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Is it safe to both plug in and let the ID4 charge in the rain, and by rain, I mean tropical storm can't see type rain, not a drizzle.

Checking because we often have insane but usually brief rain storms here and a Lv 1 charger will take forever. Also I may be using a RV all weather extension cord.

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Yes.

Use the cover for the two unused CCS pins. Minimize any water that enters the main connector. But feel safe knowing the connection is double shrouded and no electricity is flowing until the connection is seated and the trigger is released.
 

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The plug-socket is double insulated, but I still think some common sense applies in this case.
Once connected the seal is quite good. In fact too tight in some cases. But I wouldn't actually make the connection if the plug could get wet as most likely an exterior-based EVSE's GFCI will trip.
As you cite brief storms, just connect before/after but not during?
 

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The plug-socket is double insulated, but I still think some common sense applies in this case.
Once connected the seal is quite good. In fact too tight in some cases. But I wouldn't actually make the connection if the plug could get wet as most likely an exterior-based EVSE's GFCI will trip.
As you cite brief storms, just connect before/after but not during?
Thank you! ...but, you can't underestimate the laziness factor. One can't simply walk out and unplug before a storm only to plug back in afterwards.
 

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No, I meant plug-in before it starts to rain and then just leave it charging. Unplugging isn't as much of a safety issue, but if possible best to also unplug when not in the midst of a Monsoon. ;)
Thank you! ...but, you can't underestimate the laziness factor. One can't simply walk out and unplug before a storm only to plug back in afterwards.
 

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Short answer: Yes.

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I've yet to find anything, but to me they are safer than fueling a car, as you don't have fumes to contend with that can be ignited by static electricity.
 

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I just keep a small umbrella in the car. Haven't needed to do it yet, but if it's raining and I need to charge somewhere other than at home, I'll just keep the charger covered while plugging/unplugging. If it's a tropical storm......stay home!
 
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