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I have to charge my 2022 Tucson PHEV outdoors using an extension cord. In case this information might be of use to somebody else, this is the system I came up with.

You can use the charger outside in any weather. It is rated at IP67, which means it is: 6 - "Protected from total dust ingress" and 7 - "Protected from immersion between 15 centimetres and 1 metre in depth ".

If your electrical circuit can handle the load, crank the charger all the way up to its 12-amp maximum charging rate.

Breaker Panel: I installed a combination AFCI/GFCI breaker. This is optional but I would recommend it if possible.

Outlet: If you don't have a GFCI or AFCI/GFCI breaker then the outlet must be a GFCI or AFCI/GFCI receptacle. If you do have a protective breaker then the outlet should be a heavy duty non-GFCI receptacle.

Cover (see pictures): Jumbo Weatherproof In-Use Cover


Extension Cord: Special 12/3 (12 gauge, 3-conductor) extension cord rated to stay flexible down to minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut to length.


Waterproof Receptacle: Installed on cut end of extension cord. Did not install cap.


Waterproof Plug: I cut the plug off of the charger cord and replaced it with this waterproof plug. I freaked out when I saw that there were four conductors in the charger cord, but research and experience has shown that the 4th conductor doesn't do anything.


Notes: Be sure to maintain proper polarity when installing the waterproof plug and receptacle. I may wrap the connectors in self-amalgamating tape, mostly to hide the yellow but this will also add a little bit more waterproofing.

Cable Hanger & Dock Holster (see pictures): I like this design because the holster is at an angle and the charger plug doesn't stick out as much.


Neoprene Bumpers (see pictures): I wrapped the ends of the charger with 1-inch neoprene strips held in place with self-amalgamating tape. This is to protect the charger from getting scuffed on the concrete.



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I have to charge my 2022 Tucson PHEV outdoors using an extension cord. In case this information might be of use to somebody else, this is the system I came up with.

You can use the charger outside in any weather. It is rated at IP67, which means it is: 6 - "Protected from total dust ingress" and 7 - "Protected from immersion between 15 centimetres and 1 metre in depth ".

If your electrical circuit can handle the load, crank the charger all the way up to its 12-amp maximum charging rate.

Breaker Panel: I installed a combination AFCI/GFCI breaker. This is optional but I would recommend it if possible.

Outlet: If you don't have a GFCI or AFCI/GFCI breaker then the outlet must be a GFCI receptacle. If you do have a protective breaker then the outlet should be a heavy duty non-GFCI receptacle.

Cover (see pictures): Jumbo Weatherproof In-Use Cover


Extension Cord: Special 12/3 (12 gauge, 3-conductor) extension cord rated to stay flexible down to minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut to length.


Waterproof Receptacle: Installed on cut end of extension cord. Did not install cap.


Waterproof Plug: I cut the plug off of the charger cord and replaced it with this waterproof plug. I freaked out when I saw that there were four conductors in the charger cord, but research and experience has shown that the 4th conductor doesn't do anything.


Notes: Be sure to maintain proper polarity when installing the waterproof plug and receptacle. I may wrap the connectors in self-amalgamating tape, mostly to hide the yellow but this will also add a little bit more waterproofing.

Cable Hanger & Dock Holster (see pictures): I like this design because the holster is at an angle and the charger plug doesn't stick out as much.


Neoprene Bumpers (see pictures): I wrapped the ends of the charger with 1-inch neoprene strips held in place with self-amalgamating tape. This is to protect the charger from getting scuffed on the concrete.



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Excellent job 👏. thanks
 

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Hi Captain,
I don't have AFCI/GFCI breaker installed in the breaker panel, I think it's just a standard typical breaker (see photo below). Can I just install an AFCI/GFCI Dual Function Receptacle?
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/le...d=PS_GO_140203__ALL_PLA-526641&pid=1001514657

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I'm not an electrician, but I think it would be fine as long as there is a ground wire and the Test button functions as required. (I wasn't even aware that AFCI/GFCI receptacles were available. I'll update the OP. Thanks!)
 
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