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Our Office Charging Station Might Be Offline...

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Doug_G, May 25, 2015.

  1. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    #1 Doug_G, May 25, 2015
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  2. iKhalid

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    WTH! He went on as if nothing happened! I hope it still does and the issue is cosmetic.
     
  3. Doug_G

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    Once it stops raining I'll give it a thorough inspection.

    And yeah, I can't believe he didn't notice. You can see the truck rocking back and forth after the impact.
     
  4. wayner

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    Have you called Purlolator/Canada Post yet?
     
  5. Doug_G

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    Oh yeah. They're going to get the terminal manager to call us.
     
  6. iKhalid

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    I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle that Doug would go through.
     
  7. mknox

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    Why? There's video evidence!
     
  8. Doug_G

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    Hell yeah I'm going through the hassle. They're gonna pay for the repairs.
     
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    Damn right.

    By the look of it.... I'd guess unless the installer was super stingy on wire it will probably still be functional.
     
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    Galling, but not surprising.
     
  11. Aussie Bob

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    I saw damage today when I was at Doug's place.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your bad luck Doug...hope the repairs and Purolator's willingness to cover the costs go well...
     
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    Nice to meet you Bob. Good luck on your trip.
     
  14. mknox

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    One thing you may want to consider going forward is some sort of parking bumper curb. I noticed this diagram in my installation guide when I put mine in last year. I ended up going with the setback from the existing curb. Not sure if it would have helped with the giant overhang on that Purolator truck, but it may help if some regular car comes along and does the same thing!

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    Yeah I was thinking of getting a curb like that - you can order them online from the office supply companies - but the Purolator truck would have obliterated it anyway. Will look into bollards.
     
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    Turns out it still works. I didn't even have a chance to inspect it before someone came along and plugged in...

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  17. wayner

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    I would suggest a metal guardrail and run the charging circuitry through the guardrail. So the next person to do this will get a 240V, 80A reminder that they have backed into something!
     
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    #18 RAM_Eh, May 26, 2015
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    Don't you just love video !

    Had the same type thing happen at my property and the guy said it was not him....camera got it fully.

    [video]https://youtu.be/iy9ox_8Rg_Y[/video]
     
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    Doug, if I were you, I'd cut the power right now...look what your charger did to that S...it shrunk it!!! :scared:


     
  20. Steph_S

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    Maybe you can get purolator to foot the bill for a new 70/80 dual amperage model :)
     

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