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Winter-charging cover?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by jpaikin, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. jpaikin

    jpaikin New Member

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    Hi

    I’ve searched but not found an answer...

    Does anyone have a good idea for covering the charge-plug and port when charging at home in winter?

    If it snows I suspect that snow will accumulate in/around the charge-port - and perhaps staying there when the port closes.

    I seem to remember seeing some sort of plastic or cloth that could be mounted on the charge-cable, but cannot find it now.

    Thanks

    Jakob
     
  2. Tz00

    Tz00 3 LR AWD

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  3. tjkessler

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    A rag and some duct tape?
     
  4. Vawlkus

    Vawlkus Active Member

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    Snow and water haven’t done anything to my plug in two years.
     
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  5. pcons

    pcons M3 AWD+

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    That looks ridiculous.....
     
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  6. Ol'Blue

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    Reminds me of the SNL “skit d*ck in a box”
     
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  7. malou

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  8. KiloV

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    That looks.... interesting.

    Somebody’s going to come by and make a “looks like a car charger birth control device” joke about that.

    I mean, not me. I’d never do such a thing.

    But I bet somebody will.
     
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  10. pcons

    pcons M3 AWD+

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    The simple easy solution is to use a snow brush. In other EVs getting snow stuck was a bit of a pain, but the design of the model 3 and S/X is suck that it's pretty simple to just wipe away any snow and be done with it. Just my $0.02. Not worth carrying around something for this use case.
     
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  11. 5_+JqckQttqck

    5_+JqckQttqck Active Member

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    Wouldn't a cardboard box or a 2L coke bottle with foam around the edge you cut do the same thing o.0?
     
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  12. Vawlkus

    Vawlkus Active Member

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    Be easier to cut open a glove and use that around the handle TBH.
     
  13. Menno123

    Menno123 New Member

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    Please check out FreezeX (www.freezex.eu) it prevents and solves a frozen plug.
     

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