In Europe the charging posts have no cable, only a standardized connector. You carry the charging cable with you, of the appropriate wire size for the charging needs of your EV. So, there are no cut charging station cables, at worst your own cable is damaged or stolen. This does not stop anyone else from charging there and if you have a spare or buy a new cord, you can charge again.
Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -----Original Message----- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Lee Hart via EV Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:19 AM To: Dennis Miles; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] EVLN: BMW&Daimler developing 3-Hour Wireless Inductive EVSE for i3 EV From: Dennis Miles > at what cost? Are we going to replace a $50 wire with a $2,000 wireless? Yes. :-/ As long as "someone else pays" for that $2000 wireless setup and the extra electricity it uses, consumers will fall for it. Of course, it is usually the consumer that pays, whether he realizes it or not. (Dilbert's company motto: "We cheat our customers, and pass the savings on you you".) > Why not replace the 20 ft (6 meter) cord set with one with the J1772 Level "2" > or the European connector, on both ends, You just carry it with you. Usually > the wires are cut, and stolen, to sell the copper wire. Or use copper plated > aluminum wire as it is not worth nearly so much for metal scrap... Lots of good ideas. We just need to TRY everything we can think of, until we find a solution that works. We simply do not know enough about the problem to guess at the "best" solution. PS: Aluminum is also expensive. Why not try copper clad steel wire? The steel is for strength and support; the copper to carry the current. Or, use a big enough steel wire so it still has a low enough resistance. I have a robomower. It needs a perimeter wire to keep it in the yard. The neighbor kept cutting the wire (long story..) It was tedious to keep finding the break and fixing it. So I used plastic coated steel aircraft cable, thick enough to have the same resistance. That stopped the problem! -- Excellence does not require perfection. -- Henry James -- Lee A. Hart http://www.sunrise-ev.com/controllers.htm now includes the GE EV-1 _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)