QueenBee wrote:Obviously a regional thing but we are getting things repaired in Seattle area. For example one of our Blink DCQCs just got a pair of the new Yazaki "gun" connectors.
Wow, I hope some of those make it down to Oregon. My wife won't take the car on any trip that requires fast charging because those old connectors are so finicky and stupid to use. I'm also a bit sick of the lever seizing up on me. Sometimes a minute of yanking and messing with it will get me a charge; sometimes not. Just plugging in would be huge.
And it would really level the playing field with the combo connector, which, frankly, is better just because all you do is push to plug it in.
I've not personally used any Blink DC FCs. I've only used a slight variant of the old-style non-intuitive Yazaki handles found on units at http://nissanqc.com
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Re: the bolded part, perhaps you're doing it wrong and making it way harder on yourself than need be?
Reading the directions on the side of the Nissan DC FC while waiting for a charge and watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=317VrBDkBjg
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The Nissan CHAdeMO DC FC's handle is very similar to the one in the video except that there's a spring loaded charging lock for the black handle that needs to be pulled back too. IIRC, to detach, you have to pull the black handle slightly, pull the charging lock back and push the black button. Again, not intuitive and not obvious, but now is a total piece of cake once you've seen instructions and/or watched video then done it at least once.
If it's finicky, it's likely broken or you're likely doing it wrong. (Which was the case for me my 1st time.)