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extension cord anti-theft device?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Usatyke, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Usatyke

    Usatyke Member

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    Any ideas on how to secure an extension cord whilst leaving the car charging over night? I just paid $150 for a good cord and would hate to see it walk off! I know I've seen a plate like device that holds the cable and then you drive onto the plate, but I can't find it now.
    I drove into the cable last night, but that doesn't do the cable any good in the long run.
     
  2. m6bigdog

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    Personally I use a bike cable around the tire and a simple Master Lock with a long enough lock that I can put the bike cable and the extension chord in then lock it. A quick trip to the hardware store should be all you need. Other wise try what is mentioned above.

    Pax,

    Father Bill
     
  4. PatD

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    Expose some of the wires of the cord near the ends where someone would grab it. If they try, they'll let go fast! :tongue:
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

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    I think most people won't know what it is, enough to just leave it alone.
     
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    Something like this.

    CableLock.jpg
     
  7. m6bigdog

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    I am really surprised anyone would even think to go to this level of effort. I just use the cable and don't worry about it. Seems to work fine!
     
  9. Usatyke

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I was looking for the connector protector link when I wrote the first message. But after seeing the picture with the padlock, I've changed my mind (and saved some money) and will be getting a padlock today. Thanks for posting.
     
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