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Blink evse: Where in the menu can you change "Max Current" setting?

Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:09 am

Hi,
I have searched all the menus on the Blink evse, and I cannot find the menu to change the "Max Current" setting on the evse.
Can someone pls point me to the menu where I can change the Max current setting?

Thanks!

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Re: Blink evse: Where in the menu can you change "Max Current" setting?

Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:47 am

I vaguely remember that someone discovered a hidden menu or steps not in the user manual for this (about 3 years ago? On this forum)

I think Blink actually remotely reduced the Max when there was a concern that some of the early L2 handles may not have been properly manufactured to handle the newest EVs that had greater than 3.3 kW chargers. Concern there might be over heating of the handle.

You might be able to search the forum. I may have printed the steps out but would have to "search my files" to see if I could find it.
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Re: Blink evse: Where in the menu can you change "Max Current" setting?

Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:07 am

Be sure that you are not overloading your circuit!!

Settings
Device Info
Maximum Current- touch and hold for 10 seconds
Enter maintenance PIN - 906598
Amperage
Use arrows to raise or lower
Save
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Re: Blink evse: Where in the menu can you change "Max Current" setting?

Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:32 am

I will add, that if you still have the original handle, >16a is not advisable. The handles fail and overheat at a high rate. After mine failed, I changed it out, and now use 30a all the time.
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Re: Blink evse: Where in the menu can you change "Max Current" setting?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:45 pm

NOTE: This procedure only works on the Residential Blink chargers. The ones setup for RFID cards that charge $$ do not use this procedure.
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