Mine is behind the license plate and uses a standard door/window switch
from an old store alarm system. Just a magnet on the plate and a reed relay
that switches when the plate is latched closed. Reed relay grounds the
interlock relay, while the key switch supplies 12V to the other side of
I do like the slide to the side plate, I may have to think about doing that.
On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 2:59 AM, Paul Compton via EV <email@example.com>
> The Skoda Elmo pickup had a simple system.
> The charge cable was captive to the vehicle and stored in a
> compartment behind what was the grill. A socket was fitted in the
> compartment and plugging the cable in completed a circuit via the
> earth pin that operated an interlock relay. This also meant that the
> integrity of the earth connection in the charging cable was verified
> every time the vehicle was driven.
> On 11 January 2018 at 06:31, Lee Hart via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Peter C. Thompson via EV wrote:
> >> I've driven off with cars that have battery tenders installed and plugs
> >> not visible. Bad scene.
> > I've always arranged my charging connector so if/when I drive off, it
> > unplugs itself. No damage done.
> > I almost always use 120vac charging. The charger is in the car. Arcing is
> > only a minor issue with AC; arcs automatically extinguish 120 times a
> > (at every zero-crossing). Since virtually every appliance every consumer
> > owns works like this, AC receptacles are designed to tolerate occasional
> > arcing if someone plugs or unplugs something "live".
> > For instance, my LeCar EV has its charging connector on the front
> grille. I
> > drive into the garage nose-first, because that's where the charger is.
> > door to the house is on the right, so I have to walk in front of the car
> > anyway to get in or out. That makes it easy and almost automatic to plug
> > in when I arrive home, or unplug it when I leave. Even if I forget, it
> > unplugs itself as I back out.
> > --
> > Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all
> > our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory,
> > and a sterner sense of justice than we do. -- Wendell Berry
> > --
> > Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com
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