In the past week, a number of photos recorded an electric car user wading through the rain plugging in an electric car charger has caused many people to argue about safety.
Specifically, many people were staying at a hotel in the Berkshire area, England when they discovered the owner of an electric car backed up the car in the middle of a flooded beach to plug in the car. They were concerned that the person might be electrocuted, but this incident did not happen.
According to CEO and founder of Electrifying.com, Ginny Buckley, shared with the newspaper The Sunin a survey they conducted in 2021, only 4 in 10 electric car owners are confident that they can charge public cars in the rain.
However, in fact, car manufacturers have been very careful in this safety issue. Not only is the electrical insulation of the charging system extremely good, but the current can only flow from the pole to the vehicle after the automatic safety checks are officially passed. If the system detects even the slightest error, the current will be cut off immediately.
Even if water leaks into the power transmission system, or even before the sensor detects moisture, the safety mechanism that comes with the vehicle will immediately disconnect the system to ensure safety.
However, charging in the rain is only really safe when using specialized chargers at charging stations. If you use a regular charger at home, charging your car will be just as dangerous as any plugged-in item when wet. Ginny recommends users not to do so in any way. In addition, it is not advisable to bring an amphibious vehicle whether it is an electric vehicle or a gasoline vehicle.