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Discussion in 'Off topic' started by Olivier Gariépy, Apr 17, 2018.

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  1. Olivier Gariépy

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    My reservation was done in april 2016, still waiting! English is not my main language sorry in advance for any errors.

    I want to know if i should put a charging station inside the garage or outside. Of course i would prefer to put it inside and be clear of snow/frost on the car.

    My garage is not heated, in winter time, the humidity average 60%rh (if i park inside) while temp can go down at min -5°C. Outside temp average in Quebec is about -15°C and very low %rh.

    I found that temperature and humidity are determining the amount of water contained in a kg of air. This is SPECIFIC HUMIDITY. In my understanding, "real humidity".

    Hot temperature and moderate %rh will get a higher specific humidity value then cold temperature and high %rh.

    For exemple :
    60%rh - 0°C - 2.25g/kg
    60%rh - 5°C - 3.22g/kg
    60%rh - 10°C - 4.53g/kg
    The g/kg value is grams of H2O per kg of air or SPECIFIC HUMIDITY

    https://www.rotronic.com/en/humidit...umidite/humidity-calculator-feuchterechner-mr

    What is the value of SPECIFIC HUMIDITY that would becomes damaging for the chassis of a car (rust)?
    Or maybe the real question should be "is 60%rh and temp of -5°C damageable for a car?"
    Feel free to comment.
     
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    @Olivier Gariépy , bienvenue et ton anglais est excellent!! @TrevP installed his wall connector outside in Toronto plus should be to shed some light on some of your questions!!

    Take care,
    Mike
     
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    Thank's @Michael Russo!

    Hopefully i will get some help because it's a question that have been bugging me for some time now. A friend of mine told me i have to do something for my garage humidity otherwise it would damage a car in the long run.
     
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