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Do you leave cord clack?

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Maybe it's just me - it often is, but I am surprised by the number of EV/PHEV owners who extend the charging cable just barely enough to plug in their car. I always make sure there is an extra foot or two on the ground to avoid any strain on the connectors. Considering what it costs to replace one of these I'm astonished that so many don't. The Tesla guys (easy target) really surprise me. Their connectors cost a whole lot more, plus it has an adapter, but they almost all seem to back it in and extend the cable like a clothesline to their port.

Personal brag: My Gen I 2014 just finished charging, at at 60 degrees ambient temperature says I have 44 miles on the battery. 8 years old, 113K on the clock, and it predicts 15% better capacity than when new. I guess city living encourages me to drive like an old lady. Well, not my old lady. She drove like a London bus driver. Jackrabbit starts and nail the brakes as late as possible...
 

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Too much tension could damage your charge port. I recommend letting the cord have slack.
 

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Definitely leave slack in the cord.
 

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Definitely leave slack in the cord.
I agree. And this pretty much goes for anything electronic.

Buddy of mine keeps having to repair the input jack on his guitar amp, I keep reminding him about the lack of slack and to get a longer cord. He just won’t listen…
 

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I treat free charging station as if I paid for it with my own money. I don't want to damage the cord, plug or my own charge port.
 

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I treat free charging station as if I paid for it with my own money. I don't want to damage the cord, plug or my own charge port.
Agree. Badsic respect for others (and self-respect) my Dad taught me to do. I even walk the connector back to prevent it being damaged. Especially on the free chargers.
 
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