triangles
Posts: 1062
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:40 am
Location: Toledo, Ohio

Charge port rain / snow cover?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:51 am

I know I've seen discussed on here before but I can't seem to find it. Sorry for starting another thread on the topic. My Model 3 has booted the FFE out of the garage so for the first time it will no longer have a warm comfy garage to charge in over winter. I'm trying to come up with a cheap easy cover to keep the snow and ice out. For those who have had to charge outside how do you deal with keeping snow and ice from becoming a problem with the charge port?
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

jmueller065
Posts: 2386
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:36 am
Location: Southeastern MI
Contact: Website

Re: Charge port rain / snow cover?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:24 pm

I simply used gloves on my hands to brush the snow/ice off before unplugging when I parked the FFE outside.

The Bolt is currently outside and I'm doing the same thing--so far its a little worse than the FFE was as the way the Bolt's door closes leaves more snow behind it than the FFE's circle thing (surprisingly!).
2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
2014 Sunset Escape
2014 Thor Axis (V-10)
2013 Focus Electric (lease returned Jan 2016 for the C-Max above)
https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/

triangles
Posts: 1062
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:40 am
Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Charge port rain / snow cover?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:43 pm

Interesting. I figured snow and ice would be a problem. I was thinking about making a "tent" and embedding some neodymium magnets in the material. I have the magnets just laying around and figure it would be quick and easy. I guess it's all kind of moot until I get my car back from the dealer. Day 3 and no diagnosis on what the problem is yet. I have this sinking feeling it will be a while before I get my FFE back. :(
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

carbuff
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:59 am

Re: Charge port rain / snow cover?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:43 pm

Wow, this is the first Im hearing of this. What happened with the ffe?

triangles
Posts: 1062
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:40 am
Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Charge port rain / snow cover?

Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:55 pm

carbuff wrote:Wow, this is the first Im hearing of this. What happened with the ffe?
I've kept a detailed time line of all my 12V issues in this post. http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/vi ... 615#p27615
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

Return to “General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum”