Q: Can I install a ClipperCreek 240V charging station outdoors?
A: For outdoor installations we recommend installing a hardwired 240V EV charging station. ClipperCreek charging stations have a fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure that provides superior protection to the components inside the station from outdoor elements. All of ClipperCreek’s plug-in 240V charging stations have an indoor rating due to the 240V plug. The plug-in units have the same fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure, it is the 240V plugs that are not rated for outdoor use and should not be exposed to the elements.
Q: If I install an indoor rated ClipperCreek 240V charging station can I charge my vehicle outdoors?
A: Yes, many customers have room to install their 240V EV charging station in their garage, but do not have room for the electric vehicle itself. Customers have installed the station inside their garage and run the charging cable outside to charge the electric vehicle. If you do plan to use the station in this fashion we do recommend not closing the garage door all the way down on the charging cable, but leave a small gap to ensure the longevity of the cable.
Q: Can I charge my electric vehicle with a ClipperCreek EVSE when it is raining or snowing?
A: Yes, the connector on ClipperCreek electric vehicle charge stations are designed to drain water and the inlet on your vehicle is designed to drain water as well. Once the connector is connected into your vehicle, a water tight seal is formed.
It is fine to charge your electric vehicle in the rain or snow.