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Questions from a newbie

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I am new to the EV scene and have recently gotten a 2016 smart fortwo ED. I made the mistake of leaving it overnight charging at a level 2 charger (J1772 plug based I believe). I got a message from my charging provider that the car is drawing very little power and may be fully charged. I have some questions about this :)

Did I do anything bad to the battery?

How does this actually work? I understand there is an onboard 3.3kW charger, and there is the connector for the 120V connection for home. I know the part that provides the 120V connector at home has some brains in that it tells you about ground fault protection etc. Does the 3.3kW charger have bigger brains to protect it from dumb things like I just did?

I have read other parts of the forum and am looking forward to being a part of this community.

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Thank you SuperSmartie! I can literally sleep peacefully now :) Is there a good resource where I can understand how the charger works? One thing that is like black magic to me is how it manages the current flow. It was good to see that the current draw fell off significantly in the app that monitors it (chargepoint).

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