New Prime Owner - Charging in the rain?

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  1. mister2cool

    mister2cool Junior Member

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    I am 2 weeks in with the Prime and it finally rained last night. I connected the charging cable but was a little concerned if it was OK to leave the cable connected in the rain. Rain was very light and everything works this morning so I guess it went OK but I wanted to check anyway if it's a yay or nay. The plug itself isn't pointing upwards so potentially water can get in.

    On that note, I don't know why they didn't make the charging door swing upward so it can act like a cover for the charging port. I mean I understand it's not an issue if the car is parked inside, but mine is outside.
     
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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    no prolemo

    lots of complaints about the charging door, but you can charge in a hurricane/snowstorm/whatever
     
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  3. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

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    Rain or snow, yes... but hurricane, maybe not. And during a thunderstorm with lightning, I keep my car unplugged just in case. ;););)
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    I've done it all over the past 7 years, every day while at work. No big deal... rain, snow, etc.
     
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  6. Raytheeagle

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    It only works well when you sing in the rain:p.

    Helps pass the time (y).
     
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    I have a Pip (first gen. Prime). I plug it in in during anything, it doesn't care. There are seals in there. Mine are eight years old and still work fine. SnowyPlug.JPG
     
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