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Someone keeps unplugging my car charger

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Aznshinsa, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Aznshinsa

    Aznshinsa Member

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    Stranger keeps unplugging my car from being charged I went to work out at the gym and parked at the EV Charger for an hour. While I was working out I noticed an alert on the Tesla App indicating that the charge was interrupted. I didn't think much of it until I got back to my car. The stranger was still there and kept unplugging the charger from my car and plugging it back in. I confronted him and told him to "Never" touch a car that's being charged if its not yours. He said he was having charging issues on his car so he was trying to troubleshoot it. Sigh.... Why are people so disrespectful of other cars being charged?!!! How do I prevent strangers from unplugging my car while being charged?

     

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    Here is another video of the stranger messing with my car from being charged.
    I'm pretty sure they know that they are being recorded and yet they still are continuing to unplug and plug.

     
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    Time to get a J1772 lock ring so it can’t be unplugged.
     
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    I guess it is something you just have to accept. Maybe more EVs will eventually improve that, as people will be more aware of what is acceptable (you did your part by teaching this person).
     
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    There is a lock now? /Facepalm
     
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    BTW - Thanks for the quick response & solution everyone! This forum really works! :)
     
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    It looks like your car is plugged into port 2 despite being parked on the port 1 side of the charging station, which may have confused him.
     
  10. Aznshinsa

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    Yeah, Apparently the car that was parked before that stranger was using port 1 when I arrived.
    So I had no choice but to use port 2 for mine. /Sigh. another frustration I have to deal with.
     
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    Looks like La Habra on imperial..
     
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    OK, so it looks good but there's nothing that says how the owner unlocks the lug. Can someone help me with that?
     
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    The ring attaches to your adapter first. The adapter is locked to your car. When you release your adapter and pull it out, the ring slides off and you can detach the charging cable from the adapter.
    I may not be explaining it correctly, but it works.
     
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    Folks, if you were part of the bigger EV landscape you would find that it is perfectly normal to unplug other cars. It's even a normal process.
    Other cars indicate when they are charging and when the lights go off, then it is anticipated that someone can unplug you and charge their cars.
     
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    Thanks very much.
     
  16. Aznshinsa

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    I have to disagree. This doesn't apply to your scenario.

    This guy is not unplugging other cars when the charge is complete. He is troubleshooting why his car is not charging....and causing other cars to interrupt their charge.
     
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    That's inconsistent with the first line "Stranger keeps unplugging" which suggest this has been happening over multiple days.
     
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    fine. the new subject should be: "
    Someone keeps unplugging my car charger TODAY"

    satisfied?
     
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