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Re: Blink Software Updated to 2.1.20130801 on Aug. 8

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:31 pm
by TimLee
JPWhite wrote:This thread is awesome. Since carcharging group have not contacted me about a maintenance plan as they promised, looks like its DIY from here on in.
Did your Blink die?
I haven't seen anything about maintenance plan either.
Mine could die any time.
Was replaced about 22 months back by contractor when they found heat damage on power cables inside unit while fixing the wiring deficiencies.
Been reliable since but could still have bad Rema crimps or die from corrupted SD card.
I should send the 110V unit to Phil for upgrade so I would have a back-up.

Re: Blink Software Updated to 2.1.20130801 on Aug. 8

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:54 pm
by JPWhite
TimLee wrote:
JPWhite wrote:This thread is awesome. Since carcharging group have not contacted me about a maintenance plan as they promised, looks like its DIY from here on in.
Did your Blink die?
I haven't seen anything about maintenance plan either.
Mine could die any time.
Was replaced about 22 months back by contractor when they found heat damage on power cables inside unit while fixing the wiring deficiencies.
Been reliable since but could still have bad Rema crimps or die from corrupted SD card.
I should send the 110V unit to Phil for upgrade so I would have a back-up.
No problems so far. Yes you should get the EVSEUpgrade done. I got the patch cable that fits the plug the Blink in plugged into, so I can switch if the unit should ever fail unexpectedly and continue L2 charging at home.

I have saved some of the info here to my Google Drive for retrieval should something go wrong. If I get a LEAF with a 6.6kWh charger I may want to go into maintenance mode and drop it to 16A to prevent any potential overheating. I won't mess with it now, if it ain't broke....

Re: Blink Software Updated to 2.1.20130801 on Aug. 8

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:53 pm
by xeroiv
Can someone post instructions on how to reformat and reinstall the image onto the SD card using windows?

Re: Blink Software Updated to 2.1.20130801 on Aug. 8

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:17 am
by DarkStar
xeroiv wrote:Can someone post instructions on how to reformat and reinstall the image onto the SD card using windows?
First, I would recommend using SD Formatter (https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) to completely erase the SD card (click on Options, and choose On under Format Size Adjustment).

Then you should be able to use Win32 Disk Imager (http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) to write the IMG file to the SD card.

I haven't personally tried this, but I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work... :D

Re: Blink Software Updated to 2.1.20130801 on Aug. 8

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:12 pm
by QueenBee
Thanks so much for providing this DarkStar! Got a Blink that I bought from someone local up and going. The SD card had completely failed.