QueenBee wrote:... But really virtually all of the problems J1772 set to solve become problems again when you use a 120 volt portable EVSE so it doesn't seem like a big deal to me...
The EVSE set out to make the higher current connection in a safer manner.
If the 120V portable EVSE is being used correctly it should always be connected to the 120V source first before being attached to the vehicle.
The current when the 120V connection is made is very low just what powers the EVSE.
Much safer then plugging up 120V direct to the vehicle that immediately starts pulling 12 amps.
Is it a big deal?
That is an opinion judgement call.