Yes, it is the new HQ. It is hard wired only but I add power cord myself. You can easily find pre-fabricated power cord for the kind of 240V socket you want. I choose NEMA 14-50 for the future of charging other EV like Tesla. There are number of power cord you can choose from and mostly they are made for Dryer or Oven appliance.dm33 wrote:Is that the new Blink HQ? I thought it was hard wired only, yet I see a plug in your picture.
1) User manual is including installation instruction. It is same as the installation manual of Bosch Power Max model. I cannot find online manual from Blink site. The unit has a ethernet port inside the connector compartment but it is for diagnostic purpose according to Blink. 2) No programmable features except Blink unit has time delay function. Simply press the button # of times to select delay hours showing by LED in the front of unit. A Stop button is next to time delay button. Then a power on/off switch is located at the side. All layout and dimension is same as Bosch model except Blink HQ has time delay feature. From other reference, I also notice Delta electronics also provide similar product as Blink HQ. More document provided at Bosch and Delta site. Here is the link of delta product : http://www.deltaww.com/evcs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Delta has office in Fremont, CA. 3) There is no AC input wires come with the unit. I bought a dryer power cord for my purpose to the wall socket. You can find 30A power cord for 3 wires or 4 wires. Blink HQ and other EVSE is used 3 wires configuration as most of 240V residential is not a true 3 phase. The wiring label is ground + L1 + L2. No neutral wire. Therefore 3 wires configuration is common in EVSE although I put a NEMA 14-50 outlet with 3 #8 wires plus ground bus (conduit) from a 40A breaker panel.MikeD wrote:sc540i:
1) Is there a "User's Manual" (and maybe a separate "Installer's Manual") for your Blink HQ EVSE that is accessible via the internet?
2) Can you say what are the programmable features?
3) Was 8/2 cable used or 8/3 (i.e. included (usually) white neutral wire)?
Good thing you did. The EVSE requires a 40a circuit. A 30a plug, outlet, and breaker are not sufficient.sc540i wrote:... I bought a dryer power cord for my purpose to the wall socket. You can find 30A power cord for 3 wires or 4 wires. Blink HQ and other EVSE is used 3 wires configuration as most of 240V residential is not a true 3 phase. The wiring label is ground + L1 + L2. No neutral wire. Therefore 3 wires configuration is common in EVSE although I put a NEMA 14-50 outlet with 3 #8 wires plus ground bus (conduit) from a 40A breaker panel.
At this point, the unit is running fine. I try not to concern about the warranty yet. This unit is same as Bosch Max power from the same manufacture ( in China ). I do have confident the unit should last long. I still prefer the look of Blink comparing to Bosch. What I am worry now if the $100 credit. I am trying to figure out a plan to use all credit up in a short time. BTW, just receive Blink followup email about the unit and other type of survey from their rep. At least they are still in business.kidkenpo wrote:sc540i
are you happy with the charger? I pre-ordered and awaiting shipment.. but with all the terrible news about Blinks possible bankruptcy, I am concerned with warranty or even product support.
Sorry to deafen the mood.. just looking for advice on keeping or canx order and going with Bosch.