Charging cable life?

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  1. Tickwood

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    page 118 of the Owners manual says that if the Charging cable lifespan notice is flashing "...The number of charges using the charging cable is nearing the end of its usable life span. Consult your Toyota dealer"
    Does anyone have any idea if how many charges make up its usable life span. has anyone ever worn out a cable?
     
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    i think pip was only 20k. don recall anyone reaching it after 8 years
     
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    What is it that dies? the jacket, the plugin. what is the cause? old age.
     
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    tide says firmware. i guess it loses its grip
     
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    My OEM cable has always fit easily into the charge port of the car. I notice on newer EVSE installations that the cable end fits much more snuggly and is someimes hard to remove from the charge port.
    After 30,000 in/outs I'd imagine both the plug and the socket might be kinda wobbly worn.

    By than there will surely be a firmware hack to extend the OEM's lifespan so we wouldn't have to pay the $2000 replacement part in the year 2099
     
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    Probably relay contacts, but by that time all the other parts of it will probably show a lot of wear as well.
     
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    In 82 years, I will be dead for sure. LOL :ROFLMAO:
     
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