Cradle for EVSE

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  1. mveras1972

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    I want to mount my EVSE on the pictured location. However, I don't want to fix it to the pole. I want it to be removable because I want to have the EVSE hanging there only when charging. After charged, I will store the EVSE back in the storage compartment in the Prime.

    I am looking for some sort of cradle where the EVSE can be just be placed in it. I don't want to hang it by the cables.

    Any ideas? I've been looking all over and all I can find are hooks to hang the cable.

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    Velcro...


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    you've got a couple eyeholes at the top of the brick...
     
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    I may consider the eyeholes if I can't find anything else. Basically, a couple of tiny hooks on the pole and the EVSE will just hang there. Velcro will come off quickly with the weather.
     
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    is there wood inside the pvc post?
     
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    Yes.... there is a 4x4 treated beam inside.

    While searching images online, I came across this picture. I've seen something similar at Home Depot or Lowes. I may pay a visit tomorrow to see what I can find. Of course, my version of this will have to have the hooks closer to each other because it needs to go vertical.

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    If the post is substantial enough, I’d use a couple of heavy duty tool hooks;).

    They are very cost effective at Harbor Freight and would lead to easy install and removal of the plug as needed(y).
     
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    i used a nail and one eyehole. not pretty, but effective
     
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    hmmmm.... now that I think about it, the hooks won't support the brick from the sides, only from the bottom and it may not be stable. I may have to have something 3D printed at work.
     
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    your ocd is showing :cool:
     
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    LMAO! You're absolutely right! LOL :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Heres the one is use for the base to cradle the brick:

    Heavy Duty Tool Hook

    Then something like this for the above brick to hold it back:

    Heavy Duty Utility Hook

    If search a bit more, but that would work and allow for flexibility (y).
     
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    and you can tell that ray is an engineer, and i'm just a poor weekend warrior :whistle:
     
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    Poor:whistle:?

    Or is that another colloquialism (y).
     
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    good question. poor in ability? or motivation :unsure:
     
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    I was browsing for tool hooks as well. Interesting idea.

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    Since your retired, my money is on motivation ;).

    I can’t wait to have that problem(y).
     
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    Those would work;).

    And cheap enough that if you don’t like the result, that won’t be a mental barrier for living with it(y).
     
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    #20 Raytheeagle, Aug 31, 2019
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