4Tiki2
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Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:30 pm

I'm selling my Blink EVSE in excellent condition. It was used until recently with my 2015 SL. I removed it in working condition to make room for my new OberCharger, which gives me a "free" additional receptacle for my power tools in my garage.

The Blink was mounted indoors and charged the SL with up to 6.6kW. It has a nice color display and can easily be programmed to use off-peak power only. Has a "charge now" override button. It keeps track of you charging costs as well. Never had any problems with it. Comes with a cable holder.

The system was hard-wired to a dedicated circuit at my distribution panel. I can add a NEMA plug/cable if desired to connect to a 10/30 or 14/30 receptacle. You may also buy my OberSwitcher to share an existing dryer wall outlet with automatic charging when the dryer is not running.

I'm selling the Blink EVSE for $750 and the optional power switcher for $250.
This combo works great in older houses with limited power. When you have an electric laundry dryer, you can charge your car without paying hundreds of dollars for installation or upgraded electrical service..

Please check the Portland Craigslist for more info.

Due to size and weight local pick-up only. I can help with installation.

cwerdna
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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Which model?

'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:01 pm

I haven't heard of "Obercharger", and Google's not helping. Do you have a link?

I don't think $750 for a used EVSE is realistic, but that's up to you.

@cwerdna: I found his ad on Craigslist. It's the classic Blink:

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/6038567118.html

(I say "classic"... many will have other words for it.)

4Tiki2
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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:44 am

Thanks for your feedback. Regarding the Blink EVSE, I saw similar units on Craigslist for about the same price but I'm open for negotiations.

Ober-EV.com provides some info on their systems. These are built in Germany by a small company focussing on fast charging the Renault ZOE with 3-phase AC with up to 20kW. The OBER products are modified for the US market (single phase only). Key feature is a proprietary automatic load transfer relay that allows sharing a dryer connection without overburdening your power panel - only one high power user is run at a time. I have one since December and it works great, that why the Blink needs to go. My neighbor just got one and is very happy with it.

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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:01 am

That price is really out of line, especially since on amazon the Blink is $629... You need to LET GO of the expectation that you can use things for free by selling used things at the same price you paid for new....

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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:14 am

powersurge wrote:That price is really out of line, especially since on amazon the Blink is $629... You need to LET GO of the expectation that you can use things for free by selling used things at the same price you paid for new....
I'd imagine he paid a lot more than the current asking price. I find I do better when I don't assume, but maybe you are right and he did pay that much for it.
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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:44 pm

4Tiki2, you should check out the whole sub-forum devoted to Blink: viewforum.php?f=43

Personally, I think the "classic" Blink has some unique pros and cons:

Pros:
Style -- snazzy black and white design.
Historical value -- one of the first widely-used J1772-2009 EVSEs.
Fancy control display -- pretty much no other home EVSE has one as nice, unless via a phone app.

Cons:
Huge, heavy.
Kludgy internals.
Bad reputation for reliability and safety.

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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:14 pm

for anyone else coming across this thread and looking for pricing of a used home Blink EVSE

1. many of us - myself included - received this (and the install) for free as part of a federal government study in 2011. Receiving money reselling is all bonus for those that fall into that camp. I would personally be surprised if anyone purchased one when competitive products on the market back in 2011-12 were much cheaper.

2. the evse has a history of issues charging at the newer higher amps >16. Reports of melted plugs on the end of the cables. I set mine to charge at 16 amps when I replaced my primary EV to a Bolt to make sure I wouldn't encounter this issue. There are after market cables (Quick Charge Power is a good one) out there that you might consider using to replace the cable that came with the EVSE.

3. Blink has no warranty on these anymore

All that said - I have had mine for 7 years and it has worked very well. it supports timed charging and has a decent interface. My networking stopped working a few years ago so remote access doesn't work but I never used it much anyway.

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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 pm

If you want to sell it for $250 shipped to Southern California let me know. I build OpenEVSE units and in this market $750 is a laugh. Times have really changed. I remember ny first J1772 cable was $340 plus shipping,.
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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 pm

Brand new, warrantied Clipper Creeks with perhaps the best in industry reliability and support start at $379 for 16 Amps
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