this light water proof? for cars parked outside in the rain..probably not.


But if you leave your charge port cover so it's not all the way open, it will act as an umbrella for the light.


The charge port cover acts as a umbrella and shields it. It certainly won't be sitting in water and I think that is the only scenario where something would happen to it from rain water.

Oh - side note, I also picked up a small Master Lock (luggage size) to use on public infrastructure charging stations. All of the handles have those little holes for a lock to keep someone from coming along and unplugging your car mid-session. I got one of those. I'd might just put a magnet on it too and keep it under the charge hood next to the light so I have it handy.

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Small master lock-I thought about this too, but wonder about public charging protocol.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:18 pm 
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There is similar model at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sylvania-72178-Activated-Battery-Powered/dp/B001LJNS8U

If someone tries this one, please post your review here. Specs say it works outdoors and some reviews of use in snow country.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:24 pm 
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gasmiser1 wrote:
SeattleBlueLeaf wrote:
Oh - side note, I also picked up a small Master Lock (luggage size) to use on public infrastructure charging stations. All of the handles have those little holes for a lock to keep someone from coming along and unplugging your car mid-session. I got one of those. I'd might just put a magnet on it too and keep it under the charge hood next to the light so I have it handy.

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Small master lock-I thought about this too, but wonder about public charging protocol.

I'll be picking up a lock too, but only to use with my Level 1 charger. This way the public charging protocol is still good!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:59 pm 
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SeattleBlueLeaf wrote:
I was at Lowe's today and found a great light for attaching in the charge cover. It is a LED motion sensor light that attaches magnetically. I put mine right about where the Nissan badge is under the charge hood. The light is powered by 3 AA batteries. ...





Rechargeable batteries of course :mrgreen:

Eneloop are my favorite -- very low self-discharge rate so would work fine in this application.

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