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Charger waterproof?

I just have the charger than came with my 2016 Smart. I don't have a garage but have a car port so it's pretty protected but with a storm may end up some rain. Just wondering how waterproof or maybe water resistant the charger is or do I need to put it inside or in my car when there is a storm?
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There was a time when I had to park my Smart outside next to the garage. Used a heavy duty extension cord (the industrial 'Orange' ones). I put the charge box on a cut piece of 4x4 to elevate it out of puddles. Did this for a year (four seasons) without an incident...
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Lear-Intertek Level 1 EVSE Manual - OEM

Lear says - "Weatherproof rating allows for outdoor use. Rated for indoor/outdoor use protected against water, ice and dust - NEMA 6 rating."

As mentioned by NW453, the EVSE enclosure should be protected by avoiding placement in areas that may be prone to puddles or flooding.

https://evwest.com/support/Lear-EVSE.pdf
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OK then I feel real comfortable Since at the most it could get a few drops of water and a little bit of rain on it but it’s 3 feet up so there’s no way I’ll ever get flooded. Also thanks for the link to the supplement. I got the owners manual with my smart but didn't get the separate manual on the charger. Thanks for the reply
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