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Outdoor charging

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by aname4me, May 7, 2014.

  1. aname4me

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    I realize that Superchargers and other commercial chargers are located out of doors. Yet I want to verify that placing my home plug NEMA, not HPWC, in a carport that is not enclosed, on a side where rain and infrequent snow might get it wet, is not a problem. I am prepping for arrival. Additionally, can a NEMA plug be just outside on a pole with a weather face cover with no roof covering overhead?
     
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  3. FlasherZ

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    I prefer to use the models (for example, the Eaton I note below) that lift up rather than open to the left, as the cover can hang over the plug and protect it from falling precipitation.

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  4. Cosmacelf

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    I agree with FlasherZ, the Tesla adapter and plug stick out quite a bit, so having a hinge on top works much better.
     
  5. aname4me

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    Thank you for all your help. Greatly appreciated! :biggrin:
     
  6. nakedsushi

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    I have an outdoor charger at home (sunny southern California though). The electrician installed it in a plastic box with cover like the one FlasherZ posted. But now I wonder...is it safe to charge while it's raining? (those 3 days a year it rains in LA).
     
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    #8 Klaus, May 9, 2014
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