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Install HPWC at business, restrict use somehow?

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by Debaser, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Debaser

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    I am going to install a HPWC at my business. I want to restrict use only to people who come in for a code, or something like that. Can anyone think of a way to install a keypad, or something similar, that only allows use of the HPWC when a code is entered? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bkp_duke

    bkp_duke Active Member

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    You could put a breaker switch only where you can access it, then flip the switch for someone you want to charge. Probably be a lot cheaper than a code box.
     
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  3. Dithermaster

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    Or a sign that says "Please only use this after getting permission from so-and-so".

    Once folks reverse engineer the new HPWC communication protocol you could have a box where you enter a code, which enabled full-amp charger (and otherwise limits, perhaps even to zero amps, depending on the capabilities of the protocol).
     
  4. dehydratedH2O

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    Grab one of these, cut a hole in the bottom along the opening just big enough for the charger cable to fit through, and store the connector inside it with a padlock.
     
  5. Debaser

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    I feel dumb that I didn't think of that right away.
     
  6. TexasEV

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    You could buy a Clipper Creek high amp J1772 charging station that includes a keypad. Why does it have to be HPWC which isn't designed for restricted access?
     

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