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Rolf Mantel wrote:
Am 20.04.2021 um 11:46 schrieb Anna Noyd-Dryver:
Jeremy Double wrote:
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:


That's talking about whole cables being stolen (presumably to be re-sold
whole) by being unplugged (the're supposed to be locked in to both vehicle
and charger); one of the suggested solutions is a padlock around the cable,
which wouldn't prevent the theft-by-cutting suggested in this thread.

Switch to aluminium conductors, which on a per weight basis are nearly as
good as copper, and which don’t have nearly as much scrap value?


Railway cable thieves cut fibre-optic cables before realising they're
worthless to them; a cut EV charging cable is just as useless whether the
thief subsequently decides to leave the aluminium or not.


It's like with poisonous caterpillars: the one eaten caterpillar is dead
anyway but the bird remembers and does not pick that species a second
time.

Specifically in a road full of EV charging cables, the thieves might
destroy the first one, see that its aluminimu and call it quits before
demolisching all cables in the road.


That only works if every cable is aluminium, rather than just some of them.
For example, the presence of fibre optic signalling cables hasn't stopped
the cable thieves trying to steal them...


Anna Noyd-Dryver


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"Anna Noyd-Dryver" wrote in message
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It's like with poisonous caterpillars: the one eaten caterpillar is dead
anyway but the bird remembers and does not pick that species a second
time.


We have some very thick blackbirds that just do not learn. My wife planted
some crocuses. When they came up a year-and-a-bit ago, a blackbird had gone
along and dug up each crocus shoot, thinking it was a juicy worm. It didn't
try the first one, find it wasn't what it thought it was and abandon all the
rest of the things that looked the same. No, it took out every single one of
them - and left the evidence alongside. Grrr. This year it seems to be been
a lot more sensible - or maybe the dunce blackbird didn't survive the
winter.



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