It could have just been a fluke, a random defect, or maybe a dead bug in the connector.
Keep in mind very few blinks have been called on to deliver more than 16A or so.
Guys, yes I am jumping on the "Blink
is the problem" bandwagon on this, and it may be the (Yazaki?) connector on the Rav4. Obviously, some debri could have been in there since manufacture (sorry, didn't inspect that close).
charge handle was always noticeably warm at 7.2kW. It failed to start its charge Friday night / Saturday morning, and that should have been a clue, but of course, I was quick to blame that on my lack of familiarity with the Rav4 charge timer (and my wife drove it last, so I ass-umed again that she didn't plug it in correctly... maybe not seated?).
Sunday, I went to the airport with half a tank of electrons (since it didn't charge) and golfing. I charged with a Blink
on Coronado Island, which worked fine. I don't know how hot it got, since I had my 12 year old unplug it.
Then, I plugged in Sunday night / Monday morning into my Blink
at home for a Range charge (I planned to move motorcycles on a trailer Monday).
The Range charge from near dead (many miles below VLB and Climate Control Limited (CCL)) is what finished it off (about 50kWh).