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Water is a good conductor of electricity. So, it's unsurprising that many believe rain will trigger an electrical shock to the person endeavoring to connect their vehicle. Yet, with an electric vehicle charger that isn't necessarily the truth.

With the growing popularity of electric vehicles, there are many questions and concerns around charging safety. Is it safe to charge the EV when it's raining outside? Is the charger waterproof? Even so, it's an electric vehicle, and no one wants to get electric shock only to get the vehicle running.

So, is charging your electric vehicle in the rain safe? The short answer is yes, you can charge an electric vehicle during the rain. However, some precautions must be done to provide greater protection in the long run against climate conditions.

Check the following to safely charge your vehicle:

- Charging outlet

Home outlets are not always protected from the rain. The rain can drop at an angle and reach the outlet, causing a problem if it is not completely covered and without proper electrical ground fault protection. Because they are not designed to withstand the climatic factors that affect you and your EV charger safety. Therefore, In Albaap we always recommend installing an RCBO with grounding, which is an electrical device designed for protection against electrical injury by quickly shutting down the electrical circuit if it comes into contact with influencing factors.

- Wires protection

Although the charger is designed for outdoor use, you definitely don't want to take it for granted or forget that you should still act like you're in the rain. Therefore, In Albaap we use EMT pipe for the wires, which is an electrical metal tube designed to protect the wire from the elements of the weather and is non-corrosive.

Rain won't prevent you from charging your electric car and driving. Although you may have come to this blog thinking the answer to this question is a definite yes, now you are aware of some new important information that might help you improve your EV charger protection and the proper way to install a new one.

At Albaap, we follow approved EV charger installation standards for maximum user and charger protection.