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ESFI electric vehicle charging safety tips

Stay safe while charging your electric vehicle. Follow these tips:

  • Visually inspect the charging cable before use. Never use a damaged charger.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to charge.
  • Never use an extension cord or multiplug adapter when charging electric vehicles.
  • Only use manufacturer provided or approved charging cables. Never use an adapter to change charging types.
  • Never alter or modify your electric vehicle or its battery.
  • Properly store chargers when not in use to prevent damage.
  • Cover chargers to manufacturer’s specifications to avoid water damage.
  • Ensure you have proper GFCI protection to protect against electric shocks.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Do not accidentally come in contact with chargers when driving or parking.
  • Make sure your charging equipment has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
  • All electric vehicle chargers should be installed by a qualified electrician.

Source: ESFI.org


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