How to Handle the Charging Process of Electric Cars in the Rain?

How to Handle the Charging Process of Electric Cars in the Rain?

Understanding electric vehicles

As the heat slowly bears down on us and we need to face rainy weather, more and more consumers are paying attention to the development of the electric vehicle industry, and are considering when they can use their own electric vehicle. However, many people are filled with worries, influenced by many electric vehicle rumors. Can electric vehicles be charged in the rain?

Electric vehicle charging in the rain

  • Take an umbrella and unplug the gun: Always carry an umbrella in the car. When charging an electric vehicle in the rain, no matter how heavy it is outside, exit the vehicle with an umbrella. When unplugging the charging gun from the station, check whether the gun head is intact, and whether there are any foreign objects such as water inside. This step is to eliminate the risk of water ingress in the charging gun head caused by the previous charging partner's improper operation. At the same time, for safety, brave the rain. Please carry an umbrella throughout the process to avoid key areas such as the charging gun and the charging port from getting wet.

  • Confirm the correct connection of the gun head: After detecting that the charging gun is correct, open the protective cover of the charging port on the vehicle body and insert the charging gun. When you hear a "pop" sound, make sure that the charging gun and charging port are connected properly. Once the two are connected, they form a closed whole, so your friends don't have to worry about water getting in.

  • Check whether the charging station is working properly: After plugging in the charging gun, charging begins. At this point, you should check the adjustment screen on the charging station to see if electric vehicle charging has started. If not, check if there is a contact problem that has caused it to pause. If there is a connection problem, you only need to insert the charging gun a little bit at this time.

  • Cover the charging port as soon as you unplug the gun: After the electric vehicle is fully charged, end the charging process first, then unplug the charging gun from the vehicle body, and cover the two covers of the vehicle body's charging port in a timely manner.

  • Reset the charging plug: Place the charging gun head back in place, taking care to prevent rainwater from splashing into the gun head and making it easy for the next charging partner. Do not be afraid to charge your electric vehicle in rainy weather because the manufacturer has already predicted it for us. This special charging environment of charging in the rain was already considered at the inception of electric vehicle design, and in normal circumstances, it is completely feasible. However, experts also remind us that if conditions allow, try to choose sunny days for charging. Because of the safety of the charging station and the fact that electric vehicles are made of metal, rain can create more complicated conditions. In the event of thunderstorms, electric vehicles charging in the rain still has hidden dangers that are necessary to consider.

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