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Can someone stop your car from charging without setting off the alarm?

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I have reason to believe that someone is somehow interrupting my charge, out of spite. I'm not sure how that is possible without triggering the loud alarm. But in several cases, I'll confirm that the green light is on (Mode: Charge Immediately) and when I come back at the end of the day the EV miles are the same as when I plugged it in (i.e. it didn't charge much at all).

Normally I would chalk this up to some sort of occasional charging glitch. But there is an interesting coincidence. Every time this has happened, it's when I've parked in a particular spot that has been "claimed" by an i3 BMW who leaves his charge cord plugged in whenever he leaves to "hold his spot." The policy is first-come first-served, but I have a feeling this individual is tampering with my charge cord because he is upset I'm taking his "personal" space. I'm planning on reporting this to our Operations Dept. But first I want to confirm that this is possible. And not some crazy coincidence.
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Could even be as simple as "suspect" holding down the button to stop charging and not removing the handle all the way. It wont set off the alarm and it won't charge until it is reseated fully.

you could try one of the tiny luggage type locks on the EVSE handle so the button cannot be depressed unless unlocked. Depends on the evse you have it if has a hole or not for a lock.

it could also be as simple as a GFCI tripping.

Did you ever see the charging interrupted override screen on the display?
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