"Floppy" charging port door?

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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by McRat » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:37 am

oop north wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:21 am
ChrisMc - I have experience of fighting with a really heavy CCS cable in the pouring rain at a mway service station to charge my i3 and it was bad enough without having to push a spring flap out of the way!
I was impressed with the new ABB 350 kW Combo charging stations. The cable is so stiff I can now cancel my gym membership. Seriously, I wrote to EVgo explaining the torsional rigidity of the cable is going to cause problems for people of slight builds. Especially since they missed indexing it correctly by 180°. They aligned for a front mount handle holder and forgot the car's port is opposite. The engineer agreed. He said it was so bad they had to play with it to get the signaling to engage. So you might have to stand there for 45 minutes holding the handle... :shock:
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by Max69 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:55 pm

JonB wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:15 am
At the risk of sounding churlish I do wonder how many iPace owners also own a smart phone? If as I suspect is the case the answer is pretty close to 100% would you be too inconvenienced to use the flashlight on your phone if you are so troubled by the dark? Just a thought.
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by SammyD » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:36 pm

IMHO, a head torch like this should be in every car. They are not expensive (some are under £20.00) and allow you to use both hands to do stuff.
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by Thincat » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:57 pm

SammyD wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:36 pm
IMHO, a head torch like this should be in every car. They are not expensive (some are under £20.00) and allow you to use both hands to do stuff.
I believe that lots of petrol stations sell them at very low prices. Unfortunately, I have just joined a select club that doesn't have to visit petrol stations any more :lol:
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by SammyD » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:42 am

Thincat wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:57 pm
SammyD wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:36 pm
IMHO, a head torch like this should be in every car. They are not expensive (some are under £20.00) and allow you to use both hands to do stuff.
I believe that lots of petrol stations sell them at very low prices. Unfortunately, I have just joined a select club that doesn't have to visit petrol stations any more :lol:
Indeed but you may have to visit one for some air for your tyres or a pint of milk... Pick one up then.

I have one under the seat of my Motorcycle and one in the glove box of the car (wrapped around the hi-viz vest).
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by Alistair » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:04 am

I had the exact same problem, snapping off the cover on my gatepost as I reversed out of the drive.
The removable small plastic pin was broken and the detachable cover pulled off. I can refit the cover but need to replace the pin and at the moment the Jaguar dealership is quoting about £230 for the repair.
I've drilled and repaired the pin as a temporary fix but honestly can't afford to replace the flap, having been furloughed since I bought the car. Surely it would be possible to supply a replacement plastic pin without having to replace the entire mechanism.

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