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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:08 pm

I was very vocal on this board about how badly Ecotality and their assigned electricians were in getting the thing installed, and the unnecessary cost, but since it's been installed (last December for the final inspection, although it was working for a couple of months before that) it has worked flawlessly. I have a 2wire router/modem.

I'd give my home unit an A but the QC in Belmont, based on only one use, a C.

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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:51 am

davewill wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:My home Blink with version 2.0 blinked me tonight: <pic of Self Test Fault>
I've been getting those every couple of months for a while. Luckily the beeping that accompanies it is audible from inside the house, so I haven't been burned...yet.


I had my first Self Test Fault this morning. Turned power off, back on, same message. Turned power off again, back on, started Setup procedure, had to cancel at Step 3 of 9, message "Cannot detect WiFi". After Cancel I plugged in again and now it is charging. Odd.
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Nov 9 2014 got my 2015 lease, SL. My third Leaf. Tucson AZ. 5,500 miles, 5.2 long term m/kwh. Let us see if the 'lizard' battery does better than my 2011, which lost a capacity bar at 6,771 miles.

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TomT
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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:30 am

My record is still intact. It has never failed to charge. Since version 2.02 it has also been literally flawless in all other regards. They did have to swap out my SD card when I went to version 2, however - something they accomplished very efficiently and quickly.
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59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier.

TimLee
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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:38 am

Mine is getting worse. Its time to call and expect them to fix it.
It will work well for 2 or 3 days straight.
Then I'll find it hung up, and have to power it off and back on.
One day when temperatures were high, >100F, it continually wouldn't reboot right, and I had to leave it unplugged for an hour and then it finally worked.
And I finally had an event where it hung up in the middle of the night, and failed to charge. It was OK when I plugged it in and the LEAF showed the alternating lights for a delayed charge event. But with the hangup in the middle of the night, it failed to charge. Fortunately I still had sufficient range for the short trip I had that day and wasn't forced into driving ICE vehicle. But if I had been planning to go downtown I would have had to drive the ICE.
I also get the Fault Screen thing about once every two or three weeks.

My 2-wire router turned out to be bad. After telling ATT that I'd drop their service completely if they didn't replace it at no cost, they sent a Netgear 7550 that has worked without problems.
I thought DSL modems either worked or didn't, but the 2-wire managed a failure mode where it would work some of the time, but then become erratic. Kind of like it had a weak failing power supply.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:36 pm

Just went over 6,000 miles. No issues at all with EVSE or vehicle. Only thing I do't like is the upholstery gets dirty easily. I scotch-guard sprayed it and have my detailer do the whole car every week, but still after about 5 days it is looking dingy.
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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:24 pm

TimLee wrote:Mine is getting worse. Its time to call and expect them to fix it.

Without me even calling, Broadway Electric called to schedule time to replace SD card. Apparently SD card corruption has been a major source of problems with the Blink units, and Ecotality had detected the problems with the unit without me calling.
They replaced the SD card on Saturday, July 21st.
But Broadway Electric discovered a bigger problem, overheating of the power wire at the contactor.
They contacted Ecotality for warranty replacement of the unit, and came and replaced the Blink unit with a new one today, Monday, July 30th, 2012.
I appreciate the great work by Mark and Mike at Broadway Electric.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:22 pm

Home Blink: A
Customer Relations vis-a-vis the amended Residential Participation Agreement: F
DC Fast Charger: A- (at hosted site--Santa Rosa Nissan)
DC Fast Charger: F (at VWERL in Belmont)

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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:00 pm

My second Blink seems to be permanently on the blink. I've switched to my EVSEupgrade modified charger plugged into the solar powered meter.

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Re: How is Blink behaving lately?

Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:25 am

My blink has been providing power fairly flawlessly using firmware version 1.8 and my Leaf set with the charging times and percent. (I think only one reboot needed in the last six months by unplugging it)

However, the last wireless transmission had stopped at the end of January. I had reported it,but had not pushed for a fix as it was not critical.

Recently I called to sign up for an Annual Membership (I did not like the website agreements ) and they let me give my credit card info and sign up over the phone. At that time I mentioned my issue again about my frozen transmission. The Blink Rep noted that they had recently been reviewing issues and there was a ticket to fix my unit.

Within a few days I had an appointment with a technician (who had been newly hired) to come out for the fix. He seemed to know what he was doing. He tightened several of the connections, made sure everything as seated well, disconnected the card reader unit (not needed), put in a new SD card, and set up the wireless again. I now have firmware version 2.12....

I did reboot it once the next day, something froze, but I just think the software needed to get settled. Has been up for last 4 days.

The technician did accidentally leave the display in the "On" mode with the "Never to Go Off " setting. I went into the "Settings"' hit the "Display" option and adjusted the light strength and the time to turn off after a few minutes.

Working okay so far. I can now see the display of my charging information on my Blink Unit display again and the charging summary information on the Internet website again.

I felt they were being a little more responsive.
2011 Leaf SL purchased 6-22-2011, sold 1-18-2017 with new battery.
2017 Leaf SV with Premium Package purchased 12-30-2016

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