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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:17 pm

Just an update - my out of pocket cost to repair this was in excess of $2500. Hopefully Blink will reimburse. I agree that if you have a 6.6 capable car that until this is all worked out you should consider forcing a charge at a lower rate.

Worse, however, was the unfortunate treatment from Nissan. I completely understand that Nissan is attempting to distance themselves from being at fault, but we are trying to create a community that supports and advocates EV vehicles. Completely alienating an early adopter like they did with me over this last month has caused me to question whether I want to continue to support the company. I have been a Nissan person since they were Datsun. But the manner in which the dealer's service team communicated with me was pretty belittling and diminishing. So tired of bad customer service. Just treat customers with a modicum of respect and we won't get cranky.

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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:36 pm

$2500 to replace a $69 part? Something criminal is going on there.
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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:44 pm

+1

Just one of the many reasons why I will likely be leaving the Nissan fold when my lease is up...
pchilds wrote:$2500 to replace a $69 part? Something criminal is going on there.
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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:49 pm

Yes, and yes it was to 24 amps, not 15... I took my Blink offline some time ago so they can't touch it (I have the upgraded handle and mods from Blink, installed just before they went under)...
rdhauser wrote:Not directly on topic, but I want to add that I received an email from BLINK last week. Don’t remember the exact wording, but what I remember is that because of overheating in some situations, they have done a software reset (via internet) on all BLINK units to limit them to 15 amps. Anyone else get that memo? I ask because I’m wondering if they did it because of the problem you’re talking about here.
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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:41 pm

This is the free marketplace. No one with a little electronic experience would pay their price. On the other hand if I am a surgeon and makes a bazillion dollars the cost is irreverent.

What I really like is the statement that the cable is under sized. My handbook says #10 bundled is good for 33A. Itt and Yazaki claim 30A . Dostar says #10 is good for 32A.

My upgraded Blink cables have never over heated!
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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:39 pm

pchilds wrote:$2500 to replace a $69 part? Something criminal is going on there.
No, if you read his earlier post in the thread, his handle overheated and damaged the charge port on his Leaf.

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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:26 pm

wwhitney wrote:
pchilds wrote:$2500 to replace a $69 part? Something criminal is going on there.
No, if you read his earlier post in the thread, his handle overheated and damaged the charge port on his Leaf.

Cheers, Wayne
The price of a replacement J1772 port is $69 from Quick Charge Power. Installation should be less that an hour. $500 is too much, $2500 is 5 times too much. The damaged port, didn't look bad enough to have damaged the wiring. I would love to see the invoice, to see what they claim to have done, for $2500+.
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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:58 pm

pchilds wrote:The price of a replacement J1772 port is $69 from Quick Charge Power.
Sorry, I didn't understand that was the part you were referring to. Maybe the heat damage extended to the wiring harness and elsewhere?

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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:40 pm

wwhitney wrote:Sorry, I didn't understand that was the part you were referring to. Maybe the heat damage extended to the wiring harness and elsewhere?
I would love to see what exactly was replaced and at what cost. $2,500 sounds crazy.

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Re: Is my Blink Home EVSE safe for 6.6 kW charging?

Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:37 am

Yeah, even with labor I could imagine a replacement J1772 inlet dealer cost being any higher than $300-400.
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