gbarry42 wrote:91040, your link to the thread was incomplete.
Supplementing what 91040 said, pressing the button when plugged into the leaf causes the charge current to drop to zero, but doesn't cause any disconnects (thunking sounds).
interesting, ok, i associated the thunk with the end of current flow but of course i've never measured the current...
davewill wrote:<span>It's not the diode. In the case of a bad diode, you get an error on the Blink. I had this exact symptom. The pilot wire in the cable was broken in my case. I could gently flex the cable (near the handle in my case) and charging would start and stop. It's the thinnest wire in the cable and therefore the most fragile. If you have an oscilloscope, you can check for the signal in the handle. I ended up replacing the cable and handle. I think it was caused by using the <a href="http://www.myelectriccarforums.com/electric-vehicle-charger/" class="interlinkr" target="_blank">Blink <span class="tip">Compare EVSE equipment</span></a>reel with the slot to hold the handle. Now I just lay it gently over the top.</span>
i suppose this is what's going on since the day before it completely failed, i managed to get the leaf to charge by laying the cable up over the charge port door.
any chance of repairing the broken pilot signal wire, or is it all buried in insulation?
is there anything special about the EVSE side of the charging cable, or will any cable sourced from ebay work? i have yet to take my blink apart so i have no idea if there are just a bunch of lugs in there or if the cable terminates in a special connector...