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I got a thick plastic bag from work and will give the magnet idea a go. But thank goodness, the snow has stopped the last few days so I can wait before trying it out.
both of mine sit outside and charge. I just bust the ice off and never had an issue. couple of sharp taps and away I go.
Buy your Volt a Snuggie. http://www.mysnuggiestore.com/
Easy to do! Just swap cars, putting your Volt inside the garage.
Or move south and avoid the snow permenently.
Originally Posted by Lumos
...I've thought about building a flexible water repellent shroud/snorkel to do this - something that could live on the j1772 connector and mate with the car sheet metal when plugged into the car. haven't needed to, yet, still want to...
2014 gen 1
That's a good idea. Maybe something like this with the handle removed and slit along the length so it is open at the bottom and will fit over the charge port door. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0006IXNDW If you do it please report back with a photo. Thanks.
Originally Posted by Henry_FL
How would you know? You just wrote the tesla sits in the garage all the time will the volt is outside
Just put a dish rag to cover the port should solve your issues?
Used the Tesla last winter a lot. Just got the Volt in Dec.
Sorry about the double post. New to the forum and thought the first was entered before I got authorization to post. Thanks everyone for the ideas.
I was going to post about my sense of deja vu, but then I felt like I already had.
You already started a thread on the same subject and have many good suggestions
Snow in charging port
I have to charge outside often and live in a very snowy area. Anybody have any fixes to keep snow out of the charge port while plugged in? Already had to use a credit card once to break an ice seal that prevented me from opening the port after the snow melted then refroze, and so freezing the cover shut. I did try to scoop as much snow as I could before closing the port door. I have taken to leaning a broom against the port to keep the snow out on snowy days.
Snow in charging port