Cold is affecting the EVSE

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by ukr2, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. ukr2

    ukr2 Senior Member

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    The colder it gets, the stiffer the cable of the EVSE gets.
    Harder to coil and uncoil.
    The last 2 days I put it on the front seat to keep warm.
    I may have to turn on the seat heater !!!

    Isn't there a cord they could have used that would stay super-flexible in the cold.
     
  2. bisco

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    that's too bad, it feels so soft and pliable when it's warm. mine hasn't seen under 45 degrees yet.
     
  3. lensovet

    lensovet Not your typical youngin :)/BP Brigade 207

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    how dare they use something that obeys the laws of physics! lol
     
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    major design flaw :p
     
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    Ditto here.. It is going to be a pain when we get down to single digits.
     
  6. priuskitty

    priuskitty PIP FAN

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    thank's for the prediction, I'm going to bring my cable into my apartment when it gets cold:D
     
  7. josh2008

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    Be glad you're not using a Leaf evse! That thing will hold It's position standing straight up. PiP much more flexible.
     
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