Renault Notice: Some charging leads need replacing.
OK, so the story I have alluded to in the Fluence forum is that I have had some problems with my Renault supplied Type2/J1772 charging lead, and I would have to suspect you probably do too if you have a 2012 Fluence or Kangoo.
What I was finding was that the Type 2 plug was getting warm during charging at 15A, which is ridiculous as it should be good for 100A.
After a few weeks of investigations and data collection, I established that the thermal impedance of the crimp connection on the FCI sourced plug was too high. The pin temperatures were reaching 90C.
Renault have now issued a 'blue' notice (like the notice on the replacement of the brake pump ECU - not quite a recall) that leads may need to be checked.
If your Type 2 plug gets warm to the touch during charging, contact your dealer and look into having it replaced. The Type 2 plug should remain at ambient temperature during charging and should not get warm at all.
A 15A current through the plug's 6mm pins is a piddling current, and there should be no detectable self-heating present.
I asked customer services if it was worthwhile making this information public to the ZE owners I am aware of, and they said yes. So there it is. Go check your leads.