Can an ev charging station still charge in the rain?

2021-06-08 16:20:11  Resource

With the increase in the number of electric vehicles, consumers are beginning to have more questions about the use of new energy models. Some consumers are confused about the charging problem, especially in the southern region where the weather is rainy.


Waterproof capability

During the construction of the charging pile, the bottom of the charging facility will be made waterproof, so that the lower part of the body of the charging pile is 20-30 cm resistant to flooding. The national standard for waterproofing of charging piles is very strict. Both the car side and the pile side are insulated before charging is started and if the insulation test fails (when there is rain and debris) then charging cannot be started. Therefore, rain is generally not a problem for charging piles.


EV charging station testing

Most of the charging posts are made of SMC glass reinforced plastic to ensure long-term outdoor use and to withstand complex weather conditions. And with today's internet-based charging posts, the operation of each charging post can be checked in the background. If a problem or breakdown occurs, you can receive a message in the background at the first time to ensure the safety of charging.


Charging interface

Even though the charging piles are made of waterproof material, it is recommended not to carry out charging operations when it is raining. Some consumers are concerned that the charging interface may cause a short circuit due to rain. This fear is justified. Even if the manufacturer has made the charging post interface insulated, charging in rainy conditions may cause danger due to quality issues, but this is a small probability event.


Summing up

To sum up, if it is under normal circumstances, charging in the rain will not be a big problem. However, if there is a problem with the insulation of the charging post, it is possible for an accident to occur.


So I would like to remind you that when charging a new energy vehicle in the rain, you must check whether the charging pile is intact first to avoid causing an accident.


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