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jcanoe

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Oct 2, 2020
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For those that have their chargers outside their homes, do you have problems with strangers coming to use your charger when you are not home? I ask because my friend has that problem sometimes.
Unless it was done by a family member, friend or neighbor by prior agreement it would be trespassing and petty theft of electricity. It would as if someone parked in your driveway without your consent and used your water to wash their vehicle.
 
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For those that have their chargers outside their homes, do you have problems with strangers coming to use your charger when you are not home? I ask because my friend has that problem sometimes.

Personally, I would only install a charger outside if it were capable of restricting access, especially if it’s connected to my electric meter. The Juicebox, for example, is able to be setup to use a PIN through the app. I haven’t tested this feature, but I know it can do it. We’ve had water stolen, which added up quickly, and I see an EV charger being exposed to the same problem.
 
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Midnightsun

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Just put a smile your on camera sticker close by and install a wireless Arlo camera. Should keep them at bay. Cool thing about Arlo is it will notify you via email as soon as someone is in its field of vision and you can talk to them via your phone. Tell them they have 10 seconds to vacate or the cops will show up or your friend mr Smith Wesson is on his way. ;)
 
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jcanoe

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The Tesla Mobile Connector and Wall Connector do not have a way to physically lock the charging connector so it can't be plugged into the Tesla vehicle. Some EVSE manufacturers, i.e. ClipperCreek include a small padlock with the EVSE. The padlock can be attached to the J1772 charging connector handle so that the J1772 connector cannot be unplugged from the vehicle or connected to a vehicle without first removing the padlock.
 

steve86

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Unless it was done by a family member, friend or neighbor by prior agreement it would be trespassing and petty theft of electricity. It would as if someone parked in your driveway without your consent and used your water to wash their vehicle.
It is trespassing. It’s just so random that I wonder if it happens to other people.
 

Barrygold

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jsight

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For those that have their chargers outside their homes, do you have problems with strangers coming to use your charger when you are not home? I ask because my friend has that problem sometimes.

Have you checked plugshare? Maybe someone has listed his charger? Ridiculous, but I've never heard of this happening randomly at a residence.
 

Big Earl

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Jul 12, 2017
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Springfield, VA
Not the sexiest install, but we have two signature wall connectors sharing a 50 amp circuit mounted to the post and a JuiceBox Pro 40 on a 30 amp circuit mounted to the ceiling.

A keen eye will also spot a Clipper Creek 16 amp unit behind the bushes. It shares the dryer circuit via a Dryer Buddy and a heavy gauge extension cord.

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kadify

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It is trespassing. It’s just so random that I wonder if it happens to other people.
I think it depends where it is installed. I live in a city with the lawn strip between the street and sidewalk. I walk my neighborhood and at one house they have a wall charger installed on a post in this area of "their" yard. Since technically that is city land I wonder if it would be legal for any Tesla to park there and juice up? I would think to get the permit to install their charger there at all they may have had to apply for some special type of permit since it isn't technically their land.

Anyway not much help but just curious if anyone knows whether it is legal for someone to use a charger in that situation?
 

jsight

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Apr 5, 2018
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I think it depends where it is installed. I live in a city with the lawn strip between the street and sidewalk. I walk my neighborhood and at one house they have a wall charger installed on a post in this area of "their" yard. Since technically that is city land I wonder if it would be legal for any Tesla to park there and juice up? I would think to get the permit to install their charger there at all they may have had to apply for some special type of permit since it isn't technically their land.

Anyway not much help but just curious if anyone knows whether it is legal for someone to use a charger in that situation?

I thought generally that strip was owned by the homeowner but with a utility easement for the city? In that case, I'd bet that there's nothing wrong with the installation, though it is a strange choice to put it there.
 
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kadify

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I thought generally that strip was owned by the homeowner but with a utility easement for the city? In that case, I'd bet that there's nothing wrong with the installation, though it is a strange choice to put it there.

Oh I could be wrong, I'm not really sure how that strip works haha. Maybe the homeowner does own it but there are easements for the city.

I think it's because it's cheaper to install a post with charger than a whole new garage if someone doesn't already have one.
 

Needsdecaf

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Not the sexiest install, but we have two signature wall connectors sharing a 50 amp circuit mounted to the post and a JuiceBox Pro 40 on a 30 amp circuit mounted to the ceiling.

A keen eye will also spot a Clipper Creek 16 amp unit behind the bushes. It shares the dryer circuit via a Dryer Buddy and a heavy gauge extension cord.

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Nice. I lived in Springfield 4 years. I remember moving there that a 1 car garage was a luxury at my price point. Many hard car ports. Was hard to find garages!
 
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Bikeman

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Jan 30, 2020
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Hidden underneath the back porch...
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...and behind removable panels
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...is an older model JuiceBox 40
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...on a 40A 240v circuit
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...with an additional 20A 120v backup in case the Juicebox fails. And locks in case someone gets too curious.
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Overkill for the car I currently have, but I have fully charged three times in one day several times.
 

DanDi58

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Jun 22, 2020
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I'm just jealous of those of you that can put your MY in the garage!
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I'm working on getting a 240v outlet in my garage. There is an unused one in the laundry room next to the garage. That will get me started.
 
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Rocketir

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Oct 6, 2020
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That's for sure. Probably takes me longer to clean those wheels than it takes for the whole rest of the car. That's one of the nice things about the MY in that with regenerative braking, there's very little brake dust compared to all my other cars.

Have you tried using an all foam baby bottle brush?
 

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