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Re: my blink evse... stopped working (?)

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:52 am
by wmcbrine
I have the same problem with my Blink, only in my case, I bought it off eBay, and I was warned going in. I was hoping I could fix it, but of course the endumbening trick didn't work. I thought I'd open up the nozzle to check for bad connections, but I couldn't find a bit that would fit the screws, despite having a whole kit of "security" bits. Anyone else have any luck with that?

I ended up putting it aside until I could get that sorted, and in the meantime I bought a pre-assembled OpenEVSE. (I'd half-intended to convert the Blink with an OpenEVSE kit when I bought it, but that kind of depended on the J1772 cable working.) The difference in size between the Blink and the OpenEVSE is comical, BTW.

Re: my blink evse... stopped working (?)

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:12 am
by Valdemar
As for its size the Blink has more stuff in it, a mini-PC running Linux, energy meter, big LCD display, and wi-fi module. All in all there is no other home-use EVSE on the market today that has a comparable set of features. Reliability has been poor though.

As for the bit to open the handle, I got this set with the intention to solder-fix the crimps at some point, but haven't used it yet:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SO ... detailpage

Re: my blink evse... stopped working (?)

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:57 pm
by wmcbrine
Valdemar wrote:As for the bit to open the handle, I got this set with the intention to solder-fix the crimps at some point, but haven't used it yet:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SO ... detailpage

Thanks, but let me know if one of them actually works, eh? :)

Re: my blink evse... stopped working (?)

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:59 am
by Valdemar
wmcbrine wrote:
Valdemar wrote:As for the bit to open the handle, I got this set with the intention to solder-fix the crimps at some point, but haven't used it yet:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SO ... detailpage

Thanks, but let me know if one of them actually works, eh? :)


I checked the fit but didn't open the handle. You just need the T-15 5 point bit. If you're concerned the bit will snap then you may have to wait a while for the final confirmation, as this project is very far down on my todo list.

Re: my blink evse... stopped working (?)

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:01 am
by wmcbrine
Valdemar wrote:I checked the fit but didn't open the handle. You just need the T-15 5 point bit.

Thanks, it worked.

Although I didn't find anything wrong once I'd opened the handle, so back to the drawing board...

Re: my blink evse... stopped working (?)

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:32 pm
by TonyWilliams
Our 40 amp J-Plug cable assembly is the most flexible and lightest of any 30 amp or higher rated cabl, and a perfect replacement for your troubled EVSE.

http://shop.quickchargepower.com/J-Plug ... JPC40A.htm

There are 8 total conductors (40 amp):

2) Black - Line 1 (12 gauge)
2) Red - Line 2 (12 gauge)
1) Green - Ground (12 gauge)
1) Purple - Pilot pin (18 gauge)
1) Blue - not used (18 gauge)
1) Orange - not used (18 gauge)

There are 8 total conductors (80 amp):

2) Black - Line 1 (8 gauge)
2) Red - Line 2 (8 gauge)
1) Green - Ground (8 gauge)
1) Purple - Pilot pin (18 gauge)
1) Blue - not used (18 gauge)
1) Orange - not used (18 gauge)

We use this same cable in JESLA, JLong, and other products, so the unused 18 gauge wires do have purposes elsewhere.


http://shop.quickchargepower.com/images ... 28217.jpeg[/img]

Re: my blink evse... stopped working (?)

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:45 am
by peter
Tony, so what is your best suggestion of how to terminate your cable internally in the Blink?