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#267997 22-Feb-2020 13:25
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I have a Leaf and will soon be staying with my daughter and son inlaw.


They have an external weather proof 10amp power point which i have used in the past to top up the Leaf.


I am wondering if there is a rain proof box to house the EVPower portable charging box while I charge the Leaf outside overnight.


My apologies if this has been covered before.



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  #2425420 22-Feb-2020 13:33
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  #2425423 22-Feb-2020 13:39
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FYI IP66 = Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.


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  #2425427 22-Feb-2020 13:52
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Is it this one


Looks to be IP66 already.



We have the 16A caravan socket version of that, and pretty much leave it outside all year round; it hangs off the side of the house, so is partially protected by the eaves. We're just careful to ensure the plug that goes into the Leaf remains dry - it does have that rubber fitting, but we also try to ensure it's left somewhere dry and protected (the kids not so good at remembering this!).

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  #2425556 22-Feb-2020 18:10
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yes, that is the one,good to know.😁 Thanks




What about the security of the unit leaving it outside?




Any tips for keeping it connected to the house / car?

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  #2425574 22-Feb-2020 19:14
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Yeah, there's nothing stopping someone coming onto our section and stealing the charging cable, and it is visible from the street. If it was my car, I'd probably be more careful about hiding it, but it's my wife's and I doubt I could convince her to do this! A risk we take... perhaps even attaching it to the wall with a bracket of some kind would be advisable in our case!


As far as 'locking' it when connected to the car - yep, there's a switch that supposedly locks the cable in place, but its value is questionable. My wife could easily slip her fingers down to release the catch, and a screwdriver or similar tool can achieve the same.


Videos of the 'lock' are on Youtube, eg:


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