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Charging In The Rain?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Pantera Dude, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Pantera Dude

    Pantera Dude Member

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    Is it safe to charge these things in the rain or is that suicide?
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Yes.
    No.

    Unless your name is David Letterman and you're starving for a topical joke.
     
  3. Pantera Dude

    Pantera Dude Member

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    Cool, thank you!


    Sparky
     
  4. Lloyd

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    Just plugged in 5 minutes ago in pouring rain and I'm here to report!
     
  5. dhrivnak

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    Yes the J-1772 spec (and the Roadster) have a very safe connection protocal. There is no electricity until your car is fully connected, then and only then can the current begin to flow.
     
  6. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Lots of handshaking going on.

    99 percent of questions we get as owners have been figured out by Tesla long before delivery. The 1 percent are just stupid questions that involve perpetual motion cars.
     
  7. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I've quite happily washed my car while charging it. No risk whatsoever.
     
  8. hcsharp

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    Yeah, I cancelled my reservation for Tesla's upcoming perpetual motion car when I found out it wouldn't charge in the rain.
     
  9. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    The correct answer here is "yes" :cool: (Let the confusion begin...)
     
  10. Raffy.Roma

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    Good to know it. :)
     
  11. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    You can wash them too :rolleyes:
    IMG_20121117_124431.jpg IMG_20121117_124437.jpg IMG_20121117_125725.jpg IMG_20121117_125730.jpg IMG_20121117_125759.jpg IMG_20121117_125838.jpg IMG_20121117_125846.jpg IMG_20121117_130158.jpg
     
  12. Raffy.Roma

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    Nice colour. This yellow Roadster looks like a Ferrari. Being electric it's even better ;)
     
  13. wiztecy

    wiztecy Active Member

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    Where are the hot girls in the colorful bikini's? :)
     
  14. adiggs

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    Need a yellow Roadster like that out here in Oregon; gets a bit gray during the winter, so it helps to bring our own sunshine!
     
  15. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    bikini's? We don't need no stinkin' bikini's! But lets try to keep this clean (as in PG) :tongue:
     
  16. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    The car is enough.
     
  17. Raffy.Roma

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    To be honest I would like both the girls and the car ;)
     
  18. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    I have to agree with Raffy here. But without the bikinis ;-)
    When I first posted these pics on fb, I said something like "soap makes everything look sexy"
     
  19. herbvdh

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    I asked the same question at my local Tesla store last Saturday. "Is it safe to charge in the rain or should I cover the charge port with a tarp???" Answer "It is safe to charge in the rain and not cover the port area."
     
  20. Bamashrink

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    #20 Bamashrink, Dec 7, 2012
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