This has been a fun thread to scan. My Blink has started the Self Test fault cycle also. It was installed in June 2011 and I've seen the Self Test fault maybe for times. Three this month. I'm doing my process to figure out which one to replace it with, but in the process, I was told something by Blink customer service that was interesting. Over the phone, the CS rep said that while the old units weren't really supported anymore, they could send out a $59.99 repair kit to fix the problem. I asked if he knew what the kit did, he said no. I asked if he had a link or something that would allow me to check it out he said wait, I'll talk to my supervisor. He came back to say his supervisor had an email that described the kit and that she would send it to the CS rep who would then send it to me. Haven't received anything after a few hours, but if it shows up, I'll share it here.
Now the totally self serving part. I'm down to three chargers which would fit my needs
NEMA 6-50 plug (ground up orientation)
The Blink installation, used the NEMA 6-50 receptical and a dedicated circuit. So I'd like to get the plug version of any EVSE that I buy so I don't have to do any wiring to replace the Blink unit. I've narrowed down to three choices:
ChargePoint Home 25 Electric Vehicle Charger Bundle $ 749
ClipperCreek, Inc. HCS-40P $ 589
Warranty 3 year parts and factory labor
Nissan Leaf Residential EV Charger (AeroVironment) $ 749
I'm still waiting to see the warranty for two of them, but I expect that the industry standard is three years factory parts & labor. The Nissan/Aero has an advantage in that it's what Nissan apparently recommends. Clipper Creek is inexpensive, but their plug is oriented ground down and their CS rep said that the pig tail is really short and he didn't recommend trying to twist it into a u shape. He did say, however, that I could just mount the Clipper Creek unit upside down (if I had the room) which I hadn't thought of. Charge Point is interesting to me because it can connect to the internet and works with things like the "Nest" thermometer
I"d appreciate a few observations that might give me more informative information.
Carwings Name OlyLeaf
Glacier Pearl SLe 005287.
Reserved 4/21/10, Ordered 1/1/11, BLINKed 6/14/11, Delivered 7/5/11, Reserve deposit Refunded 7/8/11.