I was measuring current with my openevse I built. I have done both l1 and l2 and I have never seen it pull more than the charger says is available. It tends to pull 2-3 amps less than the charger's reported max.Are you measuring current on L1?
The user who reported that letting the car cool prevented melting was somewhere hot (AZ I think). They had 2 or 3 500e's, had melted 1 or more stock plugs, & had prevented melting others by letting the cars rest a bit before plugging in.
The battery is more efficient at higher temperatures. You can get the exact same range when it's hot out, even when you add the draw of A/C power. Maybe when charging warm on L1 the battery also draws a bit more current. As I said, the plug seems to be barely sufficient most of the time, so it wouldn't take much to take it over the edge.
Turboz: You might show someone your melted plug, & ask if you can replace the outlet before the same thing (or worse, like a fire) happens to their own equipment.
At home I been using a Toyota charger I bought on Craigslist it says on the handle 16amps 120v and no issues with it. I wonder if this is slightly faster charger. This is what I bought as a home charger.I was measuring current with my openevse I built. I have done both l1 and l2 and I have never seen it pull more than the charger says is available. It tends to pull 2-3 amps less than the charger's reported max.
So if I set the evse to 30A it draws it's max of around 28A.
When I set it to 12A (the same as the stock charger) it pulls no more than 10.
It's currently plugged in the same outlet as my 1996 era refrigerator so far no issues to report. I took a look a t the breaker box all mine are 20/25/30 amps except 2 says 40Yea it is 4 more amps. The stock charger is 12. You just have to be careful what circuit you plug it into because it can blow a 15A breaker.
It doesn't matter IF the fan turns on or not, It doesn't matter if the car decides to use all the charger power to heat the battery instead of charging the battery.Have you been listening for a radiator fan? In coastal SoCal I've heard mine come on rarely when it's hot out & I just drove uphill to my friend's JuiceBox. That may have been happening to the AZ user, & maybe the fan adds to the charger load.
My monthly electric bill is $50-56 with 2 fridges that both like 30yr old how much cheaper can a newer one put me? LolNote that a fridge or other heating/cooling device cycles itself off & on, so your charger on the same circuit could seem fine for now, & then later not so much, depending on the startup load of the fridge (maybe check that) if it auto-activates while you're charging your car. Meanwhile...:
Get a new fridge! A "friend" gave me a "free" 1996 fridge, & when I replaced it for a couple hundred bucks a few years ago my power bill went down by HALF. I calculated that the "free" fridge had cost me $2,000 in extra electricity!