WattsUp wrote:I would say my LCS-25 was way more than a "tad" sniffer. I had someone else try it and he was scared that he might be damaging things he had to push/pull so hard.
@WattsUp what did you do about this? We recently ran into the same problem. A month ago our charging cable fit just fine. Now it's so tight that we stopped using it.
I didn't do anything other than contact ClipperCreek a while back. They were very nice and immediately offered to exchange the entire unit, or even just the handle, to make sure I was happy. As I'd already modified my unit with a plug, I elected to use it for a while longer and see how it went, and get back to them. I haven't gotten back to them yet.
Turns out, with free charging at work, I don't use the LCS-25 all that much. I keep it in the car all the time and, at home, I actually end up using the Ford Level 1 unit, which I keep in the garage, out of sheer laziness. When needed, usually only on weekends, I almost always have enough time overnight to top-off, even at Level 1.
I would have to say, even with the light usage it's received over the last months, the LCS-25 does feel a little bit looser at this point, so I'm not as concerned as when I first got it.
Fwiw, I haven't noticed my Ford unit getting any sniffer (as you seemed to describe above). If anything, the large round part (which you seem to describe needing to sand down) has a little bit of "play", even when fully inserted and locked into the car's inlet. That is, I can "jiggle" the handle a bit. But, I'm not really sure what you mean by your inlet "shrunk" -- you mean it's actually gotten smaller since you got the car?!
hcsharp wrote:Do any ChargePoint (Coulomb) stations ever seem too tight?
Not that I've noticed. All public stations I've ever used have been very easy to insert/remove. The ones we have at work (which get a lot of use) are very easy to use.