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Charging plug caddy

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by dwegmull, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. dwegmull

    dwegmull 2013 Model S 85

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    Redwood City, California
    Hi,
    As I charge my Roadster in a carport with a concrete floor, I did not want the charging plug to get damaged by having it just lay around on the ground when not plugged into the car. I first considered some sort of hook on the wall that lines one side of the carport, but as a renter I decided this could be a problem...
    My solution is the plug caddy: it is made of a concrete tile (used for making paths and patios), a plumbing flange and one foot long ABS pipe.

    Overall view:
    2010_04_23_07_15_57.jpg

    "Action shot":
    2010_04_23_07_16_30.jpg

    This block of foam is jammed at the bottom of the pipe to cushion the plug:
    2010_04_23_07_16_57.jpg

    The plumbing flange is held to the concrete with a couple of concrete specific screws:
    2010_04_23_07_16_09.jpg

    The bottom of the concrete tile is lined with small stick-on rubber feet:
    2010_04_23_07_17_26.jpg

    Greetings,
    David
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    CA CA
    Nice handywork.

    I use two of these:

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    I have the run arranged so the cable never touches the ground.
     

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