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Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:30 pm
by camasleaf
If anyone has a connector that melted the pins, but still has the outer case intact, then I would like to buy it. I have the old Blink connector that I cracked the case and broke the locking pin and I would like to fix it. I do not need the cable or pins. Thank you.

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:11 am
by Mrelectric
In order to prevent a new crimpted connection from rotting you could apply die electric grease to the wire crimp union. This would fill the gap between wire and pin and keep air and moisture away.
Soldering seems like a perfect solution to a bad crimp. I don't imagine the wire flexing directly behind the pin inside the plastic housing.

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:28 am
by GlennD
camasleaf wrote:If anyone has a connector that melted the pins, but still has the outer case intact, then I would like to buy it. I have the old Blink connector that I cracked the case and broke the locking pin and I would like to fix it. I do not need the cable or pins. Thank you.
Worst case there is a guy on Ebay selling the cables for a fixed price plus make offer. Until the Yazaki cables became available I was buying them for a $100 offer. The five I have purchased soldered up fine. One of them was the basis for the photos in the first post.

Also Quick Charge Power sells the Dostar J1772 connector for under $100. I would guess that lacking the proper crimp tool you would have to solder the pins.

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:05 am
by GlennD
GlennD wrote:
camasleaf wrote:If anyone has a connector that melted the pins, but still has the outer case intact, then I would like to buy it. I have the old Blink connector that I cracked the case and broke the locking pin and I would like to fix it. I do not need the cable or pins. Thank you.
Worst case there is a guy on Ebay selling the cables for a fixed price plus make offer. Until the Yazaki cables became available I was buying them for a $100 offer. The five I have purchased soldered up fine. One of them was the basis for the photos in the first post.

Also Quick Charge Power sells the Dostar J1772 connector for under $100. I would guess that lacking the proper crimp tool you would have to solder the pins.
My mistake. I was confused about the Quick Charge price. The J1772 handle is $119.

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:21 am
by camasleaf
GlennD wrote:
GlennD wrote:
camasleaf wrote:If anyone has a connector that melted the pins, but still has the outer case intact, then I would like to buy it. I have the old Blink connector that I cracked the case and broke the locking pin and I would like to fix it. I do not need the cable or pins. Thank you.
Worst case there is a guy on Ebay selling the cables for a fixed price plus make offer. Until the Yazaki cables became available I was buying them for a $100 offer. The five I have purchased soldered up fine. One of them was the basis for the photos in the first post.

Also Quick Charge Power sells the Dostar J1772 connector for under $100. I would guess that lacking the proper crimp tool you would have to solder the pins.
My mistake. I was confused about the Quick Charge price. The J1772 handle is $119.
I just need the case as I cracked it. I have the cable and the pins are crimped already to the cable. I bought a new Leviton cable and connector and fixed the EVSE in the garage, I also have the EVSE upgrade. Now I am just thinking of making a portable 30A EVSE and if I can get the Blink connector outer shell for cheap, then I do not need to buy a new cable.

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:20 pm
by GlennD
You should be able to find someone with a meltdown. The contact insert is completely separate from the outer shell. You might pm Tony Williams and and what happened to his. I think he was the first one to publicly document the problem. He showed photos of his damaged RAV4 EV and Blink cable.

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:24 pm
by TonyWilliams
GlennD wrote:You should be able to find someone with a meltdown. The contact insert is completely separate from the outer shell. You might pm Tony Williams and and what happened to his. I think he was the first one to publicly document the problem. He showed photos of his damaged RAV4 EV and Blink cable.
Link to Rav4 EV forum about melted Blink / Rema equipment


Link to LEAF forum about melted Blink / Rema equipment


Sept 3, 2013 - UPDATE: Rema charging handle strikes again and melts the pins on a Nissan LEAF


Link to Schneider EVSE melting and difficult to remove




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Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:20 pm
by Valdemar
Any recommendation for the flux/solder in this application? Will a 25W soldering iron suffice or should get I get something more substantial?

A proper solution will be put in place (a new cable or EVSE) when my next EV will be pulling more than 16A, for now just want a temporary fix as the plastic becomes borderline acceptable to the touch with summer temps in my garage even when charging at 3.3kW.

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:43 am
by TomT
No one is ever always right, and there are often valid differences of opinion... In this case, I also believe that, done properly, soldering fine.
TimLee wrote:You disagree with Ingineer :shock: :? :shock: :?

Re: Blink J1772 Cable Repair

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:46 am
by TimLee
TomT wrote:No one is ever always right, and there are often valid differences of opinion... In this case, I also believe that, done properly, soldering fine.
TimLee wrote:You disagree with Ingineer :shock: :? :shock: :?
Properly soldered is clearly better than poorly crimped :D

I don't have the expertise and haven't done sufficient research to fully know the acceptability of soldered.
Just thought it was best to point out some differences of opinion do exist.