What is a smart plug?
So, if you turn it off, does the car think it is unplugged?It does everything a smart phone does, except make calls.
Just kidding. I assume it's a type of outlet that you can control remotely, and/or program to turn on and off on a schedule.
Makes sense not to kick the power off unexpectedly to the EVSE or the car. If the relay or other method arcs it could be bye-bye (buyanewone).Some of those smart outlets are similar to unplugging. I've been told by electricians to not use those on sensitive electronics.