Submitted by sack_stanford.edu on Sun, 2014-06-01 15:15
I have to keep my new Model S outdoors in an open area (in front of my house) for charging, and I would like to keep the charge cable plugged in at home when I leave the house with the car. While I live in a safe neighborhood, I'd still like to figure out a way to secure the charge cable so it won't "walk away" while it isn't connected to the car. (I had a previous Lexus stolen from my front drive, so I'm more cautious than I used to be.)
I can't seem to find an outdoor outlet box that I can close and lock over the end of the UMC that plugs into the NEMA14-50 (the end is too deep -- about 5" deep).
The boxy-thing on the UMC doesn't have any kind of security tie down in it (like laptop computers) or a loop I could pass a bike or other lock through.
Anybody have any suggestions for me? Since the UMC is $650, I think it is worth a bit of problem solving. I just know I won't put it in the car everytime I'm done charging...
Thanks for any suggestions.