The reason why I’m asking about locations is to make sure it’s not user error.
It’s possible the non-EA station might have had old-style CHAdeMO handles. See first two videos at https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 53#p445853
It’s very easy to do things wrong on those and I used to see posts on Leaf FB groups where people would claim the connector is stuck to their vehicle. Likely it wasn’t stuck but rather user error.
Also, IIRC, on Leaf, CHAdeMO charging will fail if the car is in READY mode. IIRC, car must be off and can definitely be turned back on once charging has commenced.
One more thing, from anecdotal reports of folks with Bolts on roadtrips using EA and from looking at a few EA sites around me, CHAdeMO reliability (chance of it working) on EA isn’t great. Right now, for one site near me, EA’s own app reports the lone station with CHAdeMO as unavailable. That happens quite frequently at that location.