Posts: 1607
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:38 am
Leaf Number: 19628
Location: Southeast Michigan

Ice + J1772 = Fail

Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:40 pm

Well, it happened again. Somehow, ice melted on my hood, dripped down and around the j1772 socket, and froze. Except this time without the charging handle in the socket. So when I did plug in once I got home, it wouldn't seat correctly. I had to go inside to retrieve a hair drier. :roll:

This is what happened once before, where water dripped down onto the lock mechanism on the handle and prevented the release from being depressed- essentially locking the handle into the socket.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
20% degradation in 42k miles
Leased 5-17-2012, Returned 1-15-2016

2017 Chevy Volt LT
Siren Red Tintcoat
Leased 10-21-2016

User avatar
Gold Member
Posts: 12431
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:10 am
Delivery Date: 29 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 000855
Location: Laguna Hills, Orange Co, CA

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:28 pm

Is the orange cover over the J1772 socket getting
closed properly... and water still getting in?
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

User avatar
Posts: 4690
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:01 am
Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2014
Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:52 pm

Maybe if you had a Blink, this wouldn't be a problem :lol:
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

User avatar
Posts: 1825
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:11 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Feb 2011
Leaf Number: 0308
Location: NorCal, USA

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:44 am

Orange cover. Heh. You know you've got one of the early ones when you have an orange cover. Didn't the switch to both black at some point?

2014 Chevy Spark EV 2LT
2013 Tesla Model S 60kWh[/url]
AV L2 EVSE + kWh meter
9.4kW Solar Array + enphase energy

Posts: 7682
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:06 am

Interesting... at first I thought this was going to be a thread about an EV spot getting ICEd.

'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

User avatar
Posts: 3809
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:35 pm

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:42 am

cwerdna wrote:Interesting... at first I thought this was going to be a thread about an EV spot getting ICEd.

To keep us on topic, here are couple of photos from Chris Neff from the ActiveE group:



User avatar
Posts: 2033
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:56 am
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7458
Location: Plano, TX
Contact: Website Twitter

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:33 am

Now THAT sucks :o
I can't even imagine this happening...
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/floor mats & window tint
12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
Wet Okole seat covers (front)
Tor's low-power heater mod
2013 sun visor
3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

User avatar
Gold Member
Posts: 533
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:25 pm
Delivery Date: 08 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 772
Location: Union City, CA

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:11 am

Relative to those pics of the ActiveE charging (and all other EVs on the market), the Leaf's flip UP door seems to protect the handle & charge port the best. Do you snowbound owners find this to be the case most of the time?
Bill Davis
2011 Cayenne Red SL
2014 Toyota RAV4 EV
6.4 kW PV system
Fun in the Leaf! (video)

Posts: 418
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:10 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Jul 2011
Location: Frome, UK

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:21 am

Tesla have the same basic issue with/without the J1772 adaptor...

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Investor/Tinkerer in Biomethane, Electric Transport, Hydrogen, Hydropower, Solar, Wind & Wave.


Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:16 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Nov 2012
Leaf Number: 022745
Location: Tullahoma, TN

Re: Ice + J1772 = Fail

Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 am


You guys make me appreciate that I at least park under a carport!

Might be cool sometimes, but at least protected from big winter storms.

2012 Black SL, 104,100, 4y 3m, 175 gids ~ 33% capacity loss - Lost 1st bar @ 44,800 miles & 20 months of driving - 2nd @ 62,000 miles 2y6m - 3rd @ 80,000 3y6m - 4th @ 104,074 4y3m. Member of the 100 mile & 200km club

Return to “Problems / Troubleshooting”