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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:32 am

... less likely leave LEAF lease lacking? :lol:
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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:35 am

LEAFer wrote: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:
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Has a thread been started for "Leaf Mods" yet or something of that sort??
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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:48 am

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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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:57 am

Is this light water proof? for cars parked outside in the rain..probably not.
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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:15 am

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.
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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:49 am

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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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:07 pm

SeattleBlueLeaf wrote:
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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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:18 pm

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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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:24 pm

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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Re: Lighting for charge cover

Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:59 pm

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.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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