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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:26 pm

I complained, talked to engineering, gave them some infrared temperature documentation, and they swapped out mine last week.

TonyWilliams wrote:Ecotality / Blink has begun changing out the charging nozzle on owners who have a Rav4 in Phoenix.
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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 pm

TomT wrote:I complained, talked to engineering, gave them some infrared temperature documentation, and they swapped out mine last week.

TonyWilliams wrote:Ecotality / Blink has begun changing out the charging nozzle on owners who have a Rav4 in Phoenix.


Tom, what were your left and right pin temps?
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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:56 pm

Warning, don't let Blink switch out your cordset and nozzle unless you have all your EV's there to check and make sure they work. They came to replace mine today with one they said they've tested for lower temps with the RAV4 and FitEV. I had my Volt at home and worked fine, but tried to plug in the RAV and it refuses to work. Tried Volt again, fine, but RAV is no go. Very confusing.

They warned me not to use Blink public chargers anymore with the RAV until they replace those cords, so I'm a little stuck for the moment.

Update:

They came back out and replaced the new cord with an even newer cord. Works fine.

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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:58 pm

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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:44 am

Just got the following email form Blink:

Hello Steven,

We are looking for the RAV4 EV drivers in our community. If you do not have a RAV4 EV, you can stop reading now.

If you do have a RAV4 EV, Blink wants to learn more about your charging experience. We need your input to ensure that you can continue to have a reliable charging experience.

Please fill out this short form and let us know the year of your RAV4 EV. We promise to only take a few minutes of your time.

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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:53 am

And they canceled the service on my dead-in-the-water unit even though they knew what parts to replace (known issues) because the company said there was going to be some software updates.

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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:30 am

My blink failed because of the known issue regarding the ground fault crimp issues. I wanted them to test/verify/etc. that my unit also did not have an impacted cord set. They never really got back to me on how exactly they could test for it but eventually a tech was scheduled. I made it clear that I wanted to know how he was going to test the cordset. He didn't really know and through a mix up in communication he sent me an email saying that he had the cordset and so I had him come out. Unfortunately the cordset he had was for a different client but when he called to ask Blink about it they said they actually had ordered a cordset for me but that it was back ordered. This was last week before the recent announcements so I have a feeling I'll not be getting a new cordset.

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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:45 am

Yesterday morning, my plastic tip on the car's top right J pin disappeared after charging so I thought maybe the Blink EVSE melted it. I called ECOtality and in less than 30 minutes Michael Martin arrived and replaced the nozzle and cord set. Besides fixing the crimp problem, this one has a sensor that will shut it off if it gets too hot.
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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Tue May 13, 2014 5:44 am

LEAFfan wrote:Yesterday morning, my plastic tip on the car's top right J pin disappeared after charging so I thought maybe the Blink EVSE melted it. I called ECOtality and in less than 30 minutes Michael Martin arrived and replaced the nozzle and cord set. Besides fixing the crimp problem, this one has a sensor that will shut it off if it gets too hot.

Manufacturer and model # that has the temperature sensor?

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Re: Blink / Rav4 Blows Out a Contactor Pin (with gory pics)

Tue May 13, 2014 6:33 am

Your could install the temp sensor on the car. This way you are protected at other EVSE also:

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