Update: My Rav4 was fixed under warranty, and I got a Camry rental for a week, also courtesy of Toyota. Of course, I don't think the Rav4 had anything to do with this, and Phil's IR thermometer testing indicates at least one other Blink/Rema handle got quite hot on one pin (opposite to my pin) on a Rav4. Keep in mind, these are only 30 amp Blinks and the Rav4 can take 40 amps.
Phil's conclusion; a poorly crimped connector on the Blink/Rema charging handle.
In my mind, the next questions are: - Is it Toyota's fault? - Is it the Blink EVSE's fault? - Are we going to see more issues like this when we see more EVs with 6.6 kW or above chargers which are pulling that much?
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Comments: 1) Where exactly is the proof for your assertion that your Blink is at fault? It matters because there are thousands of public Blink charging stations across the country with perhaps the same J1772 plug make as yours. 2) It now becomes clearer why 2 charging ports on a car can be better than one. 3) So UL listed parts may not be enough to prevent this problem? 4) So everyone ought to inspect any J1772 plug (especially for public charging stations) for deterioration before using? And also inspect your car's J1772 port for deterioration before you plug in to a public charging station lest you damage it (and potentially other car's plugs, etc, etc)? 5) Does there need to be AFCI (in the EVSE?) to prevent a worn/defective plug/port from damaging the port/plug?