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- By Thomas Crompton
Yes it is perfectly safe to charge an electric car in the rain.
Most of us know that water and electricity don’t mix. Luckily so do EV charge point manufacturers and car manufacturers. Car manufacturers waterproof the charging ports in their vehicles to ensure that users don’t get a shock when plugging in. Most car charge points are installed outside and the manufacturers have built the charge points to withstand the worst of English weather
EV charge points, unlike electrical sockets, don’t start sending electricity until both the vehicle and the charge point have established a firm connection with each other after which it locks the cable on both ends forming an insulated barrier between you and the electricity.
All charge points we sell are rated to at least IP54 for water ingress, so they should be able to withstand even the roughest of UK weather.