EVDRIVER wrote:The Leaf EVSE doesn't meet official J1772-2010 spec because it still enables charge even without the presence of the diode. In reality this isn't a big deal, as the diode is designed to prevent power in the event of a low resistance short. Such a short could be caused by dropping the charge plug in a muddy puddle which just happens to have the resistance needed to trick the pilot into charge. The lack of a diode in this puddle would fail to start the charge if the EVSE met official spec. However, the GFCI protection would trip in any event thus rendering the hazard inert.
That's really interesting! Doesn't the J1772 document specifically call out the diode being required for this exact reason?!
I agree that it isn't a big deal, but when you have industry groups running around saying that J1772 is three laws safe
, you would think they would cross their T's and dot their I's (or i's)...