PV1 wrote:That's where the difference is then. My Eaton EVSE drops the contactor out when the button is pressed. Either way, current flow stops, which is the important part.
Yes. The car stops drawing power, but the EVSE contactor remains engaged and humming away, and the charge gauge remains lit on the dashboard.
Not sure if it's related, but with my Rolec wall charger if the car is plugged in but fully charged the EVSE contactors will drop out and the light go to blue (not charging) as you would expect, but turning the key on in the car will cause the contactor in the EVSE to close and the light to change to the green charging mode! Even though the car is not capable of charging with the key on.
Yet the portable OEM EVSE that came with the car does not engage if the key is turned on while connected... There must be a bit of latitude in the spec ?