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

Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 am

I would only want it to see what Blink is all about. It seems like the poster is in love with his unit. For my 2012 Leaf I spent $1000 for a Leviton 16A unit. It was replaced with an OpenEVSE unit and I sold it for $700.
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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:50 am

4Tiki2 wrote:...
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.
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Due to size and weight local pick-up only. I can help with installation.

I will not directly comment on the price as people can make their own judgments, but as a long time owner, I can give a little more info.

I have had one since 2011 and it is certainly functional although it's a big beast. You can manage it through the on-screen interface, over the local network from a browser, or through an account at http://www.blinknetwork.com using either the ethernet port (recommended) or over WiFi. It logs all usage to your account and I can still access all my charging records going back to 2011. Blink would need to cooperate with transferring the unit to the new owner's account for the cloud functions to work properly.

Just for clarification, that unit technically requires a 40a circuit and charges at 30a. However, all of the units were remotely set to 16a by Blink because the handles had a tendency to melt when used at 30a (something that wasn't discovered for a few years as all the initial owners had LEAFs or Volts that only charged at 16a). There's a hidden menu that will let you override and set the amperage (under <= 30a). I replaced the cable and handle on mine several years ago, so I've confidently set mine back to 30a. Since the seller said he's charging at 6.6kW, he's obviously set his higher than 16a, too.

Here's a link the Owner's manual: http://www.blinknetwork.com/file/296/om0001
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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:14 pm

It i my understanding that they were set for 24A. In any event they were downgraded from the rated 30A.

As I earlier stated, I have never seen a Blink in the wild. I have purchased around a half dozen J1772 cables, though from eBay. They have such a bad reputation that I purchase them for under $100 shipped. the last one was $80 including shipping. I repair them and use them on OpenEVSE units that I build. You can get new 30A cables from Rush at TusonEV for $125 plus shipping. He also has 40A cables for the few that need 40A. 30A works for everyone that does not have a Tesla derived car.

In general prices have come down a lot. They had to since originally they were a lot of money.
2012 Cayenne Red SL traded for:
2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e

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Re: Blink EVSE for Sale, Portland, OR area

Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:26 am

GlennD wrote:It i my understanding that they were set for 24A. In any event they were downgraded from the rated 30A.
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Correct. I had misremembered the amount of the downgrade.
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