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Old 01-02-2018, 11:18 AM   #1
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So as I look at my i2 SE, I notice the plastic door covering the charging port is missing. This appears quite common; does anyone actually ever replace these? Are they "just" cosmetic or help with water resistance?

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Old 01-02-2018, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Never replaced mine

My cover port broke off very early. I never bothered to replace it and have not had any problems. I think it does help with water proofing but I never take mine into standing water and get out of the rain as soon as possible.

I have seen some people make a cheep replacement by cutting off just the end of a power cord and inserting it in the space. Of course you must take it out and replace it with an intact power cord when you want to charge.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:41 PM   #3
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That door was missing from both of our I2's when we bought them. I think they remove the doors on purpose on many Seg tour rental machines because they're charging them several time per day and the doors can be a PITA

I bought new console covers for our Segs, mainly because I wanted the doors and they don't sell just the doors. Think I hunted around until I found the console covers for about $25 each

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Old 01-03-2018, 06:34 PM   #4
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My cover port broke off very early. I never bothered to replace it and have not had any problems. I think it does help with water proofing but I never take mine into standing water and get out of the rain as soon as possible.

I have seen some people make a cheep replacement by cutting off just the end of a power cord and inserting it in the space. Of course you must take it out and replace it with an intact power cord when you want to charge.
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That door was missing from both of our I2's when we bought them. I think they remove the doors on purpose on many Seg tour rental machines because they're charging them several time per day and the doors can be a PITA

I bought new console covers for our Segs, mainly because I wanted the doors and they don't sell just the doors. Think I hunted around until I found the console covers for about $25 each

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Thanks guys! I like the idea of making a power cord plug; anything to keep the water out is a Good Thing (tm) in my book. Goodness knows I've got plenty of power cords around here - one can make the ultimate sacrifice ...

... or, I get a new console cover. Now that I shipped it back to the seller to fix the charging issue, we'll see what the situation is... they may swap it for another unit - still TBD.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:47 PM   #5
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Sounds like an opportunity for someone with a 3D printer. A snug-fitting plug with a handle to pull it out.
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Sounds like an opportunity for someone with a 3D printer. A snug-fitting plug with a handle to pull it out.
Hmm.... a friend-of-a-friend is pretty handy with a 3D printer. Maybe I'll have him make one for me as a prototype. Great idea!
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My cover port broke off very early. I never bothered to replace it and have not had any problems. I think it does help with water proofing but I never take mine into standing water and get out of the rain as soon as possible.

I have seen some people make a cheep replacement by cutting off just the end of a power cord and inserting it in the space. Of course you must take it out and replace it with an intact power cord when you want to charge.
Trigger is 12 years old now with over 12K miles and the cover was useless from the beginning and hasn't been around for 11 3/4 years. Trigger goes through rain storms, standing and running water on a regular basis and I've never had a problem with the charging port.

Nonetheless, a power cord is about to be sacrificed as I have too many and it sounds like a great idea to add some additional protection. Besides, if I leave a few inches of cord on the end of the plug, Trigger will now have a tail!!!!

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