coulomb wrote:I was wrong when I initially thought the LEAF ignored the J1772 plug's push-button. It does indeed immediately and electronically (i.e. safely) ramp the charge current down to zero when the button is pressed. It's just that there is absolutely no indication that anything has changed; the blue LEDs stay the same, there is no beep or anything else to suggest that the current has stopped. As soon as you let go of the button, the current ramps back up to normal.
Hi Coulomb, I'm finding that the proximity switch does indeed do nothing on early LEAFs. On both of the 2011's that I've worked on with multiple EVSE, they never respond to the button push, and only break current when the shorter proximity pin comes out. Pull the plug very slowly, and you'll hear the EVSE contactor open up, but yank it fast, and there will be a little arc as you unplug. The i-MiEV responds quite nicely to the proximity switch.