phxsmiley
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:56 am

Found an interesting charger at Ray Rd and I-10 in Chandler. It's free and in front of the AMC Theaters, by Pita Jungle. It's two L2 units supplied and supported by Volta. Volta's website shows several stations in Hawaii, but none anywhere else. You just plug in, don't swipe any card or anything. One unit was down, but the other worked fine.

The spots are not clearly marked as EV-only, so they will often get ICE'd.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:05 am

phxsmiley wrote:Found an interesting charger at Ray Rd and I-10 in Chandler. It's free and in front of the AMC Theaters, by Pita Jungle. It's two L2 units supplied and supported by Volta. Volta's website shows several stations in Hawaii, but none anywhere else. You just plug in, don't swipe any card or anything. One unit was down, but the other worked fine.

The spots are not clearly marked as EV-only, so they will often get ICE'd.
Thx for the info. Have you had the PDM sw update?
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:15 am

LEAFfan wrote:Thx for the info. Have you had the PDM sw update?
I don't know what you mean by the PDM sw update. If you mean the P3227 software update, then I did have that done. Waiting about a response from the dealer about my battery replacement - had the test done, they 'faxed' (really?) the results to Nissan, but they said they'd call within a week, which is today.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:15 am

don't forget to add to Plugshare if they aren't on there already.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:43 am

phxsmiley wrote:
LEAFfan wrote:Thx for the info. Have you had the PDM sw update?
I don't know what you mean by the PDM sw update. If you mean the P3227 software update, then I did have that done. Waiting about a response from the dealer about my battery replacement - had the test done, they 'faxed' (really?) the results to Nissan, but they said they'd call within a week, which is today.
Power Distribution Module sw update is the P3227. The reason I asked is this is a different EVSE than Blink and I've had no problems charging. Since I haven't had the update, that EVSE may give me problems.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:11 am

The unit shows up in Plugshare. BTW, the charger is in a great location, as far as things to do. The charger is in a prime location for the AMC Theater, several restaurants including Pita Jungle, Chik-Fil-A, On The Border, Rubios are a short walk. Stores include Best Buy, Barnes and Noble are close.

I didn't try this before my update.
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:20 pm

Nissan just called me today to confirm the information about my battery replacement. They opened up a case number for my car. I was approved to have it replaced. They expect the battery to be here by the end of August or first week of September. He commented that they do have a 'handful' of these to replace. That's pretty good timing, as we'll only have a couple of warm months left before Winter hits. Until then, I'll be charging to 100% most days to take care of my commute and day-to-day trips.

BTW, got hooked up with an ELM327 device and the Leaf Battery app - slick!

It shows my AHr rating at 49.46, Capacity = 74.65%. However, my last GID reading was 213 after my Leaf software update
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:50 am

Lost my third bar this morning...almost a year in between #2 and #3. One more year on the lease...hope she holds out that long!
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:43 pm

This really irks me. I was in downtown Phoenix tonight to head over to the local craft ale house. It happens to be across from Ecotality. They have 3 charging stations there. I didn't need a charge, but figured I'd plug in because it was across the street from where I was going. Sadly, the 3 EVSE's in Ecotality's own lot were vandalized for copper!

Pics are below. I don't know the solution, but for $5 of copper wire, these charging stations are not functional at the moment.

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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:06 am

shrink wrote: Sadly, the 3 EVSE's in Ecotality's own lot were vandalized for copper!

Pics are below. I don't know the solution, but for $5 of copper wire, these charging stations are not functional at the moment.
That sucks! Maybe video surveillance or alarm built into cable ?
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