Charging the 4xe in the rain?

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Until I can get my Jeep in the garage, it’s on the driveway and I charge it every night. What happens if they call for rain? Should I unplug it or is it designed to stay plugged in during rain?
No problem to charge in the rain. No problem to plug or unplug in the rain. The power only flows AFTER the data lines in the connector 'talk' and agree on power levels. No risk of shock unless you have a damaged cable or connector.
 
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No problem to charge in the rain. No problem to plug or unplug in the rain. The power only flows AFTER the data lines in the connector 'talk' and agree on power levels. No risk of shock unless you have a damaged cable or connector.
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No problem to charge in the rain. No problem to plug or unplug in the rain. The power only flows AFTER the data lines in the connector 'talk' and agree on power levels. No risk of shock unless you have a damaged cable or connector.
Agree. Both my plug in vehicles charge outside. (Just not comfortable charging in my garage just yet....). Never had any issue with rain while connecting or disconnecting.
 

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Similar question… what about random 110 outlets that may or may not be grounded. Any experience or information? I have an opportunity to charge at a parking lot with 110 but not sure of latest 🧐
 

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Similar question… what about random 110 outlets that may or may not be grounded. Any experience or information? I have an opportunity to charge at a parking lot with 110 but not sure of latest 🧐
I've been charging outside at work in the parking lot with 110 using the included L1 charger. Usually I place a bag over the charger brick and plug so it doesn't get wet (just the brick side, the J1772 seems to have some o-rings around the conductors to seal from rain). I have not had any issues doing this so far.
 

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Similar question… what about random 110 outlets that may or may not be grounded. Any experience or information? I have an opportunity to charge at a parking lot with 110 but not sure of latest 🧐
Old post, I know, but based on my past experience, the level 1 charger is very sensitive and won't function without a ground or even with reverse polarity. Mine has shut down in heavy rain, but no damage. Just let everything dry out and it's good to go again.
 

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charged mine many times sitting in the driveway with rain overnight - no issues. Only charging problem I had was I tried using an extension cord - makes the outlet get very warm and the charger goes into an even further reduced charging mode.

Very happy now to have garage space for the Jeep and a L2 charger!
 

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charged mine many times sitting in the driveway with rain overnight - no issues. Only charging problem I had was I tried using an extension cord - makes the outlet get very warm and the charger goes into an even further reduced charging mode.

Very happy now to have garage space for the Jeep and a L2 charger!
There is a Youtube Jeep mechanic named Brandon Hanline. He addresses this concern with his personal 4xe. I don't know how to post it here but it is a video you need to watch.
 
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Agree. Both my plug in vehicles charge outside. (Just not comfortable charging in my garage just yet....). Never had any issue with rain while connecting or disconnecting.
Why are you not comfortable charging in the garage? Never heard anyone say that.
 
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