Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Middle OH, USA, Earth
When I've had trouble with getting the charging to start it has been a matter of connecting the charger to the car.
The locking mechanism of the J1772/CCS combo connector must be in the locked position. There are some where I have to push that locking hook down at the car end in order to get it lock. Charging starts as soon as it locks.
If that doesn't get it going, and you're sure it is locked, use the fob to unlock then lock the car. The indicator light by the connector will change to a slow blink green if the charging starts successfully.