View attachment 515 Only has my Clarity for 6 days and just got my ChargePoint. I think I have the definitive (hopefully) answer for the folks whose charging handles are hard to insert and remove. It’s clear that the o-ring is there to seal out moisture and engages toward the end of the insertion travel. This it is not the reason for any initial/halfway hard to insert/remove problems. Greasing the o-ring gave me a slightly easier end of insertion and beginning of removal effort. But here is what really helped: I put some dielectric (non-conducting) grease in the holes of the charging handle and car port (first turn off breaker for safety). I did this primarily to protect contacts from corrosion and also to ease insertion/removal effort due to age and old arm injury. And it worked! Much easier that before. Think about it. The electrical contact between handle and car must be a tight friction fit to prevent arcing so it makes sense that it is going to require some kind of effort to mate up. Usually it’s not to bad but I have one public charger that is a real bear. Unless your handle is out of spec (SAE J1771) this should make it easier on you and keep you from having to remove the o-ring (think lawyers/insurance claim denial). You can purchase the dielectric grease at auto parts stores and use it on the o-ring as well. Please try this and let us know it it helps more people than just me. Hope his helps and consider it my thank you for all great info and money saved from this forum.