EV charging - it beggars belief.

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EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Col Lamb » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:49 am

Just seen a report that £800 worth of damage has been done to a public charging point in Speyside.

It would seem that opening the socket flap and putting in a certain popular sweet product and then closing the flap causes said damage to occur.

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Said sweet product was a Creme Egg, other similar products are available but may not have the same effect.
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Re: EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Macananon » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm

Just think when the whole thing get's rolled out? Has anyone considered the whole H&S for streets full of lampost charging points.


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Re: EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by SAC1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm

Ah! the joys of public recharging points - the Russian roulette of vandalised? fully working? or just does it have the right plug socket for my EV?

If it is working, that assumes someone else hasn't parked up and left their car plugged in for several hours after it was actually replenished!!

Perhaps there will be a need to employ EV-point police.....


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EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Semerka » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:22 pm

The culprit should have been given a little electric nip by the machine! :lol:
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Re: EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Mike and his Macan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:52 pm

Waste of an Egg.
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Re: EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Col Lamb » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm

The beggars belief for me is also .... why on earth did the designers of public charging systems not include some kind of electronic (or otherwise) lock on the actual charging point. Swipe a contactless card and the hatch opens the gives access to the socket
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Re: EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Guy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:01 pm

Col Lamb wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm
The beggars belief for me is also .... why on earth did the designers of public charging systems not include some kind of electronic (or otherwise) lock on the actual charging point. Swipe a contactless card and the hatch opens the gives access to the socket
It was probably designed in a country where mindless vandalism is not a problem :?


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Re: EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Rab J » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:39 pm

The £800 was probably the maintenance guys call out charge :shock:
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Post by Dandock » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:00 pm

Macananon wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Just think when the whole thing get's rolled out? Has anyone considered the whole H&S for streets full of lampost charging points.
There are 36 houses on our street and two lamp posts! It could prompt a war!
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Re: EV charging - it beggars belief.

Post by Mistertoad » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:33 am

Boxing clubs should do well when punch ups over who is entitled to use the only serviceable CP first become commonplace. :twisted:
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