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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:57 am

In case it's not clear, the "kit" does seem to fix the problem. I had mine fixed as described in TSB 42 during it's warranty period, and I've never had another fault (been 3 or so years since the fix.) I later had to replace my cable and plug when it went bad, and had them set my unit back to 30a. I've often wondered how long it will last, but it shows no signs of quitting. I do occasionally inspect for signs of heating, but so far, knock on wood, it's been OK.

I have a utility grade meter attached to the Blink that just turned 20 MWh, and I used the Blink for a couple of years before I got the meter !
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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:11 pm

Thank you, Dave, that gives me (even) more confidence. I suppose when the CS folks say that "they can't really guarantee that he kit will fix the problem" they're being extra cautious - and perhaps moving the caller more toward ordering a new unit.
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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:53 pm

the fix posted in 2011works fine (to turn the Blink charger into a dumb charger). mine was NOT exhibiting Self Test Fault. it was simply NOT engaging and charging. the car (my Volt, used to have a Leaf on lease) would say "Can not start charging" although it saw it was plugged in. the Blink unit did not see the cable plugged in, and it seemed to always have a scheduled charge time set up even though i always set it up with "Charge Immediately". only a few times was i able to get the charger to turn on. after i pulled the two plugs in that original 2011 posting, it worked fine! BLINK (carcharging) had pathetic tech support. they would list what they could sell me (repair kit, new HQ), would not answer any questions, and worse yet, didn't even tell me what the "repair kit" was.

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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:41 pm

The post in April 2011, from Ingineer, on how to turn your Blink into a 'dumb' charger worked great.

My car failed to charge, after a recent power outage. Unplugging the EVS power plug didn't correct the issue. The touch-screen would only flash when plugging in the power, then would go dark. I removed both the top and bottom blue wires to the Linux board. My car now charges, with the EVS charger in 'dumb' mode.

Thanks to the OP, Ingineer!

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