theluke79
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Build custom box under the hood for cables

Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:05 pm

Hey folks,
I am taking delivery today of our 2019 e-golf.
Do you know if anyone attempted the installation of a custom made box under the hood to store the charger cables?
Thaks!

f1geek
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Location: SF Bay Area

Re: Build custom box under the hood for cables

Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:05 am

Not sure you want to do this. The cooling of the drivetrain, charger, and inverter have been optimized for the current spacing of components under the hood. Unless you are sure your box has no significant impact on cooling, you may end up causing an overheating condition depending on where you place the box. Best of luck!
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theluke79
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Re: Build custom box under the hood for cables

Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:51 am

I think that you are very right sir!
I did not think about the cooling, it just looked empty space to me.
It should be tested for sure to understand the consequences.
Maybe if I find a way to monitor those temperatures, I might try to build something anyway and give it a go.
But I treasure your suggestions.
Thank you

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