Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Southern California
Charging outside is fine - the safety system in the EVSE is safe even in the rain.
However, for security of the charge cable, I have seen 2 ways to prevent theft of the EVSE cable:
1. When I was in Europe, I noticed everyone uses a thin steel cable that connects the charging head to the car. To steal it would require a pair of diagonals / cutters.
2. The charge release lever (trigger) has a small slot that you can put on a small padlock with a thin shank thru it and keeps the charger from being disconnected and stolen. Again, to forcibly remove it, you can break off the plastic slot.