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So I was reading some stuff and found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_62196#Mode_2
"A control box must be in the plug or within 0.3 metres of the plug."

So it seems that the daft 30cm lead is part of the IEC 62196 Standard..

So don't expect that to change any time soon.

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I found a really nice, compact 16A connector system that is also completely waterproof.

http://www.screwfix.com/p/tower-teeplug ... stem/34356



Honestly this thing is tiny, about as thick as your thumb.


I've bought one to put on an extension lead so that I can get it through letterboxes. I should be able to test it tomorrow.

However, if it passes muster, it occured to me that it could be put on the input cable of the EVSE. Then you could have small pigtails with different upstream plugs (like the Tesla UMC has) for 13A, commandos, etc. It would also make the wire longer.
 

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I am very interested in that David. It could save us having to do as I have been doing and making up a 13A socket with a water-resistent "bullet" style case to a 16A.

Please report back if you think it is suitable and also details of where to get them.

Thanks
 
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