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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:23 pm

Hopefully this is the right topic for this question. There is a supermarket chain in our area that has installed three Wattstations at one of their area stores, with free charging, and I'd like to use one when visiting that city. How safe is this going to be? I have a 2013 SV with no QC (if that matters). Do I have to worry that somebody walking by and pressing the power button on the station will brick my car, or that a brief power fluctuation will do the same? I'm hoping that Nissan applied a fix to the 2013 models, but see no indication that they have resolved the issue.
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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:08 am

^^^
I don't think we know. Do they physically resemble the home EVSEs (http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Residenti ... a2R_tj4Ijk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)? We don't know how similar the commercial units are vs. residential.

As for '13 Leafs, well, the OBC is totally different and integrated into the PDM (IIRC) under the hood vs. being in the back in the '11-12 units. And, supposedly Nichicon lost the contract for the OBC in the '13 Leaf. They made the ones in the '11-'12.

And, AFAIK, there's still been no word about any sort of update rolled out to everyone to prevent the blown diodes on the '11 and '12 Leafs.

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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:44 am

cwerdna wrote:^^^
I don't think we know. Do they physically resemble the home EVSEs (http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Residenti ... a2R_tj4Ijk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)? We don't know how similar the commercial units are vs. residential.

As for '13 Leafs, well, the OBC is totally different and integrated into the PDM (IIRC) under the hood vs. being in the back in the '11-12 units. And, supposedly Nichicon lost the contract for the OBC in the '13 Leaf. They made the ones in the '11-'12.

And, AFAIK, there's still been no word about any sort of update rolled out to everyone to prevent the blown diodes on the '11 and '12 Leafs.

The photos on Plugshare look the same as the home units, but they aren't quite good enough to be sure. I guess it's good news for me that the 2013 OBC is different...
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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:51 am

I've seen pics of the commercial ones that look like the ones on the left side of http://www.geindustrial.com/products/st ... -vehicles/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

Some more pics at http://priuschat.com/threads/2013-toyot ... ew.124335/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. They look kinda neat lit up at night like that.

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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:19 am

Is this the store you are talking about?

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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:02 pm

lion wrote:Is this the store you are talking about?

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Yes, indeed. I only saw the Saratoga store listed at Plugshare. Two of the others are actually closer to me! So, can I safely use them?
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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:19 am

Does anyone have the contact # for GE? Specifically, the one that had someone willing to replace a defective Wattstation. Mine won't charge my Leaf anymore. Every other Level 2 I have tried has worked flawlessly. Only my Wattstation fails. I have had the Nissan in for reprogramming which worked for a couple months, but after that, when I took it back in to Nissan, they said the problem is the GE not the Nissan.

Is it 888-437-3765?

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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:37 am

cwerdna wrote:...And, AFAIK, there's still been no word about any sort of update rolled out to everyone to prevent the blown diodes on the '11 and '12 Leafs.
My recollection is that the P3227 update was supposed to fix OBC/EVSE incompatibility problems on 2011/2012 LEAFs.

Given that it drastically reduces regen braking, I recommend against getting the update unless one is up for warranty battery replacement, for which it is required for more accurate battery capacity measurement. I regret having had the update done.
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Re: GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use

Mon May 26, 2014 5:11 am

i have been using the GE Wattstation as my primary charger for my 2012 Leaf for 2 years with NO issues. it is installed at my home and has never had any type of issue. i am now using it on my 2013 Leaf with NO issues.

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Seeking GE WattStation schematic or technical info

Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:59 am

Has anyone found a WattStation schematic ?
Or a manual with some tech detail ?
Any clues will be greatly appreciated.

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