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Vandalism or something that just happens?

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by SammichLover, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. SammichLover

    SammichLover Active Member

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    Second time this week I’ve come across a public DC with an unusable plug looking like this. In both cases there was an J-1772 option next to it, and this time a DC too, so I was able to charge. But the J-1772 was slower and also I’ve charged next to others charging at one of these locations before (the one today I’ve never been to before).
     
  2. Watts_Up

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    Providing both locations would be helpful.
    Did you reported it to Tesla?
     
  3. SammichLover

    SammichLover Active Member

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    I don’t think Tesla has anything to do with DC after sending out the gear. It’s up to hosts to maintain & replace.

    I’ll probably post the locations on the Texas sub-forum for notice to locals.
     
  4. Watts_Up

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    Probably the plug was left on the floor and get damaged by someone wheel.
     
  5. ccdisce

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    This sort of damage happens as a consequence of confrontations between ev and ice owners possibly with the local ice guy/gal coming back in the dead of night with a pickup truck and a baseball bat to even the score as he/she sees it.

    Check the Plugshare checkins for that location, the historical pics may prove interesting.
    A similar occurrence at a destination charger that I used 2x in the past 2 years:

    PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You

    In this case I do not think that the Town in question will replace/repair maybe they should move them to another location where parking is not such a hot commodity. A good location would probably be near the town hall or a cop shop.
     

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