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Old 11-17-2017, 05:04 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Uh huh, less than a buck a day, but it's the thought that counts, right?

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Old 11-18-2017, 08:52 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Going to save $5 per year, huh?
My work outlet saves me about $75 a year electric but because my long trips are to and from work mon &fri I actually save a lot of gasoline because the car is fully charged before leaving
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Uh huh, less than a buck a day, but it's the thought that counts, right?
Of course. For me it's often more the principle than the absolute magnitude anyway.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:45 PM   #204 (permalink)
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Finally ordered some rain guards (Weathertech) so I can charge at work without smashing the charge cords in the trunk latch area every day.
These snap right into the window channels so they're almost flush, so I expect the wind disturbance to be minimal, and while letting me run the charge cords through the windows they'll also keep the car a lot cooler!. And they look really nice i.m.o.

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Finally ordered some rain guards (Weathertech) so I can charge at work without smashing the charge cords in the trunk latch area every day.
These snap right into the window channels so they're almost flush, so I expect the wind disturbance to be minimal, and while letting me run the charge cords through the windows they'll also keep the car a lot cooler!. And they look really nice i.m.o.
OK, I am baffled ..... Why are you running a charge cord through the windows or trunk latch area????
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OK, I am baffled ..... Why are you running a charge cord through the windows or trunk latch area????
I don't think it's waterproof, and I'm charging the car at work in an uncovered parking lot where anybody could just unplug the charger and take it (the charge cord costs over 300 dollars). So I leave the charger in the trunk, and I run only the charge cord and the extension cord out the window to plug them in



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I don't think it's waterproof, and I'm charging the car at work in an uncovered parking lot where anybody could just unplug the charger and take it (the charge cord costs over 300 dollars). So I leave the charger in the trunk, and I run only the charge cord and the extension cord out the window to plug them in
Thanks, that makes senses now. I wouldn't feel comfortable with the transformer out in the rain either.

I loop my charge cord behind a wheel spoke and put a small padlock around the looped cord when using it in a public setting. Have not had to deal with using it in public while also exposed to rain.
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Although kind of ghetto looking it's the cheapest, easiest way I could come up with to charge it:

A-for free at work
B-outside exposed to the elements
C-without worrying about losing the charger
D-without having to slam the trunk closed on the cords, which was flattening the cords and putting indents in the rubber trunk gaskets
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The cord is fully submersible but there are people who will steal a proprietary extension cord even when they donít know what it is
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Ugh . . . I have to admit it - charging for free at work has changed my driving habits, and not for the better

I try to hypermile, but the whole time there's this little voice whispering in my ear "go ahead and hit that sport mode button . . . it's not like you paid for the charge", and it's hard to ignore

I drove home so fast last night that I ended up charging it there, too. So now I'm thinking about just charging at home again, since I'm not really accomplishing anything by charging at work if it just makes me drive like an idiot

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