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ROB A
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Post by ROB A »

Hi everyone

first post although I have watched the forum with interest for some time.

Is there a solution to stopping snow build up in the charging port area. I went to unplug the car at about 7am GMT this morning and the whole of the charging port was covered in snow. It took a few minutes to clear it. I also had trouble closing the flap...took about 5 attempts before the latch engaged.

We charge overnight and so I also worry about wind pulling off the charging flap....it does seem quite a poor design.

any suggestions/ solutions please

G43FAN

Post by G43FAN »

NO Snow here but -3 and I discovered that my charging flap would also not latch. Had to cable tie it closed eventually. The post and locking part was moving and spinning freely, just refused to stay closed.

Edit - A couple of hours in the sun and all OK now
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ROB A
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Post by ROB A »

I have used a hair dryer to warm the mechanism and thats been successful. I was wondering if there is a cover you can get to stop the snow accumulating....
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Mark55
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Post by Mark55 »

Hi
Amazon has a few, enter "ev charging port cover".
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Post by MotMot »

There were some on the ID Facebook page last winter. Fabric - with magnetic seal to car.
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Post by roybosh »

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Might need to investigate charge port covers.....
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Post by Sherlock »

I saw a review for a car recently where the charge port cover was hinged to open upwards, rather than to the right.
Such a simple thing but would be so much better.
Annoyingly I can't remember which car it was!
MotMot
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Post by MotMot »

This is what you need. £15 Amazon.

Magnet Adsorption Waterproof Cover EV Charger Port Cover for EV Charger All Weather Waterproof Snow Rain Sun Dust Protection Electric Car Charging Accessory for Most Electric Cars Charger https://amzn.eu/d/4GHaYnQ
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Post by scurry »

Sherlock wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:57 am I saw a review for a car recently where the charge port cover was hinged to open upwards, rather than to the right.
Such a simple thing but would be so much better.
Annoyingly I can't remember which car it was!
Yes.. I think the Audi etron does that.
Beats me why most manufacturers persisted in mimicking an ICE fuel flap which is generally only open for 5mins under cover. As opposed to being open for hours in the open and a temptation to numpties to see how sturdy it might be.
I got some magnetic strip and polythene to make my own.. though a bought one is probably better!
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Post by sidehaas »

Sherlock wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:57 am I saw a review for a car recently where the charge port cover was hinged to open upwards, rather than to the right.
Such a simple thing but would be so much better.
Annoyingly I can't remember which car it was!
Id7 is like that.
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Post by Bromsgroveuser »

The ioniq5 is top hinged and opens upwards but Snow can still blow in
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Post by Sherlock »

sidehaas wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:56 pm
Sherlock wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:57 am I saw a review for a car recently where the charge port cover was hinged to open upwards, rather than to the right.
Such a simple thing but would be so much better.
Annoyingly I can't remember which car it was!
Id7 is like that.
That would have been the one I saw. Agree it doesn't stop snow blowing in but it would help quite a bit I think.
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Post by Midgex »

The hinge at the front may make it more stable against airflow while driving?
I'm tempted by that cover though.
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Post by nick67 »

i suggest you to use a cover, apply silicone spray, or consider a magnetic cover. Parking in a sheltered area can also help
ROB A
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Post by ROB A »

thanks Guys , it looks like the cover from Amazon is worth a go...,might protect in the rain tooo...just hope it doesn't scratch
....still love the car
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