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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:40 pm

thankyouOB wrote:
DarkStar wrote:Just checked and mine is still set to 30 amps. I verified the CDMA modem is still in there, but since Blink cancelled the service the log shows there is no modem.

If you want to manually change your current, here are the instructions:

On the Blink, click on Settings, then Device Info. Press on the 30A under Maximum Current and hold your finger there for at least 10 seconds. This will take you to a screen asking for the code, the current code is 906598. Then you'll be in Maintenance Mode and be able to change the Maximum Current.



i tried that last graf, and nothing happened when i held my finger on 24A.


I had the same problem. At first nothing happened. I had to try 3 or 4 times and holding/or tapped hard and holding finger on slightly different locations over the 24A for more than 10 seconds. Finally got access, but didn't make a change at this time.

The logs showed several things in August:

Aug 8 they Checked that the J1772 Duty Cycle was currently set at 30 Amps

- Some process monitoring change daemon
- A GPS Service Request

Aug 19 Device Amperage successfully changed to 24 amps.

- some back office update, and some network timeouts during some uploads...

Greek to me.

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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:55 am

Per JB's note in the first post of this thread...
While we anticipate that this reduction in amperage is only temporary until replacement parts are available for purchase

I wonder how long it'll take to make "replacement parts...available for purchase" and just how much those parts will be? After all, replacement 30-amp cables are available from a number of sources for < $200.00...
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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:38 pm

Why did it take this long for them to make this change?
Ingineer recommended this back in March 2013.

They rolled the commercial units back to 16 amps until they replaced them.
But they waited 17 months to do anything about the residential units?

I don't understand why anyone would buy the new Blink with that kind of shameful track record :?
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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:13 pm

I've been using mine as a dumb EVSE for some time now. I don't even think the logic board is powered up.
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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:24 pm

I have a 2011 Leaf , and bought one of the first Blink units for that in Feb 2011.

Now I have a Telsa Model S also, and a couple weeks ago noticed I was only pulling 24 amps instead of 30.

So, drat !!!

I might shop around for a better unit now. This one actually has been reliable , more than what others seem to be reporting for Blinks.

But charging at 24 amp on a vehicle that can do 40 , particularly when we are sharing the same evse, is a disappointment. Today my tesla came home with 17 miles range left, and the computed charge time is 9 1/2 hours at 24 amps.... So if I want to charge the Leaf, something's got to give.
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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:05 pm

You can go in to the maintenance menu and set it back to 30 if you want:

Select Settings on the display.
Then select Device Info.
Then press on the 16A (or whatever it is) and hold that for about 10 seconds until the maintenance password screen comes up.
Enter 906598.
Change the max amps to whatever you like.
Press Exit.

Then remove it from the internet so Blink can't change it again.
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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:09 pm

AmarilloLeaf wrote:...
Now I have a Telsa Model S also, and a couple weeks ago noticed I was only pulling 24 amps instead of 30.
...
This one actually has been reliable , more than what others seem to be reporting for Blinks.

But charging at 24 amp on a vehicle that can do 40 , particularly when we are sharing the same evse, is a disappointment.

Come on, give us a break :D :D
You can afford a Tesla S, but are willing to make do with charging two electric vehicles with one old defective Blink EVSE :?:
Does reinforce the stereotype which might be reality :?: that the wealthy won't pay for anything.
Get an OpenEVSE.
Around $400. :P
Glenn has one on sale for $425 postage paid.
Or go upscale and buy the Jesla from Tony Williams.
Bit under $1,000 :P

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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:34 am

AmarilloLeaf wrote:I have a 2011 Leaf , and bought one of the first Blink units for that in Feb 2011.

Now I have a Telsa Model S also, and a couple weeks ago noticed I was only pulling 24 amps instead of 30.

So, drat !!!

I might shop around for a better unit now. This one actually has been reliable , more than what others seem to be reporting for Blinks.

But charging at 24 amp on a vehicle that can do 40 , particularly when we are sharing the same evse, is a disappointment. Today my tesla came home with 17 miles range left, and the computed charge time is 9 1/2 hours at 24 amps.... So if I want to charge the Leaf, something's got to give.


If the unit worked fine pulling 30 Amps and didn't overheat the connector, then why not simply reconfigure it back to 30 Amps? That would appear to be your most cost effective approach.
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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:36 am

JPWhite wrote:If the unit worked fine pulling 30 Amps and didn't overheat the connector, then why not simply reconfigure it back to 30 Amps? That would appear to be your most cost effective approach.

But need to check BOTH potential overheating issues, the REMA J1772 connector and the power termination block inside the Blink unit.
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Re: Carcharging/Blink Reduces resedential EVSE's to 24Amp.

Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:10 pm

TimLee wrote:
JPWhite wrote:If the unit worked fine pulling 30 Amps and didn't overheat the connector, then why not simply reconfigure it back to 30 Amps? That would appear to be your most cost effective approach.

But need to check BOTH opotential overheating issues, the REMA J1772 connector and the power termination block inside the Blink unit.


Oh OK. Didn't realize there were TWO problems with the Blink. So when they say 'parts are available' on their email means both a J1772 cable and the termination block. No wonder they suggest getting another unit. Glad I didn't spring for a 'backup Blink' on craigslist, there are several for sale in the Nashville area for about $500.

Thanks for the tip on the Jesla BTW. Didn't realize we have two aftermarket specialists working on portable EVSE's, which bodes well for the future. I had concerns that if Phil stopped offering portable EVSE Upgrades we'd have just big companies to look to for innovative solutions. Glad to see several specialists flourishing as EV's pickup in popularity.
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