cwerdna wrote: TaylorSFGuy wrote:
cwerdna wrote:You really want Blink?
If they're non-networked, Clipper Creek would be the way to go. If networked, I think Chargepoint would be a better choice. Their hardware seems to be more reliable and it seems like hardware of their network is repaired more quickly.
I proposed Blink because there are 4 level 2 units there now. No other reason.
Whoops! I misread your post thinking that you wanted Blink L2 EVSEs. My bad.
Neither Clipper Creek nor Chargepoint make any DC FCs.
Of the two Tucson Quick charge stations, one is at a Nissan Dealership (ABB I think is the manufacturer) and one is on the Chargepoint network, but Chargepoint has various manufacturers and participants in its network. So, while I think you are correct about Chargepoint not making DCQC, this does not preclude a Quick charge station from being on the Chargepoint network but being made by some other manufacturer.
The other station in Tucson has been somewhat troubled (though in the end, I've used it successfully about a dozen times over the last year, so it does work). There is a second similar one northwest of Tucson which has been bad. Both I think are Eaton hardware and this in the end has (as best I can tell, though I don't know all sides of it) been a contributing aspect of the reported issues.http://www.plugshare.com/?location=18180
the one to the northwest:http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/11856
I've used the Nissan dealer quick charger once and everything went smoothly. This was at the dealership I've dealt with for my Leaf. I just wish they would:
- locate the charge stations outside the dealership walls so they'd be available outside dealership hours.
- consider locating in other areas, such as outside the walls of sister dealerships.
In response to your other earlier question as to updates:
1. The other day when I went to the CHAdeMO website, I couldn't get the map to work for me, but now it does seem to do so, providing an overview of the present status in the US:http://www.chademo.com/wp/usmap/
2. I started a different thread recently as to trying to address some frustration with the slow pace of DCQC rollout in many areas, and outside of major cities:viewtopic.php?f=27&t=17744
Point of Disappointment with Nissan - no DCQCs yet on my rte
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:30 pm
Just to emphasize, the main point (for me) of making known this point is not to engage in complaining, but to help Nissan understand that this is one of a smaller number of points that are of higher importance to me as a Leaf driver, and so am hoping they take it constructively.