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Easy homemade UMC cable holder

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by brucet999, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    #1 brucet999, Nov 30, 2015
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    I'm using the UMC at home, plugged into a 30A dryer outlet. Rather than unplug , coil up and put the UMC away in the trunk after each charge, I decided to leave it plugged in and hanging on the wall. It took less than an hour to cut out wood pieces and then glue and screw them together for a handy and secure wall hanger that doesn't bend the cable too much.


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    I used 1/2" plywood for the 12" x 16" backboard and 8" diameter circular face. I cut 12 stand-offs 2 1/2" using 1x2 lumber.
    I drew pencil lines on the 8" diameter face dividing it into 8 segments. Then I glued and screwed 8 stand-offs around the circumference. Next, I added 4 more stand-offs in the spaces between in the upper half to provide good support for the cable.
    Next, I mounted the assembly to the backboard, gluing and screwing it together from the back side of the backboard.
    Finally, I added two 1/2" x 1/2" x 3" retainer tabs using one screw as a pivot to allow them to be swiveled out of the way when removing the cable from the hanger. A small screw on each side and one in the middle serve as a bumpers.
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Extremely well built. I don't think you're going to have a problem with it ever coming off / breaking. :)
     
  3. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Nice job. How are you supporting the heft of the UMC body so that its weight does not stress the cord and plug?
     
  4. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    My outlet is about 8" above the floor directly below the hanger, so the cord runs straight up and over the hanger leaving the body supported in-line without stress.
     

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