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I have a question about the OEM charging cable (120v). Is it possible to use the charging cable provided with the car at the exterior, even if it's raining? Do you have any idea if the charging module cable has some protection and we can use it in any weather condition?
 

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I would not tell someone yes or no to that since I am not an expert. My answer is all EV systems are meant to be used in any weather. There is no flow of electricity till the charging station and car "shake hands" - and the system senses everything is ok. And as soon as you go to unplug it the same - the flow stops before you unplug.
 

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I have a question about the OEM charging cable (120v). Is it possible to use the charging cable provided with the car at the exterior, even if it's raining? Do you have any idea if the charging module cable has some protection and we can use it in any weather condition?
You can use it 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 ".

I have to charge outside using an extension cord. I did cut off the ends of the extension cord and the charger cord and installed waterproof plugs. I freaked when I saw 4 conductors in the charger cord, but so far research and experience have shown that the 4th conductor doesn't do anything. I also wrapped the ends of the charger in 1-inch strips of neoprene, held in place with self-amalgamating tape, to protect the case better against scuffing on the ground than the little nubs molded into the case.

You should have at least a GFCI outlet. I installed a combo GFCI/AFCI breaker in the panel.

If your circuit will support it, be sure to crank the charger up to 12 amps.
 

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You can use it 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 ".

I have to charge outside using an extension cord. I did cut off the ends of the extension cord and the charger cord and installed waterproof plugs. I freaked when I saw 4 conductors in the charger cord, but so far research and experience have shown that the 4th conductor doesn't do anything. I also wrapped the ends of the charger in 1-inch strips of neoprene, held in place with self-amalgamating tape, to protect the case better against scuffing on the ground than the little nubs molded into the case.

You should have at least a GFCI outlet. I installed a combo GFCI/AFCI breaker in the panel.

If your circuit will support it, be sure to crank the charger up to 12 amps.
Thank you for your advice. Can you take some photos to see your project?
 
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