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Charger theft

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Wingman, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Wingman

    Wingman New Member

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    Is this common behavior in the Tesla community? Third time I’ve run across it. The blue MS is parked in a spot that has no charger and it appears he just removed the one plugged in the M3 next to him judging by the adapter still in the M3.

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  2. r0xx0r

    r0xx0r Member

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    If it was me, I would unplug the blue car.
     
  3. Evoforce

    Evoforce Member

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    We don't know the whole picture... It could be agreed upon in best case scenario. Worst case #$%^&!
     
  4. SSonnentag

    SSonnentag Supporting Member

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    It's possible that the charging spot was ICEd when the blue S arrived, so he's charging from the spot next to it. Then the 3 arrived and installed his adapter in the hopes that the S driver would plug him in when he's finished. Ya never know.
     
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  5. lklundin

    lklundin Member

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    Is this a free (i.e. pre-paid) charging station?

    In order to avoid actual theft of electricity, I would assume that interrupting a paid-now charging session would actually terminate it. Otherwise I expect such theft to spin out of control.
     
  6. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

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    I used a charger at a park and ride overnight once since it was right next to the hotel I was staying at; When I went to my car the next morning there was a LEAF parked next to me with the charge port open. Pretty obvious what the driver of the LEAF intended. This may be a similar scenario...
     
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  7. ewoodrick

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    I'll agree. For the non-Tesla crowd, if you arrive at a charger, and it is in use, then if you open your charge port, that's a signal to the currently charging user, that "When finished, please plug me in"
    On my Leaf, I can open the charge port and it stays open, doesn't work that way on the Tesla, but by shoving the charge adapter in, it is the effective equivalent.
     

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